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Jamal

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1946 6 0 6
1947 5 0 5
1950 6 0 6
1951 6 0 6
1952 6 0 6
1953 6 0 6
1956 7 0 7
1957 15 0 15
1958 18 0 18
1959 28 0 28
1960 21 0 21
1961 23 0 23
1962 25 0 25
1963 26 0 26
1964 23 0 23
1965 22 0 22
1966 46 9 37
1967 40 0 40
1968 95 7 88
1969 262 6 256
1970 292 9 283
1971 419 5 414
1972 444 11 433
1973 425 7 418
1974 467 9 458
1975 478 8 470
1976 566 15 551
1977 590 7 583
1978 563 10 553
1979 541 14 527
1980 593 13 580
1981 531 8 523
1982 577 14 563
1983 474 8 466
1984 526 10 516
1985 625 7 618
1986 818 11 807
1987 996 8 988
1988 1,032 14 1,018
1989 1,113 9 1,104
1990 1,123 12 1,111
1991 1,111 0 1,111
1992 1,202 7 1,195
1993 1,253 8 1,245
1994 1,230 0 1,230
1995 1,065 7 1,058
1996 994 7 987
1997 834 0 834
1998 689 0 689
1999 804 6 798
2000 725 0 725
2001 785 0 785
2002 726 0 726
2003 654 0 654
2004 588 0 588
2005 553 0 553
2006 514 0 514
2007 482 0 482
2008 456 0 456
2009 410 0 410
2010 406 0 406
2011 348 0 348
2012 345 0 345
2013 300 0 300
2014 305 0 305
2015 328 0 328

Fun Facts about the name Jamal

  • How many people with the first name Jamal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30,986 babies born with the first name Jamal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jamal to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jamal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Jamal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jamal is Saturday, January 20th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Jamal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jamal was in 1993 with a total of 1,245 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jamal!
  • Random Jamal Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jamal ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 57 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Jamal: Your name in reverse order is Lamaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lamja. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jamal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,864 people with the last name Jamal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jamal? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jamal as their last name since less than 1 person in 103k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jamal U.S.
  White 29.33% 64.26%
  African American 13.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 50.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jamal

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jamal" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jamal as well as things modernly associated with the name Jamal such as celebrities named Jamal.

Arabic

Origin and Meaning of Jamal

The name "Jamal" is of Arabic origin, and it means "Handsome". It's a name commonly given to boys.

From Arabic جَمَال (jamāl, “beauty”).

  1. A male given name

Notable Persons With the Name Jamal

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, and Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Jamal was born on March 20th, 1980 in Seattle.

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Jamal Murray

Jamal Murray is a basketball player. Jamal was born on February 23rd, 1997 in Kitchener, Ontario.

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Jamal Woolard

Jamal Woolard is a hip hop music musician. He has been prominent since 2001. Jamal was born Jamal Woolard on July 8th, 1975 in Brooklyn. Jamal is also known as Gravy.

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Shyne

Shyne is a hip hop music rapping. His ongoing career started in 1996. Shyne was given the name Jamal Michael Barrow on November 8th, 1978 in Belize City. Shyne is also known as Moses Michael Levi.

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Jamal Lewis

Jamal Lewis is a football player. Jamal was born on August 26th, 1979 in Atlanta.

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Jamal Blackman

Jamal Blackman is a soccer player for the Chelsea F.C., Chelsea F.C. Reserves, Academy, Middlesbrough F.C., England national under-16 football team, England national under-17 football team, and England national under-19 football team. Jamal was born on October 27th, 1993 in Croydon, England. Jamal is also known as Blackman and Jamal Clint-Ross.

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  • Jamal Mashburn
    (basketball player)
  • Jamal Anderson
    (football player)
  • Jamal Malik
    (leading somebody)
  • Rock
    (rapping)
  • Jamal Idris
    (famed individual)
  • Jamal Mayers
    (hockey player)
  • Jamal Shah
    (television)
  • Jamal Williams
    (football player)
  • Jamal Zahalka
    (noteworthy person)
  • Jamal Nazrul Islam
    (noteworthy person)
  • Jamal Abdillah
    (actor)
  • Jamal Nkosi Simmons
    (journalist)
  • Jamal Benomar
    (united nations under secretary-general)
  • Jamal Igle
    (comics creator)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jamal

Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal is a jazz and modal jazz musician. Ahmad was given the name Frederick Russell Jones on July 2nd, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Jamal

Jamal is a hip hop music rapping and record producer. He has been prominent since 1992. Jamal was given the name Jamal Phillips on April 26th, 1978. Jamal is also known as Jamal and Mally G.

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Hakim Jamal

Hakim Jamal was a noteworthy somebody. Hakim was born on March 28th, 1931. He left this life on May 1st, 1973.

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Firdous Jamal

Firdous Jamal is an actor. Firdous was born in 1954 in North-West Frontier Province (1901–55).

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Nigar Jamal

Nigar Jamal is a pop music and contemporary r&b musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Nigar was given the name Nigar Mutallibzadeh on September 7th, 1980.

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Sheikh Jamal

Sheikh Jamal is a leading human.

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What does the name Jamal mean?

Jis for joyful, the spirit you spread.

Ais for accepting, your forgiving nature.

Mis for mirth, your laughter.

Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

Lis for life, that you live so well.

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