Nahum

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since 1880
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269
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in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Nahum

User Submitted Origins

     English
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     Islamic/Muslim
25%
     Hebrew
25%

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from South Africa says the name Nahum is of English origin and means "Comforter".

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  1. An Old Testament book telling Nahum's prophecy of the fall of Nineveh
  2. A Hebrew minor prophet of the 7th century BC
Wiktionary

Hebrew נַחוּם (nakhum, “consolation”).

  1. A book of the Tanakh / the Old Testament of the Bible.
  2. The minor prophet who wrote that book.
  3. (rare) A male given name of biblical origin.

Notable Persons Named Nahum

J. Holiday is a contemporary r&b and hip hop music singing, songwriter, actor, and rapping. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. J. was given the name Nahum Thorton Grymes on November 29th, 1984 in Washington, D.C.

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Nahum Tate is a poet. Nahum was given the name Nahum Teate in Dublin.

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Nahum was born on December 6th, 1899 in Shkloŭ. Nahum is also known as Ejtingon and Naum Isaakovič. He passed away on May 3rd, 1981.

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Nahum Sonenberg is a in the field of biochemistry. Nahum was born on December 29th, 1946 in Wetzlar.

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Nahum was born on March 27th, 1923. He passed away on June 23rd, 2005.

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Nahum Stelmach was an athlete for the Hapoel Petah Tikva F.C., Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C., and Israel national football team. Nahum was born on July 19th, 1936 in Petah Tikva. He passed away on March 27th, 1999.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nahum

Baby K is a pop music and dance music singing and songwriter. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Baby was given the name Claudia Nahum on February 5th, 1983 in Downtown Core.

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Bertin Nahum is a president of medtech. Bertin was born on November 14th, 1969 in Dakar.

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Peter Nahum is an art historian and dealer.

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Ricardo was born on February 19th, 1955.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 7 0 7
1923 6 0 6
1953 6 0 6
1959 7 0 7
1971 7 0 7
1972 8 0 8
1973 7 0 7
1974 10 0 10
1975 5 0 5
1976 13 0 13
1977 13 0 13
1978 8 0 8
1979 11 0 11
1980 8 0 8
1981 13 0 13
1982 9 0 9
1983 14 0 14
1984 13 0 13
1985 12 0 12
1986 13 0 13
1987 16 0 16
1988 11 0 11
1989 21 0 21
1990 24 0 24
1991 20 0 20
1992 18 0 18
1993 17 0 17
1994 39 0 39
1995 31 0 31
1996 48 0 48
1997 25 0 25
1998 38 0 38
1999 45 0 45
2000 44 0 44
2001 38 0 38
2002 50 0 50
2003 61 0 61
2004 59 0 59
2005 77 0 77
2006 79 0 79
2007 85 0 85
2008 82 0 82
2009 73 0 73
2010 59 0 59
2011 76 0 76
2012 74 0 74
2013 67 0 67
2014 67 0 67
2015 64 0 64
2016 58 0 58
2017 71 0 71
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity of Nahum as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nahum U.S.
  White 86.25% 64.26%
  African American 4.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nahum

People with the last name Nahum are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nahum

  • How Popular is the name Nahum? Nahum is the 7,437th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nahum was the 72,332nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nahum have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,727 babies born with the first name Nahum in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nahum to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nahum? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Nahum first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nahum is Tuesday, May 17th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Nahum born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nahum was in 2007 with a total of 85 babies.
  • Random Nahum Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nahum is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Nahum: Your name in reverse order is Muhan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uhman. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nahum? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 269 people with the last name Nahum.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nahum? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nahum as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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