Shamir

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
214
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shamir

User Submitted Origins

     Arabic
29%
     Hebrew
29%
     English
29%
     African
14%

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Pakistan, the name Shamir is of Arabic origin and means "Beautiful, King of Kings".
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Notable Persons Named Shamir

Shamir is an electronic music, disco, and hip house musician. He plays Vocals and Countertenor. He has had major accomplishments since 2014. Shamir was given the name Shamir Bailey on November 7th, 1994 in Las Vegas Valley. Shamir is also known as Bailey and Shamir.

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Shamir Fenelon is a soccer player for the Crawley Town F.C., Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Tonbridge Angels F.C., Torquay United F.C., Rochdale A.F.C., Tranmere Rovers F.C., Dagenham & Redbridge F.C., Whitehawk F.C., and Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team. Shamir was born on August 3rd, 1994 in Brighton, England.

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Shamir was born on November 4th, 1954 in Champaran.

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Shamir Mullings is an athlete for the Havant & Waterlooville F.C.

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Shamir de Jesus is an athlete for the Feyenoord Academy (Varkenoord).

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Shamir Zabbar is an athlete for the Kvarnby IK.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Shamir

Yitzhak Shamir was a Prime Minister of Israel, Speaker of the Knesset, and List of Knesset speakers. Yitzhak was given the name Icchak Jaziernicki on October 22nd, 1915 in Ruzhany. He passed away on June 30th, 2012.

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Adi Shamir is a scientist in the field of cryptography. Adi was born on July 6th, 1952 in Tel Aviv.

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Shamir is an electronic music, disco, and hip house musician. He plays Vocals and Countertenor. He has had major accomplishments since 2014. Shamir was given the name Shamir Bailey on November 7th, 1994 in Las Vegas Valley. Shamir is also known as Bailey and Shamir.

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Yair was born on May 18th, 1945.

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His military service ended in 1951. Shlomo was born on June 15th, 1915 in Russia. He died on May 19th, 2009.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 5 0 5
1980 5 0 5
1981 11 0 11
1982 12 0 12
1983 53 14 39
1984 41 17 24
1985 24 9 15
1986 17 5 12
1987 49 20 29
1988 45 9 36
1989 49 12 37
1990 38 11 27
1991 54 11 43
1992 51 12 39
1993 37 5 32
1994 31 0 31
1995 21 0 21
1996 29 6 23
1997 32 8 24
1998 41 6 35
1999 50 11 39
2000 48 6 42
2001 49 6 43
2002 41 0 41
2003 51 8 43
2004 48 8 40
2005 41 6 35
2006 54 7 47
2007 41 6 35
2008 48 0 48
2009 39 5 34
2010 54 5 49
2011 44 0 44
2012 33 0 33
2013 31 0 31
2014 30 0 30
2015 43 0 43
2016 49 0 49
2017 33 0 33
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Shamir

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Shamir as a first name

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Popularity of Shamir as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shamir U.S.
  White 85.98% 64.26%
  African American 4.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shamir

People with the last name Shamir are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shamir

  • How Popular is the name Shamir? Shamir is the 8,233rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Shamir was the 86,981st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shamir have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,472 babies born with the first name Shamir in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shamir to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shamir? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shamir first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shamir is Thursday, June 16th, 1910.
  • What year had the most people named Shamir born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shamir was in 2010 with a total of 49 babies.
  • Random Shamir Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shamir is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Shamir: Your name in reverse order is Rimahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irmash. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shamir? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 214 people with the last name Shamir.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shamir? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shamir as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m 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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