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Origin and Meaning of Lotus

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Lo"tus
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  1. [Bot]
    1. A name of several kinds of water lilies; as Nelumbium speciosum, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in Egypt, and to this day in Asia; Nelumbium luteum, the American lotus; and Nymphæa Lotus and Nymphæa cærulea, the respectively white-flowered and blue-flowered lotus of modern Egypt, which, with Nelumbium speciosum, are figured on its ancient monuments.
    2. The lotus of the lotuseaters, probably a tree found in Northern Africa, Sicily, Portugal, and Spain (Zizyphus Lotus), the fruit of which is mildly sweet. It was fabled by the ancients to make strangers who ate of it forget their native country, or lose all desire to return to it.
    3. The lote, or nettle tree. See Lote.
    4. A genus (Lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling clover.
      Alt. spell.: lotos
  2. [Arch] An ornament much used in Egyptian architecture, generally asserted to have been suggested by the Egyptian water lily.

Etymology: L. lotus, Gr. lwto`s. Cf. Lote

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  1. White Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians
  2. Native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers
  3. Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs
Wiktionary

Borrowing from Latin lōtus.

  1. A kind of aquatic plant, genus Nelumbo in the family Nelumbonaceae.
  2. A water lily, genus Nymphaea, especially those of Egypt or India.
  3. A legendary plant eaten by the Lotophagi of the Odyssey that caused drowsiness and euphoria.
  4. A number of other plants bearing "lotus" in their scientific or common names (see Derived terms below).
    1. Diospyros lotus, date plum or Caucasian persimmon.
    2. Lotus, a genus that includes bird's-foot trefoils and deer vetches, a terrestrial genus with small flowers
    3. Ziziphus lotus, a shrub species with edible fruit
  5. An architectural motif of ancient Egyptian temples.

lotus was also found in the following language(s): French, Latin, and Romanian

Notable Persons Named Lotus

Lotus was born in 1943 in Philadelphia. She breathed her last breath in 1997.

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Lotus Long was an actor, writer, and producer. She was most active from 1929 to 1956. Lotus was given the name Lotus Pearl Shibata on July 18th, 1909 in New Jersey, U.S. Lotus is also known as Karen Sorrell. She breathed her last breath on September 14th, 1990.

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Lotus was born on December 17th, 1946. Lotus is also known as Lotus ENGEL.

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Lotus was born on January 7th, 1875 in Salem, Indiana. He breathed his last breath on September 23rd, 1938.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lotus

Flying Lotus is an electronic music, experimental music, hip hop music, intelligent dance music, and jazz musician. He was most active from 2000 to present. Flying was given the name Steven Ellison on October 7th, 1983 in Los Angeles. Flying is also known as FlyLo, Juno Leed, Captain Murphy, and Lunchpail.

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Red Lotus is a comics character.

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Lady Lotus is a comics character.

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How popular is the baby name Lotus in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1896 11 11 0
1897 5 5 0
1901 9 9 0
1902 5 5 0
1907 6 6 0
1909 6 6 0
1911 8 8 0
1912 12 12 0
1913 12 12 0
1914 16 16 0
1915 30 24 6
1916 28 28 0
1917 23 23 0
1918 17 17 0
1919 20 20 0
1920 20 20 0
1921 30 25 5
1922 25 25 0
1923 27 20 7
1924 21 21 0
1925 30 30 0
1926 22 22 0
1927 15 15 0
1928 24 18 6
1929 17 17 0
1930 12 12 0
1931 21 21 0
1932 21 21 0
1933 13 13 0
1934 16 16 0
1935 20 20 0
1936 13 13 0
1937 17 17 0
1938 11 11 0
1939 17 17 0
1940 15 15 0
1941 7 7 0
1942 10 10 0
1943 10 10 0
1944 6 6 0
1945 9 9 0
1946 13 13 0
1947 5 5 0
1948 14 14 0
1950 14 14 0
1951 10 10 0
1952 9 9 0
1954 10 10 0
1955 10 10 0
1956 8 8 0
1957 6 6 0
1958 5 5 0
1959 5 5 0
1960 7 7 0
1963 5 5 0
1965 5 5 0
1966 6 6 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 8 8 0
1973 10 10 0
1976 15 15 0
1977 6 6 0
1980 9 9 0
1981 5 5 0
1982 5 5 0
1983 5 5 0
1984 6 6 0
1988 5 5 0
1990 6 6 0
1993 5 5 0
1994 6 6 0
1995 9 9 0
1997 10 10 0
1998 10 10 0
1999 10 10 0
2000 12 12 0
2001 15 15 0
2002 19 19 0
2003 19 19 0
2004 24 24 0
2005 39 34 5
2006 32 32 0
2007 43 43 0
2008 56 51 5
2009 70 64 6
2010 52 52 0
2011 54 49 5
2012 74 69 5
2013 99 94 5
2014 95 90 5
2015 81 81 0
2016 95 88 7
2017 124 114 10

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Fun Facts about the name Lotus

  • How Popular is the name Lotus? Lotus is the 6,938th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Lotus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,929 babies born with the first name Lotus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lotus to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lotus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Lotus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lotus is Wednesday, March 29th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Lotus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lotus was in 2017 with a total of 114 babies.
  • Random Lotus Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lotus is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Lotus: Your name in reverse order is Sutol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Soutl. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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)
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