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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bombay

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  1. A city in western India just off the coast of the Arabian Sea; India's 2nd largest city (after Calcutta); has the only natural deep-water harbor in western India

From Portuguese Bombaim, possibly from Marathi [script needed] (Mumbadevi, “goddess Mumba”).

  1. (dated) Mumbai, the state capital of Maharashtra, India.
  2. A domestic cat of a medium-sized shorthair breed meant to resemble a Black Panther, developed in Kentucky during the 1950s.

Bombay was also found in the following language(s): French and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Bombay

Her most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Bombay was given the name Jayashri Ramnath in Kolkata, India.


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Popularity of Bombay as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bombay U.S.
  White 51.92% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bombay

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

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Fun Facts about the name Bombay

  • How Popular is the name Bombay? As a last name Bombay was the 156,044th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bombay first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bombay is Monday, December 23rd, 1907.
  • How unique is the name Bombay? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bombay. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bombay: Your name in reverse order is Yabmob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bbaoym. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bombay? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 104 people with the last name Bombay.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bombay? Bombay 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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