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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Miami

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  • According to a user from Virginia, United States, the name Miami is of Unknown origin and means "Pink flower".

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  1. A city and resort in southeastern Florida on Biscayne Bay; the best known city in Florida; a haven for retirees and a refuge for Cubans fleeing Castro
  2. A member of the extinct Algonquian people formerly living in northern Indiana and southern Michigan
  1. A town in Arizona
  2. A city in Florida, USA
  3. An unincorporated town in Indiana
  4. A town in Manitoba, Canada
  5. A city in Missouri
  6. A city in Oklahoma
  7. A town in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  8. A city in Texas
  9. The Algonquian language of the Miami tribe.
  10. A member of an indigenous North American people of Algonquian stock.

Miami was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Finnish, Italian, and Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Last Name Miami

Lou was born in 1956. He passed away in 1995.


Three Guys from Miami is a writer.


Fun Facts about the name Miami

  • How Popular is the name Miami? Miami is the 24,543rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Miami have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 239 babies born with the first name Miami in the United States. That's more than enough people named Miami to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Miami? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Miami first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Miami is Tuesday, May 12th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Miami born? The highest recorded use of the first name Miami was in 2009 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Miami: Your name in reverse order is Imaim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Immia. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • 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.