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Fun Facts about the name Javelin

  • How many people with the first name Javelin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Javelin in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Javelin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2015 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Javelin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Javelin is Monday, November 30th, -0001.
  • What year had the most people named Javelin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Javelin was in 2015 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Javelin: Your name in reverse order is Nilevaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vejailn. How do you pronounce that?
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Jave"lin
  1. A sort of light spear, to be thrown or cast by the hand; anciently, a weapon of war used by horsemen and foot soldiers; now used chiefly in hunting the wild boar and other fierce game."Flies the javelin swifter to its mark, Launched by the vigor of a Roman arm?" [Addison.]
  2. [Sport] A wooden shaft resembling a spear, thrown by contestants in a contest called the javelin throw; the one throwing the javelin furthest wins the contest. The javelin throw is one of the field events of the modern Olympic Games.

Etymology: F. javeline; akin to Sp. jabalina, It. giavelina, and F. javelot, OF. gavlot. Cf. Gavelock

verb Jave"lin
To pierce with a javelin.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
  2. An athletic competition in which a javelin is thrown as far as possible

Middle English, from Old French javelline, diminutive of javelot, diminutive of *javel, from Vulgar Latin *gabalus, from Gaulish gabal- (compare Old Irish gabul (“fork”), Welsh gafl), from Proto-Celtic *gabalos (“fork, forked branch”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰabʰlos (“fork, branch of tree”). The Old French term was also borrowed into Middle Low German as gaveline, and into Middle High German as gabilot.

  1. A light spear thrown with the hand and used as a weapon.
  2. A metal-tipped spear thrown for distance in an athletic field event.

What does the name Javelin mean?

Jis for jubilant, the upbeat you!

Ais for achievements, the many over a lifetime

Vis for valiant, the way you approach life!

Eis for easy going, no ruffles here.

Lis for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

Iis for independent, a balance between being overly reliant and alone

Nis for nice, need I say more?

Past life for Javelin born Jul 15, 1939

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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 Western Australia approximately on 1375. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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