Nima

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 Nima

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  • A submission from Canada says the name Nima means "Gift of God" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A submission from Iran says the name Nima means "Renowned, famous, bow and arrow or little king" and is of Persian origin.
  • A user from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Nima is of Unknown origin and means "Half moon in Persian Blessing in Arabic".
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Nima means "Blessed by God" and is of Unknown origin.
Other origins: Indian (Sanskrit), Persian or Iranian, and Aztec (Nahuatl)

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Notable Persons Named Nima

Nima Arkani-Hamed is a scientist in the field of physics. Nima was born on April 5th, 1972 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Nima Nourizadeh is a film director, music video director, and commercial director. Nima was born on November 12th, 1977 in London, England.

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Nimā Yushij was a poet. Nimā was born on November 12th, 1895 in Yush, Mazandaran. He died on January 6th, 1960.

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Nima Sanandaji is an author and scientist. Nima was born on June 30th, 1981 in Tehran.

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Nima aka Nima Fakhrara aka Amir Nima Fakhrara is a film score composer and record producer. He plays Santur, Setar, Tar, Tonbak, Daf, and Tabla. Nima was born on November 12th, 1983 in Tehran.

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Nima Tamang is a soccer player for the United Sikkim F.C. Nima was born on March 30th, 1993 in India.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nima

Chokey Nima is an athlete for the Bhutan national football team.

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Issam was born on April 8th, 1979 in El Biar. Issam is also known as عصام نيمة.

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Mustafa Ali Nima is a sports team member for the Al-Talaba SC.

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Samsem Nima is an athlete for the Wuachon United F.C.

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Nima is an athlete for the Druk United F.C.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1921 6 6 0
1924 5 5 0
1928 6 6 0
1934 5 5 0
1971 5 0 5
1972 5 0 5
1976 5 0 5
1977 11 0 11
1978 17 0 17
1979 25 0 25
1980 25 5 20
1981 31 12 19
1982 38 0 38
1983 31 9 22
1984 38 10 28
1985 37 7 30
1986 31 0 31
1987 43 6 37
1988 38 0 38
1989 35 6 29
1990 47 6 41
1991 36 0 36
1992 51 10 41
1993 31 0 31
1994 21 7 14
1995 33 5 28
1996 23 0 23
1997 37 6 31
1998 38 6 32
1999 32 0 32
2000 31 0 31
2001 38 6 32
2002 38 8 30
2003 32 9 23
2004 23 7 16
2005 20 7 13
2006 33 13 20
2007 20 8 12
2008 20 10 10
2009 18 5 13
2010 16 8 8
2011 20 9 11
2012 17 9 8
2013 23 16 7
2014 24 15 9
2015 21 14 7
2016 22 12 10
2017 21 9 12

Fun Facts about the name Nima

  • How Popular is the name Nima? Nima is the 9,263rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nima have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,223 babies born with the first name Nima in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nima 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 Nima? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nima first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nima is Monday, December 27th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Nima born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nima was in 1990 with a total of 41 babies.
  • Random Nima Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nima is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 14 babies in California have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Nima: Your name in reverse order is Amin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ianm. 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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