Sparkle name meaning

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sparkle

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Spar"kle
  1. A little spark; a scintillation."As fire is wont to quicken and go From a sparkle sprungen amiss, Till a city brent up is." [Chaucer.]"The shock was sufficiently strong to strike out some sparkles of his fiery temper." [Prescott.]
  2. Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond.

Etymology: Dim. of spark

verb Spar"kle
  1. To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, the blazing wood sparkles; the stars sparkle ."A mantelet upon his shoulder hanging Bretful of rubies red, as fire sparkling." [Chaucer.]
  2. To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash."I see bright honor sparkle through your eyes." [Milton.]
  3. To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.
    synonyms: To shine; glisten; scintillate; radiate; coruscate; glitter; twinkle.

Etymology: See Sparkle (n.), Spark of fire

verb Spar"kle
To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.
verb Spar"kle
  1. To disperse.(Obs)"The Landgrave hath sparkled his army without any further enterprise." [State Papers.]
  2. To scatter on or over.(Obs)

Etymology: Cf. Sparble

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The quality of shining with a bright reflected light
  2. Merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance ("he had a sparkle in his eye")
  3. The occurrence of a small flash or spark
  4. Be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity ("The musical performance sparkled")
  5. Become bubbly or frothy or foaming
  6. Reflect brightly ("Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside")
  7. Emit or produce sparks

From Middle English sparkle, sparcle, equivalent to spark +‎ -le (diminutive suffix).

  1. A little spark; a scintillation.
  2. Brilliance; luster.
    the of a diamond
  3. Liveliness; vivacity.
    the of his conversation over dinner
  4. The quality of being sparkling or fizzy; effervescence.

From Middle English sparklen, spearclen, sperclen, equivalent to spark +‎ -le (frequentative verb). Cognate with Dutch sparkelen (“to sparkle”).

    Notable Persons Named Sparkle

    Notable Persons Named Sparkle


    Sparkle is a contemporary r&b musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Sparkle was given the name Stephanie Edwards on May 13th, 1975.

    Sparkle Hayter

    Sparkle was born in 1958.

    Sparkle McKnight

    Sparkle was born on September 21st, 1991.

    Sparkle Moore

    Sparkle Moore is a rockabilly musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to 1957. Sparkle was given the name Barbara Morgan in 1939.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sparkle

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sparkle


    Sparkle is a contemporary r&b musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Sparkle was given the name Stephanie Edwards on May 13th, 1975.


    Fun Facts about the name Sparkle

  1. How Popular is the name Sparkle? Sparkle is the 8,061st most popular name of all time.
  2. How many people with the first name Sparkle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,606 babies born with the first name Sparkle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sparkle to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Sparkle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Sparkle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sparkle is Thursday, March 31st, 1892.
  5. What year had the most people named Sparkle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sparkle was in 1979 with a total of 124 babies.
  6. Random Sparkle Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sparkle is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 6 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 1987.
  7. Weird things about the name Sparkle: The name spelled backwards is Elkraps. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Srpkale. How do you pronounce that?
  8. Sparkle name meaning

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