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Meaning and Origin

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  1. The basic unit of money in Kyrgyzstan
  2. The basic unit of money in Uzbekistan

From Kyrgyz сом (som) and Uzbek сўм (Cyrillic) / soʻm (Roman), both of which come from the Turkic root *som ("pure [gold]").

  1. The currency of Uzbekistan.
  2. The currency of Kyrgyzstan.

som was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Lojban, Lower Sorbian, Middle Dutch, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Swedish, and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Som

Som Mittal is a former president of nasscom, nasscom, and former president ofnasscom.



Som was born on March 1st, 1932 in Lahore. He passed away on August 2nd, 2014.



Som Parkash is an MLA, Punjab, Member of the Legislative Assembly, and India.


Som Nath Sadhu was a playwright and theatre personality. Som was born in 1935 in Kashmir, India. He died in 1982.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Som

Sangeet Singh Som is a Theasil Road, Sardhana, Member of Legislative Assembly, and Member of the Legislative Assembly. Sangeet was born on January 1st, 1978.


Peter Som is a fashion designer and fashion design. Peter was born in 1970.



Bram Som is an athlete. Bram was born on February 20th, 1980 in Terborg.


Preah Botumthera Som was a writer. His ongoing career started in 1911. Preah was given the name Botumthera Som in 1852 in Prey Veng Province. He died in 1932.


Thomas Som is a soccer player for the Benevento Calcio, S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, A.C. Carpenedolo, Aurora Pro Patria 1919, U.S. Pergolettese 1932, Calcio Como, and F.C. Grosseto S.S.D. Thomas was born on August 5th, 1988 in Edéa. Thomas is also known as Som and Thomas.


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Popularity of Som as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Som U.S.
  White 5.39% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 88.12% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Som

People with the last name Som are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Som

  • How Popular is the name Som? Som is the 63,194th most popular name of all time. As a last name Som was the 15,355th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Som have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18 babies born with the first name Som in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Som? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Som first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Som is Thursday, October 11th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Som born? The highest recorded use of the first name Som was in 1981 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Som: Your name in reverse order is Mos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mso. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Som? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,910 people with the last name Som.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Som? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Som as their last name since less than 1 person in 154k 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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