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Contributor Contrib.SeaHorse15 on 9/17/2011
From the name of the Christian festival which commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles, celebrated on the fiftieth day after Easter, ultimately deriving from Greek pentekoste (hemera) "fiftieth (day)". This name was traditionally given to children born at Whitsuntide. It can also be from a nickname given to a person with some connection to that time of year, such as owing a feudal obligation then.