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Origin and Meaning of Wesleyan

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Wes"ley*an
Of or pertaining to Wesley or Wesleyanism.

Etymology: See Wesleyanism

noun Wes"ley*an
One who adopts the principles of Wesleyanism; a Methodist.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A follower of Wesleyanism
  2. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley

Wesley +‎ -an

  1. A supporter of Wesleyanism.

Fun Facts about the name Wesleyan

  • When was the first name Wesleyan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wesleyan is Sunday, May 1st, 1898.
  • How unique is the name Wesleyan? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wesleyan. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Wesleyan: Your name in reverse order is Nayelsew. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Seylanew. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Wesleyan born Sep 20, 1947

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 Bulgaria approximately on 1775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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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).
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