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Origin and Meaning of Bam

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  • A user from Canada says the name Bam means "Constant, Steadfast".
  • A submission from Philippines says the name Bam means "Beautiful, Elegant, Fun".
  • According to a user from Indiana, United States, the name Bam means "Full of life".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun bam
An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.

Etymology: Prob. a contr. of bamboozle

verb Bam
To cheat; to wheedle.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A sudden very loud noise
  2. An ancient city in southeastern Iran; destroyed by an earthquake in 2003

Notable Persons Named Bam

Bam Margera is a professional skateboarder, stunt performer, actor, musician, filmmaker, television personality, filmmaking, and celebrity. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Bam was given the name Brandon Cole Margera on September 28th, 1979 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.


Bam Bam Bigelow was a wrestler. Bam was born on September 1st, 1961 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He passed away on January 19th, 2007.


Bam was born on June 18th, 1975 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.


Bam Morris is a football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs, Orlando Predators, and Texas Copperheads. Bam was born on January 13th, 1972 in Cooper, Texas.


Bam Childress is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Bam was born on March 31st, 1982 in West Palm Beach, Florida.


Bam Dev Gautam is a Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, and Ministry of Home Affairs (Nepal). Bam was born on July 11th, 1944.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bam

Afrika Baby Bam is an alternative hip hop, golden age hip hop, and jazz rap rapping, record producer, performance art, and actor. He plays Phonograph and Guitar. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Afrika was given the name Nathaniel Phillip Hall on May 22nd, 1970 in Brooklyn. Afrika is also known as Afrika Baby Bam, Hall, and Nathaniel (real name).


She holds the title Miss South Africa 2011 and Miss South Africa2011. Melinda was given the name Melinda de Kok on May 14th, 1989 in Pretoria.


Boom Bam is a west coast hip hop musician. His ongoing career started in 1987. Boom was given the name Gene Heisser in 1971 in Compton, California. Boom is also known as Boom Bam, Heisser, and Gene.


They were most prominent from 2005 to present. Katie was born on December 6th, 1988 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania.


Brigalia was born in 1933 in Transkei. Brigalia is also known as Bam and Brigalia Ntombemhlope.


Bam was born on November 22nd, 1985 in Mexico City.


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Popularity of Bam as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bam U.S.
  White 42.15% 64.26%
  African American 14.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 41.32% 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%

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

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Fun Facts about the name Bam

  • How Popular is the name Bam? Bam is the 48,459th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bam was the 138,304th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bam have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 46 babies born with the first name Bam in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bam? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2004 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Bam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bam is Monday, July 14th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Bam born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bam was in 2007 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bam: Your name in reverse order is Mab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bma. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bam? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 121 people with the last name Bam.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bam? Bam is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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