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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Messiah

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  • A submission from Maryland, United States says the name Messiah means "Child of God".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mes*si"ah
The expected king and deliverer of the Hebrews; the Savior; Christ.

Etymology: Heb. māshīakh anointed, fr. māshakh to anoint. Cf. Messias

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  1. An oratorio composed by Handel in 1742
  2. The awaited king of the Jews; the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people
  3. Jesus Christ; considered by Christians to be the promised deliverer
  4. Any expected deliverer
  1. The promised and expected savior or liberator of the Jewish people.
  2. A saviour or liberator of a group of people.
  3. (Christianity) Jesus

Notable Persons Named Messiah

Messiah Marcolin is a doom metal and heavy metal music musician. He was most prominent from 1984 to 2007. Messiah was given the name Bror Jan Alfredo Marcolin on December 10th, 1967. Messiah is also known as Messiah Marcolin and Eddie Marcolin.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Messiah

The was born on December 18th, 1977 in Detroit.


Albert was born on September 23rd, 1921 in Nice. He breathed his last breath on April 17th, 2013.


Aaron Messiah was an architect. Aaron was born on April 16th, 1858 in Nice. He breathed his last breath on August 28th, 1940.


Muja Messiah is a hip hop music rapping. He was most prominent from 2008 to present.


Mr. Messiah is an intelligent dance music, dubstep, glitch (music), jungle, breakcore, uk garage, bassline (music genre), and downtempo musician. His ongoing career started in 2008. Mr. was born on October 27th, 1988. Mr. is also known as Mr. Messiah.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1973 5 0 5
1974 8 0 8
1975 6 0 6
1976 6 0 6
1977 6 0 6
1978 5 0 5
1979 5 0 5
1980 10 0 10
1981 5 0 5
1984 6 0 6
1985 9 0 9
1986 5 0 5
1987 6 0 6
1988 11 0 11
1990 6 0 6
1991 12 0 12
1992 22 0 22
1993 21 0 21
1994 19 5 14
1995 30 0 30
1996 29 5 24
1997 37 7 30
1998 53 9 44
1999 120 26 94
2000 145 36 109
2001 114 15 99
2002 130 25 105
2003 148 30 118
2004 182 46 136
2005 239 41 198
2006 329 73 256
2007 388 66 322
2008 397 62 335
2009 423 54 369
2010 419 50 369
2011 423 54 369
2012 814 49 765
2013 1,011 38 973
2014 1,224 39 1,185
2015 1,562 49 1,513
2016 1,821 38 1,783
2017 2,009 39 1,970
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Messiah

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Messiah as a first name

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Popularity of Messiah as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Messiah U.S.
  White 26.57% 64.26%
  African American 53.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Messiah

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

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Fun Facts about the name Messiah

  • What name lists does Messiah rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Messiah? Messiah is the 2,234th most popular name of all time. As a last name Messiah was the 89,403rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Messiah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,220 babies born with the first name Messiah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Messiah to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Messiah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Messiah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Messiah is Saturday, December 17th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Messiah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Messiah was in 2017 with a total of 1,970 babies. That's a lot of babies named Messiah!
  • Random Messiah Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Messiah ranks 85th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 70 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Messiah: Your name in reverse order is Haissem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Smheisa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Messiah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 207 people with the last name Messiah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Messiah? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Messiah 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).
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