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

What does the name Basham mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Basham

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B is for brilliance, your vivacity for life.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

S is for serene, your calm time.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

M is for marvelous, which is how others see you

Notable Persons With the Last Name Basham

Doug Basham is a wrestler. Doug was born in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.


Arthur Llewellyn Basham was a historian and educationalist. Arthur was born on May 24th, 1914 in Loughton. He died on January 27th, 1986.


Chris Basham is a soccer player for the Sheffield United F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Bolton Wanderers F.C., Stafford Rangers F.C., Rochdale A.F.C., and Blackpool F.C. Chris was born on July 20th, 1988 in Hebburn, England.


W. Ralph Basham is an office holder. W. was born on November 17th, 1943 in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.


Don was born in 1926. He left this life in 1989.


Johnny was born on September 13th, 1890 in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales. He breathed his last breath on June 7th, 1947.


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International Interest for Basham

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Basham as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Basham U.S.
  White 91.94% 64.26%
  African American 2.98% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Basham

People with the last name Basham are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Basham

  • How Popular is the name Basham? As a last name Basham was the 4,036th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Basham first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Basham is Thursday, January 26th, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Basham? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Basham. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Basham: Your name in reverse order is Mahsab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bhsmaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Basham? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,806 people with the last name Basham.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Basham? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Basham as their last name.

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