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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ma*ca"u
Same as Macao, the territory.
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  1. A former Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China Sea; reverted to China in 1999

Borrowing from Portuguese Macau, corruption of Southern Sinitic ama (name of a patron goddess of sailors) + ngao "bay, port."

  1. A Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China just west of Hong Kong, previously under Portuguese control.

Macau was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

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Popularity of Macau as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Macau

  • When was the first name Macau first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Macau is Saturday, September 1st, 1984.
  • How unique is the name Macau? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Macau. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Macau: Your name in reverse order is Uacam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mucaa. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Macau born Jul 20, 1971

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 Bulgaria approximately on 1600. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

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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  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.