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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Bah

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
interjection Bah
An exclamation expressive of extreme contempt.

bah was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, Italian, Kashmiri, Malay, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Bah

Bah Mamadou is a soccer player for the Woodlands Wellington FC, AS Real Bamako, Gombak United FC, Balestier Khalsa FC, Home United FC, Warriors FC, and Singapore national football team. Bah was born on October 31st, 1979 in Guinea.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bah

Alice Bah Kuhnke is a Minister for Culture and Ministry of Culture (Sweden). Alice was given the name Alice Bah on December 21st, 1971 in Malmö, Sweden.


Mahmadu Bah is a soccer player for the K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen, Jeonnam Dragons, Xiamen Blue Lions F.C., Hangzhou Greentown F.C., Halmstads BK, Al-Qadisiyah FC, Mighty Blackpool F.C., Al-Sailiya SC, Perlis FA, and Sierra Leone national football team. Mahmadu was born on January 1st, 1977 in Freetown.


Mamadou Bah is a soccer player for the RC Strasbourg Alsace, Athlético de Coléah, VfB Stuttgart, and Guinea national football team. Mamadou was born on April 25th, 1988 in Conakry.


Ibrahim Bah is an athlete for the Bo Rangers F.C., Mighty Blackpool F.C., Ports Authority F.C., Shepshed Dynamo F.C., and Sierra Leone national football team. Ibrahim was born on March 8th, 1969 in Koidutown-Sefadu. Ibrahim is also known as Inspector" Bah.


Dawda Bah is a soccer player for the Kokkolan Palloveikot, Banjul Hawks FC, Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi, FC Augsburg, Kuopion Palloseura, MYPA, and Gambia national football team. Dawda was born on November 12th, 1983 in Banjul.


Thierno Bah is a soccer player for the Al-Taawoun FC, Servette FC, FC Meyrin, Neuchâtel Xamax, FC Lausanne-Sport, Switzerland national under-21 football team, and Guinea national football team. Thierno was born on October 5th, 1982 in Labé.


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Popularity of Bah as a last name

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Common last names for Bah

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bah U.S.
  White 3.22% 64.26%
  African American 92.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bah

People with the last name Bah are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bah

  • How Popular is the name Bah? Bah is the 70,883rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Bah was the 7,130th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Bah in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bah is Tuesday, July 1st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Bah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bah was in 1888 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bah: Your name in reverse order is Hab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hba. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,690 people with the last name Bah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bah? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Bah as their last name.

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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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.