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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 5 5 0
1916 8 0 8
1918 8 0 8
1920 5 0 5
1921 7 0 7
1922 7 0 7
1923 10 0 10
1925 6 0 6
1928 5 0 5
1929 7 0 7
1930 5 0 5
1937 7 0 7
1940 5 0 5
1941 6 0 6
1946 6 0 6
1994 6 6 0
1996 6 6 0
1997 5 0 5
2000 18 6 12
2001 144 31 113
2002 171 19 152
2003 171 36 135
2004 181 31 150
2005 185 33 152
2006 248 47 201
2007 323 52 271
2008 426 78 348
2009 514 86 428
2010 469 63 406
2011 393 78 315
2012 360 58 302
2013 468 82 386
2014 471 104 367

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Memphis" is not a popular baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of only 471 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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 west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Memphis

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

Alternative Meanings

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

P is for peaceful, your quiet times.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

S is for special, you are, you know!

Your name in reverse order is "Sihpmem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Mhempis". 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 Memphis born Feb 10, 1989

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 Borneo approximately on 625. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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