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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bahia

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  • A submission from United Arab Emirates says the name Bahia means "Nice" and is of Arabic origin.
  • According to a user from Morocco, the name Bahia is of Arabic origin and means "Nice / Brilliance".
  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Bahia means "Bay in Spanish" and is of Unknown origin.

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From bahia, an obsolete spelling of baía (“bay”).

  1. A state in the Northeast Region of Brazil, whose capital is Salvador.

Bahia was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Bahia

Bahia was born on February 28th, 1995 in France.


Bahia was born in 1952 in Sidon.


Bahia was born in 1960 in Gleibat Ihiyak, Auserd, Spanish Sahara.


Bahia was born on August 23rd, 1979 in Mohammedia, Morocco.


Bahia was born on January 31st, 1979.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bahia

André Bahia is a soccer player for the Shonan Bellmare, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Feyenoord, Samsunspor, and Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas. André was born on November 24th, 1983 in Rio de Janeiro.


She died on September 3rd, 2008.


Alan Bahia is a soccer player for the Esporte Clube XV de Novembro (Piracicaba), Clube Atlético Paranaense, Vissel Kobe, Al-Khor Sports Club, Goiás Esporte Clube, América Futebol Clube (RN), and Esporte Clube Rio Verde. Alan was born on January 14th, 1983 in Itabuna.


Léo Bahia is a soccer player for the Grêmio Osasco Audax Esporte Clube, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Associação Desportiva São Caetano, Esporte Clube Vitória, Marília Atlético Clube, S.C. Mineiro Aljustrelense, Sertanense F.C., S.C. Praiense, FC Gandzasar Kapan, Grêmio Esportivo Juventus, and Esporte. Léo was born on January 7th, 1986 in Ibirapuã, Brazil. Léo is also known as Léo Bahia.


Gil Bahia is a soccer player for the FC Universitatea Cluj, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Esporte Clube Bahia, Olaria Atlético Clube, FC Vaslui, Saba Qom F.C., Brazil national under-15 football team, Brazil national under-17 football team, and Brazil national under-20 football team. Gil was born on February 27th, 1992 in Salvador, Bahia. Gil is also known as Gildo.


Viviane was born on February 14th, 1994 in Brazil.


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Popularity of Bahia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bahia U.S.
  White 25.74% 64.26%
  African American 3.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 65.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bahia

People with the last name Bahia are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Bahia

  • How Popular is the name Bahia? Bahia is the 64,165th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bahia was the 65,424th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bahia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17 babies born with the first name Bahia in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bahia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Bahia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bahia is Friday, December 25th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Bahia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bahia was in 1974 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bahia: Your name in reverse order is Aihab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iahab. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bahia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 303 people with the last name Bahia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bahia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bahia as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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