First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bama

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  1. (colloquial) Alabama
  2. (colloquial) the University of Alabama

Bama was also found in the following language(s): Swahili

Notable Persons Named Bama

Bama Faustina Soosairaj is a writer. Bama was given the name Faustina Mary Fatima Rani in 1958 in Pudhupatti, Madras State, India.


Bama Rowell was a baseball player. Bama was born on January 13th, 1916 in Citronelle, Alabama. He breathed his last breath on August 16th, 1993.


Common last names for Bama

  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • White

Fun Facts about the name Bama

  • How Popular is the name Bama? Bama is the 16,345th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Bama have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 498 babies born with the first name Bama in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bama to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bama? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bama first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bama is Saturday, November 1st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Bama born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bama was in 1894 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Bama Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bama is not a popular baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Bama: Your name in reverse order is Amab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bama. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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