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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Psalm
  1. A sacred song; a poetical composition for use in the praise or worship of God."Humus devout and holy psalms Singing everlastingly." [Milton.]
  2. Especially, one of the hymns by David and others, collected into one book of the Old Testament, or a modern metrical version of such a hymn for public worship.

Etymology: OE. psalm salm, AS. sealm, L. psalmus psalma, fr. Gr. �, �, fr. � to pull, twitch, to play upon a stringed instrument, to sing to the harp: cf. OF. psalme salme, F. psaume

verb Psalm
To extol in psalms; to sing; as, psalming his praises.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any sacred song used to praise the deity
  2. One of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament; said to have been written by David
  3. Sing or celebrate in psalms ("He psalms the works of God")
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Notable Persons Named Psalm

Psalm One is an underground hip hop rapping. She was most active from 2001 to present. Psalm was given the name Cristalle Bowen . Psalm is also known as Hologram Kizzie.


Fun Facts about the name Psalm

  • How Popular is the name Psalm? Psalm is the 29,747th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Psalm have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 162 babies born with the first name Psalm in the United States. That's more than enough people named Psalm to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Psalm? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Psalm first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Psalm is Wednesday, November 4th, 1914.
  • What year had the most people named Psalm born? The highest recorded use of the first name Psalm was in 2012 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Psalm: Your name in reverse order is Mlasp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sapml. How do you pronounce that?

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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.
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