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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Splen"dor
  1. Great brightness; brilliant luster; brilliancy; as, the splendor ot the sun.
  2. Magnifience; pomp; parade; as, the splendor of equipage, ceremonies, processions, and the like."Rejoice in splendorof mine own." [Shak.]
  3. Brilliancy; glory; as, the splendor of a victory.
    synonyms: Luster; brilliancy; magnifience; gorgeousness; display; showiness; pomp; parade; grandeur.

Etymology: L. fr. splendere to shine: cf. F. splendeur

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  1. The quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand ("it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor")
  2. A quality that outshines the usual

From Anglo-Norman splendur, splendour, or directly from its source Latin splendor, from the verb splendere (“to shine”).

  1. Great light, luster or brilliance.
  2. Magnificent appearance, display or grandeur.
    The of the Queen's coronation was without comparison.
  3. Great fame or glory.

splendor was also found in the following language(s): Latin and Old French

Fun Facts about the name Splendor

  • When was the first name Splendor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Splendor is Wednesday, January 21st, 1920.
  • How unique is the name Splendor? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Splendor. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Splendor: Your name in reverse order is Rodnelps. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ordnlesp. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Splendor born May 18, 1999

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 USA South-West approximately on 1375. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.