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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Saif

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  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Saif is of Unknown origin and means "Sword of God".
Other origins: Arabic

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  1. Alternative form of seif
  2. A type of Arabian sword.

Notable Persons Named Saif

Saif Ali Khan is an actor and producer. He was most active from 1993 to present. Saif was given the name Sajid Ali Khan by his parents Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore on August 16th, 1970 in New Delhi, India.


Saif al-Islam Muammar al-Gaddafi is an office holder. His military service ended in 2011. Saif was born on June 25th, 1972 in Tripoli.


Saif was born in 1982 in Tripoli. He breathed his last breath on April 30th, 2011.


Saif was born in 1960 in Egypt. Saif is also known as Ibrahim al-Madani and Omar al-Sumali.


Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan is a Deputy Prime Ministerof the United Arab Emirates, Minister of the Interiorof the United Arab Emirates, Commander of the Abu Dhabi Police, List of Prime Ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Politics of the United Arab Emirates, and Abu Dhabi Police.


Saif Hassan is a director, producer, theater artist, screenwriter., actor, television director, television producer, theatre, screenwriter, and theaterartist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Saif was given the name Rehan Sheikh in 1979 in Islamabad.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Saif

Umar Saif is a in the field of computer science. Umar was born in Pakistan.


Faisal Saif is a film director, screenwriter, and film critic. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Faisal was given the name Faisal Abdul Razzak Saif Al Zedjally on April 27th, 1976 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Mohammad was born on July 21st, 1976 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Sami was given the name Sami Martin Saif in 1972 in Denmark.


He holds the title Imam. His most notable accomplishments were from 1649 to 1679. He passed away in 1679.


He was most active from 2013 to 2015. Ahmed was born on January 1st, 1983.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1978 7 0 7
1980 5 0 5
1981 8 0 8
1982 8 0 8
1983 6 0 6
1986 8 0 8
1987 15 0 15
1988 9 0 9
1989 9 0 9
1990 8 0 8
1991 13 0 13
1992 10 0 10
1993 19 0 19
1994 40 0 40
1995 46 0 46
1996 43 0 43
1997 40 0 40
1998 39 0 39
1999 50 0 50
2000 55 0 55
2001 38 0 38
2002 49 0 49
2003 70 0 70
2004 69 0 69
2005 64 0 64
2006 56 0 56
2007 65 0 65
2008 76 0 76
2009 67 0 67
2010 69 0 69
2011 56 0 56
2012 84 0 84
2013 71 0 71
2014 89 0 89
2015 105 0 105
2016 82 0 82
2017 95 0 95

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Popularity of Saif as a first name

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Popularity of Saif as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Saif U.S.
  White 52.08% 64.26%
  African American 4.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 30.35% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.80% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 9.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Saif

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

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Fun Facts about the name Saif

  • How Popular is the name Saif? Saif is the 7,696th most popular name of all time. As a last name Saif was the 35,866th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Saif have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,643 babies born with the first name Saif in the United States. That's more than enough people named Saif to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Saif? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Saif first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Saif is Monday, May 13th, 1929.
  • What year had the most people named Saif born? The highest recorded use of the first name Saif was in 2015 with a total of 105 babies.
  • Random Saif Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Saif is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Saif: Your name in reverse order is Fias. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Afsi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Saif? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 626 people with the last name Saif.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Saif? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Saif as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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