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5k
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since 1880

Sami

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: All hearing
  • #3706 All Time
Girls
Boys
More Popular Potential Spellings
124k Sam
44k Sammy
28k Sammie

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1945 5 5 0
1947 5 5 0
1948 5 5 0
1953 6 6 0
1954 5 5 0
1955 5 0 5
1956 6 6 0
1957 23 13 10
1959 18 12 6
1960 10 10 0
1961 15 8 7
1962 23 13 10
1963 20 13 7
1964 31 20 11
1965 28 17 11
1966 31 20 11
1967 29 16 13
1968 31 19 12
1969 24 16 8
1970 34 19 15
1971 34 19 15
1972 30 19 11
1973 29 17 12
1974 41 24 17
1975 38 18 20
1976 58 28 30
1977 38 19 19
1978 57 25 32
1979 41 21 20
1980 34 11 23
1981 40 15 25
1982 52 22 30
1983 66 18 48
1984 60 17 43
1985 61 15 46
1986 62 15 47
1987 79 35 44
1988 93 28 65
1989 91 18 73
1990 89 18 71
1991 108 27 81
1992 98 14 84
1993 101 16 85
1994 122 34 88
1995 96 22 74
1996 128 25 103
1997 131 25 106
1998 121 31 90
1999 105 10 95
2000 113 20 93
2001 144 18 126
2002 140 16 124
2003 146 23 123
2004 161 23 138
2005 171 39 132
2006 157 22 135
2007 165 26 139
2008 177 22 155
2009 164 24 140
2010 162 26 136
2011 158 14 144
2012 149 25 124
2013 155 21 134
2014 168 21 147

Want to know about the populiarty of Sami? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,787 babies born with the name Sami in the United States. That's more than enough Samis 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 1945 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sami" was in 2008 with a total of 155 babies.

According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sami" is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1996. Across the entire United States a total of only 128 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Sami popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Sami 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 "Sami" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sami as well as things modernly associated with the name Sami such as celebrities named Sami.

Arabic

Origin and Meaning of Sami

The name "Sami" is of Arabic origin, and it means "All hearing". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Sami Hyypia

Sami Hyypia is a football biography. Sami was born in 1973 in Porvoo, Finland.

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Sami Kapanen

Sami Kapanen is an ice hockey player. Sami was born in 1973 in Vantaa, Finland.

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Alternative Meanings

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

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

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

Your name in reverse order is "Imas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Siam". 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 Sami born Nov 22, 2004

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 Hungary approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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