Henna

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Henna

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  • A user from Philippines says the name Henna is of Unknown origin and means "Elaborate".
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Henna is of Unknown origin and means "Flower".
  • A user from North Carolina, United States says the name Henna is of Arabic origin and means "Elaborate".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Henna is of English origin and means "The art work".
  • A user from Massachusetts, United States says the name Henna is of English origin and means "Flower".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hen"na
Senses
  1. [Bot] A thorny tree or shrub of the genus Lawsonia Lawsonia alba). The fragrant white blossoms are used by the Buddhists in religious ceremonies. The powdered leaves furnish a red coloring matter used in the East to stain the nails and fingers, the manes of horses, etc.
  2. [Com] The leaves of the henna plant, or a preparation or dyestuff made from them.

Etymology: Ar. hinnā alcanna (Lawsonia inermis syn. Lawsonia alba). Cf. Alcanna Alkanet Orchanet

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A reddish brown dye used especially on hair
  2. Apply henna to one's hair ("She hennas her hair every month")
Wiktionary

Borrowing from Arabic حِنَّاء (ḥinnāʾ), the name of the tree used to make the dye, probably from Middle Persian *hannāy- (“to smear, anoint”).

  1. A shrub, Lawsonia inermis, having fragrant reddish flowers
  2. A reddish plant substance, prepared from the dried leaves of this plant, used for temporary tattoos and hair coloring. Hair colorings range from bright red to earth brown to near black.
  3. A rich reddish-brown colour.

henna was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, Old High German, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Henna

Henna Virkkunen is a Minister of Transport, Minister of Public Administration, Local Government, and Minister of Education. Henna was born on June 4th, 1972 in Joutsa.

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Henna Singal is a musician. She has been prominent since 2014. Henna was born on December 12th, 1984 in Ludhiana Punjab, India.

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Henna Raita is a skier.

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Henna was born on May 4th, 1989 in Helsinki.

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Henna was born on September 17th, 1983 in Helsinki, Finland.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Henna

Bonnie was given the name Bonnie Mbuli on March 18th, 1979 in Soweto.

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Christian was born on March 10th, 1972 in Mulhouse.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1974 6 6 0
1976 6 6 0
1979 5 5 0
1980 9 9 0
1981 7 7 0
1982 9 9 0
1983 8 8 0
1984 12 12 0
1985 12 12 0
1986 10 10 0
1987 13 13 0
1988 15 15 0
1989 12 12 0
1990 18 18 0
1991 34 34 0
1992 32 32 0
1993 30 30 0
1994 35 35 0
1995 22 22 0
1996 29 29 0
1997 32 32 0
1998 28 28 0
1999 31 31 0
2000 37 37 0
2001 53 53 0
2002 36 36 0
2003 42 42 0
2004 42 42 0
2005 44 44 0
2006 29 29 0
2007 49 49 0
2008 34 34 0
2009 43 43 0
2010 42 42 0
2011 34 34 0
2012 29 29 0
2013 36 36 0
2014 40 40 0
2015 35 35 0
2016 27 27 0
2017 30 30 0

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Fun Facts about the name Henna

  • How Popular is the name Henna? Henna is the 9,949th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Henna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,097 babies born with the first name Henna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Henna to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Henna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Henna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Henna is Thursday, February 10th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Henna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Henna was in 2001 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Henna Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Henna is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Henna: Your name in reverse order is Anneh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nhean. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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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