Niamh

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Niamh mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Niamh

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  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Niamh is of Irish origin and means "Bright".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Niamh is of English origin and means "Brightness".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Niamh is of Unknown origin and means "Brightness".
  • According to a user from Ireland, the name Niamh is of English,Irish origin and means "Bright Sunny".
  • According to a user from Ireland, the name Niamh is of Irish origin and means ""Bright"".
Other origins: French

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  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Niamh

Niamh Cusack is an actress. She was most prominent from 1984 to present. Niamh was born as the child of Cyril Cusack on October 20th, 1959 in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland.

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Niamh McGrady is an actress. Niamh was born Niamh McGrady on October 4th, 1983 in Castlewellan.

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Niamh Kavanagh is a musician. She has been prominent since 1990. Niamh was born Niamh Kavanagh on February 13th, 1968.

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Niamh Wilson is an actor and actress. Her ongoing career started in 2003. Niamh was born on March 9th, 1997 in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

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Chipzel is a chiptune musician. She plays Game Boy music. She was most active from 2010 to present. Chipzel was given the name Niamh Houston on September 23rd, 1991 in Strabane.

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Niamh Bhreathnach is a Minister for Education, Teachta Dála, Senator, Skills, and Seanad Éireann. Niamh was born on June 1st, 1945 in Dublin, Ireland.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1969 5 5 0
1980 8 8 0
1984 8 8 0
1989 14 14 0
1990 9 9 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 13 13 0
1993 15 15 0
1994 22 22 0
1995 37 37 0
1996 24 24 0
1997 44 44 0
1998 47 47 0
1999 47 47 0
2000 60 60 0
2001 69 69 0
2002 57 57 0
2003 67 67 0
2004 69 69 0
2005 57 57 0
2006 69 69 0
2007 58 58 0
2008 74 74 0
2009 56 56 0
2010 43 43 0
2011 59 59 0
2012 46 46 0
2013 44 44 0
2014 52 52 0
2015 35 35 0
2016 45 45 0
2017 37 37 0

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Popularity of Niamh as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Niamh

  • How Popular is the name Niamh? Niamh is the 8,959th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Niamh have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,299 babies born with the first name Niamh in the United States. That's more than enough people named Niamh to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Niamh? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Niamh born? The highest recorded use of the first name Niamh was in 2008 with a total of 74 babies.
  • Random Niamh Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Niamh is not a popular baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 16 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Niamh: Your name in reverse order is Hmain. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hinam. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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