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since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Katniss

  • How many people with the first name Katniss have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 97 babies born with the first name Katniss in the United States. That's more than enough people named Katniss to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Katniss? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2012 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Katniss born? The highest recorded use of the first name Katniss was in 2014 with a total of 38 babies.
  • Random Katniss Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Katniss is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Katniss: Your name in reverse order is Ssintak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Siskatn. How do you pronounce that?
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Origin and Meaning of Katniss

The name "Katniss" is of American origin, and it means "Plant Name, Sagittaria Genus". It's a name commonly given to girls.

From the plant's name in a northeastern (probably Algonquian) Native American language; compare hopniss, which is from Unami.

  1. (archaic, rare) Sagittaria sagittifolia, a herbaceous perennial flowering plant that grows in water.

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What does the name Katniss mean?

Kis for kid, the child within.

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

Tis for try, as hard as you can

Nis for notable, distinguished are your feats

Iis for instill, the lesson of life.

Sis for superb, a great attitude about life.

Sis for select, as few are chosen.

Past life for Katniss born Jan 20, 1929

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mongolia approximately on 975. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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