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3k
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since 1880
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964
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Idris

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Alt. Meaning

I is for infinite, are your possibilities

D is for direct, you get to the point

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Notable Persons Named Idris

Idris Elba is an actor, musician, dj, and disc jockey. He was most prominent from 1994 to present. Idris was given the name Idrissa Akuna Elba on September 6th, 1972 in Newham, London, England. Idris is also known as Big Driis and 7 Wallace.

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Idris was royalty. He holds the title King of Libya. He was most active from 1951 to 1969. Idris was born as the child of Muhammad al-Mahdi as-Senussi on March 12th, 1889 in Jaghbub, Libya. He passed away on May 25th, 1983.

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Idris Muhammad was a jazz, bebop, hard bop, soul music, and funk drummer and composer. He plays Drum kit. Idris was given the name Leo Morris on November 13th, 1939 in New Orleans. He passed away on July 29th, 2014.

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Idris Jala is a (Chief Executive of Service, Performance Management Unit), CEO of Malaysia Airlines, Shell, MD of Sri Lanka Shell, Retail Marketing VP of Shell International, MD of Shell MDS, VP of Shell Malaysia Gas & Power, CEO ofMalaysia Airlines, MD of Sri Lanka Shel. His most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to 2009.

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Idris was born in 1978 in Birmingham.

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Idris I is a monarch. He holds the title Emir of Morocco. He was most prominent from 788 to 791.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Idris

Idris was royalty. He holds the title King of Libya. He was most active from 1951 to 1969. Idris was born as the child of Muhammad al-Mahdi as-Senussi on March 12th, 1889 in Jaghbub, Libya. He passed away on May 25th, 1983.

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He holds the title Duli Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Mahkota bagi Negeri dan Jajahan Takluk Johor Darul Takzim. Tunku was born as the child of Ibrahim Ismail of Johor and Raja Zarith Sofia on June 30th, 1984 in Istana Besar Johor, Johor Bahru.

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Jamal was born on July 6th, 1990 in Auburn, New South Wales.

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Salim was born in Homs Governorate.

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Wafa was born in 1975 in Am'ari Refugee Camp, West Bank, Palestinian territories. She left this life on January 27th, 2002.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 5 0 5
1920 7 7 0
1921 7 7 0
1922 6 6 0
1951 7 0 7
1971 21 0 21
1972 33 0 33
1973 29 0 29
1974 22 0 22
1975 18 0 18
1976 27 0 27
1977 44 0 44
1978 39 0 39
1979 48 0 48
1980 33 0 33
1981 44 5 39
1982 34 0 34
1983 25 0 25
1984 38 0 38
1985 27 0 27
1986 22 0 22
1987 20 0 20
1988 25 0 25
1989 20 0 20
1990 18 0 18
1991 25 0 25
1992 28 0 28
1993 37 0 37
1994 33 0 33
1995 38 0 38
1996 46 0 46
1997 47 0 47
1998 44 0 44
1999 29 0 29
2000 29 0 29
2001 40 0 40
2002 35 0 35
2003 49 0 49
2004 38 0 38
2005 51 0 51
2006 53 0 53
2007 68 0 68
2008 74 0 74
2009 106 0 106
2010 101 0 101
2011 114 0 114
2012 138 0 138
2013 139 0 139
2014 152 5 147
2015 138 0 138
2016 177 0 177
2017 191 0 191

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Popularity of Idris as a first name

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Popularity of Idris as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Idris U.S.
  White 16.29% 64.26%
  African American 63.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 15.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Idris

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

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Fun Facts about the name Idris

  • How Popular is the name Idris? Idris is the 5,665th most popular name of all time. As a last name Idris was the 25,601st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Idris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,639 babies born with the first name Idris in the United States. That's more than enough people named Idris to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Idris? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Idris first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Idris is Tuesday, October 5th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Idris born? The highest recorded use of the first name Idris was in 2017 with a total of 191 babies.
  • Random Idris Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Idris is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Idris: Your name in reverse order is Sirdi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iirsd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Idris? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 964 people with the last name Idris.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Idris? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Idris as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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