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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mama

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ma*ma"
See Mamma.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped
  2. Informal terms for a mother
  1. mum, mummy, mom, mommy

Notable Persons Named Mama

Mama Ngina Kenyatta is a First Lady of Kenya. Mama was given the name Ngina Muhoho .


Mama Lola is a mambo and mambo (vodou). Mama was born on January 1st, 1936 in Port-au-Prince.


Mama Baldé is a soccer player for the Sport Benfica e Castelo Branco, Sporting Clube de Portugal, and Sporting Clube de Portugal B. Mama was born on November 6th, 1995 in Guinea-Bissau.


Mama was born in 1981.



Mama was born on June 22nd, 1951. He passed away on June 12th, 2004.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mama

Lil Mama is a hip hop music rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, entrepreneur, spokesperson, rapping, singing, dance, actor, and entrepreneurship. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to 2006. Lil was given the name Niatia Jessica Kirkland on October 4th, 1989 in Harlem.


Amina Mama is a philosopher. Amina was born on September 19th, 1958 in Kaduna.


Marco was born on March 27th, 1991 in Nigeria.


Chabi Mama was a beninese politician. Chabi was born on July 15th, 1921. He breathed his last breath in 1921.


Datu was born on June 19th, 1954 in Marawi.



Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mama U.S.
  White 24.11% 64.26%
  African American 36.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 29.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mama

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

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Fun Facts about the name Mama

  • How Popular is the name Mama? Mama is the 51,435th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mama was the 122,314th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mama have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 38 babies born with the first name Mama in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mama? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1996 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Mama first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mama is Thursday, September 24th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Mama born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mama was in 2017 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Random Mama Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mama 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 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Mama: Your name in reverse order is Amam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mama. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mama? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 141 people with the last name Mama.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mama? Mama is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.