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since 1880
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fa"kir
an Oriental Muslim or Hindu religious ascetic or begging monk who is regarded as a holy man or a wonder worker.

Etymology: Ar. faqīr poor

noun Fa"kir
See Faker.

Etymology: Prob. confused with Fakir an oriental ascetic

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man

From Arabic فَقِير (faqīr, “poor man”).

  1. (Islam) A faqir.
  2. (Hindu) An ascetic mendicant, especially one who performs feats of endurance or apparent magic.
  3. (derogatory) Someone who takes advantage of the gullible through fakery, especially of a spiritual or religious nature.

fakir was also found in the following language(s): French, Serbo-Croatian, and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Fakir

Fakir was given the name Roland Loomis on August 10th, 1930 in Aberdeen, South Dakota.


Fakir Mohan Senapati was a writer. Fakir was born on January 13th, 1843 in Balasore , India. He breathed his last breath on June 14th, 1918.


Fakir Alamgir is a folk singer and writer. Fakir was born on February 25th, 1950.


Fakir was born in 1780 in Bukhara. He breathed his last breath on December 3rd, 1845.


Fakir Vaghela was a Former Member of Legislative assembly of Gujarat Legislative Assembly and FormerMember of Legislative assemblyofGujarat Legislative Assembly. Fakir was born on October 17th, 1952. He passed away on April 30th, 2013.


Fakir was born on October 6th, 1969. Fakir is also known as Faks and Faxy.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Fakir

Salem Al Fakir is a soul music, pop music, and jazz musician and singing. He plays Vocal, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, violin, Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, Drum, and Vocals. He was most active from 2006 to 2006. Salem was given the name Lars Salem Al Fakir on October 27th, 1981. Salem is also known as Damien Adore.



Nassim Al Fakir is a musician. His ongoing career started in 2006. Nassim was given the name Stefan Nassim Al Fakir on March 21st, 1977.


Jamal Fakir is a rugby player.


Sohrab Fakir was a folk music and sufi music musician. They plays Pump organ and Vocals. Sohrab was born in 1934 in Khairpur. They left this life on October 23rd, 2009.



Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fakir U.S.
  White 44.19% 64.26%
  African American 15.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 31.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fakir

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

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Fun Facts about the name Fakir

  • How Popular is the name Fakir? As a last name Fakir was the 131,379th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Fakir first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Fakir is Tuesday, March 13th, 1923.
  • How unique is the name Fakir? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Fakir. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Fakir: Your name in reverse order is Rikaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Riakf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fakir? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 129 people with the last name Fakir.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fakir? Fakir 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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