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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Oceania
A large group of islands in the south Pacific sometimes including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago.
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  1. A large group of islands in the south Pacific including Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia (and sometimes Australasia and the Malay Archipelago)

From French Océanie, coined circa 1812 by geographer Conrad Malte-Brun, from the Ancient Greek Ὠκεανός (Ōkeanós, “Oceanus”)

  1. A geographical region composed of many islands (Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia) plus Australasia. It is located between Asia, Antarctica and the Americas.

Oceania was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Italian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, and Romanian

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Fun Facts about the name Oceania

  • How Popular is the name Oceania? Oceania is the 47,708th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Oceania have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49 babies born with the first name Oceania in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Oceania? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Oceania first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Oceania is Thursday, May 3rd, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Oceania born? The highest recorded use of the first name Oceania was in 2007 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Oceania: Your name in reverse order is Ainaeco. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aocaine. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Oceania born Oct 12, 2001

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 Yukon approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.