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Origin and Meaning of Trajan

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  • According to a user from Michigan, United States, the name Trajan is of Arabic origin and means "It means the Muslim gin who came to save the day.".
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  1. Roman Emperor and adoptive son of Nerva; extended the Roman Empire to the east and conducted an extensive program of building (53-117)

Notable Persons Named Trajan

Trajan Langdon is a basketball player for the Benetton Treviso, Efes Pilsen, Dynamo Moscow, Cleveland Cavaliers, and PBC CSKA Moscow. He was most prominent from 1999 to 2011. Trajan was born on May 13th, 1976 in Palo Alto, California.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1994 14 0 14
1995 10 0 10
1996 8 0 8
1997 13 0 13
1998 40 0 40
1999 141 0 141
2000 41 0 41
2001 49 0 49
2002 31 0 31
2003 26 0 26
2004 19 0 19
2005 16 0 16
2006 41 0 41
2007 36 0 36
2008 31 0 31
2009 29 0 29
2010 29 0 29
2011 26 0 26
2012 18 0 18
2013 29 0 29
2014 14 0 14
2015 17 0 17
2016 12 0 12
2017 18 0 18
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Trajan

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Trajan as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Trajan

  • How Popular is the name Trajan? Trajan is the 13,145th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Trajan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 708 babies born with the first name Trajan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Trajan to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Trajan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Trajan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Trajan is Monday, May 17th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Trajan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Trajan was in 1999 with a total of 141 babies.
  • Random Trajan Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Trajan is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Trajan: Your name in reverse order is Najart. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aajtrn. 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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