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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Safwan

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  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Safwan means "Famous" and is of Arabic origin.
  • According to a user from Bangladesh, the name Safwan is of Unknown origin and means "Rocks".

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Notable Persons Named Safwan

Safwan was born on May 15th, 1986.


Safwan Abdul-Ghani is a soccer player for the Al Shorta SC, New Sirwan, Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, Erbil SC, Al-Ramtha SC, Duhok SC, Zakho FC, and Iraq national football team. Safwan was born on September 9th, 1983 in Iraq.


Safwan was born in 1940 in Syria. Safwan is also known as Qudsi, Safwan, and al-.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Safwan

He died in 746.


Haris Safwan is an athlete for the Petaling Jaya City F.C., Selangor FA, UPB-MyTeam F.C., T–Team F.C., PLUS F.C., Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C., Kelantan FA, Felda United F.C., Perak FA, and Malaysia national under-23 football team. Haris was born on June 8th, 1982 in Dungun.


Ali Safwan is an athlete for the Al-Mabarrah.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1983 5 0 5
1991 6 0 6
1995 6 0 6
1996 8 0 8
1997 6 0 6
1998 10 0 10
1999 7 0 7
2000 16 0 16
2001 11 0 11
2002 19 0 19
2003 16 0 16
2004 18 0 18
2005 22 0 22
2006 15 0 15
2007 18 0 18
2008 21 0 21
2009 22 0 22
2010 28 0 28
2011 28 0 28
2012 33 0 33
2013 24 0 24
2014 41 0 41
2015 34 0 34
2016 40 0 40
2017 47 0 47

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Popularity of Safwan as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Safwan

  • How Popular is the name Safwan? Safwan is the 16,306th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Safwan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 501 babies born with the first name Safwan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Safwan 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 Safwan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Safwan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Safwan is Thursday, June 15th, 1933.
  • What year had the most people named Safwan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Safwan was in 2017 with a total of 47 babies.
  • Random Safwan Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Safwan is not a popular baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Safwan: Your name in reverse order is Nawfas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Afwnas. 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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