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Origin and Meaning of Gorky

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gorky
An industrial city in the European part of Soviet Russia.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An industrial city in the European part of Russia; birthplace of Maksim Gorky
  2. Russian writer of plays and novels and short stories; noted for his depiction of social outcasts

gorky was also found in the following language(s): Turkmen

Notable Persons Named Gorky

Gorky was born on September 27th, 1939 in Morelia.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gorky

Maxim Gorky was a writer. Maxim was given the name Alexei Maximovich Peshkov in Nizhny Novgorod. He left this life on June 18th, 1936.


Arshile Gorky was an artist in the fields of painting and drawing. Arshile was given the name Vostanik Manoug Adoian on April 15th, 1904 in Khorgom, Vilayet of Van, Ottoman Empire. He passed away on July 21st, 1948.


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Fun Facts about the name Gorky

  • When was the first name Gorky first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gorky is Tuesday, July 8th, 1980.
  • How unique is the name Gorky? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gorky. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gorky: Your name in reverse order is Ykrog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ykorg. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Gorky born Dec 3, 1947

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 Israel approximately on 1200. 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).
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  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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