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Fun Facts about the name February

  • When was the first name February first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name February is Thursday, February 12th, 1925.
  • How unique is the name February? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name February. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name February: Your name in reverse order is Yraurbef. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Feabrury. How do you pronounce that?
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Origin and Meaning of February

The name "February" is of American origin, and it means "Born in February". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Feb"ru*a*ry
The second month in the year, said to have been introduced into the Roman calendar by Numa. In common years this month contains twenty-eight days; in the bissextile, or leap year, it has twenty-nine days.

Etymology: L. Februarius, orig., the month of expiation, because on the fifteenth of this month the great feast of expiation and purification was held, fr. februa, pl., the Roman festival or purification; akin to februare to purify, expiate

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The month following January and preceding March

From Latin Februārius (“the month of the Februa”), from Fēbrua (“the Purgings, the Purifications”), a Roman holiday two days after its ides (i.e., Feb. 15), + -arius (“-ary: forming adjectives”). Fēbrua from fēbruum (“purging”), from an earlier Sabine word, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- (“smoke, haze”) and thus cognate with thio- (“sulfurous”) and Ancient Greek θεῖον (theîon, “sulfur”) or from *dʰegʷʰris, an extension of the root *dʰegʷʰ- (“to burn”) and thus cognate with fever and Latin febris. A relatinization abandoning Middle English feoverel, from Old French feverier.

  1. The short month following January and preceding March in the Roman, Julian, and Gregorian calendars, used in all three calendars for intercalation or addition of leap days.
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What does the name February mean?

Fis for feeling, your sympathetic way.

Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Bis for beacon, you extend your friendly hand.

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Uis for upstanding, your inner-self.

Ais for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

Ris for relax, you know how!

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

Past life for February born Aug 6, 2009

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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