First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shami

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Rwanda says the name Shami means "Gift of God" and is of African origin.
  • A user from Washington, United States says the name Shami is of African origin and means "Like the sun or a gift for god".
  • According to a user from Georgia, United States, the name Shami is of African origin and means "Like the sun".
  • According to a user from Bangladesh, the name Shami is of English origin and means "Joy".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Shami

Shami Chakrabarti is a director, liberty, barrister, and liberty (advocacy group). Shami was given the name Sharmishta Chakrabarti on June 16th, 1969 in Kenton.


Shami was born on July 16th, 1974 in Ethiopia. Shami is also known as Abdulahi Dawit and Abdullah.


Shami Saadi is an athlete for the Sarmi Yashy Kabul F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shami

Mohammed Shami is a cricketer. Mohammed was born on September 3rd, 1990 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Farouk Shami is an entrepreneurship and entrepreneur. Farouk was born in Beit Ur al-Tahta.


Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami is a journalist and columnist.


Yitzaq was born on August 4th, 1888 in Hebron. He left this life in 1949.


Ali Al Shami is a Minister of Foreign Affairs, Emigrants, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Emigrants (Lebanon). Ali was born in 1945.


Hamed Shami is an athlete for the Al-Gharafa Sports Club and Qatar national football team. Hamed was born on November 13th, 1984 in Doha, Qatar.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Shami as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shami U.S.
  White 73.52% 64.26%
  African American 1.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 18.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.87% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shami

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

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Fun Facts about the name Shami

  • How Popular is the name Shami? Shami is the 64,293rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Shami was the 38,532nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shami have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17 babies born with the first name Shami in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shami? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1965 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shami first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shami is Thursday, January 1st, 1920.
  • What year had the most people named Shami born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shami was in 1965 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Shami: Your name in reverse order is Imahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Saimh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shami? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 574 people with the last name Shami.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shami? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shami as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k 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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