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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Libra

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Li"bra
The Balance; the seventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the autumnal equinox in September, marked thus ♎ in almanacs, etc.A southern constellation between Virgo and Scorpio.

Etymology: L., a balance

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22
  2. A small faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Virgo and Scorpius
  3. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra

From Latin lībra (“scales, balance”).

  1. (astronomy) A constellation of the zodiac, supposedly shaped like a set of scales.
  2. (astrology) The astrological sign for the scales, ruled by Venus and covering September 24 - October 23 (tropical astrology) or October 16 - November 16 (sidereal astrology).
  3. Someone with a Libra star sign

Libra was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Libra


Notable Persons With the Last Name Libra


Sukhdev was born on November 7th, 1932 in Ludhiana.


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Popularity of Libra as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Libra U.S.
  White 91.02% 64.26%
  African American 2.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Libra

People with the last name Libra are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Libra

  • How Popular is the name Libra? Libra is the 25,713th most popular name of all time. As a last name Libra was the 78,040th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Libra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 218 babies born with the first name Libra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Libra 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 Libra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Libra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Libra is Wednesday, January 12th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Libra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Libra was in 1976 with a total of 33 babies.
  • Random Libra Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Libra 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 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Libra: Your name in reverse order is Arbil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arlib. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Libra? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 245 people with the last name Libra.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Libra? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Libra as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.