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Etymology & Historical Origin - Monserrat
Monserrat is a Catalonian female given name and a diminutive of Montserrat which is the name of a mountain located in Barcelona, Spain. The Latin “mons serratus” means ‘jagged mountain’ referring to the multi-peaked mountain range with its jagged rock formations. Santa Maria de Montserrat is a gorgeous monastery that was built into the jagged walls of these mountains in the 11th century and hosts a statue of the Virgin of Montserrat, also referred to as “La Moreneta” in Catalan (the little dark-skinned one) so named because she represents one of Europe’s Black Madonnas. She is now the site of an important pilgrimage made by most Catalonians (Santa Maria de Montserrat is a patroness saint of Catalonia). Barcelona is a mere 40 miles away, so many people will make an overnight trip to hike the mountain and watch the glorious sunset from the heights of the monastery at over 4,000 ft. altitude. Naming a daughter Monserrat is equivalent to Our Ladies of Fatima, Lourdes, Guadalupe or Carmen. It’s a very Spanish tradition and it’s very Catholic. Today, Monserrat is an ϋber-popular girl’s name in the country of Chile.
Popularity of the Name Monserrat
Monserrat first appeared on the U.S. female naming charts in the 21st century (the year 2000). For ten years, Monserrat climbed and dropped on the charts somewhat erratically until she finally dropped off the Top 1000 list altogether in 2010. This makes the name quite unique among Spanish-speaking Americans. We love the interesting etymology – both the jagged mountains and the Black Madonna. She’s Catalonian in her heritage which adds a very specific and appealing ethnicity. We know they fully embrace this name in Chile! The name Monserrat is unquestionably a mouthful, but she’s unique and lovely nonetheless.
Popularity of the Girl Name Monserrat
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Monserrat
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Monserrat
Monserrat We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Monserrat.
Popular Songs on Monserrat
Music for Montserrat - a musical DVD featuring various artists
Children's Books on the Baby Name Monserrat
Monserrat - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Monserrat.
Famous People Named Monserrat
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Children of Famous People Named Monserrat
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Monserrat - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Monserrat - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Monserrat.
Personality of the Girl Name Monserrat
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Monserrat