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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Maher

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Wiktionary

Borrowing from German Macher.

  1. (regional) expert
  2. (regional) clever, resourceful person

Notable Persons Named Maher

Maher Zain is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Maher was given the name Maher Mustafa Maher Zain on July 16th, 1981 in Tripoli, Lebanon.

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Maher al-Assad is a military person.

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Maher Arar is a telecommunications engineer. Maher was born in 1970 in Syria.

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He holds the title Shiekh, Imam, and Sheikh. Maher was born on January 7th, 1969 in Medina.

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His military service ended in 2003. Maher was born in 1942 in Tikrit. He left this life on June 29th, 2014.

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Christopher was given the name Maher Boutros in 1955 in Alexandria.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Maher

Bill Maher is a political satire, news satire, observational comedy, self-deprecation, black comedy, sarcasm, and deadpan comedian. Bill was given the name William Maher on January 20th, 1956 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Johnny Marr is an alternative rock, indie pop, and indie rock musician. He plays Guitar, vocals, keyboards, piano, harmonica, Mandolin, Pump organ, Autoharp, Fender Jaguar, Rickenbacker 330, Gretsch 6120, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson ES-335, Fender Telecaster, Gibson SG, Fender Twin, and Roland Jazz Chorus. He has been prominent since 1982. Johnny was given the name John Martin Maher on October 31st, 1963 in Ardwick, Manchester, England.

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His ongoing career started in 1999. Sean was born on April 16th, 1975 in Pleasantville, New York, U.S.

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Adam Maher is a soccer player for the PSV Eindhoven, AZ Alkmaar, and Netherlands national under-17 football team. Adam was born on July 20th, 1993 in Ait Ikkou, Morocco.

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Matt Maher is a contemporary christian music and contemporary worship music musician. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Matt was given the name Matthew Guion Maher on November 10th, 1974 in Newfoundland, Canada.

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Kaitlyn Maher is a child singer and actor. She plays Piano, Guitar, and Vocals. She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Kaitlyn was given the name Kaitlyn Ashley Maher on January 10th, 2004.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1963 5 0 5
1969 7 0 7
1972 12 0 12
1973 6 0 6
1974 7 0 7
1975 13 0 13
1976 16 0 16
1977 10 0 10
1978 11 0 11
1979 12 0 12
1980 14 0 14
1981 14 0 14
1982 14 0 14
1983 20 0 20
1984 15 0 15
1985 15 0 15
1986 9 0 9
1987 16 0 16
1988 15 0 15
1989 13 0 13
1990 18 0 18
1991 27 0 27
1992 24 0 24
1993 16 0 16
1994 31 0 31
1995 10 0 10
1996 29 0 29
1997 15 0 15
1998 15 0 15
1999 17 0 17
2000 16 0 16
2001 29 0 29
2002 14 0 14
2003 29 0 29
2004 14 0 14
2005 23 0 23
2006 12 0 12
2007 16 0 16
2008 14 0 14
2009 14 0 14
2010 20 0 20
2011 18 0 18
2012 21 0 21
2013 30 0 30
2014 39 0 39
2015 37 0 37
2016 35 0 35
2017 40 0 40

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Popularity of Maher as a first name

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Popularity of Maher as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Maher U.S.
  White 93.91% 64.26%
  African American 0.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Maher

People with the last name Maher are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Maher

  • How Popular is the name Maher? Maher is the 11,564th most popular name of all time. As a last name Maher was the 1,549th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Maher have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 867 babies born with the first name Maher in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maher to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maher? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1963 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Maher first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maher is Sunday, July 4th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Maher born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maher was in 2017 with a total of 40 babies.
  • Random Maher Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maher is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Maher: Your name in reverse order is Reham. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emarh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Maher? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,222 people with the last name Maher.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maher? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Maher as their last name.

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