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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Hamzah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Hamzah

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Hamzah means "Lion" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Hamzah means "Strong or Steadfast. May also mean the lion of Allah" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A submission from Nevada, United States says the name Hamzah means "Strong" and is of Islamic / Muslim origin.
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Hamzah means "Sex god".

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International Interest
  1. Alternative form of hamza

Notable Persons Named Hamzah

Hamzah Haz is a Vice President of Indonesia. Hamzah was born on February 15th, 1940 in Ketapang (Kalimantan).


Hamzah was born on January 5th, 1924 in Kuala Lipis, Malaya. He passed away on September 4th, 2012.


Hamzah Idris is an athlete for the Ohod Club, Ittihad FC, and Saudi Arabia national football team. Hamzah was born on October 8th, 1972 in Medina. Hamzah is also known as حمزة أدريس (Arabic).


Hamzah Saleh is a soccer player for the Al-Ahli Saudi FC and Saudi Arabia national football team. Hamzah was born on April 19th, 1967 in Saudi Arabia.


Hamzah was born on March 12th, 1957 in Perak, Federation of Malaya.


Hamzah was born on August 8th, 1948. Hamzah is also known as Hamzah Husin.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hamzah

Amir was born on February 28th, 1911 in Tanjung Pura, Langkat, Dutch East Indies. He passed away on March 20th, 1946.


Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah is a Founding Chairman & Chief Executive PETRONAS, Founding Chairman & Chief ExecutivePETRONAS, Minister of Finance, Minister of International Trade, Industry, Ministry of Finance (Malaysia), Ministry of International Trade, and Industry (Malaysia). Tengku was born on April 13th, 1937 in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, British Malaya.


Ning Baizura is a pop, r&b, soul, rhythm, and blues musician. She was most prominent from 1992 to present. Ning was given the name Ning Baizura binti Sheikh Hamzah on June 28th, 1975 in Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.


Kaer Azami is a pop music singing, songwriter, record producer, and fashion design. He plays Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Kaer was given the name Wan Mohammad Khair bin Wan Azami Hamzah on August 30th, 1985 in Petaling Jaya.


Prince Hamzah is royalty. They hold the title Prince Hamzah of Jordan. Prince was born as the child of Hussein of Jordan and Queen Noor of Jordan on March 29th, 1980 in Amman, Jordan.


Hamka Hamzah is a soccer player for the Pusamania Borneo F.C., PSM Makassar, Persebaya Surabaya, Persik Kediri, Persija Jakarta, Bali United F.C., Persipura Jayapura, Mitra Kukar F.C., PKNS F.C., Indonesia national under-21 football team, and Indonesia national football team. Hamka was born on January 29th, 1984 in Makassar.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1979 7 0 7
1984 6 0 6
1985 6 0 6
1987 9 0 9
1989 18 0 18
1990 11 0 11
1991 11 0 11
1992 12 0 12
1993 14 0 14
1994 22 0 22
1995 28 0 28
1996 26 0 26
1997 29 0 29
1998 42 0 42
1999 62 0 62
2000 45 0 45
2001 47 0 47
2002 49 0 49
2003 45 0 45
2004 50 0 50
2005 49 0 49
2006 54 0 54
2007 52 0 52
2008 67 0 67
2009 54 0 54
2010 50 0 50
2011 47 0 47
2012 42 0 42
2013 45 0 45
2014 43 0 43
2015 42 0 42
2016 46 0 46
2017 46 0 46
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Hamzah

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Popularity of Hamzah as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hamzah U.S.
  White 38.97% 64.26%
  African American 22.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 27.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hamzah

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hamzah

  • How Popular is the name Hamzah? Hamzah is the 9,500th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hamzah was the 126,018th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hamzah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,176 babies born with the first name Hamzah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hamzah to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hamzah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Hamzah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hamzah is Sunday, September 25th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Hamzah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hamzah was in 2008 with a total of 67 babies.
  • Random Hamzah Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hamzah is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 9 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Hamzah: Your name in reverse order is Hazmah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mahazh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hamzah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 136 people with the last name Hamzah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hamzah? Hamzah is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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