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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Athan

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Wiktionary

Perhaps from Nathan, via rebracketing of "my Nathan" as "mine Athan"; compare Ned, derived from Ed via rebracketing in the opposite direction.

  1. A male given name, rather uncommon.

Notable Persons Named Athan

Athan was born on August 3rd, 1936.

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Athan was born on September 27th, 1927 in Thessaloniki. He left this life on February 12th, 2010.

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Athan Hilaki is an alternative rock, indie rock, indie pop, grunge, and rock music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, organ, piano, bass, drums, percussion, harmonica, bouzouki, mandolin, ukulele, Electric guitar, Keyboard instrument, Gibson Les Paul, Epiphone Casino, and Vox AC30. He has had major accomplishments since 1999. Athan was given the name Athanasios on March 3rd, 1982 in Athens.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 5 0 5
1924 6 0 6
1946 6 0 6
1948 5 0 5
1957 5 0 5
1959 5 0 5
1961 6 0 6
1962 6 0 6
1966 5 0 5
1967 7 0 7
1972 8 0 8
1973 8 0 8
1974 7 0 7
1976 6 0 6
1977 8 0 8
1978 5 0 5
1979 5 0 5
1980 10 0 10
1981 12 0 12
1982 9 0 9
1983 8 0 8
1985 13 0 13
1986 11 0 11
1987 12 0 12
1988 6 0 6
1989 11 0 11
1990 5 0 5
1992 6 0 6
1993 5 0 5
1994 6 0 6
1995 9 0 9
1996 8 0 8
1997 13 0 13
1998 8 0 8
1999 20 0 20
2000 38 0 38
2001 28 0 28
2002 32 0 32
2003 39 0 39
2004 46 0 46
2005 55 0 55
2006 83 0 83
2007 77 0 77
2008 95 0 95
2009 103 0 103
2010 104 0 104
2011 109 0 109
2012 123 0 123
2013 105 0 105
2014 101 0 101
2015 89 0 89
2016 89 0 89
2017 82 0 82

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Athan U.S.
  White 91.54% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.02% 16.26%

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People with the last name Athan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Athan

  • How Popular is the name Athan? Athan is the 7,601st most popular name of all time. As a last name Athan was the 60,790th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Athan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,673 babies born with the first name Athan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Athan to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Athan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Athan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Athan is Wednesday, March 5th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Athan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Athan was in 2012 with a total of 123 babies.
  • Random Athan Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Athan is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 14 babies in California have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Athan: Your name in reverse order is Nahta. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anaht. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Athan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 331 people with the last name Athan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Athan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Athan as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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