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Origin and Meaning of Jamisen

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Borrowing from Japanese 蛇味線 (jamisen).

  1. (music, obsolete) An archaic stringed instrument of Japanese origin, traditionally made from snakeskin and characteristic of the Ryukyu islands; it is the ancestor of the shamisen.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1988 6 0 6
1997 5 5 0
1999 6 0 6
2000 10 0 10
2001 15 5 10
2002 18 7 11
2003 34 22 12
2004 33 24 9
2005 30 13 17
2006 36 10 26
2007 36 14 22
2008 32 11 21
2009 35 12 23
2010 16 7 9
2011 23 5 18
2012 29 12 17
2013 28 8 20
2014 36 7 29
2015 22 7 15
2016 35 16 19
2017 22 6 16

Fun Facts about the name Jamisen

  • How Popular is the name Jamisen? Jamisen is the 16,177th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Jamisen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 507 babies born with the first name Jamisen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jamisen 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 Jamisen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1988 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Jamisen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jamisen is Thursday, December 11th, 1980.
  • What year had the most people named Jamisen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jamisen was in 2014 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Jamisen Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jamisen is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Jamisen: Your name in reverse order is Nesimaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Imjsane. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Jamisen born Dec 10, 1934

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 Southern Africa approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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