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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Amia

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Am"i*a
A genus of fresh-water ganoid fishes, exclusively confined to North America; called bowfin in Lake Champlain, dogfish in Lake Erie, and mudfish in South Carolina, etc. See Bowfin.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. � a kind of tunny

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Type genus of the Amiidae
Wiktionary
  1. The bowfin, Amia calva.

amia was also found in the following language(s): Dalmatian, Italian, Latin, and Romansch

Notable Persons Named Amia

Amia was born in 1939.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1965 6 6 0
1967 8 8 0
1970 8 8 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 5 5 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 6 6 0
1976 10 10 0
1977 7 7 0
1978 5 5 0
1979 8 8 0
1980 18 18 0
1981 21 21 0
1982 17 17 0
1983 14 14 0
1984 17 17 0
1985 14 14 0
1986 14 14 0
1987 11 11 0
1988 9 9 0
1989 9 9 0
1990 21 21 0
1991 21 21 0
1992 16 16 0
1993 16 16 0
1994 26 26 0
1995 27 27 0
1996 34 34 0
1997 66 66 0
1998 62 62 0
1999 88 88 0
2000 108 108 0
2001 140 140 0
2002 138 138 0
2003 164 164 0
2004 158 158 0
2005 176 176 0
2006 205 205 0
2007 188 188 0
2008 231 231 0
2009 184 184 0
2010 176 176 0
2011 161 161 0
2012 209 209 0
2013 254 254 0
2014 396 396 0
2015 358 358 0
2016 353 353 0
2017 318 318 0

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Popularity of Amia as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Amia

  • How Popular is the name Amia? Amia is the 4,020th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Amia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,517 babies born with the first name Amia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amia 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).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1965 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Amia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amia is Wednesday, March 26th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Amia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amia was in 2014 with a total of 396 babies.
  • Random Amia Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amia is not a popular baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Amia: Your name in reverse order is Aima. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aami. How do you pronounce that?

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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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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