Thera

First Name
869
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Thera

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Thera

Most Venerable Nanda Maha Thera is a religious. He holds the title Indriyēsu Guttadvarānan. Most was born in Kapilavastu.

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Nyanaponika Maha Thera was a religious. He holds the title Mahathera and Mahathera (Great Elder). Nyanaponika was given the name Siegmund Feniger on July 21st, 1901 in Hanau. He left this life on October 19th, 1994.

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He holds the title 'Shad Bhasha Parameshwara' and Sangharaja. Thotagamuwe was born in Dematana, Kegalle District.

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Ven was given the name Pempa Tendupi Serky Cherin in Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Ven is also known as Sikkim Mahinda and Tibet Jathika S. Mahinda Himi. He died on May 16th, 1951.

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Most Venerable Mahā Katyāyana Maha Thera is a religious. He holds the title Sankhittēna bhāsitassa vitthārēna attha vibhajantānan and Sankhittēna bhāsitassa vitthārēna attha vibhajantānan (Of those presenting the detailed meaning of what is spoken in brief). Most was born in Udeni city, Avanti.

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He holds the title Waadibhasinha and Waadibhasinha (Lion in oratory). Migettuwatte was born on February 9th, 1823 in Mohottiwatta , Balapitiya, British Ceylon. He died on September 21st, 1890.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1899 11 11 0
1900 8 8 0
1904 10 10 0
1905 8 8 0
1906 5 5 0
1908 9 9 0
1909 9 9 0
1910 6 6 0
1912 9 9 0
1913 8 8 0
1914 13 13 0
1915 14 14 0
1916 14 14 0
1917 13 13 0
1918 12 12 0
1919 17 17 0
1920 18 18 0
1921 22 22 0
1922 14 14 0
1923 13 13 0
1924 20 20 0
1925 13 13 0
1926 14 14 0
1927 13 13 0
1928 7 7 0
1929 13 13 0
1930 8 8 0
1931 9 9 0
1932 10 10 0
1933 11 11 0
1934 12 12 0
1935 6 6 0
1936 11 11 0
1937 7 7 0
1938 9 9 0
1939 7 7 0
1940 11 11 0
1941 13 13 0
1942 11 11 0
1943 5 5 0
1944 8 8 0
1945 6 6 0
1946 5 5 0
1947 6 6 0
1948 7 7 0
1949 12 12 0
1950 10 10 0
1951 6 6 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 5 5 0
1956 5 5 0
1957 7 7 0
1958 7 7 0
1959 5 5 0
1960 5 5 0
1961 9 9 0
1962 5 5 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 7 7 0
1967 5 5 0
1970 7 7 0
1971 11 11 0
1973 8 8 0
1974 5 5 0
1975 11 11 0
1976 7 7 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 10 10 0
1979 13 13 0
1980 16 16 0
1981 11 11 0
1982 31 31 0
1983 28 28 0
1984 27 27 0
1985 28 28 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 15 15 0
1988 5 5 0
1989 10 10 0
1990 9 9 0
1994 5 5 0
1999 5 5 0
2014 5 5 0

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Popularity of Thera as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Thera

  • How Popular is the name Thera? Thera is the 11,542nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Thera have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 869 babies born with the first name Thera in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thera to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thera? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1899 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Thera first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thera is Saturday, September 7th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Thera born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thera was in 1982 with a total of 31 babies.
  • Random Thera Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thera is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Thera: Your name in reverse order is Areht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ehtra. 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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