Syria

First Name
534
in the U.S.
since 1880
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126
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Syria

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  1. An Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
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From Latin Syria, from Ancient Greek Συρία (Suría), ultimately from Akkadian 𒀸𒋩 (Aššur, “Assur”) and hence originally synonymous to Assyria.

  1. A country in the Middle East. Official name: Syrian Arab Republic.
  2. (historical) An Ancient Roman province between 64 BCE and 135 CE.

Syria was also found in the following language(s): Latin, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, and Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Last Name Syria

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1948 6 6 0
1965 5 5 0
1974 7 7 0
1976 6 6 0
1979 5 5 0
1982 5 5 0
1983 7 7 0
1984 5 5 0
1988 6 6 0
1989 6 6 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 8 8 0
1993 5 5 0
1994 8 8 0
1995 5 5 0
1996 17 17 0
1997 8 8 0
1998 11 11 0
1999 9 9 0
2000 14 14 0
2001 18 18 0
2002 19 19 0
2003 27 27 0
2004 40 40 0
2005 23 23 0
2006 18 18 0
2007 25 25 0
2008 38 38 0
2009 37 37 0
2010 25 25 0
2011 21 21 0
2012 18 18 0
2013 22 22 0
2014 20 20 0
2015 13 13 0
2016 9 9 0
2017 9 9 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Syria

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Syria as a first name

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Popularity of Syria as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Syria U.S.
  White 74.60% 64.26%
  African American 19.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Syria

People with the last name Syria are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Syria

  • How Popular is the name Syria? Syria is the 15,665th most popular name of all time. As a last name Syria was the 133,863rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Syria have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 534 babies born with the first name Syria in the United States. That's more than enough people named Syria to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Syria? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Syria first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Syria is Sunday, September 29th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Syria born? The highest recorded use of the first name Syria was in 2004 with a total of 40 babies.
  • Random Syria Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Syria is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Syria: Your name in reverse order is Airys. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iysar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Syria? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 126 people with the last name Syria.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Syria? Syria 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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