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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ayen

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     Filipino (Philippines)

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  • According to a user from South Dakota, United States, the name Ayen is of African origin and means "Gift".
  • A submission from Missouri, United States says the name Ayen means "Gift of God" and is of French origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adverb and preposition
Again; back against.

Etymology: OE. �, �. See Again


Variant or relative of "again", in its obsolete sense "against".

ayen was also found in the following language(s): Mapudungun

Notable Persons Named Ayen

Ayen Munji-Laurel is an actress • singer. She was most prominent from 2009 to present. Ayen was given the name Maria Yllena-Munji on November 21st, 1971 in Philippines.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ayen

Phillip Oladipo Ayen is an Administrator of Bayelsa State. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to 1997.


Elisabeth was born on October 27th, 1898 in Maintenon, Eure-et-Loir, France. Elisabeth is also known as Macready and Elisabeth. She breathed her last breath on December 7th, 1969.


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International Interest for Ayen

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Ayen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ayen U.S.
  White 88.16% 64.26%
  African American 3.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ayen

People with the last name Ayen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ayen

  • How Popular is the name Ayen? Ayen is the 47,199th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ayen was the 82,613th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ayen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 50 babies born with the first name Ayen in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ayen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2004 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Ayen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ayen was in 2008 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ayen: Your name in reverse order is Neya. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ynae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ayen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 228 people with the last name Ayen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ayen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ayen as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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