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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alem

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  • A user from Norway says the name Alem means "World".
  • According to a user from Switzerland, the name Alem means "World or you are the world,".
  • A user from New York, U.S. says the name Alem is of African origin and means "Blessing".
  • According to a user from South Carolina, U.S., the name Alem is of Albanian origin and means "King".
  • A user from California, U.S. says the name Alem is of Eritrea origin and means "World".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Al"em
The imperial standard of the Turkish Empire.

Etymology: Turk. 'alem, fr. Ar. 'alam

Notable Persons Named Alem

Alem was born on February 12th, 1982 in Priboj.


He left this life in 1974.


Alem was born on June 18th, 1787. He breathed his last breath on March 29th, 1843.


Alem Plakalo is a soccer player for the FK Sarajevo.


Alem Gorosito is an athlete for the Deportes Ovalle.


Alem Merajić is a sports team member for the FK Shkëndija.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Alem

Raja'a was born in 1970.



Abdulkader Al Alem is an athlete for the Omayya SC.


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International Interest for Alem

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alem U.S.
  White 21.87% 64.26%
  African American 66.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alem

People with the last name Alem are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Alem

  • How Popular is the name Alem? Alem is the 27,583rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Alem was the 59,017th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alem have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 189 babies born with the first name Alem in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alem to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alem? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1987 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Alem first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alem is Sunday, August 9th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Alem born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alem was in 2006 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Alem: Your name in reverse order is Mela. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aelm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alem? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 343 people with the last name Alem.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alem? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alem as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.