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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Seif

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  • According to a user from Oman, the name Seif is of Arabic origin and means "Means a sword or blade".

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Arabic سَيْف (sayf, “sword”).

  1. A sand dune that elongates parallel to the prevailing wind.

seif was also found in the following language(s): Old French

Notable Persons Named Seif

Seif was born in 1913 in Nazareth. He left this life on June 26th, 1986.


Seif Ali Iddi is a Second Vice President of Zanzibar, for Kitope, Member of Parliament, and National Assembly (Tanzania). Seif was born on February 23rd, 1942 in Sultanate of Zanzibar.


Seif Kadhim is a soccer player for the Duhok SC, Ersboda SK, Örgryte IS, Norrby IF, Syrianska IF Kerburan, Umeå FC, and Sweden national under-19 football team. Seif was born on February 7th, 1991 in Sweden.


Seif Samir is a basketball player for the Al Ahly and Al Ahly (basketball club). Seif was born on June 5th, 1993.


Seif was born on June 15th, 1998.


Seif Daoud is a soccer player for the Al Merreikh SC (Port Said), Al-Masry SC, MKE Ankaragücü, and Egypt national football team. Seif was born on August 28th, 1977 in Port Said.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Seif

Riad Seif is a vice-president of the national coalition, former member of syrian parliament, businessman, national coalition for syrian revolutionary, and opposition forces. Riad was born on November 25th, 1946.


He was most prominent from 2013 to present. Valiollah was born on January 1st, 1952 in Hamadan.


Mona Seif is a human rights activist. Mona was born on March 12th, 1986 in Cairo.


Salah Abu Seif was a film director and screenwriter. Salah was born on May 10th, 1915 in Cairo. He passed away on June 23rd, 1996.


Mark Seif is a poker player. Mark was born on October 4th, 1967. Mark is also known as UnSeif" "Mark the Shark".


Sanaa was born on December 20th, 1993.


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Popularity of Seif as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Seif U.S.
  White 88.53% 64.26%
  African American 4.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Seif

People with the last name Seif are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Seif

  • How Popular is the name Seif? Seif is the 28,258th most popular name of all time. As a last name Seif was the 40,976th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Seif have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 180 babies born with the first name Seif in the United States. That's more than enough people named Seif to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Seif? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Seif first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Seif is Saturday, April 14th, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Seif born? The highest recorded use of the first name Seif was in 2014 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Seif Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Seif is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Seif: Your name in reverse order is Fies. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Feis. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Seif? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 532 people with the last name Seif.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Seif? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Seif as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k 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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