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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Syed

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  • A submission from India says the name Syed means "Leader of the tribe" and is of Arabic origin.
  • According to a user from Saudi Arabia, the name Syed is of Arabic origin and means "Syed means master.....they are the direct descendants of holy phrophet Mohammed S.A.W".
  • A user from Australia says the name Syed is of Arabic origin and means "Leader".
  • According to a user from Sint Maarten, the name Syed is of Arabic origin and means "Happy".
Other origins: Indian (Sanskrit)

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Wiktionary
  1. Alternative spelling of Sayyid

Notable Persons Named Syed

Syed was born on June 14th, 1987 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. They breathed their last breath on December 2nd, 2015.

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Kamal Amrohi was a film director and producer, screenwriter, and dialogue writer. Kamal was given the name Syed Amir Haider Kamal Naqvi on January 17th, 1918 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India. Kamal is also known as Kamal Amrohvi. He breathed his last breath on February 11th, 1993.

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Javed Jaffrey is an actor, voice acting, dance, comedian, politician, voice actor, and dancer. He was most prominent from 1985 to present. Javed was given the name Syed Ahamad Javed Jaffrey by his parent Jagdeep on December 4th, 1963 in Uttar Pradesh.

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Syed Ali Shah Geelani is an All Parties Hurriyat Conference. Syed was born on September 29th, 1929 in Bandipora.

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Jagdeep is an actor. He was most active from 1951 to present. Jagdeep was given the name Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffery on March 29th, 1939 in Datia.

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Mohammed Aziz is a playback singer musician. He was most active from 1982 to present. Mohammed was given the name Syed Mohammed Aziz-un-Nabi on July 2nd, 1954 in Kolkata. Mohammed is also known as Munna.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Syed

Hema Syed is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Hema was given the name Krishna Veni in Razole.

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Matthew Philip Syed is a sports commentator and sportscaster. Matthew was born on November 2nd, 1970.

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Tahira Syed is a folk music, ghazal, and indian folk music musician. Tahira was born in Lahore.

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Zulfi Syed is a model and actor. He was most prominent from 1997 to present. Zulfi was born in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Zulfi is also known as Zulfikar Syed.

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Shafiq was born in 1976.

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Ghulam was born on January 17th, 1904 in Sann, Sindh, British India. He breathed his last breath on April 25th, 1995.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1965 8 0 8
1967 5 0 5
1968 6 0 6
1969 7 0 7
1970 9 0 9
1971 9 0 9
1972 9 0 9
1973 12 0 12
1974 25 0 25
1975 17 0 17
1976 31 0 31
1977 28 0 28
1978 40 0 40
1979 42 0 42
1980 44 0 44
1981 51 0 51
1982 49 0 49
1983 53 0 53
1984 39 0 39
1985 62 0 62
1986 72 0 72
1987 68 0 68
1988 82 0 82
1989 88 0 88
1990 90 0 90
1991 113 0 113
1992 116 0 116
1993 123 0 123
1994 138 6 132
1995 157 0 157
1996 133 0 133
1997 155 0 155
1998 140 0 140
1999 157 0 157
2000 224 0 224
2001 167 0 167
2002 168 0 168
2003 177 0 177
2004 146 5 141
2005 135 0 135
2006 141 0 141
2007 156 0 156
2008 156 0 156
2009 137 0 137
2010 147 0 147
2011 130 0 130
2012 140 0 140
2013 155 0 155
2014 139 0 139
2015 160 0 160
2016 157 0 157
2017 148 0 148

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Popularity of Syed as a first name

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Popularity of Syed as a last name

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Common last names for Syed

  • Ali
  • Hussain
  • Ahmed
  • Husain
  • Shah
  • Rizvi
  • Ahmad
  • Hasan
  • Naqvi
  • Abbas
  • Hashmi
  • Kazmi
  • Haque

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Syed U.S.
  White 4.22% 64.26%
  African American 0.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 89.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Syed

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

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Fun Facts about the name Syed

  • How Popular is the name Syed? Syed is the 3,804th most popular name of all time. As a last name Syed was the 3,657th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Syed have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,961 babies born with the first name Syed in the United States. That's more than enough people named Syed to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Syed? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1965 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Syed first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Syed is Friday, March 21st, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Syed born? The highest recorded use of the first name Syed was in 2000 with a total of 224 babies.
  • Random Syed Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Syed is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 11 babies in California have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Syed: Your name in reverse order is Deys. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Esdy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Syed? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,722 people with the last name Syed.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Syed? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Syed as their last name.

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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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