Matisse

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Matisse

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  • According to a user from New Zealand, the name Matisse is of French origin and means "Gift of god".
  • A submission from Australia says the name Matisse means "Elegant and refined" and is of Greek origin.
  • A submission from Australia says the name Matisse means "Spirit of the Ocean" and is of French origin.

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  1. French painter and sculptor; leading figure of fauvism (1869-1954)

Notable Persons Named Matisse

Matisse is a pop music, contemporary r&b, and dance music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Matisse was given the name Brittany Smith on September 21st, 1985.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Matisse

Henri Matisse was an artist in the fields of painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. Henri was given the name Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse on December 31st, 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nord. He died on November 3rd, 1954.

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Sophie Matisse is a in the fields of contemporary art and painting. Sophie was given the name Sophie Alexina Victoire Matisse in 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Pierre was born on June 13th, 1900 in Bohain-en-Vermandois. He breathed his last breath on August 10th, 1989.

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Paul was born in 1933.

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Matisse is a pop music, contemporary r&b, and dance music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Matisse was given the name Brittany Smith on September 21st, 1985.

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Mistress Matisse is a journalist.

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Fun Facts about the name Matisse

  • How Popular is the name Matisse? Matisse is the 18,494th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Matisse have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 404 babies born with the first name Matisse in the United States. That's more than enough people named Matisse 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 Matisse? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1988 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Matisse first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Matisse is Thursday, December 3rd, 1970.
  • What year had the most people named Matisse born? The highest recorded use of the first name Matisse was in 2010 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Matisse Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Matisse is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Matisse: Your name in reverse order is Essitam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eissmat. How do you pronounce that?

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