Sequoia

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since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sequoia

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Se*quoi"a
A genus of coniferous trees, consisting of two species, Sequoia Washingtoniana, syn. S. gigantea, the “big tree” of California, and S. sempervirens, the redwood, both of which attain an immense height.

Etymology: NL. So called by Dr. Endlicher in honor of Sequoyah, who invented the Cherokee alphabet

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
Wiktionary

From Translingual Sequoia (“genus”).

  1. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a coniferous evergreen tree formerly in the genus Sequoia, now placed in Sequoiadendron.
  2. Sequoia sempervirens, a coniferous evergreen tree, the only living species of the genus Sequoia.

sequoia was also found in the following language(s): Italian and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Sequoia

Sequoia Holmes is a basketball player for the Houston Comets, Phoenix Mercury, and G.D. Interclube (basketball). Sequoia was born on June 13th, 1986 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1958 5 5 0
1971 6 6 0
1973 11 11 0
1974 8 8 0
1975 6 6 0
1976 20 14 6
1977 19 19 0
1978 17 12 5
1979 37 30 7
1980 19 19 0
1981 27 27 0
1982 35 30 5
1983 29 24 5
1984 47 47 0
1985 49 44 5
1986 51 51 0
1987 74 74 0
1988 75 75 0
1989 77 77 0
1990 93 93 0
1991 68 68 0
1992 116 111 5
1993 119 110 9
1994 99 91 8
1995 114 106 8
1996 103 93 10
1997 102 94 8
1998 109 97 12
1999 115 96 19
2000 120 109 11
2001 154 135 19
2002 192 180 12
2003 156 141 15
2004 151 133 18
2005 121 104 17
2006 119 103 16
2007 112 102 10
2008 96 81 15
2009 87 72 15
2010 93 79 14
2011 76 67 9
2012 79 69 10
2013 71 59 12
2014 82 69 13
2015 87 74 13
2016 76 63 13
2017 96 79 17

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Popularity of Sequoia as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Sequoia

  • How Popular is the name Sequoia? Sequoia is the 4,644th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sequoia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,618 babies born with the first name Sequoia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sequoia to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sequoia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1958 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sequoia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sequoia is Friday, October 11th, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Sequoia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sequoia was in 2002 with a total of 180 babies.
  • Random Sequoia Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sequoia is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Sequoia: Your name in reverse order is Aiouqes. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Isqeuoa. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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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