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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pandora

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pan*do"ra
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  1. [Class. Myth] A beautiful woman ( all-gifted), whom Jupiter caused Vulcan to make out of clay in order to punish the human race, because Prometheus had stolen the fire from heaven. Jupiter gave Pandora a box containing all human ills, which, when the box was opened, escaped and spread over the earth. Hope alone remained in the box. Another version makes the box contain all the blessings of the gods, which were lost to men when Pandora opened it.
  2. [Zoöl] A genus of marine bivalves, in which one valve is flat, the other convex.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. Pandw`ra; pa^s pa^n, all + dw^ron a gift

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  1. (Greek mythology) the first woman; created by Hephaestus on orders from Zeus who presented her to Epimetheus along with a box filled with evils
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Borrowing from Ancient Greek Πανδώρα (Pandṓra, “all gifts”).

  1. (Greek mythology) The first woman on earth, who had been given a box by the gods and instructed not to open it, but who disobeyed the instructions out of curiosity, releasing all manner of evils into the world.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of the planet Saturn.
  3. (astronomy) Short for 55 Pandora, a main belt asteroid.

Pandora was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Pandora

Pandora Boxx is an actor, comedian, drag queen, musician, playwright, and reality television personality. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Pandora was given the name Michael Steck on May 2nd, 1972 in Jamestown, New York. Pandora is also known as Steck and Michael.

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Pandora Moon is a student.

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Pandora Peaks is a model. Pandora was born on April 12th, 1964 in Atlanta.

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Pandora is a pop music and eurodance singer-songwriter. She was most active from 1993 to 1993. Pandora was given the name Anneli Magnusson on June 20th, 1970. Pandora is also known as Pandora and Pandora (stage name).

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Pandora Braithwaite is a member of parliament. Pandora was born in 1967.

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Pandora Clifford is an actor and actress. Pandora was born in London.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Pandora

Pandora is a pop music and eurodance singer-songwriter. She was most active from 1993 to 1993. Pandora was given the name Anneli Magnusson on June 20th, 1970. Pandora is also known as Pandora and Pandora (stage name).

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 5 0
1918 6 6 0
1921 9 9 0
1922 7 7 0
1924 8 8 0
1925 9 9 0
1926 7 7 0
1927 13 13 0
1928 13 13 0
1929 6 6 0
1930 5 5 0
1931 10 10 0
1932 10 10 0
1933 8 8 0
1935 6 6 0
1936 5 5 0
1938 8 8 0
1939 6 6 0
1940 5 5 0
1942 5 5 0
1943 8 8 0
1945 19 19 0
1946 13 13 0
1947 11 11 0
1948 9 9 0
1949 13 13 0
1950 14 14 0
1951 11 11 0
1952 132 132 0
1953 92 92 0
1954 77 77 0
1955 79 79 0
1956 86 86 0
1957 67 67 0
1958 52 52 0
1959 49 49 0
1960 92 92 0
1961 80 80 0
1962 71 71 0
1963 68 68 0
1964 88 88 0
1965 78 78 0
1966 51 51 0
1967 48 48 0
1968 48 48 0
1969 36 36 0
1970 56 56 0
1971 37 37 0
1972 28 28 0
1973 36 36 0
1974 25 25 0
1975 27 27 0
1976 18 18 0
1977 18 18 0
1978 22 22 0
1979 18 18 0
1980 9 9 0
1981 6 6 0
1982 9 9 0
1983 13 13 0
1984 7 7 0
1985 6 6 0
1986 6 6 0
1987 7 7 0
1988 16 16 0
1989 8 8 0
1990 20 20 0
1991 5 5 0
1992 9 9 0
1993 16 16 0
1994 10 10 0
1995 14 14 0
1996 22 22 0
1997 15 15 0
1998 31 31 0
1999 31 31 0
2000 37 37 0
2001 25 25 0
2002 31 31 0
2003 28 28 0
2004 29 29 0
2005 30 30 0
2006 36 36 0
2007 28 28 0
2008 39 39 0
2009 32 32 0
2010 53 53 0
2011 52 52 0
2012 56 56 0
2013 48 48 0
2014 48 48 0
2015 55 55 0
2016 43 43 0
2017 53 53 0

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Popularity of Pandora as a first name

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Popularity of Pandora as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pandora U.S.
  White 88.89% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pandora

People with the last name Pandora are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Pandora

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  • How Popular is the name Pandora? Pandora is the 5,451st most popular name of all time. As a last name Pandora was the 151,532nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Pandora have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,811 babies born with the first name Pandora in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pandora to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pandora? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Pandora first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pandora is Saturday, February 28th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Pandora born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pandora was in 1952 with a total of 132 babies.
  • Random Pandora Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pandora is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Pandora: Your name in reverse order is Arodnap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aarpnod. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pandora? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 108 people with the last name Pandora.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pandora? Pandora is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
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