Garnet

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gar"net
A mineral having many varieties differing in color and in their constituents, but with the same crystallization (isometric), and conforming to the same general chemical formula. The commonest color is red, the luster is vitreous, and the hardness greater than that of quartz. The dodecahedron and trapezohedron are the common forms.

Note: ☞ There are also white, green, yellow, brown, and black varieties. The garnet is a silicate, the bases being aluminia lime ( grossularite essonite, or cinnamon stone), or aluminia magnesia ( pyrope), or aluminia iron ( almandine), or aluminia manganese ( spessartite), or iron lime ( common garnet melanite allochroite), or chromium lime ( ouvarovite, color emerald green). The transparent red varieties are used as gems. The garnet was, in part, the carbuncle of the ancients. Garnet is a very common mineral in gneiss and mica slate.

Etymology: OE. gernet grenat, OF. grenet,grenat, F. grenat, LL. granatus, fr. L. granatum pomegranate, granatus having many grains or seeds, fr. granum grain, seed. So called from its resemblance in color and shape to the grains or seeds of the pomegranate. See Grain, and cf. Grenade Pomegranate

noun Gar"net
A tackle for hoisting cargo in or out.

Etymology: Etymol. unknown

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  1. Any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive
Wiktionary

From Middle English granate, from Old French grenate, from grenat (“pomegranate red”).

  1. (mineralogy) A hard transparent mineral that is often used as gemstones and abrasives.
  2. A dark red color, like that of the gemstone.

    garnet was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Garnet

    Garnet Bailey was a hockey player. His career lasted from 1968 to 1979. Garnet was born on June 13th, 1948 in Lloydminster. He breathed his last breath on September 11th, 2001.

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    Garnett Silk was a reggae and dancehall musician. He was most prominent from 1970 to 1994. Garnett was given the name Garnet Damion Smith on April 2nd, 1966. He died on December 9th, 1994.

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    Garnet Mimms is a soul music, rhythm, and blues musician. He was most active from 1953 to 1972. Garnet was given the name Garrett Mimms on November 16th, 1933 in Ashland, West Virginia, United States.

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    Garnet Rogers is a singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar, Fiddle, and Vocals.

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    Garnet Hathaway is a hockey player for the Calgary Flames in the National Hockey League. He has been prominent since 2014. Garnet was born on November 23rd, 1991 in Naples, Florida.

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    Garnet was born on November 2nd, 1892 in Mosman, New South Wales. He left this life on May 20th, 1961.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Garnet

    Diana Garnet is a j-pop singing. She has been prominent since 2013. Diana was given the name Diana Garnett on August 25th, 1988 in Washington D.C., U.S.

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    Susan was born on July 31st, 1831. She died in 1911.

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    Ilian was born on November 23rd, 1983.

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    Eldon was born in 1953.

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    John was born in 1906. He left this life in 1998.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1882 5 0 5
    1884 7 7 0
    1885 8 8 0
    1886 5 5 0
    1887 10 10 0
    1889 18 11 7
    1890 20 15 5
    1891 16 16 0
    1892 16 16 0
    1893 23 23 0
    1894 29 22 7
    1895 22 22 0
    1896 29 29 0
    1897 35 35 0
    1898 35 35 0
    1899 32 32 0
    1900 36 29 7
    1901 45 45 0
    1902 37 37 0
    1903 52 44 8
    1904 58 43 15
    1905 57 51 6
    1906 67 67 0
    1907 86 77 9
    1908 82 70 12
    1909 85 80 5
    1910 87 74 13
    1911 128 116 12
    1912 127 107 20
    1913 164 133 31
    1914 191 158 33
    1915 242 193 49
    1916 252 209 43
    1917 285 232 53
    1918 303 258 45
    1919 276 221 55
    1920 305 250 55
    1921 253 203 50
    1922 207 163 44
    1923 234 187 47
    1924 220 166 54
    1925 202 156 46
    1926 168 138 30
    1927 185 138 47
    1928 151 117 34
    1929 179 139 40
    1930 136 106 30
    1931 147 108 39
    1932 128 101 27
    1933 133 112 21
    1934 128 89 39
    1935 128 97 31
    1936 106 77 29
    1937 129 104 25
    1938 110 93 17
    1939 98 70 28
    1940 117 93 24
    1941 94 72 22
    1942 143 107 36
    1943 102 78 24
    1944 84 66 18
    1945 80 59 21
    1946 81 60 21
    1947 88 59 29
    1948 77 53 24
    1949 55 39 16
    1950 77 53 24
    1951 71 57 14
    1952 75 53 22
    1953 78 59 19
    1954 68 49 19
    1955 53 40 13
    1956 53 35 18
    1957 52 42 10
    1958 42 24 18
    1959 43 30 13
    1960 46 28 18
    1961 49 28 21
    1962 34 24 10
    1963 31 20 11
    1964 39 20 19
    1965 38 17 21
    1966 39 27 12
    1967 30 20 10
    1968 35 23 12
    1969 32 20 12
    1970 28 13 15
    1971 26 16 10
    1972 19 8 11
    1973 22 10 12
    1974 23 18 5
    1975 16 16 0
    1976 17 8 9
    1977 18 9 9
    1978 11 11 0
    1979 10 10 0
    1980 26 14 12
    1981 18 13 5
    1982 6 0 6
    1983 5 5 0
    1984 17 8 9
    1985 13 6 7
    1986 20 12 8
    1987 5 5 0
    1988 15 7 8
    1989 23 8 15
    1990 13 7 6
    1991 10 5 5
    1992 11 6 5
    1994 11 6 5
    1995 13 6 7
    1996 5 0 5
    1997 6 0 6
    1998 14 8 6
    1999 9 0 9
    2000 5 5 0
    2001 7 0 7
    2002 6 6 0
    2003 7 0 7
    2005 14 9 5
    2006 5 5 0
    2007 5 0 5
    2008 5 5 0
    2009 17 9 8
    2010 5 5 0
    2011 11 11 0
    2013 7 7 0
    2014 5 0 5
    2015 7 7 0
    2016 21 15 6
    2017 15 15 0

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    Common last names for Garnet

    • Smith
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    • Brown
    • Miller
    • Davis
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    • Taylor
    • White
    • Anderson
    • Roberts
    • Moore
    • Cook
    • Hall
    • Clark

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Garnet U.S.
      White 67.63% 64.26%
      African American 23.38% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.60% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Garnet

    People with the last name Garnet are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Garnet

    • How Popular is the name Garnet? Garnet is the 2,712th most popular name of all time. As a last name Garnet was the 70,403rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Garnet have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,795 babies born with the first name Garnet in the United States. That's more than enough people named Garnet to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Garnet? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Garnet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Garnet is Friday, June 24th, 1870.
    • What year had the most people named Garnet born? The highest recorded use of the first name Garnet was in 1918 with a total of 258 babies.
    • Random Garnet Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Garnet ranks 94th in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 44 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1919.
    • Weird things about the name Garnet: Your name in reverse order is Tenrag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nrteag. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Garnet? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 278 people with the last name Garnet.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Garnet? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Garnet as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • 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)
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