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Zenith

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in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Zenith

User Submitted Origins

English
66%
Islamic/Muslim
20%
Nepali
6%
Greek
3%
Arabic
3%
Italian
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Michigan, U.S. says the name Zenith means "The apex, or the highest point".
  2. 5 people from all over the world agree the name Zenith is of Nepali origin and means "Highest point".
  3. A submission from Minnesota, U.S. says the name Zenith means "High Point".
  4. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Zenith is of English origin and means "The point of the celestial sphere that is directly opposite the nadir and vertically above the observer".
  5. A user from California, U.S. says the name Zenith means "apex".
  6. A submission from Ireland says the name Zenith means "Top" and is of Arabic origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ze"nith
Senses
  1. That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens directly overhead; -- opposed to nadir."From morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day; and with the setting sun Dropped from the zenith, like a falling star." [Milton.]
  2. hence, figuratively, the point of culmination; the greatest height; the height of success or prosperity."I find my zenith doth depend upon A most auspicious star." [Shak.]"This dead of midnight is the noon of thought, And wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars." [Mrs. Barbauld.]"It was during those civil troubles . . . this aspiring family reached the zenith." [Macaulay.]

Etymology: OE. senyth, OF. cenith, F. zénith, Sp. zenit cenit, abbrev. fr. Ar. samt-urras way of the head, vertical place; samt way, path + al the + ras head. Cf. Azimuth

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  1. The point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
Wiktionary
Diagram showing the relationship between the , the nadir, and different types of horizon. Note that the is opposite the nadir.

From Middle English cenyth, from Medieval Latin cenit, from Arabic سَمْت‎ (samt, “direction, path”), from the fuller form سَمْت اَلرَّأْس‎ (samt ar-raʾs, “direction of the head”). The -ni- for -m- is sometimes thought to be due to a misreading of the three strokes, which is plausible, though it could be a mere phonetic approximation.

  1. (astronomy) The point in the sky vertically above a given position or observer; the point in the celestial sphere opposite the nadir.
    Antonyms: nadir, perigee
  2. (astronomy) The highest point in the sky reached by a celestial body.
  3. (by extension) Highest point or state; peak.
    Synonyms: acme, apogee, culmination, pinnacle

Notable Persons Named Zenith

Notable Persons Named Zenith

Zenith Komarniski

Zenith Komarniski is an athlete. He was most prominent from 1998 to 2006. Zenith was born on August 13th, 1978 in Edmonton.

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Zénith

Zénith is an athlete for the Zénith.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zenith

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zenith

Monsieur Zenith

Monsieur Zenith is a fictional character.

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Richard Zenith

Richard was born on February 23rd, 1956.

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Mashangva Zenith

Mashangva Zenith is a soccer player for the Churchill Brothers S.C., Mohun Bagan A.C., Shillong Lajong F.C., and United Sikkim F.C. Mashangva was born on February 23rd, 1986 in Manipur, India.

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Zénith

Zénith is an athlete for the Zénith.

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Fun Facts about the name Zenith

  • How Popular is the name Zenith? Zenith is the 16,514th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zenith have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 516 babies born with the first name Zenith in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zenith 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 Zenith? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1897 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zenith first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zenith is Thursday, October 7th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Zenith born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zenith was in 2019 with a total of 37 babies.
  • Random Zenith Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zenith is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Zenith: The name spelled backwards is Htinez. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tihenz. How do you pronounce that?
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