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Popularity
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Memphis

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Greek
  • #3772 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1915550
1916808
1918808
1920505
1921707
1922707
192310010
1925606
1928505
1929707
1930505
1937707
1940505
1941606
1946606
1994660
1996660
1997505
200018612
200114431113
200217119152
200317136135
200418131150
200518533152
200624847201
200732352271
200842678348
200951486428
201046963406
201139378315
201236058302
201346882386
2014471104367

Want to know about the populiarty of Memphis? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,656 babies born with the name Memphis in the United States. That's more than enough Memphis to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1915 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Memphis" was in 2009 with a total of 428 babies.

According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Memphis" is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 10 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 2010. Across the entire United States a total of only 469 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Memphis" mean?

Memphis (Greek): Established and beautiful

The name "Memphis" is of Greek origin and it means "Established and beautiful". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

M is for mirth, your laughter.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

P is for pure, the spiritual side of you.

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

S is for serious, not always joking.

Your name in reverse order is "Sihpmem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Pmmshei". 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.

Where is the name Memphis popular?



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

Past life for Memphis born May 7, 1968

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ireland approximately on 950. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Name poster for Memphis

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