Iyana

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Iyana

User Submitted Origins

     English
25%
     Spanish
20%
     African
20%
     Xhosa
20%
     Indian (Sanskrit)
5%
     Arabic
5%
     Hebrew
5%

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Iyana is of Xhosa origin and means "Raining God's blessings".
  • A submission from Sri Lanka says the name Iyana means "God is grace".
  • A submission from South Africa says the name Iyana means "God's blessings "Rain"".
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How popular is the baby name Iyana in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1976 7 7 0
1977 12 12 0
1978 10 10 0
1979 15 15 0
1980 8 8 0
1981 10 10 0
1982 14 14 0
1983 9 9 0
1984 16 16 0
1985 7 7 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 11 11 0
1988 12 12 0
1989 17 17 0
1990 29 29 0
1991 16 16 0
1992 29 29 0
1993 25 25 0
1994 41 41 0
1995 75 75 0
1996 61 61 0
1997 90 90 0
1998 122 122 0
1999 176 176 0
2000 213 213 0
2001 273 273 0
2002 321 321 0
2003 231 231 0
2004 272 272 0
2005 289 289 0
2006 302 302 0
2007 277 277 0
2008 264 264 0
2009 219 219 0
2010 233 233 0
2011 184 184 0
2012 151 151 0
2013 198 198 0
2014 126 126 0
2015 101 101 0
2016 69 69 0
2017 91 91 0
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International Interest for Iyana

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Iyana as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Iyana

  • How Popular is the name Iyana? Iyana is the 3,964th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Iyana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,638 babies born with the first name Iyana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Iyana to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Iyana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Iyana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Iyana is Friday, December 27th, 1935.
  • What year had the most people named Iyana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Iyana was in 2002 with a total of 321 babies.
  • Random Iyana Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Iyana is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 21 babies in California have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Iyana: Your name in reverse order is Anayi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Niaya. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Iyana born Oct 26, 1976

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.