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Chaim

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9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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138
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chaim

"Chaim" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Life". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Hebrew חַיִּים (“life”).

  1. A male given name

Chaim was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Chaim

Gene Simmons is a heavy metal music and hard rock musician. He plays Cort Guitars and Spector. He has had major accomplishments since 1963. Gene was given the name Chaim Witz on August 25th, 1949 in Tirat Carmel. Gene is also known as The Demon and Dr. Love/God of Thunder.

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Chaim Topol is an author, actor, comedian, singing, voice acting, record producer, film, stage, voice actor, singer, voice artist, and producer. His ongoing career started in 1961. Chaim was born on September 9th, 1935 in Tel Aviv. Chaim is also known as Topol.

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Chaim Weizmann was a President of Israel. He was most active from 1949 to 1952. Chaim was born on November 27th, 1874 in Motal. He passed away on November 9th, 1952.

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Chaim Herzog was a President of Israel. He was most active from 1983 to 1993. Chaim was born on September 17th, 1918 in Belfast, Ireland. He left this life on April 17th, 1997.

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Chaïm Soutine is an artist in the field of painting. Chaïm was born on January 13th, 1893 in Smilavichy.

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Chaim Potok was a literary fiction novelist and rabbi. Chaim was given the name Herman Harold Potok on February 17th, 1929 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. He left this life on July 23rd, 2002.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1942 7 0 7
1944 5 0 5
1945 5 0 5
1946 12 0 12
1947 9 0 9
1948 11 0 11
1949 17 0 17
1950 17 0 17
1951 21 0 21
1952 24 0 24
1953 30 0 30
1954 25 0 25
1955 28 0 28
1956 37 0 37
1957 52 0 52
1958 56 0 56
1959 61 0 61
1960 62 0 62
1961 52 0 52
1962 27 0 27
1963 24 0 24
1964 24 0 24
1965 25 0 25
1966 37 0 37
1967 29 0 29
1968 41 0 41
1969 40 0 40
1970 54 0 54
1971 42 0 42
1972 79 0 79
1973 72 0 72
1974 70 0 70
1975 76 0 76
1976 84 0 84
1977 82 0 82
1978 98 0 98
1979 99 0 99
1980 69 0 69
1981 104 0 104
1982 93 0 93
1983 98 0 98
1984 114 0 114
1985 115 6 109
1986 85 0 85
1987 114 0 114
1988 137 0 137
1989 144 0 144
1990 132 0 132
1991 127 0 127
1992 131 0 131
1993 148 0 148
1994 142 0 142
1995 130 0 130
1996 162 0 162
1997 172 0 172
1998 191 0 191
1999 179 0 179
2000 182 0 182
2001 173 0 173
2002 183 0 183
2003 213 0 213
2004 213 0 213
2005 239 0 239
2006 237 0 237
2007 275 0 275
2008 273 0 273
2009 270 0 270
2010 244 0 244
2011 299 0 299
2012 339 0 339
2013 341 0 341
2014 288 0 288
2015 347 0 347
2016 307 0 307

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Popularity of Chaim as a first name

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Popularity of Chaim as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chaim U.S.
  White 80.43% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.52% 16.26%

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People with the last name Chaim are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Chaim

  • How Popular is the name Chaim? Chaim is the 2,721st most popular name of all time. As a last name Chaim was the 124,548th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chaim have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,544 babies born with the first name Chaim in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chaim to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chaim? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1942 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Chaim first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chaim is Friday, December 22nd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Chaim born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chaim was in 2015 with a total of 347 babies.
  • Random Chaim Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chaim ranks 94th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 103 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Chaim: Your name in reverse order is Miahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amcih. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chaim? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 138 people with the last name Chaim.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chaim? Chaim 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).
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