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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gal"ax*y
  1. [Astron]
  2. The Milky Way, that luminous tract, or belt, which is seen at night stretching across the heavens, and which is composed of innumerable stars, so distant and blended as to be distinguishable only with the telescope.
  3. A very large collection of stars comparable in size to the Milky Way system, held together by gravitational force and separated from other such star systems by large distances of mostly empty space. Galaxies vary widely in shape and size, the most common nearby galaxies being over 70,000 light years in diameter and separated from each other by even larger distances. The number of stars in one galaxy varies, and may extend into the hundreds of billions.
  4. A splendid or impressive assemblage of persons or things; as, a galaxy of movie stars.

Etymology: F. galaxie, L. galaxias, fr. Gr. � (sc. � circle), fr. �, �, milk; akin to L. lac. Cf. Lacteal

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  1. A splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
  2. (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust ("`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'")
  3. Tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall

From Old French galaxie, from Latin galaxias, from Ancient Greek γαλαξίας (galaxías, “Milky Way”), from γάλα (gála, “milk”).

  1. (now rare) The Milky Way; the apparent band of concentrated stars which appears in the night sky over earth. [from 14th c.]
  2. (astronomy) Any of the collections of many millions of stars, galactic dust, black holes, etc. existing as independent and coherent systems, of which there are billions in the known universe. [from 19th c.]

Notable Persons Named Galaxy

Galaxy was born in 1972 in London.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Galaxy

Khaosai Galaxy is a martial artist. Khaosai was born on May 15th, 1959 in Phetchabun.


Fun Facts about the name Galaxy

  • How Popular is the name Galaxy? Galaxy is the 28,277th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Galaxy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 180 babies born with the first name Galaxy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Galaxy to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Galaxy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Galaxy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Galaxy is Tuesday, April 24th, 1979.
  • What year had the most people named Galaxy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Galaxy was in 2017 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Galaxy Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Galaxy is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Galaxy: Your name in reverse order is Yxalag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yaglxa. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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