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  • A submission from Wisconsin, United States says the name Moonlight means "Shining brighter than anybody else" and is of English origin.
  • A submission from China says the name Moonlight means "Star".
  • A user from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Moonlight means "The light of the moon. If you take it as a name for a child, it could mean your daughter lights up the night like nobody else. That she guides people and that she cares.".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Moon`light`
The light of the moon.
verb Moon"light`
to work at a second job in addition to one's main occupation; -- often done at night.
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  1. The light of the Moon ("moonlight is the smuggler's enemy")
  2. Work a second job, usually after hours ("The law student is moonlighting as a taxi driver")

From Middle English monelight, monelicht, equivalent to moon +‎ light. Compare Scots munelicht, muinlicht, West Frisian moanneljocht, Dutch maanlicht, German Mondlicht.

  1. The light reflected from the Moon.
  2. (attributive) Illuminated by the light from the Moon.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Moonlight

Thomas Moonlight is a military person.


John was born on July 2nd, 1987.


Dave was born on August 9th, 1979 in Whitby, Ontario.


George was born on August 5th, 1832 in Kincardineshire. He died on July 17th, 1884.


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Fun Facts about the name Moonlight

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

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Past life for Moonlight born May 20, 1926

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 Philippines approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

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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