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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chima

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  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Chima means "God knows my problem" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Chima is of Nigerian origin and means "God knows....".
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Notable Persons Named Chima

Chima Simone Benson is a celebrity, entertainment reporter, and tv personality. Chima is also known as Chima Simone Benson.


Chima Okorie is a soccer player for the Mohammedan S.C. (Kolkata), East Bengal F.C., Mohun Bagan A.C., Peterborough United F.C., Grimsby Town F.C., Torquay United F.C., Sogndal Fotball, Ikast FS, Viborg FF, and Bengal Mumbai FC. Chima was born on October 8th, 1968 in Imo (state).


Chima Centus Nweze is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and Justice of theSupreme Court of Nigeria. Chima was born on September 25th, 1958 in Enugu State.


Chima was born on November 10th, 1972.


Chima Onyeike is a soccer player for the HFC Haarlem, FC Dordrecht, S.B.V. Excelsior, VVV-Venlo, FC Oss, SC Cambuur, and Quick Boys. Chima was born on June 21st, 1975 in Zeist, Netherlands.


Chima was born on July 19th, 1973.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Chima

Cinda Williams Chima is a young adult, fantasy, and young-adult fiction author. Cinda was born in 1952 in Springfield, Ohio.


Daniel Chima is a soccer player for the Shanghai Shenxin F.C., Lyn Fotball, and Molde FK. Daniel was born on April 4th, 1991 in Kano, Nigeria.


Chima was born on November 10th, 1972.


Godnows Ezekwe Chima is an athlete for the AS FAN Niamey.


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Popularity of Chima as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chima U.S.
  White 12.03% 64.26%
  African American 28.98% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 40.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 14.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chima

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

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Fun Facts about the name Chima

  • How Popular is the name Chima? Chima is the 22,928th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chima was the 37,691st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chima have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 272 babies born with the first name Chima in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chima 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 Chima? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Chima first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chima is Friday, March 23rd, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Chima born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chima was in 2002 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Chima Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chima is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Chima: Your name in reverse order is Amihc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hamci. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chima? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 590 people with the last name Chima.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chima? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Chima as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k 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).
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