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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Taraji

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Pennsylvania, United States, the name Taraji is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of god".
  • According to a user from Kenya, the name Taraji is of Swahili origin and means "Hope".

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Notable Persons Named Taraji

Taraji P. Henson is an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Taraji was given the name Taraji Penda Henson on September 11th, 1970 in Washington, D.C., United States.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
2002 9 9 0
2005 7 7 0
2006 39 34 5
2007 21 21 0
2008 29 29 0
2009 327 314 13
2010 437 423 14
2011 346 339 7
2012 316 311 5
2013 192 192 0
2014 206 200 6
2015 230 230 0
2016 147 147 0
2017 114 114 0

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Popularity of Taraji as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Taraji

  • How Popular is the name Taraji? Taraji is the 5,982nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Taraji have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,420 babies born with the first name Taraji in the United States. That's more than enough people named Taraji to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Taraji? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2002 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Taraji first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Taraji is Saturday, October 16th, 1976.
  • What year had the most people named Taraji born? The highest recorded use of the first name Taraji was in 2010 with a total of 423 babies.
  • Random Taraji Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Taraji is not a popular baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Taraji: Your name in reverse order is Ijarat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Raijta. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Taraji born Oct 1, 1943

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central England approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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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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