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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Or"ca
The killer whale Orcinus orca).
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  1. Predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas

From Latin orca (“tun, cask; whale”), see there for more. Although the origin is obscure, the sometimes-cited association with orcus (“underworld”) is folk-etymology.

  1. A sea mammal (Orcinus orca) related to dolphins and porpoises, commonly called the killer whale.

orca was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Galician, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

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Fun Facts about the name Orca

  • When was the first name Orca first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Orca is Monday, November 10th, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Orca? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Orca. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Orca: Your name in reverse order is Acro. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Roac. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Orca born May 25, 1924

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 Alaska approximately on 1550. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

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. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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).
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