Nijah

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nijah

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  • A submission from Connecticut, United States says the name Nijah means "Water queen" and is of Spanish origin.
  • According to a user from South Carolina, United States, the name Nijah is of African origin and means "A beautiful rose".
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How popular is the baby name Nijah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1977 9 9 0
1978 5 5 0
1981 8 8 0
1982 7 7 0
1983 11 11 0
1984 9 9 0
1985 7 7 0
1986 5 5 0
1987 8 8 0
1988 14 14 0
1989 20 20 0
1990 19 19 0
1991 18 18 0
1992 20 20 0
1993 29 29 0
1994 39 39 0
1995 44 39 5
1996 58 51 7
1997 49 43 6
1998 81 75 6
1999 72 62 10
2000 79 71 8
2001 71 63 8
2002 62 53 9
2003 81 75 6
2004 72 65 7
2005 62 54 8
2006 36 30 6
2007 30 30 0
2008 43 35 8
2009 66 55 11
2010 38 33 5
2011 27 27 0
2012 23 12 11
2013 19 11 8
2014 23 10 13
2015 21 15 6
2016 21 11 10
2017 23 13 10

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Popularity of Nijah as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Nijah

  • How Popular is the name Nijah? Nijah is the 8,819th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nijah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,329 babies born with the first name Nijah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nijah 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 Nijah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Nijah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nijah is Monday, May 23rd, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Nijah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nijah was in 1998 with a total of 75 babies.
  • Random Nijah Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nijah is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Nijah: Your name in reverse order is Hajin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jhian. How do you pronounce that?

What Nijahs Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Nijah born Mar 14, 1968

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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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).