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

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Origin and Meaning of Chisom

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  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Chisom is of African origin and means "God follows me".
  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Chisom means "The name 'Chisom' means 'God is with me' . The name is from the Igbo ethnic group in South-Eastern Nigeria." and is of Nigerian origin.
  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Chisom means "God is with me" and is of Nigerian origin.
  • According to a user from Missouri, United States, the name Chisom is of African origin and means "God follows me".
  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Chisom is of Nigerian origin and means "God follows me or God is with me".

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Chisom

Chisom Chikatara is an athlete for the Abia Warriors F.C., Nigeria national under-23 football team, and Nigeria national football team. Chisom was born on November 24th, 1994 in Abia, Nigeria.


Chisom Achoha is an athlete for the Calabar Rovers.


Chisom Egbuchulam is a sports team member for the Enugu Rangers.


How popular is the baby name Chisom in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1989 6 0 6
1990 5 5 0
1991 12 5 7
1993 5 5 0
1994 7 7 0
1995 12 7 5
1996 17 10 7
1997 10 10 0
1998 8 8 0
1999 23 17 6
2000 19 12 7
2001 19 13 6
2002 20 12 8
2003 32 21 11
2004 33 24 9
2005 18 10 8
2006 29 21 8
2007 27 13 14
2008 28 18 10
2009 22 17 5
2010 34 24 10
2011 25 17 8
2012 29 22 7
2013 33 22 11
2014 22 22 0
2015 37 30 7
2016 32 27 5
2017 33 22 11

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International Interest for Chisom

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Chisom as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chisom U.S.
  White 34.94% 64.26%
  African American 59.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chisom

People with the last name Chisom are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Chisom

  • How Popular is the name Chisom? Chisom is the 14,609th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chisom was the 32,524th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chisom have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 597 babies born with the first name Chisom in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chisom 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 Chisom? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Chisom first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chisom is Tuesday, March 8th, 1910.
  • What year had the most people named Chisom born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chisom was in 2015 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Chisom Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chisom is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Chisom: Your name in reverse order is Mosihc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Homcsi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chisom? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 707 people with the last name Chisom.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chisom? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Chisom as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k 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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