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since 1880

America

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Home Ruler
  • #2182 All Time
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< 1k Americus (German)
< 1k Amerigo (Italian)

How popular is the name "America" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 16 0
1881 11 11 0
1882 13 13 0
1883 14 14 0
1884 12 12 0
1885 18 18 0
1886 14 14 0
1887 15 15 0
1888 17 17 0
1889 20 20 0
1890 15 15 0
1891 21 21 0
1892 16 16 0
1893 12 12 0
1894 10 10 0
1895 12 12 0
1896 16 16 0
1897 8 8 0
1898 20 20 0
1899 24 24 0
1900 15 15 0
1901 11 11 0
1902 16 16 0
1903 17 17 0
1904 10 10 0
1905 18 18 0
1906 13 13 0
1907 16 16 0
1908 15 15 0
1909 19 19 0
1910 12 12 0
1911 19 19 0
1912 23 23 0
1913 26 26 0
1914 29 29 0
1915 36 30 6
1916 23 18 5
1917 22 22 0
1918 50 50 0
1919 39 39 0
1920 34 34 0
1921 36 36 0
1922 46 46 0
1923 37 37 0
1924 36 36 0
1925 24 24 0
1926 26 26 0
1927 16 16 0
1928 25 25 0
1929 32 32 0
1930 24 24 0
1931 22 22 0
1932 21 16 5
1933 18 18 0
1934 9 9 0
1935 9 9 0
1936 15 15 0
1937 12 12 0
1938 14 14 0
1939 27 27 0
1940 19 19 0
1941 19 19 0
1942 13 13 0
1943 16 16 0
1944 13 13 0
1945 9 9 0
1946 14 14 0
1947 16 16 0
1948 13 13 0
1949 11 11 0
1950 12 12 0
1951 17 17 0
1952 17 17 0
1953 19 19 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 15 15 0
1956 11 11 0
1957 22 22 0
1958 6 6 0
1959 20 20 0
1960 23 23 0
1961 13 13 0
1962 18 18 0
1963 16 16 0
1964 21 21 0
1965 19 19 0
1966 24 24 0
1967 25 25 0
1968 25 25 0
1969 24 24 0
1970 36 36 0
1971 36 36 0
1972 42 42 0
1973 34 34 0
1974 50 50 0
1975 52 52 0
1976 79 79 0
1977 58 58 0
1978 39 39 0
1979 64 64 0
1980 57 57 0
1981 56 56 0
1982 38 38 0
1983 56 56 0
1984 44 44 0
1985 48 48 0
1986 55 55 0
1987 49 49 0
1988 75 75 0
1989 88 88 0
1990 74 74 0
1991 87 87 0
1992 98 98 0
1993 116 116 0
1994 118 118 0
1995 115 115 0
1996 134 134 0
1997 134 134 0
1998 230 230 0
1999 247 247 0
2000 324 324 0
2001 512 512 0
2002 704 704 0
2003 563 563 0
2004 612 612 0
2005 719 719 0
2006 687 687 0
2007 700 700 0
2008 614 614 0
2009 543 543 0
2010 441 441 0
2011 329 329 0
2012 288 288 0
2013 347 347 0
2014 323 323 0

Want to know about the populiarty of America? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,829 babies born with the name America in the United States. That's more than enough Americas to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 16 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "America" was in 2005 with a total of 719 babies.

According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "America" is not a popular baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 2008. Across the entire United States a total of only 614 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name America popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name America in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "America" mean? The list below shows the origins of America as well as things modernly associated with the name America such as celebrities named America.

German

Origin and Meaning of America

The name "America" is of German origin, and it means "Home Ruler". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

America Ferrera

America Ferrera is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. America was born in 1984 as America Georgine Ferrera in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

M is for mirth, your laughter.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

I is for ideals, no higher!

C is for congenial, your pleasing way.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Your name in reverse order is "Acirema". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Emaicar". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for America born Feb 21, 1972

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Siberia approximately on 525. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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