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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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  • When was the first name Native first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Native is Monday, October 21st, 1907.
  • How unique is the name Native? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Native. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Native: Your name in reverse order is Evitan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aenitv. How do you pronounce that?
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Na"tive
  1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born.(Obs)"Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native, rising and vanishing again in long periods of times." [Cudworth.]
  2. Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the place or the circumstances in which one is born; -- opposed to foreign; as, native land, language, color, etc.
  3. Born in the region in which one lives; as, a native inhabitant, race; grown or originating in the region where used or sold; not foreign or imported; as, native oysters, or strawberries. In the latter sense, synonymous with domestic.
  4. Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust.
  5. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, wit, simplicity, rights, intelligence, etc. Having the same meaning as congenital, but typically used for positive qualities, whereas congenital may be used for negative qualities. See also congenital "Courage is native to you." [Jowett (Thucyd.).]
  6. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with).(R)"the head is not more native to the heart, . . . Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father." [Shak.]
  7. [Min]
    1. Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver, copper, gold.
    2. Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride.
      synonyms: Natural; natal; original; congenital.

Usage: Native Natural Natal. natural refers to the nature of a thing, or that which springs therefrom; native, to one's birth or origin; as, a native country, language, etc.; natal, to the circumstances of one's birth; as, a natal day, or star. Native talent is that which is inborn; natural talent is that which springs from the structure of the mind. Native eloquence is the result of strong innate emotion; natural eloquence is opposed to that which is studied or artificial.

Etymology: F. natif, L. nativus, fr. nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Naïve Neif a serf

noun Na"tive
  1. One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or vegetable, produced in a certain region; as, a native of France; the natives are restless.
  2. [Stock Breeding] Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.(U.S)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Indigenous plants and animals
  2. An indigenous person who was born in a particular place ("the art of the natives of the northwest coast")
  3. A person born in a particular place or country ("he is a native of Brazil")
  4. Belonging to one by birth ("my native land" and "one's native language")
  5. Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin ("the native North American sugar maple" and "many native artists studied abroad")
  6. Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning ("native Americans")
  7. As found in nature in the elemental form ("native copper")

From Old French natif, from Latin nativus, from natus (“birth”).

  1. A person who is native to a place; a person who was born in a place.
  2. (in particular) A person of aboriginal stock, as distinguished from a person who was or whose ancestors were foreigners or settlers/colonizers. Alternative letter-case form of Native (aboriginal inhabitant of the Americas or Australia).
    Some must have stolen our cattle.
  3. A native speaker.

native was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, Latin, and Romanian

Notable Persons With the Name Native


Native is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Native


Native is a comics character.


What does the name Native mean?

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

Ais for authentic, be real

Tis for treasure, of your friendship.

Iis for inventor, how many things will you create?

Vis for vision, few can share.

Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

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