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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Magellan

  • When was the first name Magellan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Magellan is Thursday, October 10th, 1878.
  • How unique is the name Magellan? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Magellan. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Magellan: Your name in reverse order is Nallegam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aemnglal. How do you pronounce that?
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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  1. Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain; he commanded an expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the world (1480-1521)

Anglicisation of Portuguese Magalhães, famously borne by Fernão de Magalhães, a Portuguese explorer and first person to lead an expedition across the Pacific. The first element of Magalhães is most likely from the Celtiberian word magal.

  1. A surname​.

What does the name Magellan mean?

Mis for melody, the song of life.

Ais for aptitudes, your special capabilities shine

Gis for gem, the jewel you are.

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Lis for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Lis for listen, one of your best traits.

Ais for achievements, the many over a lifetime

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Past life for Magellan born Apr 6, 1938

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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 New Guinea approximately on 1275. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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