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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Re*veil"le
The beat of drum, or bugle blast, about break of day, to give notice that it is time for the soldiers to rise, and for the sentinels to forbear challenging.

Etymology: F. réveil, fr. réveiller to awake; pref. re- re- + pref. es-L. ex) + veiller to awake, watch, L. vigilare to watch. The English form was prob. taken by mistake from the French imper. réveillez,2d pers. pl. See Vigil

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  1. A signal to get up in the morning; in the military it is a bugle call at sunrise
  2. (military) signal to wake up

From French réveillez, imperative form of réveiller (“to wake”) .

  1. (military) The sounding of a bugle or drum early in the morning to awaken soldiers.

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Fun Facts about the name Reveille

  • How Popular is the name Reveille? Reveille is the 59,997th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Reveille have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23 babies born with the first name Reveille in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reveille? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2012 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Reveille first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reveille is Wednesday, May 13th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Reveille born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reveille was in 2015 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Reveille: Your name in reverse order is Elliever. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eilevelr. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Reveille born Apr 28, 1994

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 Central Russia approximately on 1650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. 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.