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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ish

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  • According to a user from Washington, United States, the name Ish is of Hebrew origin and means "Man".
  • A user from India says the name Ish is of Unknown origin and means "Hindi calendar month".
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From is

From the suffix -ish.

From Pitman ess and eff, which it resembles phonetically and graphically, and the sound it represents. The change in vowel probably reflects the familiar suffix -ish.
  1. The letter which stands for the sh sound /ʃ/ in Pitman shorthand.

Phonetic spelling of the clipping of issue.

  1. (dated, fandom slang) An instalment of a periodical; an issue.

Minced oath for shit.

  1. (euphemistic) Shit.

    ish was also found in the following language(s): Albanian and Pipil

    Notable Persons Named Ish

    Ish Smith is a basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers, →Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City Thunder, and New Orleans Pelicans in the National Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2010. Ish was born on July 5th, 1988 in Charlotte, North Carolina.


    Ish Kabibble was a comedian and cornet player. Ish was given the name Merwyn Bogue on January 19th, 1908 in North East, Pennsylvania. He left this life on June 5th, 1994.


    Ish was born on October 31st, 1989 in Ludhiana, India.


    Ish Ledesma is a funk and disco musician. His career lasted from 1970 to 1970. Ish was given the name Ismael Angel Ledesma on October 2nd, 1952 in Cuba. Ish is also known as Ledesma and Ismael Angel.



    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ish

    Her most notable accomplishments were from 1974 to 1995. Kathryn was born on February 18th, 1936 in San Jose, California. She left this life on December 31st, 2007.


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    Popularity of Ish as a last name

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    Common first names for Ish

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ish U.S.
      White 82.73% 64.26%
      African American 5.15% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.82% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 3.33% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 5.15% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.82% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ish

    People with the last name Ish are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Ish

    • How Popular is the name Ish? Ish is the 79,130th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ish was the 60,960th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ish have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Ish in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ish? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2006 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Ish first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ish is Thursday, July 23rd, 1874.
    • What year had the most people named Ish born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ish was in 2006 with a total of 6 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Ish: Your name in reverse order is Hsi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sih. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ish? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 330 people with the last name Ish.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ish? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ish as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k 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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