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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Khalifa

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User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from United Arab Emirates, the name Khalifa is of Arabic origin and means "King".
  • A user from United Arab Emirates says the name Khalifa is of Arabic origin and means "Ruler".
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International Interest
  1. Dated form of caliph.

Notable Persons Named Khalifa

Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is a President of the United Arab Emirates. Khalifa was born on January 25th, 1948 in Al Ain.


Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani is royalty. He was most prominent from 1972 to 1995. Khalifa was born as the child of Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani on September 17th, 1932 in Rayyan, Qatar.


Khalifa was born in Ajdabiya.


Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa is a Prime Minister of Bahrain. Khalifa was born on November 24th, 1935 in Bahrain.


Khalifa al-Ghawi is a Prime Minister of Libya and List of heads of government of Libya.


Khalifa Sankaré is a soccer player for the Asteras Tripoli F.C., US Boulogne, S.V. Zulte Waregem, K.V. Oostende, R.A.E.C. Mons, Olympiacos Volou 1937 F.C., Aris Thessaloniki F.C., and Al-Arabi SC (Kuwait). Khalifa was born on August 15th, 1984 in Dakar.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Khalifa

Mia was born on February 10th, 1993 in Beirut, Lebanon.


Wiz Khalifa is a hip hop music musician. His ongoing career started in 2005. Wiz was given the name Cameron Jibril Thomaz on September 8th, 1987 in United States.


Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa is royalty. His ongoing career started in 1999. Hamad was born as the child of Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Hessa bint Salman Al Khalifa on January 28th, 1950 in Riffa.


Oddisee is a hip hop music rapping and hip hop production. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Oddisee was given the name Amir Mohamed el Khalifa in Washington, D.C.


Rashad Khalifa was a biochemist. Rashad was born on November 19th, 1935 in Egypt. He breathed his last breath on January 31st, 1990.


Sheikh was born as the child of Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on May 8th, 1987 in Riffa, Bahrain.


Where is the name Khalifa popular?

International Interest for Khalifa

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Khalifa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Khalifa U.S.
  White 53.95% 64.26%
  African American 14.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 26.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Khalifa

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

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Fun Facts about the name Khalifa

  • How Popular is the name Khalifa? Khalifa is the 27,027th most popular name of all time. As a last name Khalifa was the 24,890th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Khalifa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 198 babies born with the first name Khalifa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Khalifa 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 Khalifa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1986 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Khalifa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Khalifa is Thursday, September 3rd, 1964.
  • What year had the most people named Khalifa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Khalifa was in 2017 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Khalifa: Your name in reverse order is Afilahk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aaflhki. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Khalifa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 999 people with the last name Khalifa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Khalifa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Khalifa as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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