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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zayd

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  • According to a user from South Carolina, United States, the name Zayd is of Arabic origin and means "Generous".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Zayd

Zayd was given the name Zaid ibn haritha by his parent Harithah in 581 in Arabian Peninsula. He died in 629.


Zayd ash-Shaheed is a religious. He holds the title Zayd ash-Shaheed and Halif al-Qur'an. Zayd was born in Medina.


Zayd ibn Thabit was a saint. He holds the title Scribe, Theologian, and Disciple of Prophet Muhammad. Zayd was born in 610 in Mecca. He passed away in 660.




Zayd was born in 1943 in As Sayyani District. Zayd is also known as Dammāj and Zayd Muṭīʻ. He passed away on March 20th, 2000.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zayd

Nasr was born on June 10th, 1943 in Tanta. He died on June 5th, 2010.


Ibn was born in 922. He died in 996.


He holds the title Emir of Tabaristan and EmirofTabaristan. He was most prominent from 864 to 884. He left this life on January 6th, 0884.


He holds the title Emir of Tabaristan and EmirofTabaristan. His most notable accomplishments were from 884 to 900. He died on October 3rd, 0900.


Hikmat Abu Zayd was a Minister of Social Affairs of the United Arab Republic and Minister of Social Affairs of theUnited Arab Republic. Hikmat was born in 1922 in Shaykh Daud, Asyut Governorate, Egypt. She died on July 30th, 2011.



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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1974 6 0 6
1981 5 0 5
1984 5 0 5
1988 6 0 6
1989 9 0 9
1990 12 0 12
1991 9 0 9
1992 6 0 6
1993 5 0 5
1994 7 0 7
1995 21 0 21
1996 19 0 19
1997 19 0 19
1998 23 0 23
1999 20 0 20
2000 41 0 41
2001 54 0 54
2002 66 0 66
2003 65 0 65
2004 70 0 70
2005 89 0 89
2006 88 0 88
2007 85 0 85
2008 77 0 77
2009 107 0 107
2010 132 0 132
2011 140 0 140
2012 123 0 123
2013 143 0 143
2014 165 0 165
2015 185 0 185
2016 169 0 169
2017 224 0 224
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity of Zayd as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Zayd

  • How Popular is the name Zayd? Zayd is the 6,393rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zayd have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,195 babies born with the first name Zayd in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zayd to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zayd? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zayd first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zayd is Thursday, June 6th, 1940.
  • What year had the most people named Zayd born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zayd was in 2017 with a total of 224 babies.
  • Random Zayd Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zayd is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 25 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Zayd: Your name in reverse order is Dyaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dazy. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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