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Sami

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sami

"Sami" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "All hearing". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula
  2. A member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
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From Sámi, from one of the Sami languages.

  1. The Saami people, collectively.
  2. (countable) Any of the languages of the Sami.
  3. A member of an indigenous Finno-Ugric people of Lapland.

From Arabic سَامِيّ (sāmiyy, “exalted”).

  1. A male given name.

From Samantha.

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Samantha.

    Sami was also found in the following language(s): Finnish

    Notable Persons Named Sami

    Sami Zayn is a wrestler. Sami was born on July 12th, 1984 in Quebec. Sami is also known as Sebei, Rami; Zayn, and Sami.

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    Sami Khedira is a soccer player for the Juventus F.C., VfB Stuttgart, VfB Stuttgart II, Real Madrid C.F., Germany national youth football team, Germany national under-21 football team, and Germany national football team. Sami was born on April 4th, 1987 in Stuttgart, West Germany.

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    Sami Gayle is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Sami was born on January 22nd, 1996 in Weston, Florida, United States.

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    Sami Yusuf is a musician. He has been prominent since 2003. Sami was born in Tehran.

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    Sami Hyypiä is a soccer player for the FC Zürich, Kuusankosken Kumu, MYPA, Willem II (football club), Liverpool F.C., Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Finland national under-21 football team, and Finland national football team. Sami was born on October 7th, 1973 in Porvoo.

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    Sami was born on September 1st, 1987 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Sami is also known as Johnston and Sam.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sami

    Adnan Sami is a classical music, jazz, pop rock, and jazz fusion musician, singing, actor, and television presenter. He plays Piano, keyboard, guitar, accordion, saxophone, violin, drums, bongos, congas, bass guitar, electric guitar, tabla, dholak, harmonium, harpsichord, santoor, sitar, sarod, percussion, and Keyboard (magazine). He was most prominent from 1984 to present. Adnan was given the name Adnan Sami Khan in Pakistan.

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    Usha Uthup is a singer and playback singer. She has had major accomplishments since 1966. Usha was given the name Usha Vaidyanath Someshwar Sami on November 7th, 1947 in Mumbai, India. Usha is also known as Didi.

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    Madeleine Sami is an actor and actress. Madeleine was given the name Madeleine Nalini Sami on May 10th, 1980 in Auckland.

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    Mohammad Sami is a cricketer. Mohammad was born on February 24th, 1981 in Karachi.

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    Leocísio Sami is a soccer player for the Akhisar Belediyespor, FC Porto, Eléctrico F.C., C.D. Aves, C.S. Marítimo B, C.S. Marítimo, C.D. Fátima, S.C. Braga, Vitória S.C., and Guinea-Bissau national football team. Leocísio was born on December 18th, 1988 in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau.

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    J.D. & Jerry is a director, screenwriter, and film producer. They were most prominent from 1997 to present. J.D. was given the name Joseph D. Sami on July 31st, 1964 in Tamil Nadu, India.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1945 5 5 0
    1947 5 5 0
    1948 5 5 0
    1953 6 6 0
    1954 5 5 0
    1955 5 0 5
    1956 6 6 0
    1957 23 13 10
    1959 18 12 6
    1960 10 10 0
    1961 15 8 7
    1962 23 13 10
    1963 20 13 7
    1964 31 20 11
    1965 28 17 11
    1966 31 20 11
    1967 29 16 13
    1968 31 19 12
    1969 24 16 8
    1970 34 19 15
    1971 34 19 15
    1972 30 19 11
    1973 29 17 12
    1974 41 24 17
    1975 38 18 20
    1976 58 28 30
    1977 38 19 19
    1978 57 25 32
    1979 41 21 20
    1980 34 11 23
    1981 40 15 25
    1982 53 22 31
    1983 66 18 48
    1984 60 17 43
    1985 61 15 46
    1986 62 15 47
    1987 79 35 44
    1988 93 28 65
    1989 91 18 73
    1990 89 18 71
    1991 108 27 81
    1992 98 14 84
    1993 101 16 85
    1994 122 34 88
    1995 96 22 74
    1996 128 25 103
    1997 131 25 106
    1998 122 31 91
    1999 105 10 95
    2000 113 20 93
    2001 144 18 126
    2002 140 16 124
    2003 146 23 123
    2004 161 23 138
    2005 171 39 132
    2006 157 22 135
    2007 165 26 139
    2008 177 22 155
    2009 164 24 140
    2010 162 26 136
    2011 158 14 144
    2012 149 25 124
    2013 155 21 134
    2014 168 21 147
    2015 182 14 168
    2016 186 22 164

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    Popularity of Sami as a first name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Sami U.S.
      White 43.78% 64.26%
      African American 6.36% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 36.62% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.72% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 8.95% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.58% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Sami

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Sami

    • How Popular is the name Sami? Sami is the 3,661st most popular name of all time. As a last name Sami was the 22,906th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Sami have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,157 babies born with the first name Sami in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sami to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sami? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1945 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Sami first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sami is Wednesday, March 12th, 1884.
    • What year had the most people named Sami born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sami was in 2015 with a total of 168 babies.
    • Random Sami Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sami is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 9 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1989.
    • Weird things about the name Sami: Your name in reverse order is Imas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asim. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Sami? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,117 people with the last name Sami.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sami? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sami as their last name since less than 1 person in 263k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • 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).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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