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 Simba

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Ohio, United States says the name Simba is of Swahili origin and means "Lion".
  • A submission from Turkey says the name Simba means "Strength" and is of Zimbabwe origin.
Other origins: African

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Notable Persons Named Simba

Simba is a fictional character.


Simba Marumo is a soccer player for the Platinum Stars F.C., Inter Milan, FC Chernomorets Burgas, FC Septemvri Sofia, Mamelodi Sundowns F.C., Moroka Swallows F.C., Silver Star, and South Africa national football team. Simba was born on January 6th, 1978 in Virginia, Free State.



Simba Sithole is a soccer player for the Dynamos F.C., CAPS United F.C., Mamelodi Sundowns F.C., and SuperSport United F.C. Simba was born on January 10th, 1991 in Masvingo.


Simba Gate is a sports team member for the Masvingo United F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Simba

Simba is a fictional character.


Amara Simba is a soccer player for the FC Versailles, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., AS Cannes, AS Monaco FC, Stade Malherbe Caen, Lille OSC, Club León, Leyton Orient F.C., Kingstonian F.C., Kettering Town F.C., Barnet F.C., St Albans City F.C., Billericay Town F.C., and France national football te. Amara was born on December 23rd, 1961 in Dakar.


Sophia Simba is a Minister of State in the President's Office for Good Governance, Minister of Community Development, Gender, Children, Member of Parliament, Ministry of Community Development, and National Assembly (Tanzania). Sophia was born on July 27th, 1950 in Tanganyika (territory).


Mtaka Simba is an athlete for the Swedish Under-19 Football Championships.


Haji Salim Simba is an athlete for the KMKM F.C.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Simba U.S.
  White 9.17% 64.26%
  African American 60.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 20.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Simba

People with the last name Simba are most frequently African American or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Simba

  • How Popular is the name Simba? Simba is the 49,196th most popular name of all time. As a last name Simba was the 139,228th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Simba have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44 babies born with the first name Simba in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Simba? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Simba first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Simba is Thursday, March 12th, 1925.
  • What year had the most people named Simba born? The highest recorded use of the first name Simba was in 2016 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Simba: Your name in reverse order is Abmis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ibmsa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Simba? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 120 people with the last name Simba.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Simba? Simba is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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