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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Spangle

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Span"gle
  1. A small plate or boss of shining metal; something brilliant used as an ornament, especially when stitched on the dress.
  2. Figuratively, any little thing that sparkless."The rich spanglesthat adorn the sky." [Waller.]

Etymology: OE. spangel, dim. of AS. spange. See Spang a spangle

verb Span"gle
To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate.
verb Span"gle
To show brilliant spots or points; to glisten; to glitter.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
  2. Decorate with spangles ("the star-spangled banner")
  3. Glitter as if covered with spangles

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Popularity of Spangle as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Spangle U.S.
  White 94.39% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Spangle

People with the last name Spangle are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Spangle

  • How Popular is the name Spangle? As a last name Spangle was the 31,033rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Spangle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Spangle is Monday, September 22nd, 1919.
  • How unique is the name Spangle? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Spangle. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Spangle: Your name in reverse order is Elgnaps. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sgelnpa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Spangle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 748 people with the last name Spangle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Spangle? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Spangle as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Spangles Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Spangle born Oct 26, 1955

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 Sumatra approximately on 375. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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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).