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Origin and Meaning of Holiness

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ho"li*ness
  1. The state or quality of being holy; perfect moral integrity or purity; freedom from sin; sanctity; innocence."Who is like thee, glorious in holiness!" [Ex. xv. 11.]
  2. The state of being hallowed, or consecrated to God or to his worship; sacredness."Israel was holiness unto the Lord." [Jer.ii.3.]
    synonyms: Piety; devotion; godliness; sanctity; sacredness; righteousness.

Etymology: AS. hālignes

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The quality of being holy

holy +‎ -ness

  1. The state or condition of being holy.

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Popularity of Holiness as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Holiness U.S.
  White 3.79% 64.26%
  African American 87.12% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Holiness

People with the last name Holiness are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Holiness

  • How Popular is the name Holiness? As a last name Holiness was the 129,047th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Holiness? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Holiness was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Holiness: Your name in reverse order is Sseniloh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sloeishn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Holiness? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 132 people with the last name Holiness.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Holiness? Holiness is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Holiness born Dec 8, 1980

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 New Guinea approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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.