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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lamia

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun La"mi*a
A monster capable of assuming a woman's form, who was said to devour human beings or suck their blood; a vampire; a sorceress; a witch.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. �

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  1. (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living
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  1. A city in Greece.

Lamia was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Lamia

Lââm is a pop, soul, hip hop, soul music, and hip hop music musician. She was most active from 1998 to present. Lââm was given the name Lamia on September 1st, 1971.

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Lamia was born in 1972 in Beirut.

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Lamia al Hariri is a diplomat. Lamia was born Lamia al Hariri in Hama.

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Lamia was born in 1967 in Beirut.

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Lamia Assi is an Ambassador to Malaysia, Minister of Economy, Trade, AmbassadortoMalaysia, Ministry of Economy, and Trade (Syria). She was most prominent from 2011 to 2011. Lamia was born on December 27th, 1955.

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Lamia was born on September 3rd, 1980.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lamia

Jenna Lamia is an actress, writer, and voice performer. Jenna was born on May 2nd, 1981 in Los Angeles.

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Lââm is a pop, soul, hip hop, soul music, and hip hop music musician. She was most active from 1998 to present. Lââm was given the name Lamia on September 1st, 1971.

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Georges Lamia was a soccer player for the OGC Nice, Stade Rennais F.C., and France national football team. Georges was born on March 14th, 1933 in El Kala. He passed away on March 10th, 2014.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1968 8 8 0
1970 6 6 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 5 5 0
1975 7 7 0
1976 5 5 0
1977 10 10 0
1979 12 12 0
1980 11 11 0
1981 20 20 0
1982 19 19 0
1983 14 14 0
1984 16 16 0
1985 11 11 0
1986 17 17 0
1987 22 22 0
1988 21 21 0
1989 15 15 0
1990 21 21 0
1991 24 24 0
1992 29 29 0
1993 17 17 0
1994 24 24 0
1995 18 18 0
1996 28 28 0
1997 33 33 0
1998 37 37 0
1999 33 33 0
2000 45 45 0
2001 36 36 0
2002 41 41 0
2003 45 45 0
2004 50 50 0
2005 35 35 0
2006 45 45 0
2007 45 45 0
2008 45 45 0
2009 30 30 0
2010 26 26 0
2011 47 47 0
2012 33 33 0
2013 44 44 0
2014 36 36 0
2015 35 35 0
2016 35 35 0
2017 38 38 0

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lamia U.S.
  White 93.20% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lamia

People with the last name Lamia are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Lamia

  • What name lists does Lamia rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Lamia? Lamia is the 9,363rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Lamia was the 52,267th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lamia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,201 babies born with the first name Lamia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lamia 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 Lamia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Lamia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lamia is Tuesday, November 24th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Lamia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lamia was in 2004 with a total of 50 babies.
  • Random Lamia Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lamia is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Lamia: Your name in reverse order is Aimal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aaiml. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lamia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 397 people with the last name Lamia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lamia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lamia as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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