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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Niyah

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  • A user from Canada says the name Niyah is of English origin and means "Smart".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Niyah is of English origin and means "Happy".
  • According to a user from Tennessee, United States, the name Niyah is of African origin and means ""PEACEMAKER"".
  • A submission from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Niyah means "Intention" and is of Arabic origin.
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Alt. Meaning

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

I is for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

A is for angelic, a truly pure heart

H is for heart, warm and loving.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1981 7 7 0
1984 6 6 0
1990 6 6 0
1991 16 16 0
1992 15 15 0
1993 7 7 0
1994 31 31 0
1995 32 32 0
1996 37 37 0
1997 45 45 0
1998 77 77 0
1999 56 56 0
2000 88 88 0
2001 134 134 0
2002 131 131 0
2003 136 136 0
2004 119 119 0
2005 117 117 0
2006 110 110 0
2007 106 106 0
2008 101 101 0
2009 97 97 0
2010 91 91 0
2011 114 114 0
2012 117 117 0
2013 107 107 0
2014 122 122 0
2015 107 107 0
2016 90 90 0
2017 97 97 0

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Popularity of Niyah as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Niyah

  • How Popular is the name Niyah? Niyah is the 6,151st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Niyah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,319 babies born with the first name Niyah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Niyah to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Niyah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Niyah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Niyah was in 2003 with a total of 136 babies.
  • Random Niyah Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Niyah is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 13 babies in California have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Niyah: Your name in reverse order is Hayin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yhnia. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Niyah born Oct 25, 1939

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 Hungary approximately on 1825. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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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).