Faris

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Faris

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  • A user from New Jersey, United States says the name Faris is of Arabic origin and means "Knight".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Faris is of African origin and means "Smart beautiful being gift of his mum".
  • According to a user from Indonesia, the name Faris is of Arabic origin and means "Meaning horseman or cavalier, also perspicacitty.".

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Notable Persons Named Faris

Faris Badwan is a neo-psychedelia, post-punk revival, shoegazing, garage rock, alternative rock, and classical music musician. He plays Guitar, Keyboard instrument, Fender Mustang, and Vocals. He was most active from 2005 to present. Faris was given the name Faris Adam Badwan on September 21st, 1986 in Bexley, Kent, England.

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Faris was born Faris Shafi as the child of Saba Waseem Abbas and Waseem Abbas on November 2nd, 1987 in Lahore.

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Faris was born in 1985 in Gaza Strip. Faris is also known as Odeh, Fares; Oudeh, Faris; Udah, and Fares. He passed away on November 8th, 2000.

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Faris Haroun is a soccer player for the Cercle Brugge K.S.V., R. White Daring Molenbeek, K.R.C. Genk, Beerschot AC, Middlesbrough F.C., Blackpool F.C., Belgium national under-18 football team, Belgium national under-19 football team, and Belgium national under-21 football team. Faris was born on September 22nd, 1985 in Brussels.

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Faris al-Khoury was a Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations, Speaker of the Parliament of Syria, and Speaker of the People's Council of Syria. Faris was born in 1877 in Kfeir-Hasbayya, Ottoman Syria. He died on January 2nd, 1962.

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Faris al-Sultan is an athlete. Faris was born on January 21st, 1978 in Munich, Germany.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Faris

Anna Faris is an actress and producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1991. Anna was given the name Anna Kay Faris on November 29th, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland, US.

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Sean Faris is an actor, model, and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Sean was given the name Sean Hardy Faris on March 25th, 1982 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Paula Faris is a television correspondent. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Paula was born on October 26th, 1975 in Jackson, Michigan, U.S.

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Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris is a film directors and music video directors. Jonathan was born on July 7th, 1957.

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Muhammed Faris is a pilot (aeronautics).

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Kelly Faris is a basketball player for the Connecticut Sun, UNIQA Sopron, and Adelaide Lightning in the Women's National Basketball Association. She has been prominent since 2013. Kelly was born on January 16th, 1991 in Plainfield, Indiana.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 13 0 13
1917 6 0 6
1918 7 0 7
1919 11 0 11
1920 14 5 9
1921 9 0 9
1922 15 5 10
1923 5 0 5
1924 11 0 11
1925 6 0 6
1926 8 0 8
1927 11 0 11
1928 8 0 8
1929 7 0 7
1931 8 0 8
1932 8 0 8
1934 8 0 8
1935 5 0 5
1936 6 0 6
1937 7 0 7
1938 7 0 7
1939 6 0 6
1942 5 0 5
1943 5 0 5
1946 6 0 6
1948 5 0 5
1952 8 0 8
1954 5 5 0
1955 5 0 5
1956 5 0 5
1962 6 0 6
1966 5 0 5
1968 5 0 5
1969 8 0 8
1970 9 0 9
1971 5 0 5
1975 6 0 6
1977 10 0 10
1978 6 0 6
1979 10 0 10
1980 8 0 8
1981 12 0 12
1982 14 0 14
1983 6 0 6
1984 13 0 13
1985 11 0 11
1986 10 0 10
1987 15 0 15
1988 16 0 16
1989 16 0 16
1990 22 0 22
1991 15 0 15
1992 18 0 18
1993 26 0 26
1994 25 0 25
1995 25 0 25
1996 29 0 29
1997 46 0 46
1998 47 0 47
1999 43 0 43
2000 36 0 36
2001 54 0 54
2002 63 0 63
2003 66 0 66
2004 71 0 71
2005 75 0 75
2006 70 0 70
2007 102 5 97
2008 106 0 106
2009 85 0 85
2010 116 0 116
2011 96 0 96
2012 97 0 97
2013 102 0 102
2014 125 0 125
2015 117 0 117
2016 91 0 91
2017 133 0 133

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Popularity of Faris as a first name

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Popularity of Faris as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Faris U.S.
  White 87.89% 64.26%
  African American 2.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Faris

People with the last name Faris are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Faris

  • How Popular is the name Faris? Faris is the 6,148th most popular name of all time. As a last name Faris was the 6,321st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Faris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,322 babies born with the first name Faris in the United States. That's more than enough people named Faris to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Faris? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Faris first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Faris is Friday, October 5th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Faris born? The highest recorded use of the first name Faris was in 2017 with a total of 133 babies.
  • Random Faris Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Faris is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 16 babies in California have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Faris: Your name in reverse order is Siraf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ifars. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Faris? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,401 people with the last name Faris.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Faris? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Faris as their last name.

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