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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Said

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  • According to a user from Colorado, United States, the name Said is of Arabic origin and means "Happy".
  • According to a user from Morocco, the name Said is of Arabic origin and means "Happy".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
Said
(imp. & p. p.) of Say.
adjective Said
Before-mentioned; already spoken of or specified; aforesaid; -- used chiefly in legal style.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Being the one previously mentioned or spoken of ("said party has denied the charges")
Wiktionary
  1. Alternative spelling of Sayyid

Notable Persons Named Said

Saïd Taghmaoui is an actor and screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1994 to 1994. Saïd was born on July 19th, 1973.

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Saïd Benrahma is a soccer player for the Angers SCO, US Colomiers Football, OGC Nice, and Algeria national football team. Saïd was born on August 10th, 1995 in Aïn Témouchent.

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Soprano is a hip hop music rapping and songwriter. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Soprano was given the name Saïd M'Roumbaba on January 14th, 1979 in Marseille.

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Said Mir Mohammed Alim Khan was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1911 to 1920. Said was born on January 3rd, 1880 in Bukhara, Emirate of Bukhara. He breathed his last breath on April 28th, 1944.

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Said Bin Sultan was royalty. He holds the title Sayyid. His career lasted from 1807 to 1856. Said was born as the child of Sultan bin Ahmad on June 5th, 1797. He died on October 19th, 1856.

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Said Pasha is a monarch. He holds the title Wāli of Egypt, Sudan, 150, WāliofEgyptandSudan, and 150px. His most notable accomplishments were from 1854 to 1863.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Said

Edward was born on November 1st, 1935 in Jerusalem. He passed away on September 25th, 2003.

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Wafic Saïd is a businessman and philanthropist. He has been prominent since 1959. Wafic was given the name Wafic Rida Saïd on December 21st, 1939 in Damascus.

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Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said is royalty. He was most active from 1 to 1. Jamshid was born as the child of Abdullah bin Khalifa of Zanzibar on September 16th, 1929 in Unguja.

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Samira Said is an arabic music and pop music musician. She was most prominent from 1975 to present. Samira was given the name Samira Bensaïd on January 10th, 1960 in Rabat. Samira is also known as Samira Said.

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Abdallah Said is a soccer player for the Al Ahly SC, Ismaily SC, and Egypt national football team. Abdallah was born on July 13th, 1985 in Egypt.

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Azalina Othman Said is a Malaysian Minister of Tourism, Malaysian Minister of Youth, and Sports. She was most active from 2008 to 2009. Azalina was born on December 31st, 1963 in Johor Bahru.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1961 6 0 6
1964 8 0 8
1968 8 0 8
1969 6 0 6
1970 10 0 10
1971 9 0 9
1972 7 0 7
1973 6 0 6
1974 6 0 6
1975 5 0 5
1976 8 0 8
1977 13 0 13
1978 9 0 9
1979 10 0 10
1980 14 0 14
1981 7 0 7
1982 23 0 23
1983 18 0 18
1984 11 0 11
1985 13 0 13
1986 18 0 18
1987 9 0 9
1988 26 0 26
1989 28 0 28
1990 30 0 30
1991 22 0 22
1992 27 0 27
1993 34 0 34
1994 28 0 28
1995 32 0 32
1996 29 0 29
1997 44 0 44
1998 35 0 35
1999 27 0 27
2000 46 0 46
2001 57 0 57
2002 119 0 119
2003 116 0 116
2004 122 0 122
2005 113 0 113
2006 114 0 114
2007 104 0 104
2008 98 0 98
2009 99 0 99
2010 165 0 165
2011 145 0 145
2012 98 0 98
2013 96 0 96
2014 104 0 104
2015 82 0 82
2016 83 0 83
2017 75 0 75

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Popularity of Said as a first name

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Popularity of Said as a last name

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Common last names for Said

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Common first names for Said

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Said U.S.
  White 51.45% 64.26%
  African American 33.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Said

People with the last name Said are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Said

  • How Popular is the name Said? Said is the 5,978th most popular name of all time. As a last name Said was the 6,180th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Said have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,422 babies born with the first name Said in the United States. That's more than enough people named Said 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 Said? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Said first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Said is Thursday, June 10th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Said born? The highest recorded use of the first name Said was in 2010 with a total of 165 babies.
  • Random Said Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Said is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Said: Your name in reverse order is Dias. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aisd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Said? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,535 people with the last name Said.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Said? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Said as their last name.

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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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