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Sami

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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 52 22 30
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 121 31 90
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

Fun Facts about the name Sami

  • How many people with the first name Sami have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,969 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 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sami is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2008.
  • 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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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sami" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sami as well as things modernly associated with the name Sami such as celebrities named Sami.

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Origin and Meaning of Sami

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

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

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 With the Name Sami

    Sami Zayn

    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

    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

    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

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

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    Sami Hyypiä

    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 Callihan

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

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    • Sam Lake
      (writer)
    • Sami Al-Jaber
      (soccer player)
    • Sami Frey
      (actor)
    • Sami Yli-Sirniö
      (musician)
    • Sami Bouajila
      (influential individual)
    • Sami Yaffa
      (musician)
    • Sami Allagui
      (soccer player)
    • Sami Jauhojärvi
      (important human)
    • Sami Frashëri
      (famed human)
    • Sami Vatanen
      (hockey player)
    • Sami Kapanen
      (hockey player)
    • Sami Salo
      (hockey player)
    • Sami Hinkka
      (musician)
    • Sami al-Hinnawi
      (politician)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sami

    Adnan 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

    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

    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

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

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    Leocísio Sami

    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

    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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    What does the name Sami mean?

    Sis for share, your talents, time, and possessions with others

    Ais for activities, for you have many.

    Mis for mirth, your laughter.

    Iis for innovator, always improving

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