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Origin and Meaning of Radiance

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  • A user from Georgia, United States says the name Radiance is of Unknown origin and means "Light. Brightness.".
  • A user from Oklahoma, United States says the name Radiance is of English origin and means ""Glowing, Shining bright."".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
The quality of being radiant; brilliancy; effulgence; vivid brightness; as, the radiance of the sun.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
  2. The amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
  3. An attractive combination of good health and happiness ("the radiance of her countenance")

From Latin radiare + -ance

  1. the quality of being radiant, shining, bright or splendid
    Girt with omnipotence, with crowned. — Milton.
  2. (physics) the flux of radiation emitted per unit solid angle in a given direction by a unit area of a source

Fun Facts about the name Radiance

  • How Popular is the name Radiance? Radiance is the 24,918th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Radiance have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 232 babies born with the first name Radiance in the United States. That's more than enough people named Radiance 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 Radiance? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1982 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Radiance first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Radiance is Friday, October 27th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Radiance born? The highest recorded use of the first name Radiance was in 1988 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Radiance: Your name in reverse order is Ecnaidar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arenaicd. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Radiance born May 25, 2004

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 Wales approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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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.