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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marionette

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  • A user from Illinois, United States says the name Marionette is of French origin and means "One who rises".
  • A submission from South Carolina, United States says the name Marionette means "Soft Music Lover" and is of Irish (Gealic) origin.
  • According to a user from Ohio, United States, the name Marionette is of French origin and means "Marionette is often used to describe a puppet controlled by a hidden puppeteer using strings. As a name I feel it means Grace and beauty along with sophistication".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mar`i*o*nette"
  1. A puppet moved by strings, as in a puppet show.
  2. [Zoöl] The buffel duck.

Etymology: F. marionette, prop. a dim. of Marie Mary

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer

Borrowing from French marionnette.

  1. A marionette or any type of puppet generally

Fun Facts about the name Marionette

  • How Popular is the name Marionette? Marionette is the 36,272nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Marionette have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 103 babies born with the first name Marionette in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marionette to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marionette? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Marionette first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marionette is Tuesday, August 28th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Marionette born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marionette was in 1964 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Marionette: Your name in reverse order is Ettenoiram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tntieermao. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Marionette born Feb 15, 1999

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 Southern Africa approximately on 1575. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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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.