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Notable Persons Named Yma

Yma Sumac was an exotica, world music, mambo (music), and lounge music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1942 to 1997. Yma was given the name Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo in Callao, Peru,. Yma is also known as Yma Súmac and The Peruvian Songbird". She passed away on November 1st, 2008.


Fun Facts about the name Yma

  • How Popular is the name Yma? Yma is the 55,712th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29 babies born with the first name Yma in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1954 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yma is Tuesday, April 16th, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Yma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yma was in 1957 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Yma: Your name in reverse order is Amy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mya. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Yma born Feb 3, 1939

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 Southern England approximately on 525. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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