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Jin

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1961 7 0 7
1964 6 0 6
1970 7 0 7
1971 14 6 8
1973 5 0 5
1974 11 0 11
1975 14 8 6
1976 16 9 7
1977 15 5 10
1978 12 6 6
1979 20 11 9
1980 8 0 8
1981 27 13 14
1982 23 9 14
1983 28 13 15
1984 24 12 12
1985 23 8 15
1986 21 7 14
1987 29 11 18
1988 27 13 14
1989 43 16 27
1990 21 10 11
1991 36 15 21
1992 40 10 30
1993 39 8 31
1994 44 19 25
1995 23 5 18
1996 33 9 24
1997 21 12 9
1998 15 0 15
1999 38 11 27
2000 29 10 19
2001 38 13 25
2002 36 11 25
2003 52 8 44
2004 46 10 36
2005 50 11 39
2006 53 8 45
2007 54 11 43
2008 39 7 32
2009 35 0 35
2010 48 6 42
2011 31 6 25
2012 58 6 52
2013 37 0 37
2014 42 6 36
2015 43 0 43

Fun Facts about the name Jin

  • How many people with the first name Jin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,381 babies born with the first name Jin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jin to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Jin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jin is Friday, May 5th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Jin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jin was in 2012 with a total of 52 babies.
  • Random Jin Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jin is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Jin: Your name in reverse order is Nij. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Inj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,432 people with the last name Jin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Jin as their last name.
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Common last names for Jin

  • Kim
  • Lee
  • Chen
  • Park
  • Huang
  • Wu
  • Chung
  • Wong
  • Chin
  • Choi
  • Tan
  • Woo

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jin U.S.
  White 1.78% 64.26%
  African American 0.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jin

People with the last name Jin are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Japanese

Origin and Meaning of Jin

The name "Jin" is of Japanese origin, and it means "Tenderness". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun
See Jinnee.

From the atonal pinyin romanization of Chinese (Jìn, “orig. increase”), adopted as the name of a river in Shanxi in antiquity. As a Zhou state, from the renaming of the marchland Tang (唐) by its second marquis Ji Xie when he relocated to the Jin River c. 1000 BC. As a surname, principally from the Zhou state and its region in China and via Korean (jin) in Korea. As an empire and dynastic name, from Sima Yan's status as prince of Jin under the preceding Wei Empire. As a river in Fujian, named for the empire, which settled its banks with colonizers from China's Central Plains. As a dialect, from 晉語 (Jìnyǔ, “"Jinese"”), from the region of the former Zhou state.

  1. (geography) A river (晉水) in Shanxi Province, China, emptying into the Fen River.
  2. (historical, geography) A marchland (c. 1046–677 BC) and duchy (677–376 BC) of the Zhou Kingdom around the river.
  3. A Chinese and Korean surname.
  4. (historical) A titular principality of the Wei Empire (est. AD 264) and other later Chinese states.
  5. (historical, geography) An empire in China (AD 265–420) established by Sima Yan's overthrow of the Wei and replaced by barbarian conquerors in the north and Liu Yu's Song Empire in the south.
  6. (historical) Synonym of Sima: the dynasty which ruled this empire.
  7. (historical, chiefly Chinese contexts) The late 3rd to early 5th century, the era during which the Sima clan were the legitimate emperors of China.
  8. (geography) A river (晉江) in Quanzhou Municipality, Fujian, emptying into the Taiwan Strait.
  9. (historical geography) A prefecture of imperial China centered on Linfen, Shanxi.
  10. (historical geography) Former name of Linfen as the seat of the prefecture.
  11. (historical, geography) An realm in early-10th century Shaanxi loyal to the Tang after their overthrow by the Later Liang.
  12. (historical, geography) The Later Jin, a short-lived empire in 10th-century Shaanxi; the 930s and '40s, the era of this empire.
  13. (historical) Synonym of Shi: the dynasty which ruled this empire.
  14. (linguistics) A Chinese dialect family (code ) spoken by about 45 million people in Shanxi and adjacent provinces.

From the atonal pinyin romanization of Chinese (Jīn, “orig. gold, golden”). As a surname, legendarily derived from the descendants of Shaohao who took a golden phoenix as their tribal emblem. As an area and town in Shaanxi, named for the placer deposits of gold on the Yue River. As a Jurchen empire and dynastic name, a Chinese calque of Jurchen name of the Ashi River within modern Harbin, preserved in Chinese transcription as 按出虎 (Middle Chinese: ʔan-tsyhwit-xu). As a Manchu empire and dynastic name, an early continuation of the former Jurchen name prior to the 1636 proclamation of the Qing.

  1. A Chinese surname, given 29th among the Hundred Family Surnames.
  2. (historical geography) A prefecture of imperial China centered on Ankang, Shaanxi.
  3. (historical geography) Former name of Ankang as the seat of the prefecture.
  4. (historical, geography) An empire in northern China (AD 1115–1234) established by an invasion of Liao by the Wanyan Jurchens and overthrown by an invasion of the Mongols.
  5. (historical) Synonym of Wanyan: the dynasty which ruled this empire.
  6. (historical, ethnography, uncommon) Synonym of Jurchen: the Tungusic people who ruled this empire.
  7. (historical, chiefly Chinese contexts) The 12th to early 13th century, the era during which the Wanyan clan were the legitimate emperors of northern China.
  8. (historical, geography) Synonym of Qing: the Chinese empire, dynasty, and era, (particularly) during the years 1616 to 1636, prior to the formal declaration of the Qing.

From the atonal pinyin romanization of Chinese (Jǐn, “orig. brocade”).

  1. (geography) A river (錦江) in Jiangxi and Guangdong provinces in China, emptying into the Bei or North River.
  2. (geography) A river (錦江) in Sichuan Province, China, emptying into the Min River.
  3. (historical geography) A prefecture of imperial China centered on Luyang, Hunan.
  4. (historical geography) Former name of Luyang as the seat of the prefecture.

From the atonal pinyin romanization of Chinese (Jìn, “orig. a piece of horse tack”). As a surname, legendarily derived from Zhurong.

  1. A Chinese surname.
  2. (geography) A river (靳江) in Hunan Province, China, emptying into the Xiang River.

From the revised romanization of Korean (jin). As an ancient kingdom, originally from Chinese (“5th earthly branch”), whose Old Chinese pronunciation has been reconstructed */[d]ər/, possibly used by the ancient state from its association with "east". As the medieval precursor of Balhae, originally Chinese , whose Middle Chinese pronunciation was tsyin, possibly intended as a variant of the original state's name (Middle Chinese: dzyin) or to signify "thunderclap", "shock", "tremor", &c. As a surname, the modern Korean form of originally separate names derived from Chinese , , , as well as 晉 above.

  1. (historical, geography) An ancient state or tribal confederation in northern Korea.
  2. (historical, geography) Synonym of Balhae, a northern Korean state, (particularly) between its AD 698 founding and 712 renaming.
  3. A Korean surname.

From the romanji form of Japanese (“benevolence”)

  1. A Japanese male given name.

    Jin was also found in the following language(s): Japanese

    Jin Au-Yeung

    Jin Au-Yeung is a rapper, songwriter, and actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1994 to present. Jin was born in 1982 as Jin-Au Yeung in Miami, Florida, United States.

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    Jin Je Young

    Jin was born in 1977.

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    Other Inspirations for the Name Jin

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Jin

    Park Ye Jin

    Park Ye Jin is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1998 to present. Park was born in 1981 in Seoul, South Korea.

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    Jun Jin

    Jun Jin is a singer and actor specializing in k-pop, j-pop, and dance music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1998 to present. Jun was born in 1980 as Park Choong-jae.

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    So Yu Jin

    So was born in 1981.

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    What does the name Jin mean?

    Jis for joy, that you always bring.

    Iis for instill, the lesson of life.

    Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

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