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Origin and Meaning of Porcupine

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Por"cu*pine
  1. [Zoöl] Any Old Word rodent of the genus Hystrix, having the back covered with long, sharp, erectile spines or quills, sometimes a foot long. The common species of Europe and Asia (Hystrix cristata) is the best known.
  2. [Zoöl] Any species of Erethizon and related genera, native of America. They are related to the true porcupines, but have shorter spines, and are arboreal in their habits. The Canada porcupine (Erethizon dorsatus) is a well known species.

Etymology: OE. porkepyn porpentine, OF. porc-espi, F. porc-épiccf. It. porco spino porco spinoso, Sp. puerco espino puerco espin, fr. L. porcus swine + spina thorn, spine). The last part of the French word is perhaps a corruption from the It. or Sp.; cf. F. épi ear, a spike of grain, L. spica. See Pork Spike a large nail, Spine

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  1. Relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur

Notable Persons With the Name Porcupine

Porcupine is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Porcupine

Porcupine is a comics character.


Fun Facts about the name Porcupine

  • How unique is the name Porcupine? Out of 5,743,017 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Porcupine was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Porcupine: Your name in reverse order is Enipucrop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iepoucrnp. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Porcupine mean?

Pis for pride, strong and alive!

Ois for optimistic, look at the bright side!

Ris for realist, the way you are.

Cis for congenial, your pleasing way.

Uis for understanding, you show for others.

Pis for pure, the spiritual side of you.

Iis for imagination, never be afraid to share your ideas

Nis for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

Past life for Porcupine born Aug 7, 2015

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 Northern India approximately on 1100. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.