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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sahib

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  • According to a user from Virginia, United States, the name Sahib is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Master".
  • A user from California, United States says the name Sahib is of English origin and means "God".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
A respectful title or appellation given to Europeans of rank.

Etymology: Ar. çāhib master, lord, fem. çāhibah

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Formerly a term of respect for important white Europeans in colonial India; used after the name

From Hindustani (Hindi, Urdu) साहिब (sāhib) / صاحب (sāhib, “lord”), from Persian صاحب (sâheb), from Arabic صَاحِب (ṣāḥib, “companion”).

  1. formerly, a term of respect for a white European in colonial India

sahib was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Sahib

Sahib Shihab was a jazz and hard bop saxophone. He plays Baritone saxophone and Alto saxophone. He was most active from 1940 to 1980. Sahib was given the name Edmond Gregory on June 23rd, 1925 in Savannah, Georgia. He left this life on October 24th, 1989.


Sahib was born in 1501. He left this life in 1551.


Sahib was born on December 15th, 1887. He breathed his last breath in 1971.


He died in 1288.


Sahib was born in 938. He left this life in 995.


Sahib Abbas Hassan is a soccer player for the Al-Zawra'a SC, Al-Talaba SC, Nejmeh SC, Karbalaa FC, Al-Sinaa SC, and Iraq national football team. Sahib was born in Iraq.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sahib

He holds the title Peshwa. Nana was born on May 19th, 1824 in Bithoor.


Shahzadi Jahanara Begum Sahib was royalty. She was most prominent from 1631 to 1658. Shahzadi was born as the child of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz on April 2nd, 1614. She left this life on September 16th, 1681.


He died on June 14th, 1752.


Ghulam was born in 1795. He left this life on August 11th, 1872.


Seethi was born in 1898. He breathed his last breath on April 17th, 1961.


Imran Sahib is an athlete for the Tampines Rovers FC, Sembawang Rangers FC, Home United FC, Young Lions FC, Woodlands Wellington FC, and Singapore national football team. Imran was born on October 12th, 1982 in Singapore.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1985 5 0 5
1991 8 0 8
1994 6 0 6
1995 9 0 9
1996 7 0 7
1997 8 0 8
1998 11 0 11
1999 11 0 11
2000 11 0 11
2001 15 0 15
2002 20 0 20
2003 18 0 18
2004 17 5 12
2005 12 0 12
2006 12 0 12
2007 24 0 24
2008 21 0 21
2009 30 0 30
2010 27 0 27
2011 29 0 29
2012 32 0 32
2013 41 0 41
2014 38 0 38
2015 46 5 41
2016 37 5 32
2017 47 5 42

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Popularity of Sahib as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sahib U.S.
  White 26.80% 64.26%
  African American 11.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 54.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sahib

People with the last name Sahib are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Sahib

  • How Popular is the name Sahib? Sahib is the 15,509th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sahib was the 114,424th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sahib have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 542 babies born with the first name Sahib in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sahib 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 Sahib? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sahib first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sahib is Monday, March 4th, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Sahib born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sahib was in 2017 with a total of 42 babies.
  • Random Sahib Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sahib is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 15 babies in California have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Sahib: Your name in reverse order is Bihas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ihabs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sahib? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 153 people with the last name Sahib.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sahib? Sahib 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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