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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Naira

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  • According to a user from India, the name Naira is of Unknown origin and means "Shining".
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  1. The basic unit of money in Nigeria
  1. The official currency of Nigeria, which replaced the pound in 1973; the principal denomination of the currency, equal to 100 kobo.

naira was also found in the following language(s): Finnish and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Naira

Naira Gelashvili is a novelist, short story writer, poet, novel, and short story. Naira was born on October 28th, 1947 in Sighnaghi.


Naira Marley is a sports team member for the Woodstock Sports F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Naira

Naim Naira is a soccer player for the Celtic F.C., Gillingham F.C., FC Seoul, A.F.C. Bournemouth, Oldham Athletic A.F.C., Norwich City F.C., Reading F.C., Nottingham Forest F.C., and South Korea national under-17 football team. Naim was born on June 13th, 1996 in Greece.


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Popularity of Naira as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Naira

  • How Popular is the name Naira? Naira is the 17,979th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Naira have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 422 babies born with the first name Naira in the United States. That's more than enough people named Naira 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 Naira? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Naira first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Naira is Wednesday, November 23rd, 1921.
  • What year had the most people named Naira born? The highest recorded use of the first name Naira was in 2016 with a total of 57 babies.
  • Random Naira Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Naira is not a popular baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Naira: Your name in reverse order is Arian. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naira. 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.
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