Amal

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Amal

"Amal" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Hope, expectation". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Notable Persons Named Amal

Amal Clooney is a lawyer, activist, and author. She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Amal was given the name Amal Alam Uddin on February 3rd, 1978 in Beirut.

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Amal Neerad is a cinematographer, film director, and film producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Amal was born on October 7th, 1976 in Kollam, Kerala, India.

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Asmahan was an arabic music singing and actor. Asmahan was given the name Amal al-Atrash on November 25th, 1912 in Mediterranean Sea. She left this life on July 14th, 1944.

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Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri is a scientist in the field of physics. Amal was born in Barisal, East Bengal, British India.

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Amal Maher is a musician. She has been prominent since 1998. Amal was given the name Amal Maher Mandour Ibrahim on February 19th, 1985 in Cairo.

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Amal Hijazi is an arabic pop music and music of lebanon musician. She was most prominent from 2000 to present. Amal was born on February 20th, 1977. Amal is also known as Amal Hijazy.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Amal

Natacha Amal is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to present. Natacha was born on September 4th, 1968 in Brussels.

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How popular is the baby name Amal in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1962 6 6 0
1965 6 6 0
1967 7 7 0
1968 7 7 0
1969 9 9 0
1970 22 15 7
1971 7 7 0
1972 14 14 0
1973 10 10 0
1974 16 16 0
1975 18 18 0
1976 16 16 0
1977 24 24 0
1978 21 14 7
1979 27 27 0
1980 23 23 0
1981 37 31 6
1982 26 26 0
1983 23 15 8
1984 28 28 0
1985 30 25 5
1986 41 35 6
1987 37 37 0
1988 43 37 6
1989 55 46 9
1990 52 46 6
1991 46 41 5
1992 66 59 7
1993 51 42 9
1994 52 45 7
1995 62 57 5
1996 70 61 9
1997 63 53 10
1998 77 64 13
1999 70 58 12
2000 79 71 8
2001 106 97 9
2002 75 59 16
2003 105 93 12
2004 86 72 14
2005 73 68 5
2006 69 60 9
2007 96 84 12
2008 80 70 10
2009 68 63 5
2010 53 53 0
2011 71 63 8
2012 82 82 0
2013 78 69 9
2014 91 86 5
2015 130 117 13
2016 144 136 8
2017 181 172 9

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Popularity of Amal as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Amal

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  • How Popular is the name Amal? Amal is the 5,423rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Amal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,829 babies born with the first name Amal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amal to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Amal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amal is Wednesday, October 23rd, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Amal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amal was in 2017 with a total of 172 babies.
  • Random Amal Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amal is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Amal: Your name in reverse order is Lama. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amla. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
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