Magnolia

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9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
139
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Magnolia

"Magnolia" is a name of French origin, and it means "Flower name". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mag*no"li*a
A genus of American and Asiatic trees, with aromatic bark and large sweet-scented whitish or reddish flowers.

Note: Magnolia grandiflora has coriaceous shining leaves and very fragrant blossoms. It is common from North Carolina to Florida and Texas, and is one of the most magnificent trees of the American forest. The sweet bay (Magnolia glauca)is a small tree found sparingly as far north as Cape Ann. Other American species are Magnolia Umbrella Magnolia macrophylla Magnolia Fraseri Magnolia acuminata, and Magnolia cordata. Magnolia conspicua and Magnolia purpurea are cultivated shrubs or trees from Eastern Asia. Magnolia Campbellii, of India, has rose-colored or crimson flowers.

Etymology: NL. Named after Pierre Magnol, professor of botany at Montpellier, France, in the 17th century

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms
  2. Dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine
Wiktionary

Named after French botanist Pierre Magnol (1638-1715) +‎ -ia. The surname is a form of the male given name Magne, from Latin magnus.

  1. A tree or shrub in any species of the genus Magnolia, many with large flowers and simple leaves.
  2. The flower of a magnolia tree.
  3. A native or resident of the American state of Mississippi.
  4. A creamy white colour, like that of some magnolia flowers.

magnolia was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, French, Italian, Norman, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, and Polish

Notable Persons Named Magnolia

Magnolia Shorty was a hip hop music rapping. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1996 to 2010. Magnolia was given the name Renetta Yemika Lowe on September 30th, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Magnolia is also known as Magnolia $horty. She died on December 20th, 2010.

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Magnolia was born in 1940. She breathed her last breath on May 15th, 1996.

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Magnolia W. Antonino was a Senator of the Philippines and Senate of the Philippines. Magnolia was born on December 14th, 1915 in Balaoan. She left this life on July 22nd, 2010.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 8 0
1881 12 12 0
1882 7 7 0
1883 8 8 0
1884 8 8 0
1885 6 6 0
1886 15 15 0
1887 10 10 0
1888 14 14 0
1889 17 17 0
1890 9 9 0
1891 15 15 0
1892 14 14 0
1893 23 23 0
1894 16 16 0
1895 31 31 0
1896 25 25 0
1897 28 28 0
1898 25 25 0
1899 21 21 0
1900 43 43 0
1901 19 19 0
1902 48 48 0
1903 46 46 0
1904 42 42 0
1905 47 47 0
1906 43 43 0
1907 41 41 0
1908 73 73 0
1909 77 77 0
1910 85 85 0
1911 73 73 0
1912 104 104 0
1913 89 89 0
1914 115 115 0
1915 120 120 0
1916 131 131 0
1917 102 102 0
1918 146 146 0
1919 136 136 0
1920 127 127 0
1921 150 150 0
1922 150 150 0
1923 127 127 0
1924 122 122 0
1925 125 125 0
1926 87 87 0
1927 117 117 0
1928 100 100 0
1929 76 76 0
1930 94 94 0
1931 69 69 0
1932 78 78 0
1933 85 85 0
1934 51 51 0
1935 81 81 0
1936 57 57 0
1937 51 51 0
1938 56 56 0
1939 48 48 0
1940 77 77 0
1941 47 47 0
1942 53 53 0
1943 45 45 0
1944 42 42 0
1945 48 48 0
1946 52 52 0
1947 47 47 0
1948 45 45 0
1949 43 43 0
1950 43 43 0
1951 42 42 0
1952 31 31 0
1953 47 47 0
1954 25 25 0
1955 26 26 0
1956 30 30 0
1957 24 24 0
1958 25 25 0
1959 10 10 0
1960 12 12 0
1961 19 19 0
1962 17 17 0
1963 19 19 0
1964 19 19 0
1965 19 19 0
1966 11 11 0
1967 16 16 0
1968 11 11 0
1969 10 10 0
1970 8 8 0
1971 9 9 0
1972 13 13 0
1973 22 22 0
1974 11 11 0
1975 17 17 0
1976 14 14 0
1977 17 17 0
1978 24 24 0
1979 14 14 0
1980 17 17 0
1981 14 14 0
1982 22 22 0
1983 12 12 0
1984 16 16 0
1985 7 7 0
1986 18 18 0
1988 11 11 0
1989 15 15 0
1990 15 15 0
1991 20 20 0
1992 19 19 0
1993 28 28 0
1994 29 29 0
1995 25 25 0
1996 34 34 0
1997 30 30 0
1998 38 38 0
1999 33 33 0
2000 72 72 0
2001 75 75 0
2002 66 66 0
2003 58 58 0
2004 65 65 0
2005 74 74 0
2006 100 100 0
2007 116 116 0
2008 141 141 0
2009 140 140 0
2010 166 166 0
2011 192 192 0
2012 221 221 0
2013 257 257 0
2014 335 335 0
2015 448 448 0
2016 614 614 0
2017 808 808 0

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Popularity of Magnolia as a first name

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Popularity of Magnolia as a last name

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Common last names for Magnolia

  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Smith
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Harris
  • Taylor
  • Miller
  • Green
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Magnolia U.S.
  White 84.89% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Magnolia

People with the last name Magnolia are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Magnolia

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  • How Popular is the name Magnolia? Magnolia is the 2,635th most popular name of all time. As a last name Magnolia was the 123,796th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Magnolia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,198 babies born with the first name Magnolia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Magnolia to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Magnolia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Magnolia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Magnolia is Wednesday, April 22nd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Magnolia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Magnolia was in 2017 with a total of 808 babies.
  • Random Magnolia Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Magnolia is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 11 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Magnolia: Your name in reverse order is Ailongam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oanlagmi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Magnolia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 139 people with the last name Magnolia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Magnolia? Magnolia is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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