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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mississippi

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  1. A state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
  2. A major North American river and the chief river of the United States; rises in northern Minnesota and flows southward into the Gulf of Mexico

Borrowing from Ojibwe misi-ziibi (“great river”).

  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Jackson; postal abbreviation:
  2. A major river in North America that rises in Minnesota and flows into the Gulf of Mexico.
  3. A recitation of “Mississippi” (interjection).

Mississippi was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Italian, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Mississippi

Mississippi John Hurt was a delta blues, folk, country blues, and folk music sharecropper, farm hand, singer-songwriter, and sharecropping. He plays Guitar, Guild Guitar Company, and Vocals. He was most active from 1928 to 1928. Mississippi was given the name John Smith Hurt on July 3rd, 1893 in Teoc, Carroll County, Mississippi, United States. He breathed his last breath on November 2nd, 1966.


Mississippi was born in 2010 in Mississippi, United States.


Mississippi was born on September 24th, 1923. He breathed his last breath in 1973.


Mississippi Joe Callicott is a musical artist.


Mississippi was born in 1912. He died on August 23rd, 2004.


Fun Facts about the name Mississippi

  • How unique is the name Mississippi? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Mississippi was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Mississippi: Your name in reverse order is Ippississim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Smsiipipsis. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Mississippi born Jan 6, 1995

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 Northern Africa approximately on 1450. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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