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  • How many people with the first name Novel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 76 babies born with the first name Novel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Novel 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 Novel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Novel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Novel is Monday, January 6th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Novel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Novel was in 1924 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Novel: Your name in reverse order is Levon. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lveon. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Novel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 322 people with the last name Novel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Novel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Novel as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Ethnicity Novel U.S.
  White 64.91% 64.26%
  African American 9.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.80% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 20.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Novel

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Novel" mean? The list below shows the origins of Novel as well as things modernly associated with the name Novel such as celebrities named Novel.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Nov"el
Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising.

Note: ☞ In civil law, the novel or new constitutions are those which are supplemental to the code, and posterior in time to the other books. These contained new decrees of successive emperors.

Usage: Novel New . Everything at its first occurrence is new; that is novel which is so much out of the ordinary course as to strike us with surprise. That is a new sight which is beheld for the first time; that is a novel sight which either was never seen before or is seen but seldom. We have daily new inventions, but a novel one supposes some very peculiar means of attaining its end. Novel theories are regarded with distrust, as likely to prove more ingenious than sound.

Etymology: OF. novel nuvel, F. nouvel nouveau, L. novellus, dim. of novus new. See New

noun Nov"el
  1. That which is new or unusual; a novelty.
  2. pl.News; fresh tidings.(Obs)"Some came of curiosity to hear some novels." [Latimer.]
  3. A fictitious tale or narrative, longer than a short story, having some degree of complexity and development of characters; it is usually organized as a time sequence of events, and is commonly intended to exhibit the operation of the passions, and often of love.
  4. Etymology: L. novellaesc. constitutiones): cf. F. novelles

    [Law] A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel (a.)

Etymology: F. nouvelle. See Novel (a.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction ("his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels" and "he burned all the novels")
  2. An extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
  3. Pleasantly new or different
  4. Original and of a kind not seen before ("the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem")

From Borrowing from Old French novel (“new, fresh, recent, recently made or done, strange, rare”) (modern nouvel), from Latin novellus (“new, fresh, young, modern”), diminutive of novus (“new”).

In various senses from Old French novelle or Italian novella, both from Latin novella, a singular noun use of the neuter plural of novellus, from novus (“new”). Some senses came to English directly from the Latin.

  1. (obsolete) A novelty; something new. [15th-18th c.]
  2. (now historical) A fable; a short tale, especially one of many making up a larger work. [from 16th c.]
  3. A work of prose fiction, longer than a short story. [from 17th c.]
  4. (classical studies, historical) A new legal constitution in ancient Rome. [from 17th c.]

  1. (obsolete) A novelty; something new. [15th-18th c.]
  2. (now historical) A fable; a short tale, especially one of many making up a larger work. [from 16th c.]
  3. A work of prose fiction, longer than a short story. [from 17th c.]
  4. (classical studies, historical) A new legal constitution in ancient Rome. [from 17th c.]

    novel was also found in the following language(s): Old French, Old Provençal, and Spanish

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