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Origin and Meaning of Manzanita

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  • According to a user from New Mexico, United States, the name Manzanita is of Spanish origin and means "Little Apple".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun man`za*ni"ta
A name given to several species of Arctostaphylos, but mostly to Arctostaphylos glauca and Arctostaphylos pungens, shrubs of California, Oregon, etc., with reddish smooth bark, ovate or oval coriaceous evergreen leaves, and bearing clusters of red berries, which are said to be a favorite food of the grizzly bear.

Etymology: Sp., dim. of manzana an apple

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berries; wood used for furniture and bark for tanning
  2. Chiefly evergreen shrubs of warm dry areas of western North America

From Spanish manzanita

  1. Any evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Arctostaphylos, especially Arctostaphylos manzanita, having smooth red or orange bark and stiff, twisting branches.

manzanita was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Fun Facts about the name Manzanita

  • When was the first name Manzanita first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Manzanita is Sunday, February 26th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Manzanita? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Manzanita. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Manzanita: Your name in reverse order is Atinaznam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naitnmaza. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Manzanita born Apr 28, 1969

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 Central Russia approximately on 1650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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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.