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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Za"mi*a
A genus of cycadaceous plants, having the appearance of low palms, but with exogenous wood. See Coontie, and Illust. of Strobile.

Etymology: L. zamia a kind of fir cone, from Gr. �, �, hurt, damage. See Plin. xvi. 44

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of various cycads of the genus Zamia; among the smallest and most verdant cycads

From the genus name Zamia

  1. Any of various cycads of the genera Zamia and Macrozamia

zamia was also found in the following language(s): French and Latin

Fun Facts about the name Zamia

  • How Popular is the name Zamia? Zamia is the 23,361st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zamia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 278 babies born with the first name Zamia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zamia to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zamia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Zamia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zamia is Monday, August 4th, 1986.
  • What year had the most people named Zamia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zamia was in 2006 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Zamia: The name spelled backwards is Aimaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Amzia. How do you pronounce that?
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