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How popular is the baby name Female in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1981 5 5 0
1982 6 6 0
1983 5 5 0
1984 8 8 0
1985 6 6 0
1986 10 10 0
1987 32 32 0
1988 58 58 0
1989 48 43 5
1990 157 157 0
1991 149 149 0
1992 93 93 0
1993 90 90 0
1994 106 106 0
1995 106 106 0
1996 42 42 0
1997 23 23 0
1998 22 22 0
1999 23 23 0
2000 17 17 0
2001 15 15 0
2002 20 20 0
2003 9 9 0
2004 5 5 0
2005 8 8 0
2006 5 5 0
2010 29 29 0
2011 29 29 0
2012 37 37 0
2013 48 48 0
2014 72 72 0
2015 13 13 0

Fun Facts about the name Female

  • How many people with the first name Female have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,296 babies born with the first name Female in the United States. That's more than enough people named Female to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Female? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Female first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Female is Tuesday, July 31st, 1956.
  • What year had the most people named Female born? The highest recorded use of the first name Female was in 1990 with a total of 157 babies.
  • Random Female Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Female ranks 39th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 34 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Female: Your name in reverse order is Elamef. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lmaefe. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Female as a first name

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Female" mean? The list below shows the origins of Female as well as things modernly associated with the name Female such as celebrities named Female.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fe"male
  1. An individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or (in a wider sense) which has an ovary and produces ova."The male and female of each living thing." [Drayton.]
  2. [Bot] A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organs which are capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant.

Etymology: OE. femel femal, F. femelle, fr. L. femella, dim. of femina woman. See Feminine

adjective Fe"male
  1. Belonging to the sex which conceives and gives birth to young, or (in a wider sense) which produces ova; not male."As patient as the female dove When that her golden couplets are disclosed." [Shak.]
  2. Belonging to an individual of the female sex; characteristic of woman; feminine; as, female tenderness." Femaleusurpation." [Milton.]"To the generous decision of a female mind, we owe the discovery of America." [Belknap.]
  3. [Bot] Having pistils and no stamens; pistillate; or, in cryptogamous plants, capable of receiving fertilization.
    synonyms: Female Feminine.

Usage: We apply female to the sex or individual, as opposed to male; also, to the distinctive belongings of women; as, female dress, female form, female character, etc.; feminine, to things appropriate to, or affected by, women; as, feminine studies, employments, accomplishments, etc. “ Female applies to sex rather than gender, and is a physiological rather than a grammatical term. Feminine applies to gender rather than sex, and is grammatical rather than physiological.”

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
  2. A person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
  3. Being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop ("a female heir" and "female holly trees bear the berries")
  4. For or pertaining to or composed of women or girls ("the female lead in the play" and "a female chorus")
  5. Characteristic of or peculiar to a woman ("female sensitiveness" and "female suffrage")

From Middle English female, an alteration of Middle English femele, femel, from Old French femele, femelle (“female”), from Medieval Latin femella (“a female”), from Latin femella (“a young female, a girl”), diminutive of femina (“a woman”). The English spelling and pronunciation were remodelled under the influence of male, which is not etymologically related. Contrast woman, which is etymologically built on man.

  1. One of the female (feminine) sex or gender.
    1. (sometimes offensive) A human member of the feminine sex or gender.
    2. An animal of the sex that produces eggs.
    3. (botany) A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organ capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant.

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What does the name Female mean?

Fis for favorite, everyone's best friend.

Eis for enrich, a quality you share.

Mis for melody, the song of life.

Ais for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Lis for little, the little things you do.

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Past life for Female born Aug 11, 1945

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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 Southern Africa approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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