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Origin and Meaning of Empress

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  1. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Empress means "Female ruler of an empire, consort of an emperor".
  2. A submission from Philippines says the name Empress means "Empress is princess of the eath" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Em"press
  1. The consort of an emperor.
  2. A female sovereign.
  3. A sovereign mistress." Empressof my soul." [Shak.]

Etymology: OE. empress emperice, OF. empereis empereris, fr. L. imperatrix, fem. of imperator. See Emperor

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A woman emperor or the wife of an emperor

From Middle English emperice, emperesse, from Anglo-Norman and Old French empereriz, from Latin imperatrix, equivalent to emperor +‎ -ess.

  1. The female monarch (ruler) of an empire.
  2. The wife or widow of an emperor or equated ruler (e.g. Persian shah).
  3. (rare) A female chimpanzee.
  4. A deciduous tree, Paulownia tomentosa

    Notable Persons Named Empress

    Notable Persons Named Empress

    Empress Matilda

    Empress Matilda was royalty. She was most prominent from 1114 to 1114. She passed away on September 10th, 1167.

    Empress Dowager Cixi

    Empress Dowager Cixi was royalty. She has had major accomplishments since 1861. Empress was born on November 29th, 1835. She left this life on November 15th, 1908.

    Empress Michiko

    Empress Michiko is royalty. She was most active from 1989 to present. Empress was born on October 20th, 1934 in University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo City, Japan.

    Empress Kōjun

    Empress Kōjun was royalty. Their career lasted from 1926 to 1926. Empress was born as the child of Prince Kuni Kuniyoshi on March 6th, 1903 in Tokyo. They died on June 16th, 2000.

    Empress Myeongseong

    Empress Myeongseong was royalty. She holds the title Empress of Korea and Empress of Korea (posthumously). She was most active from 1873 to 1873. Empress was born on October 19th, 1851 in Yeoju. She left this life on October 8th, 1895.

    Empress Gi

    Empress Gi is royalty. She holds the title Empress of the Yuan dynasty, Empressof theYuan dynasty, and Empress Dowager.

    • Empress Chabi
    • Empress Suiko
    • Empress Teimei
    • Empress Xiaodingjing
    • Empress Jingū
    • Empress Dowager Ci'an
    • Empress Xiaoshengxian
    • Empress Shōken
    • Empress Xiaozhuangwen
    • Empress Eleonore Magdalene
    • Empress Xiaojingxian
    • Empress Xiaogongren
    • Empress Xiaoyichun
    • Empress Xiaozheyi

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Empress

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Empress

    Zhangxian Mingsu Empress

    Zhangxian was born in 969 in probably Jiazhou, Song Empire. She left this life in 1033.


    Fun Facts about the name Empress

  1. How Popular is the name Empress? Empress is the 10,424th most popular name of all time.
  2. How many people with the first name Empress have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,074 babies born with the first name Empress in the United States. That's more than enough people named Empress to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Empress? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1986 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Empress first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Empress is Friday, November 29th, 1872.
  5. What year had the most people named Empress born? The highest recorded use of the first name Empress was in 2019 with a total of 152 babies.
  6. Random Empress Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Empress is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 13 babies in Georgia have the same name in 2018.
  7. Weird things about the name Empress: The name spelled backwards is Sserpme. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Erpemss. How do you pronounce that?
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