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Hiram

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14k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hiram

"Hiram" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Exalted brother". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Biblical Hebrew, possibly from a Phoenician, or a shortened form of Hebrew [script needed] (Ahiram, “brother of the exalted”).

  1. A king of Tyre. (biblical character)
  2. A male given name, taken into use by Puritans in the seventeenth century.

Notable Persons Named Hiram

Hank Williams was a country music, western music (north america), honky-tonk, folk music, blues, and gospel music singer-songwriter and musician. He plays Lead vocalist and Guitar. He holds the title My Bucket's Got a Hole in It, Lovesick Blues, and Beyond the Sunset. He was most active from 1937 to 1953. Hank was given the name Hiram King Williams on September 17th, 1923 in Butler County, Alabama, United States. Hank is also known as Luke the Drifter, The Hillbilly Shakespeare, and The Singing Kid. He breathed his last breath on January 1st, 1953.

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Hiram Bingham III was a senator. His most notable accomplishments were from 1924 to 1933. Hiram was born on November 19th, 1875 in Honolulu. He breathed his last breath on June 6th, 1956.

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Hiram Rhodes Revels was a senator. He was most prominent from 1870 to 1871. His military service ended in 1865. Hiram was born on September 27th, 1827 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S. He left this life on January 16th, 1901.

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Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim was an inventor. Hiram was born on February 5th, 1840 in Sangerville, Maine, US. He breathed his last breath on November 24th, 1916.

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Ulysses S. Grant was a soldier. Their career lasted from 1869 to 1877. Their military service ended in 1854. Ulysses was given the name Hiram Ulysses Grant on April 27th, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio, U.S. They left this life on July 23rd, 1885.

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Hiram Lodge is a business tycoon and business magnate.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 88 0 88
1881 95 0 95
1882 104 0 104
1883 85 0 85
1884 97 0 97
1885 92 0 92
1886 53 0 53
1887 75 0 75
1888 70 0 70
1889 66 0 66
1890 68 0 68
1891 49 0 49
1892 64 0 64
1893 51 0 51
1894 61 0 61
1895 62 0 62
1896 46 0 46
1897 44 0 44
1898 55 0 55
1899 44 0 44
1900 57 0 57
1901 38 0 38
1902 42 0 42
1903 33 0 33
1904 44 0 44
1905 54 0 54
1906 36 0 36
1907 37 0 37
1908 54 0 54
1909 38 0 38
1910 58 0 58
1911 57 0 57
1912 90 0 90
1913 131 0 131
1914 131 0 131
1915 161 0 161
1916 185 0 185
1917 181 0 181
1918 205 0 205
1919 211 0 211
1920 221 0 221
1921 187 0 187
1922 201 0 201
1923 210 0 210
1924 186 0 186
1925 170 0 170
1926 194 0 194
1927 138 0 138
1928 174 0 174
1929 151 0 151
1930 144 0 144
1931 121 0 121
1932 139 0 139
1933 108 0 108
1934 104 0 104
1935 104 0 104
1936 111 0 111
1937 100 0 100
1938 99 0 99
1939 89 0 89
1940 115 0 115
1941 95 0 95
1942 114 0 114
1943 109 0 109
1944 113 0 113
1945 90 0 90
1946 87 0 87
1947 104 0 104
1948 110 0 110
1949 107 0 107
1950 110 0 110
1951 105 0 105
1952 134 0 134
1953 115 0 115
1954 123 0 123
1955 111 0 111
1956 125 0 125
1957 129 0 129
1958 143 0 143
1959 107 0 107
1960 123 0 123
1961 113 0 113
1962 128 0 128
1963 128 0 128
1964 124 0 124
1965 107 0 107
1966 85 0 85
1967 97 0 97
1968 87 0 87
1969 113 0 113
1970 101 0 101
1971 94 0 94
1972 98 0 98
1973 103 0 103
1974 96 0 96
1975 103 0 103
1976 106 0 106
1977 96 0 96
1978 81 0 81
1979 111 0 111
1980 84 0 84
1981 88 0 88
1982 77 0 77
1983 83 0 83
1984 73 0 73
1985 78 0 78
1986 77 0 77
1987 65 0 65
1988 72 0 72
1989 68 0 68
1990 68 0 68
1991 59 0 59
1992 64 0 64
1993 65 0 65
1994 67 0 67
1995 70 0 70
1996 80 0 80
1997 75 0 75
1998 82 0 82
1999 82 0 82
2000 71 0 71
2001 81 0 81
2002 67 0 67
2003 85 0 85
2004 101 0 101
2005 87 0 87
2006 92 0 92
2007 115 0 115
2008 93 0 93
2009 97 0 97
2010 93 0 93
2011 74 0 74
2012 85 0 85
2013 106 0 106
2014 100 0 100
2015 116 0 116
2016 90 0 90

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Popularity of Hiram as a first name

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Popularity of Hiram as a last name

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Common last names for Hiram

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Walker
  • White
  • Hill
  • Harris
  • Wright
  • Thompson
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hiram U.S.
  White 15.75% 64.26%
  African American 20.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 40.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 11.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hiram

People with the last name Hiram are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, Two or More Ethnicities, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Hiram

  • How Popular is the name Hiram? Hiram is the 2,089th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hiram was the 133,048th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hiram have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,533 babies born with the first name Hiram in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hiram to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hiram? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 88 new born babies.
  • When was Hiram first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hiram is Friday, February 10th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Hiram born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hiram was in 1920 with a total of 221 babies.
  • Random Hiram Factoid: According to the 1939 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hiram ranks 100th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 7 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1939.
  • Weird things about the name Hiram: Your name in reverse order is Marih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iarhm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hiram? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 127 people with the last name Hiram.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hiram? Hiram 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).
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