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Origin and Meaning of Njeri

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  • According to a user from Tennessee, United States, the name Njeri is of Swahili origin and means "Daughter of a warrior".
  • A user from Kenya says the name Njeri is of African origin and means "Wanderer, unorthodox and does not convene to society rules".
  • A submission from Washington, United States says the name Njeri means "One who likes to visit" and is of African origin.
  • A user from Jamaica says the name Njeri means "A daughter of a warrior".
  • A user from Jamaica says the name Njeri means "Daughter of a warrior.".
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From Old Albanian njer, from Proto-Albanian *nera, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂nḗr.

  1. man
  2. human, person, individual

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Njeri U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 95.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Njeri

People with the last name Njeri are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Njeri

  • How Popular is the name Njeri? Njeri is the 22,332nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Njeri was the 129,825th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Njeri have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 286 babies born with the first name Njeri in the United States. That's more than enough people named Njeri 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 Njeri? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 17 new born babies.
  • When was Njeri first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Njeri is Wednesday, April 29th, 1959.
  • What year had the most people named Njeri born? The highest recorded use of the first name Njeri was in 1971 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Njeri Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Njeri is not a popular baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Njeri: Your name in reverse order is Irejn. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nejri. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Njeri? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 131 people with the last name Njeri.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Njeri? Njeri is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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