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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Somaya

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  • A submission from New York, United States says the name Somaya means "A garden in heaven" and is of Arabic origin.
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Notable Persons Named Somaya

Somaya was born in 1951.


Somaya was born on May 5th, 1980.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Somaya

Brinda was born in India.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 6 6 0
1992 5 5 0
1998 6 6 0
2000 5 5 0
2001 7 7 0
2002 11 11 0
2004 10 10 0
2005 7 7 0
2006 15 15 0
2007 24 24 0
2008 23 23 0
2009 20 20 0
2010 21 21 0
2011 198 198 0
2012 207 207 0
2013 65 65 0
2014 65 65 0
2015 35 35 0
2016 30 30 0
2017 37 37 0

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Popularity of Somaya as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Somaya

  • How Popular is the name Somaya? Somaya is the 12,159th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Somaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 797 babies born with the first name Somaya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Somaya to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Somaya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Somaya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Somaya is Friday, October 4th, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Somaya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Somaya was in 2012 with a total of 207 babies.
  • Random Somaya Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Somaya is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Somaya: Your name in reverse order is Ayamos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aasymo. How do you pronounce that?

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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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