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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nabi

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  • According to a user from North Carolina, United States, the name Nabi is of Korean origin and means "Butterfly".
  • A user from Virginia, United States says the name Nabi is of English origin and means "Element of laughter".
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International Interest

Arabic نَبِيّ (nabiyy, “prophet”).

  1. (Islam) A prophet of Islam.

nabi was also found in the following language(s): Indonesian and Malay

Notable Persons Named Nabi

Nabi was born on August 4th, 1900 in Wan Village , Kagoshima, Japan.


Nabi Avcı is a 61st , 62nd , 63rd , 64th , Member of the Grand National Assembly, Ministry of National Education (Turkey), and Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Their ongoing career started in 2013. Nabi was born on October 8th, 1953 in Demirköy, Pazaryeri, Bilecik, Turkey.


Nabi Saleh is a chief executive officer. Nabi was born Nabi Saleh in Iran.



Nabi was born on December 16th, 1917 in Jaffer Khan Laghari village, Taluka Sinjhoro, Sanghar District, Sindh, Pakistan. They breathed their last breath on April 6th, 2011.


Nabi was born on May 25th, 1945.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nabi

Adil Nabi is a soccer player for the Peterborough United F.C., West Bromwich Albion F.C., Delhi Dynamos FC, England national under-16 football team, and England national under-17 football team. Adil was born on February 28th, 1994 in Aston, Birmingham, England.


Mohammad was born on March 3rd, 1985 in Logar Province.


Heiki was born on June 6th, 1985 in Hilleste.


Syed Rahim Nabi is a soccer player for the Atlético de Kolkata, Tata Football Academy, Mohammedan S.C. (Kolkata), Mohun Bagan A.C., Mohammedan, Mumbai City FC, Bharat FC, and India national football team. Syed was born on December 14th, 1985 in Pandua, Hooghly, West Bengal, India. Syed is also known as Nanku.


Fahmida Nabi is a musician. She was most active from 1979 to present. Fahmida was born on January 4th, 1966 in Dinajpur, Bangladesh.


Farjad Nabi is a film director, documentary film maker, documentary film, and film directoranddocumentary filmmaker. He has been prominent since 1995. Farjad was born in 1969 in Lahore.


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Popularity of Nabi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nabi U.S.
  White 35.37% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 47.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 12.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nabi

People with the last name Nabi are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Nabi

  • How Popular is the name Nabi? Nabi is the 66,787th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nabi was the 31,383rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nabi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15 babies born with the first name Nabi in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nabi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2008 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nabi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nabi is Sunday, March 22nd, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Nabi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nabi was in 2008 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Nabi: Your name in reverse order is Iban. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naib. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nabi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 738 people with the last name Nabi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nabi? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nabi as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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