Story name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Story

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  1. According to a user from India, the name Story is of Bantu origin and means "Royal bloom".
  2. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Story means "My name is Shazarah so I know. Trinidad and tobago: Royal flower. Norway: queen of queens".
  3. According to a user from Arizona, U.S., the name Story means "Love and kindness".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sto"ry
A set of rooms on the same floor or level; a floor, or the space between two floors. Also, a horizontal division of a building's exterior considered architecturally, which need not correspond exactly with the stories within.

Note: ☞ A story comprehends the distance from one floor to another; as, a story of nine or ten feet elevation. The spaces between floors are numbered in order, from below upward; as, the lower, second, or third story; a house of one story, of two stories, of five stories.

Etymology: OF. estoré estorée, built, erected, p. p. of estorer to build, restore, to store. See Store (v. t.)

noun Sto"ry
  1. A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record."One malcontent who did indeed get a name in story." [Barrow.]"Venice, with its unique city and its Impressive story." [Ed. Rev.]"The four great monarchies make the subject of ancient story." [Sir W. Temple.]
  2. The relation of an incident or minor event; a short narrative; a tale; especially, a fictitious narrative less elaborate than a novel; a short romance.
  3. A euphemism or child's word for “a lie;” a fib; as, to tell a story .(Colloq)

Etymology: OE. storie, OF. estoire, F. histoire, fr. L. historia. See History

verb Sto"ry
To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story.
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  1. A structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
  2. A piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
  3. A record or narrative description of past events ("a history of France" and "the story of exposure to lead")
  4. A short account of the news ("the story was on the 11 o'clock news")
  5. A trivial lie
  6. A message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program

From Middle English storie, storye, from Anglo-Norman estorie, from Late Latin storia, an aphetic form of Latin historia (“history; story”), from Ancient Greek ἱστορία (historía, “history”). Compare history and storey (“floor of a building”).

  1. A sequence of real or fictional events; or, an account of such a sequence.
    The book tells the of two roommates.
  2. A lie, fiction.
    You’ve been telling again, haven’t you?
  3. (US, colloquial, usually pluralized) A soap opera.
    What will she do without being able to watch her ?
  4. (obsolete) History.
  5. A sequence of events, or a situation, such as might be related in an account.
    What's the with him?
    I tried it again; same , no error message, nothing happened.

From Middle English story, from Old French *estoree (“a thing built, a building”), from estoree (“built”), feminine past participle of estorer (“to build”), from Latin instaurare (“to construct, build, erect”).

  1. (obsolete) A building or edifice.
  2. (chiefly US) A floor or level of a building; a storey.
    Our shop was on the fourth of the building, so we had to install an elevator.
  3. (typography) Alternative form of storey

    Notable Persons Named Story

    Notable Persons Named Story

    Story Landis

    Story Tweedie-Yates

    Story was born on May 2nd, 1983.


    Story was born on August 19th, 1913. He left this life on February 20th, 1999.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Story

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Story

    There’s a Hair in My Dirt!: A Worm's Story

    There’s a Hair in My Dirt!: A Worm's Story is a cartoonist. There’s was born on August 14th, 1950 in Tacoma, Washington.

    Rick Story

    Rick was born on August 28th, 1984 in Tacoma, Washington, United States.

    Joseph Story

    Joseph Story was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. His most notable accomplishments were from 1808 to 1809. Joseph was born on September 18th, 1779 in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on September 10th, 1845.

    Tim Story

    Tim Story is a director and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1997. Tim was given the name Timothy Kevin Story on March 13th, 1970.

    Laura Story

    Laura Story is a contemporary christian music singer-songwriter. Laura was given the name Laura Mixon Story on September 5th, 1978 in Augusta, Georgia.

    Blessed John Story

    Blessed John Story was a saint. He holds the title Martyr. Blessed was born in 1504 in Northern England. He died in 1571.

    • Ralph Story
    • Nelson Story
    • Richard W. Story
      Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • William Edward Story
    • Luther H. Story
    • MD, MPH Julie Byerley
    • Julian Russell Story
    • Edward Story
      Christian Bishop
    • Samuel Story
    • George Story
    • Robert Story
    • William Story
      Senator for South Australia

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Story U.S.
      White 83.27% 64.26%
      African American 11.42% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.38% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.74% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.55% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Story

    People with the last name Story are most frequently White or African American

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Story

  1. How Popular is the name Story? Story is the 9,009th most popular name of all time. As a last name Story was the 1,867th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Story have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,347 babies born with the first name Story in the United States. That's more than enough people named Story 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 Story? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Story first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Story is Wednesday, May 19th, 1880.
  5. What year had the most people named Story born? The highest recorded use of the first name Story was in 2019 with a total of 114 babies.
  6. Random Story Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Story is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Texas have the same name in 2016.
  7. Weird things about the name Story: The name spelled backwards is Yrots. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ysotr. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Story? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,218 people with the last name Story.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Story? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Story as their last name.
  10. Story name meaning

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