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Origin and Meaning of Matraca

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Spanish matraca, from dialectal Arabic مَطْرَق (maṭraq). See Aramaic מטרקא (mṭrqʾ) for more.

  1. A type of wooden rattle from Latin America, ratchet, noisemaker, cog rattle.

matraca was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Matraca

Matraca Berg is a country music and pop music singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar, Harmonica, and Vocals. Her career lasted from 1982 to 1982. Matraca was given the name Matraca Maria Berg on February 3rd, 1964 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.


Fun Facts about the name Matraca

  • How Popular is the name Matraca? Matraca is the 39,148th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Matraca have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 85 babies born with the first name Matraca in the United States. That's more than enough people named Matraca 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 Matraca? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Matraca first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Matraca is Wednesday, March 4th, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Matraca born? The highest recorded use of the first name Matraca was in 1991 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Matraca Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Matraca is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Matraca: Your name in reverse order is Acartam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Catmara. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Matraca born May 7, 1960

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ireland approximately on 950. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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