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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Niva

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     American Samoa

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From Sami.

  1. (dialectal) A small rapid in a river.

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Niva as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Niva U.S.
  White 83.67% 64.26%
  African American 2.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.12% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Niva

People with the last name Niva are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Niva

  • How Popular is the name Niva? Niva is the 20,712th most popular name of all time. As a last name Niva was the 93,513th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Niva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 331 babies born with the first name Niva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Niva 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 Niva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Niva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Niva is Tuesday, December 4th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Niva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Niva was in 2016 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Niva Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Niva is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Niva: Your name in reverse order is Avin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vina. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Niva? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 196 people with the last name Niva.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Niva? Niva is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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