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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Basma

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  • A user from Egypt says the name Basma is of Arabic origin and means "Smile".

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From Turkish basma (“printed cloth”).

  1. handkerchief

Notable Persons Named Basma

Basma Hassan is an actress. Basma was born on December 7th, 1976 in Cairo.


Basma Riaz Choudhry is an Ex Member of the Provincial Assembly PML-Q and ExMember of the Provincial AssemblyPML-Q. Basma was born in 1960 in Phalia. Basma is also known as بسمہ ریاض چوہدری.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Basma

They hold the title Princess Royal of Jordan. Princess was born as the child of Talal of Jordan and Zein al-Sharaf Talal on May 11th, 1951 in Amman.


Christer Basma is a soccer player for the IL ROS, Bærum SK, Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball, Stabæk Fotball, Rosenborg BK, Ranheim Fotball, Norway national under-21 football team, and Norway national football team. Christer was born on August 1st, 1972 in Norway.


Kassim was born in 1961.


Muhsen was born on October 21st, 1966.


Hamid Basma is an athlete for the Al Khoyol FC.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Basma U.S.
  White 78.04% 64.26%
  African American 7.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 11.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Basma

People with the last name Basma are most frequently White or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Basma

  • How Popular is the name Basma? Basma is the 21,133rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Basma was the 86,981st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Basma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 317 babies born with the first name Basma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Basma 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 Basma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Basma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Basma is Sunday, February 5th, 1911.
  • What year had the most people named Basma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Basma was in 2017 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Basma Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Basma is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Basma: Your name in reverse order is Amsab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sbmaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Basma? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 214 people with the last name Basma.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Basma? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Basma as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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