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Spring name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Spring mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Spring

User Submitted Origins

English
82%
American
18%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Spring is of American origin and means "New beginings, colorful, bright or bubbly, happy and joyous".
  2. According to a user from Kentucky, U.S., the name Spring is of American origin and means "New beginnings".
  3. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Spring is of English origin and means "The Season".
  4. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Spring means "A Season" and is of English origin.
  5. According to a user from Connecticut, U.S., the name Spring means "Love".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Spring
Senses
  1. To leap; to bound; to jump."The mountain stag that springs From height to height, and bounds along the plains." [Philips.]
  2. To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot."And sudden light Sprung through the vaulted roof." [Dryden.]
  3. To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert."Watchful as fowlers when their game will spring." [Otway.]
  4. To fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power.
  5. To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped; as, a piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning.
  6. To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge; as a plant from its seed, as streams from their source, and the like; -- often followed by up forth, or out."Till well nigh the day began to spring." [Chaucer.]"To satisfy the desolate and waste ground, and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth." [Job xxxviii. 27.]"Do not blast my springing hopes." [Rowe.]"O, spring to light; auspicious Babe, be born." [Pope.]
  7. To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle."They found] new hope to spring Out of despair, joy, but with fear yet linked." [Milton.]
  8. To grow; to thrive; to prosper."What makes all this, but Jupiter the king, At whose command we perish, and we spring?" [Dryden.]

Etymology: AS. springan; akin to D. & G. springen, OS. & OHG. springan, Icel. & Sw. springa, Dan. springe; cf. Gr. spe`rchesqai to hasten. Cf. Springe Sprinkle

verb Spring
Senses
  1. To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert; as, to spring a pheasant.
  2. To produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; as, to spring a surprise on someone; to spring a joke."She starts, and leaves her bed, and springs a light." [Dryden.]"The friends to the cause sprang a new project." [Swift.]
  3. To cause to explode; as, to spring a mine.
  4. To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken; as, to spring a mast or a yard.
  5. To cause to close suddenly, as the parts of a trap operated by a spring; as, to spring a trap.
  6. To bend by force, as something stiff or strong; to force or put by bending, as a beam into its sockets, and allowing it to straighten when in place; -- often with in out, etc.; as, to spring in a slat or a bar.
  7. To pass over by leaping; as, to spring a fence.
  8. To release (a person) from confinement, especially from a prison.(colloquial)
noun Spring
Senses
  1. A leap; a bound; a jump."The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke." [Dryden.]
  2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former state by its elasticity; as, the spring of a bow.
  3. Elastic power or force."Heavens! what a spring was in his arm!" [Dryden.]
  4. An elastic body of any kind, as steel, India rubber, tough wood, or compressed air, used for various mechanical purposes, as receiving and imparting power, diminishing concussion, regulating motion, measuring weight or other force.
  5. Any source of supply; especially, the source from which a stream proceeds; an issue of water from the earth; a natural fountain."All my springsare in thee."Ps. lxxxvii. 7."A secret springof spiritual joy."Bentley."The sacred springwhence right and honor streams." [Sir J. Davies.]
  6. Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive."Our author shuns by vulgar springs to move The hero's glory, or the virgin's love." [Pope.]
  7. That which springs, or is originated, from a source;as:
    1. A race; lineage.
      (Obs)
      Chapman.
    2. A youth; a springal.
      (Obs)
      Spenser.
    3. A shoot; a plant; a young tree; also, a grove of trees; woodland.
      (Obs)
      Spenser. Milton.
  8. That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune.(Obs)
  9. The season of the year when plants begin to vegetate and grow; the vernal season, usually comprehending the months of March, April, and May, in the middle latitudes north of the equator."The green lap of the new-come spring." [Shak.]
  10. The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage; as, the spring of life."The springof the day." [1 Sam. ix. 26.]"O how this spring of love resembleth The uncertain glory of an April day." [Shak.]
  11. [Naut]
    1. A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely.
    2. A line led from a vessel's quarter to her cable so that by tightening or slacking it she can be made to lie in any desired position; a line led diagonally from the bow or stern of a vessel to some point upon the wharf to which she is moored.

Note: ☞ The principal varieties of springs used in mechanisms are the spiral springFig. a), the coil springFig. b), the elliptic springFig. c), the half-elliptic springFig. d), the volute spring, the India-rubber spring, the atmospheric spring, etc.

Note: Spring of the astronomical year begins with the vernal equinox, about March 21st, and ends with the summer solstice, about June 21st.

Etymology: AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See Spring (v. i.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
  2. A metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed ("the spring was broken")
  3. The elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
  4. A point at which water issues forth
  5. A natural flow of ground water
  6. The season of growth ("the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring" and "he will hold office until the spring of next year")
  7. Develop suddenly
  8. Produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly
  9. Spring back; spring away from an impact
  10. Move forward by leaps and bounds
  11. Develop into a distinctive entity
Wiktionary
  1. A surname​.
  2. Spring, the season of warmth and new vegetation following winter

Spring was also found in the following language(s): Hunsrik

Notable Persons Named Spring

Notable Persons Named Spring

Spring Byington

Spring Byington was an actress. She was most prominent from 1904 to 1904. Spring was given the name Spring Dell Byington on October 17th, 1886 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S. She left this life on September 7th, 1971.

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Spring R. Rice

His military service ended in 1919. Spring was born on July 11th, 1858. He breathed his last breath on August 11th, 1929.

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Spring Cooper

Spring was born on July 6th, 1980.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Spring

Notable Persons With the Last Name Spring

Suzy R. Welch

Suzy R. Welch is a former editor of the harvard business review, harvard business review, and former editor of theharvard business review. Suzy was given the name Suzanne Spring in 1959. Suzy is also known as Suzy Wetlaufer and Suzanne R. Wetlaufer.

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Sir Francis Spring

Sir Francis Spring was a Member of the Imperial Legislative Council, Member of the Madras Legislative Council, Imperial Legislative Council, and Madras Legislative Council (1891–1909). Francis was born on January 20th, 1849 in County Cork. He left this life on August 25th, 1933.

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Dick Spring

Dick Spring is a Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Leader of the Labour Party, Teachta Dála, Trade, and Leader of the Labour Party (Ireland). Dick was born on August 29th, 1950 in Ireland.

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Matthew Spring

Matthew Spring is a soccer player for the Hemel Hempstead Town F.C., Luton Town F.C., Leeds United F.C., Watford F.C., Sheffield United F.C., Charlton Athletic F.C., Leyton Orient F.C., Wycombe Wanderers F.C., and St Neots Town F.C. Matthew was born on November 17th, 1979 in Harlow.

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Jane Johnson/Jennie Spring

Jane is also known as Jennie Marie Spring, Jane Elizabeth Johnson, Janie Johnson, Jennie Spring Shields, and Jennie Marie Spring (birth name).

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Justin Spring

Justin was born on March 11th, 1984 in Houston.

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  • Thomas Spring
    Cloth Merchant
  • Sherwood Clark "Woody" Spring
    Test Pilot
  • Samuel Spring
  • Antoine Frederic Spring
  • Gardiner Spring

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Spring U.S.
  White 90.21% 64.26%
  African American 3.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Spring

People with the last name Spring are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Spring

  • What name lists does Spring rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Spring? Spring is the 4,989th most popular name of all time. As a last name Spring was the 4,053rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Spring have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,385 babies born with the first name Spring in the United States. That's more than enough people named Spring to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Spring? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Spring first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Spring is Wednesday, March 12th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Spring born? The highest recorded use of the first name Spring was in 1976 with a total of 251 babies.
  • Random Spring Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Spring is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Ohio have the same name in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Spring: The name spelled backwards is Gnirps. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Srpgni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Spring? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,757 people with the last name Spring.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Spring? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Spring as their last name.
  • Spring name meaning

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