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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Faheem

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  • A user from Canada says the name Faheem is of Arabic origin and means "One who listens, observes and understands".
  • A submission from South Africa says the name Faheem means "Perspective , UnderstandIng , Keen, Intelligence" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Faheem means "Faheem is a masculine given name of Arabic origin, which means "perceptive", "understanding", "keen" or "intelligent", derived from the root word Fahm, found in the Quran in verse 21:79" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A submission from South Africa says the name Faheem means "Fire" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A user from India says the name Faheem is of English origin and means "Urdu Name".
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From Arabic fahm (“to understand”)

  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Faheem

T-Pain is a pop-rap singing, songwriter, and record producer. He plays Keyboard instrument and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 2004. T-Pain was given the name Faheem Rashad Najm on September 30th, 1984 in , U.S.



Faheem Hussain was a in the field of theoretical physics. Faheem was born on July 31st, 1942 in Yavatmal, Maharashtra, British India. He breathed his last breath on September 29th, 2009.


Faheem was born on December 22nd, 1980 in Karachi, Pakistan.


Faheem was born on March 12th, 1956.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Faheem

Ameen was given the name Makhdoom Muhammad Ameen Faheem on August 4th, 1939 in Hala, Sindh. He left this life on November 21st, 2015.


Muhammad Faheem is an athlete for the Wohaib F.C.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1976 10 0 10
1977 23 0 23
1978 20 0 20
1979 24 0 24
1980 16 0 16
1981 11 0 11
1982 17 0 17
1983 17 0 17
1984 13 0 13
1985 11 0 11
1986 11 0 11
1987 11 0 11
1988 8 0 8
1989 14 0 14
1990 19 0 19
1991 20 0 20
1992 26 0 26
1993 14 0 14
1994 22 0 22
1995 12 0 12
1996 20 0 20
1997 12 0 12
1998 21 0 21
1999 19 0 19
2000 21 0 21
2001 16 0 16
2002 20 0 20
2003 10 0 10
2004 16 0 16
2005 13 0 13
2006 17 0 17
2007 14 0 14
2008 28 0 28
2009 19 0 19
2010 21 0 21
2011 24 0 24
2012 22 0 22
2013 14 0 14
2014 15 0 15
2015 15 0 15
2016 13 0 13
2017 20 0 20
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Faheem

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Faheem as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Faheem U.S.
  White 23.66% 64.26%
  African American 7.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 66.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.91% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Faheem

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

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Fun Facts about the name Faheem

  • How Popular is the name Faheem? Faheem is the 13,130th most popular name of all time. As a last name Faheem was the 73,911th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Faheem have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 709 babies born with the first name Faheem in the United States. That's more than enough people named Faheem to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Faheem? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Faheem first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Faheem is Tuesday, July 10th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Faheem born? The highest recorded use of the first name Faheem was in 2008 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Faheem Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Faheem is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Faheem: Your name in reverse order is Meehaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Meafhe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Faheem? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 262 people with the last name Faheem.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Faheem? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Faheem as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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