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Galileo

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Fun Facts about the name Galileo

  • How many people with the first name Galileo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 228 babies born with the first name Galileo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Galileo 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 Galileo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Galileo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Galileo is Monday, February 22nd, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Galileo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Galileo was in 2015 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Galileo Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Galileo is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Galileo: Your name in reverse order is Oelilag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lgaieol. How do you pronounce that?
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Galileo

The name "Galileo" is of Italian origin, and it means "From Galilee". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642)

Named in honour of Galileo Galilei

  1. The CGS unit of acceleration, equal to 1 centimetre per second per second. Symbol:

Other Inspirations for the Name Galileo

Galileo Group
Galileo Indigo Girls
Galileo Thermometer
Galileo Uga
Galileo Galilei
Galileo Probe
Galileo Theory
Galileo Song

What does the name Galileo mean?

Gis for glamorous, you know what to do!

Ais for attractive, inside and out

Lis for love, everlasting.

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Lis for lively, your life is full of energy!

Eis for enchant, for enchant you will.

Ois for outlook, pleasing to all.

Past life for Galileo born Oct 7, 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 Portugal approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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