First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sumaya" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sumaya as well as things modernly associated with the name Sumaya such as celebrities named Sumaya.

Origin and Meaning of Sumaya

"Sumaya" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Exalted". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Notable Persons With the Name Sumaya

Sumaya Kazi is a founder, ceo of sumazi, chief executive officer, and founder andceoofsumazi. Sumaya was born on July 17th, 1982 in Moreno Valley, California.


Sumaya Dalmar is an activist and model. Sumaya is also known as Sumaya YSL.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sumaya

Princess Sumaya is a notable individual. Princess was born as the child of Prince Hassan bin Talal and Princess Sarvath al-Hassan on May 14th, 1971 in Amman.


Betong Sumaya is an observational comedy comedian. Betong was given the name John Martin G. Sumaya Jr. on November 21st, 1972 in Antipolo. Betong is also known as Albert.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1969 5 5 0
1981 6 6 0
1984 7 7 0
1988 7 7 0
1989 5 5 0
1990 6 6 0
1991 6 6 0
1992 8 8 0
1993 11 11 0
1994 8 8 0
1995 7 7 0
1996 19 19 0
1997 19 19 0
1998 25 25 0
1999 35 35 0
2000 34 34 0
2001 47 47 0
2002 46 46 0
2003 52 52 0
2004 58 58 0
2005 65 65 0
2006 74 74 0
2007 94 94 0
2008 76 76 0
2009 85 85 0
2010 89 89 0
2011 88 88 0
2012 94 94 0
2013 86 86 0
2014 93 93 0
2015 104 104 0

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Popularity of Sumaya as a first name

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Popularity of Sumaya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sumaya U.S.
  White 11.01% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 78.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sumaya

People with the last name Sumaya are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Sumaya

  • How Popular is the name Sumaya? Sumaya is the 8,416th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sumaya was the 82,908th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sumaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,359 babies born with the first name Sumaya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sumaya to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sumaya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sumaya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sumaya is Friday, December 16th, 1910.
  • What year had the most people named Sumaya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sumaya was in 2015 with a total of 104 babies.
  • Random Sumaya Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sumaya is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Sumaya: Your name in reverse order is Ayamus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uysaam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sumaya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 227 people with the last name Sumaya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sumaya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sumaya as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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What does the name Sumaya mean?

Sis for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

Uis for understanding, you show for others.

Mis for mighty, your inner strength.

Ais for admirers, and all that you have!

Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

Ais for admirable, you certainly are!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.