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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective ‖For*syth"i*a
A shrub of the Olive family, with yellow blossoms.

Etymology: NL. Named after William Forsyth, who brought in from China

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  1. Any of various early blooming oleaceous shrubs of the genus Forsythia; native to eastern Asia and southern Europe but widely cultivated for their branches of bright yellow bell-shaped flowers

Modern Latin, named in honor of Scottish horticulturist William Forsyth, who brought the shrub over from China. Forsyth's own name is from Irish Gaelic Fearsithe, meaning "man of peace."

  1. Any of several shrubs, of the genus Forsythia, native to Asia and Eastern Europe, that are cultivated for their yellow flowers, which bloom in early spring.

Fun Facts about the name Forsythia

  • How unique is the name Forsythia? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Forsythia was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Forsythia: Your name in reverse order is Aihtysrof. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oarhitsyf. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Forsythia born Jun 11, 1996

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 New Zealand approximately on 1675. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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