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Origin and Meaning of Nish

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From Old Irish indossa.

Notable Persons Named Nish

Nish Kumar is a comedian. He was most active from 2004 to present.


Nish is a stand up comedian. Nish was born on September 10th, 1978.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nish

David Nish is a soccer player for the Leicester City F.C., Derby County F.C., Tulsa Roughnecks (1978–84), Seattle Sounders (1974–83), San Jose Earthquakes (1974–88), and England national football team. David was born on September 26th, 1947 in Burton upon Trent, England.


Colin Nish is a soccer player for the Cowdenbeath F.C., Dunfermline Athletic F.C., Alloa Athletic F.C., Clyde F.C., Kilmarnock F.C., Hibernian F.C., Hartlepool United F.C., Dundee F.C., and Dumbarton F.C. Colin was born on March 7th, 1981 in Edinburgh, Scotland.



Nish is a stand up comedian. Nish was born on September 10th, 1978.


Mike was born on December 10th, 1959.


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Popularity of Nish as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nish U.S.
  White 71.65% 64.26%
  African American 4.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 14.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nish

People with the last name Nish are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Nish

  • How Popular is the name Nish? Nish is the 61,882nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Nish was the 46,138th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nish have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20 babies born with the first name Nish in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nish? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nish first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nish is Wednesday, September 15th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Nish born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nish was in 1999 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Nish: Your name in reverse order is Hsin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ihns. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nish? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 462 people with the last name Nish.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nish? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nish as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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