Ephraim

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ephraim

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  • A user from California, United States says the name Ephraim is of Hebrew origin and means "Fruitful".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun E"phra*im
A hunter's name for the grizzly bear.

Etymology: The proper name

Wiktionary

Hebrew אֶפְרַיִם (Efráyim, “Ephraim”, literally “fruitful”).

  1. The younger son of Joseph in the Bible, eponymous ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A hunter's name for the grizzly bear.

Ephraim was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Ephraim

Ephraim Katzir was a President of Israel. His career lasted from 1973 to 1978. Ephraim was born on May 16th, 1916 in Kiev. He died on May 30th, 2009.

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Ephraim Chambers is a non-fiction encyclopedia and publishing. Ephraim was born in Kendal.

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Ephraim was given the name Ferenc Hoffmann on August 23rd, 1924 in Budapest, Hungary. He breathed his last breath on January 29th, 2005.

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Ephraim Salaam is a football player. He was most prominent from 1998 to 2010. Ephraim was born on June 19th, 1976 in Chicago.

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Ephraim Moses Lilien is a in the fields of illustrator, print-maker, and printmaking.

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Ephraim Lewis was a soul music, neo soul, and contemporary r&b singer-songwriter. Ephraim was born in 1968 in Wolverhampton. He left this life on March 18th, 1994.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ephraim

Molly Ephraim is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Molly was born on May 22nd, 1986 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Hogan Ephraim is a soccer player for the West Ham United F.C., Colchester United F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Leeds United F.C., Charlton Athletic F.C., Bristol City F.C., Toronto FC, Peterborough United F.C., Wycombe Wanderers F.C., England national under-16 football team, and England national u. Hogan was born on March 31st, 1988 in Archway, London, England.

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Alonzo Ephraim is a football player. He was most prominent from 2003 to 2008. Alonzo was born on November 8th, 1981 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Max was born on October 15th, 1918. He passed away on September 16th, 2001.

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He breathed his last breath in 1648.

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James Ephraim is an athlete for the Adamawa United F.C.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 18 0 18
1881 15 0 15
1882 10 0 10
1883 14 0 14
1884 12 0 12
1885 11 0 11
1886 14 0 14
1887 10 0 10
1888 16 0 16
1889 7 0 7
1890 11 0 11
1891 6 0 6
1892 8 0 8
1893 9 0 9
1894 9 0 9
1895 10 0 10
1897 9 0 9
1898 8 0 8
1899 6 0 6
1900 8 0 8
1902 10 0 10
1904 8 0 8
1906 5 0 5
1907 7 0 7
1908 7 0 7
1909 8 0 8
1910 6 0 6
1911 13 0 13
1912 20 0 20
1913 26 0 26
1914 36 0 36
1915 40 0 40
1916 30 0 30
1917 39 0 39
1918 38 0 38
1919 27 0 27
1920 36 0 36
1921 42 0 42
1922 36 0 36
1923 45 0 45
1924 34 0 34
1925 36 0 36
1926 38 0 38
1927 26 0 26
1928 30 0 30
1929 25 0 25
1930 29 0 29
1931 19 0 19
1932 17 0 17
1933 27 0 27
1934 22 0 22
1935 15 0 15
1936 15 0 15
1937 10 0 10
1938 8 0 8
1939 24 0 24
1940 15 0 15
1941 10 0 10
1942 22 0 22
1943 20 0 20
1944 17 0 17
1945 15 0 15
1946 19 0 19
1947 18 0 18
1948 18 0 18
1949 23 0 23
1950 18 0 18
1951 29 0 29
1952 23 0 23
1953 14 0 14
1954 19 0 19
1955 24 0 24
1956 34 0 34
1957 28 0 28
1958 20 0 20
1959 19 0 19
1960 34 0 34
1961 27 0 27
1962 25 0 25
1963 28 0 28
1964 20 0 20
1965 27 0 27
1966 16 0 16
1967 30 0 30
1968 30 0 30
1969 21 0 21
1970 39 0 39
1971 39 0 39
1972 40 0 40
1973 37 0 37
1974 54 0 54
1975 41 0 41
1976 53 0 53
1977 57 0 57
1978 32 0 32
1979 47 0 47
1980 52 0 52
1981 49 0 49
1982 65 0 65
1983 55 0 55
1984 55 0 55
1985 61 0 61
1986 60 0 60
1987 69 0 69
1988 60 0 60
1989 73 0 73
1990 58 0 58
1991 61 0 61
1992 58 0 58
1993 56 0 56
1994 71 0 71
1995 57 0 57
1996 68 0 68
1997 67 0 67
1998 69 0 69
1999 66 0 66
2000 93 0 93
2001 70 0 70
2002 86 0 86
2003 113 0 113
2004 142 0 142
2005 143 0 143
2006 150 0 150
2007 151 0 151
2008 179 0 179
2009 184 0 184
2010 180 0 180
2011 174 0 174
2012 198 0 198
2013 208 0 208
2014 228 0 228
2015 229 0 229
2016 250 0 250
2017 254 0 254

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Popularity of Ephraim as a first name

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Popularity of Ephraim as a last name

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Common last names for Ephraim

  • Johnson
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  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Brown
  • Thomas
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Jones
  • Peterson
  • Young
  • Hall

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ephraim U.S.
  White 34.24% 64.26%
  African American 58.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ephraim

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

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Fun Facts about the name Ephraim

  • How Popular is the name Ephraim? Ephraim is the 3,246th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ephraim was the 23,691st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ephraim have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,429 babies born with the first name Ephraim in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ephraim 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 Ephraim? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Ephraim first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ephraim is Sunday, July 9th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Ephraim born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ephraim was in 2017 with a total of 254 babies.
  • Random Ephraim Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ephraim is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Ephraim: Your name in reverse order is Miarhpe. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irmapeh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ephraim? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,069 people with the last name Ephraim.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ephraim? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ephraim as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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