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Origin and Meaning of Amish

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Am"ish
The Amish Mennonites.
adjective Am"ish
Of, pertaining to, or designating, the followers of Jacob Amman, a strict Mennonite of the 17th century, who even proscribed the use of buttons and shaving as “worldly conformity”. There are several branches of Amish Mennonites in the United States. A branch having particularly strict adherence to the Amish principles are called Old Order Amish
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  1. An American follower of the Mennonite religion

From Pennsylvania German Amisch or German Amische after the name of the Swiss preacher Jakob Amman (1645-1730).

  1. A strict Anabaptist sect living mainly in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.

Notable Persons Named Amish

Amish was born on October 18th, 1974 in Mumbai, India.


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Popularity of Amish as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Amish

  • How Popular is the name Amish? Amish is the 21,988th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Amish have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 294 babies born with the first name Amish in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amish 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 Amish? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Amish first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amish is Sunday, January 6th, 1918.
  • What year had the most people named Amish born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amish was in 1981 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Amish Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amish is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Amish: Your name in reverse order is Hsima. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hsiam. 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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