Hyman

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hyman

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Anglicisation of Hyam, from Hebrew חַיִּים (“life”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Hyman

Hyman G. Rickover is a military person. His military service ended in 1982.

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Hyman Roth is a boss (crime), financier, and rum-running.

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Hyman Minsky was an economist in the field of macroeconomics. Hyman was born on September 23rd, 1919 in Chicago. He breathed his last breath on October 24th, 1996.

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Harold was given the name Hyman Arluck on February 15th, 1905 in Buffalo, New York, United States. He left this life on April 23rd, 1986.

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Hy Zaret was a musician. His career lasted from 1935 to 1935. Hy was given the name Hyman Harry Zaritsky on August 21st, 1907. Hy is also known as Hy Zaret. He passed away on July 2nd, 2007.

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Paul Bley was a free jazz, avant-garde jazz, and post-bop musician. He plays Moog synthesizer. Paul was given the name Hyman Paul Bley on November 10th, 1932 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He died on January 3rd, 2016.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hyman

Joey Ramone was a punk rock musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 2001. Joey was given the name Jeffrey Ross Hyman on May 19th, 1951 in New York, United States. Joey is also known as Joey Ramone. He passed away on April 15th, 2001.

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B. D. Hyman is a writer and minister. B. was given the name Barbara Davis Sherry by her parents William Grant Sherry and Bette Davis on May 1st, 1947 in Santa Ana, California, U.S. B. is also known as Sherry and Barbara Davis.

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Phyllis Hyman was a musician. She was most active from 1971 to 1971. Phyllis was given the name Phyllis Linda Hyman on July 6th, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. She breathed her last breath on June 30th, 1995.

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Mark Hyman is a physician and author. Mark was given the name Mark Adam Hyman on November 22nd, 1959.

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Flo Hyman was a volleyball player. Flo was born on July 31st, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She died on January 24th, 1986.

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Zach Hyman is a hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League. His ongoing career started in 2015. Zach was born on June 9th, 1992 in Toronto.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1883 5 0 5
1889 8 0 8
1890 6 0 6
1891 6 0 6
1893 11 0 11
1894 12 0 12
1895 12 0 12
1896 12 0 12
1897 15 0 15
1898 21 0 21
1899 11 0 11
1900 22 0 22
1901 19 0 19
1902 14 0 14
1903 21 0 21
1904 26 0 26
1905 34 0 34
1906 40 0 40
1907 46 0 46
1908 54 0 54
1909 81 0 81
1910 60 0 60
1911 137 0 137
1912 255 0 255
1913 280 0 280
1914 336 0 336
1915 378 0 378
1916 379 0 379
1917 328 0 328
1918 333 0 333
1919 292 0 292
1920 269 0 269
1921 240 0 240
1922 242 0 242
1923 221 0 221
1924 165 0 165
1925 131 0 131
1926 119 0 119
1927 128 0 128
1928 87 0 87
1929 69 0 69
1930 53 0 53
1931 75 0 75
1932 38 0 38
1933 20 0 20
1934 39 0 39
1935 22 0 22
1936 20 0 20
1937 19 0 19
1938 27 0 27
1939 18 0 18
1940 18 0 18
1941 21 0 21
1942 24 0 24
1943 18 0 18
1944 9 0 9
1945 14 0 14
1946 28 0 28
1947 19 0 19
1948 20 0 20
1949 17 0 17
1950 24 0 24
1951 36 0 36
1952 20 0 20
1953 26 0 26
1954 19 0 19
1955 25 0 25
1956 17 0 17
1957 17 0 17
1958 18 0 18
1959 11 0 11
1960 15 0 15
1961 14 0 14
1962 10 0 10
1963 9 0 9
1964 15 0 15
1965 11 0 11
1966 12 0 12
1967 7 0 7
1969 6 0 6
1970 9 0 9
1971 7 0 7
1973 8 0 8
1974 8 0 8
1975 8 0 8
1977 6 0 6
1978 7 0 7
1979 6 0 6
1981 8 0 8
1984 6 0 6
1985 5 0 5
1990 6 0 6
2001 5 0 5
2014 7 0 7

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Popularity of Hyman as a first name

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Popularity of Hyman as a last name

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Common last names for Hyman

  • Cohen
  • Goldberg
  • Goldstein
  • Schwartz
  • Levine
  • Katz
  • Miller
  • Friedman
  • Rosen
  • Shapiro
  • Rubin
  • Greenberg
  • Goldman
  • Epstein
  • Silverman
  • Weiner

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hyman U.S.
  White 61.91% 64.26%
  African American 32.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.28% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hyman

People with the last name Hyman are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hyman

  • How Popular is the name Hyman? Hyman is the 3,417th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hyman was the 3,158th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hyman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,858 babies born with the first name Hyman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hyman to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hyman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Hyman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hyman is Wednesday, November 27th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Hyman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hyman was in 1916 with a total of 379 babies.
  • Random Hyman Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hyman ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 144 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Hyman: Your name in reverse order is Namyh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anyhm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hyman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,436 people with the last name Hyman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hyman? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Hyman as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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