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Origin and Meaning of Honeysuckle

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hon"ey*suc`kle
One of several species of flowering plants, much admired for their beauty, and some for their fragrance.

Note: ☞ The honeysuckles are properly species of the genus Lonicera; as, Lonicera Caprifolium, and Lonicera Japonica, the commonly cultivated fragrant kinds; Lonicera Periclymenum, the fragrant woodbine of England; Lonicera grata, the American woodbine, and Lonicera sempervirens, the red-flowered trumpet honeysuckle. The European fly honeysuckle is Lonicera Xylosteum; the American, Lonicera ciliata. The American Pinxter flower (Azalea nudiflora) is often called honeysuckle, or false honeysuckle. The name Australian honeysuckle is applied to one or more trees of the genus Banksia. See French honeysuckle, under French.

Etymology: Cf. AS. hunisūge privet. See Honey, and Suck

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Columbine of eastern North America having long-spurred red flowers
  2. Shrubby tree with silky foliage and spikes of cylindrical yellow nectarous flowers
  3. Shrub or vine of the genus Lonicera
  1. Any of the many species of arching shrubs and climbing vines of the genus Lonicera in the Caprifoliaceae family, many with sweet smelling, bell shaped flowers.

Notable Persons Named Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle Weeks is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1993 to present. Honeysuckle was born on August 1st, 1979 in Cardiff.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Honeysuckle U.S.
  White 87.50% 64.26%
  African American 10.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

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

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Fun Facts about the name Honeysuckle

  • How Popular is the name Honeysuckle? As a last name Honeysuckle was the 147,253rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Honeysuckle? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Honeysuckle was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Honeysuckle: Your name in reverse order is Elkcusyenoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ecoekylhnsu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Honeysuckle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 112 people with the last name Honeysuckle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Honeysuckle? Honeysuckle is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Honeysuckle born Oct 5, 2016

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 Romania approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide 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).
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