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Origin and Meaning of Jah

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  • A user from New Zealand says the name Jah means "Of God".
  • A user from South Carolina, United States says the name Jah means "Forever grateful, forever fearful".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Jah

Etymology: Heb. yāh

Notable Persons Named Jah

Jah Wobble is a post-punk, experimental rock, dub music, world music, alternative rock, and electronica musician. He plays Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, Drum kit, Ovation Guitar Company, Fender Precision Bass, List of Yamaha products, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to 1984. Jah was given the name John Joseph Wardle on August 11th, 1958 in Stepney, London, England.


Jah Cure is a reggae, lovers rock, and roots reggae musician. He has been prominent since 1997. Jah was given the name Siccature Alcock on October 11th, 1978 in Hanover Parish.


Jah Shaka is a roots reggae, rhythm, blues, and dub music musician. He was most active from 1968 to present.


His ongoing career started in 2011. Jah was born on July 21st, 1988 in Kissimmee, Florida.


Jah Prayzah is a musician, philanthropist, author, and brand ambassador. Jah was born on July 4th, 1987 in Zimbabwe.


Jah Mason is a reggae singer/deejay, recording artist, singing, deejay (jamaican), and music artist (occupation). He was most prominent from 1991 to 1991. Jah was given the name Andre Johnson in 1970. Jah is also known as Fire Mason.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Jah

Titiyo is a pop music, soul music, and contemporary r&b singer-songwriter. She has been prominent since 1989. Titiyo was given the name Titiyo Yambalu Felicia Jah on July 23rd, 1967.


Prince Azam Jah was royalty. He holds the title Prince of Berar and Prince ofBerar. Prince was born as the child of Osman Ali Khan and Asaf Jah VII on February 22nd, 1907. He passed away on October 7th, 1970.


Prince was born as the child of Mukarram Jah and Princess Esra in 1960 in London.


Prince was born as the child of Azam Jah and Princess Durru Shehvar on February 27th, 1939 in Hilafet Palace, Nice.


Prince was born as the child of Osman Ali Khan and Asaf Jah VII on December 21st, 1907 in Eden Garden, Hyderabad. He died on September 15th, 1987.


He holds the title Nawab of the Carnatic, Amir ul-Hind, Walla Jah, Umdat ul-Mulk, Asaf ud-Daula, and Nawabof the Carnatic. He was most active from 1749 to 1795. Muhammad was born as the child of Anwaruddin Khan in 1717 in Delhi. He breathed his last breath on October 13th, 1795.


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International Interest for Jah

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jah U.S.
  White 4.15% 64.26%
  African American 85.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.12% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jah

People with the last name Jah are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Jah

  • How Popular is the name Jah? Jah is the 26,534th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jah was the 59,901st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 205 babies born with the first name Jah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jah to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1982 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Jah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jah is Sunday, December 15th, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Jah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jah was in 2007 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Jah: Your name in reverse order is Haj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Haj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 337 people with the last name Jah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jah? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jah 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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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.