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Origin and Meaning of Kismet

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  • A submission from California, U.S. says the name Kismet means "Fate and Destiny" and is of Scottish origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kis"met
Destiny; fate.

Etymology: Per. qismat

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Islam) the will of Allah

From Ottoman Turkish قسمت (kısmet) (Turkish kısmet), from Arabic قِسْمَة (qisma, “fate”).

  1. Fate; a predetermined or unavoidable destiny.

kismet was also found in the following language(s): Serbo-Croatian

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Fun Facts about the name Kismet

  • How Popular is the name Kismet? Kismet is the 28,680th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kismet have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 175 babies born with the first name Kismet in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kismet 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 Kismet? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Kismet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kismet is Sunday, March 26th, 1916.
  • What year had the most people named Kismet born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kismet was in 1973 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kismet: Your name in reverse order is Temsik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Estkmi. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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