Samia

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3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
433
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Samia

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  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Samia is of Arabic origin and means "Exalted, noble, much praised".
  • A submission from Bangladesh says the name Samia means "High" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Bangladesh, the name Samia is of English origin and means "High".
  • A submission from Pakistan says the name Samia means "One who listens" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Samia means "The highest one" and is of Arabic origin.

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Notable Persons Named Samia

Samia Ghadie is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1993 to 1993. Samia was given the name Samia Maxine Ghadie on July 13th, 1982 in Eccles, Greater Manchester, England.

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Samia Nkrumah is a Convention People's Party. She was most active from 2009 to 2013. Samia was born on June 23rd, 1960 in Aburi, Ghana. Samia is also known as Nkrumah and Samia Yaba Christina.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1942 to 1942. Samia was given the name Zeinab Ali Khalil Ibrahim Mahfouz on May 27th, 1924 in Beni Suef. She breathed her last breath on December 1st, 1994.

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Samia was born in Pakistan.

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Samia Suluhu is a Vice President of Tanzania, Minister of State for Union Affairs, for Makunduchi, Zanzibar Minister of Tourism, Trade, Investment, Zanzibar Minister of Labour, Gender Development, Children, Member of Parliament, forMakunduchi, and National Assembly (Tanzan. Samia was born on January 27th, 1960 in Sultanate of Zanzibar.

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Samia was born in 1970. She breathed her last breath on April 6th, 1999.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Samia

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Maoz Samia is a soccer player for the Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla F.C., Hapoel Petah Tikva F.C., Maccabi Netanya F.C., Hapoel Kfar Saba F.C., Sektzia Nes Tziona F.C., and Hapoel Jerusalem F.C. Maoz was born on December 14th, 1987 in Ramla.

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Frank was born on October 9th, 1981.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1951 6 6 0
1952 11 11 0
1953 14 14 0
1954 7 7 0
1956 8 8 0
1961 5 5 0
1963 6 6 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 5 5 0
1966 11 11 0
1967 8 8 0
1968 7 7 0
1969 12 12 0
1970 13 13 0
1971 19 19 0
1972 13 13 0
1973 14 14 0
1974 15 15 0
1975 29 29 0
1976 10 10 0
1977 13 13 0
1978 22 22 0
1979 28 28 0
1980 34 34 0
1981 31 31 0
1982 20 20 0
1983 27 27 0
1984 21 21 0
1985 30 30 0
1986 35 35 0
1987 34 34 0
1988 34 34 0
1989 20 20 0
1990 35 35 0
1991 37 37 0
1992 45 45 0
1993 33 33 0
1994 44 44 0
1995 39 39 0
1996 40 40 0
1997 51 51 0
1998 70 70 0
1999 81 81 0
2000 69 69 0
2001 78 78 0
2002 88 88 0
2003 117 117 0
2004 106 106 0
2005 133 133 0
2006 140 140 0
2007 134 134 0
2008 125 125 0
2009 104 104 0
2010 107 107 0
2011 84 84 0
2012 81 81 0
2013 92 92 0
2014 76 76 0
2015 119 119 0
2016 126 126 0
2017 117 117 0

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Popularity of Samia as a first name

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Popularity of Samia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Samia U.S.
  White 43.88% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 43.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Samia

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

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Fun Facts about the name Samia

  • How Popular is the name Samia? Samia is the 5,280th most popular name of all time. As a last name Samia was the 48,717th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Samia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,938 babies born with the first name Samia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Samia to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Samia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Samia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Samia is Saturday, February 15th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Samia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Samia was in 2006 with a total of 140 babies.
  • Random Samia Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Samia is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Samia: Your name in reverse order is Aimas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amisa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Samia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 433 people with the last name Samia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Samia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Samia as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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