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Origin and Meaning of Perpetual

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  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Perpetual means "Infinitely" and is of Nigerian origin.
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Perpetual is of Unknown origin and means "Forever".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Per*pet"u*al
Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting; continuous.

Etymology: OE. perpetuel, F. perp├ętuel, fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing throughout, continuous, fr. perpes -etis, lasting throughout

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing ("the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy")
  2. Continuing forever or indefinitely ("hell's perpetual fires")

Borrowing from Old French perpetuel, from Latin perpetualis (“universal”).

perpetual was also found in the following language(s): Catalan

Fun Facts about the name Perpetual

  • When was the first name Perpetual first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Perpetual is Tuesday, September 30th, 1924.
  • How unique is the name Perpetual? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Perpetual. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Perpetual: Your name in reverse order is Lauteprep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Prtlaueep. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Perpetual born Apr 21, 2008

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 Siberia approximately on 1400. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.