Maha

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Maha

User Submitted Origins

     Arabic
60%
     African
20%
     Persian/Iranian
20%

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Canada says the name Maha is of Persian / Iranian origin and means "Moon-like radiance".
  • A user from Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan says the name Maha is of Arabic origin and means "Arabian Antelope. In Arabic poetry its is usually referred to for its beautiful eyes.".
  • A user from Germany says the name Maha is of Arabic origin and means "The Arabian oryx or white oryx".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ma"ha
A kind of baboon; the wanderoo.
noun Ma"ha
A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in Northeastern Nebraska; called also Omaha.
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  1. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska
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  1. (archaic) A kind of monkey; the wanderoo.

maha was also found in the following language(s): Breton, Estonian, Finnish, Pali, and Tahitian

Notable Persons Named Maha

Maha Sinnathamby is a real estate development, civil engineer, and property developer. Maha was born in 1939 in Rantau.

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He holds the title King of Ayutthaya kingdom. He was most prominent from 1548 to 1564.

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Maha Ghosananda was a supreme patriarch of cambodia and supreme patriarch of cambodia(1988–2007). His most notable accomplishments were from 1934 to 2007. Maha was born on May 23rd, 1913 in Treang District. He died on March 12th, 2007.

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Maha Bandula is a military person. His military service ended in 1825.

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He holds the title Front Palace. His career lasted from 1782 to 1803. Maha was born on November 1st, 1744 in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (city). He left this life on November 3rd, 1803.

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Maha was born in 1957 in Palestine (region).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Maha

Maha is a comedian. Maha was born on April 19th, 1950 in Kathmandu. Maha is also known as Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya.

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Issouf was born in 1962.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1964 5 5 0
1965 6 6 0
1966 5 5 0
1969 9 9 0
1970 10 10 0
1971 13 13 0
1972 12 12 0
1973 12 12 0
1974 10 10 0
1975 12 12 0
1976 11 11 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 17 17 0
1979 16 16 0
1980 16 16 0
1981 9 9 0
1982 19 19 0
1983 20 20 0
1984 29 29 0
1985 24 24 0
1986 30 30 0
1987 13 13 0
1988 18 18 0
1989 25 25 0
1990 30 30 0
1991 31 31 0
1992 40 40 0
1993 23 23 0
1994 32 32 0
1995 35 35 0
1996 55 55 0
1997 41 41 0
1998 53 53 0
1999 49 49 0
2000 54 54 0
2001 67 67 0
2002 79 79 0
2003 61 61 0
2004 56 56 0
2005 55 55 0
2006 52 52 0
2007 51 51 0
2008 39 39 0
2009 42 42 0
2010 41 41 0
2011 40 40 0
2012 40 40 0
2013 40 40 0
2014 37 37 0
2015 46 46 0
2016 53 53 0
2017 52 52 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Maha

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Popularity of Maha as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Maha U.S.
  White 57.07% 64.26%
  African American 6.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Maha

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

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Fun Facts about the name Maha

  • How Popular is the name Maha? Maha is the 7,684th most popular name of all time. As a last name Maha was the 90,113th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Maha have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,649 babies born with the first name Maha in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maha to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maha? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1964 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Maha first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maha is Saturday, October 9th, 1920.
  • What year had the most people named Maha born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maha was in 2002 with a total of 79 babies.
  • Random Maha Factoid: According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maha is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1980.
  • Weird things about the name Maha: Your name in reverse order is Aham. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Haam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Maha? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 205 people with the last name Maha.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maha? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Maha as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m 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).
  • 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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