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Memphis

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 5 5 0
1916 8 0 8
1918 8 0 8
1920 5 0 5
1921 7 0 7
1922 7 0 7
1923 10 0 10
1925 6 0 6
1928 5 0 5
1929 7 0 7
1930 5 0 5
1937 7 0 7
1940 5 0 5
1941 6 0 6
1946 6 0 6
1994 6 6 0
1996 6 6 0
1997 5 0 5
2000 18 6 12
2001 144 31 113
2002 171 19 152
2003 171 36 135
2004 181 31 150
2005 185 33 152
2006 248 47 201
2007 323 52 271
2008 426 78 348
2009 514 86 428
2010 469 63 406
2011 393 78 315
2012 361 58 303
2013 468 82 386
2014 472 104 368
2015 498 103 395

Want to know about the popularity of the Memphis baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,156 babies born with the name Memphis in the United States. That's more than enough Memphis to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Memphis" was in 2009 with a total of 428 babies.

According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Memphis" is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of only 171 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Memphis popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Memphis" mean? The list below shows the origins of Memphis as well as things modernly associated with the name Memphis such as celebrities named Memphis.

Origin and Meaning of Memphis

The name "Memphis" is of Greek origin, and it means "Established and beautiful". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo)
  2. Largest city of Tennessee; located in southwestern Tennessee on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River

Other Inspirations for the Name Memphis

Memphis Belle
Memphis Bleek
Memphis Depay
Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis May Fire
Memphis Redbirds
Memphis Shades
Memphis Zoo
Memphis Weather
Memphis Tn

Alternative Meanings

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

P is for perfection, it's what you seek.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

S is for serious, not always joking.

Your name in reverse order is "Sihpmem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Iphsmme". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Memphis born Jun 9, 1995

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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