First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Bassam mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Bassam

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from the United States and the United Arab Emirates, the name Bassam is of Arabic origin and means "Smiling".
  2. A submission from New Zealand says the name Bassam means "He who smiles a lot" and is of Arabic origin.
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Notable Persons Named Bassam

Notable Persons Named Bassam

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri is a in the field of chemistry. Bassam was born in Lebanon.

Bassam Kousa

Bassam Kousa is an actor. Bassam was born on November 7th, 1963 in Aleppo.

Bassam Abdel Majeed

Bassam Abdel Majeed is a Ministry of Interior (Syria). He was most active from 2006 to 2009. Bassam was born in 1950 in Beer Ajam.

Bassam Shakaa

Bassam was born in 1930.

Bassam Frangieh

Bassam was born in 1950.

Bassam Kanj

He breathed his last breath in 2000.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bassam

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bassam

Mohamed Bassam

Mohamed was born in 1990.

Ibn Bassam

He died in 1147.

Rehab Bassam

Rehab was born on May 10th, 1977.

Omar Bassam

Omar Bassam is an athlete for the El Dakhleya SC.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bassam U.S.
  White 84.62% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 11.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bassam

People with the last name Bassam are most frequently White or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Bassam

  • How Popular is the name Bassam? Bassam is the 17,608th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bassam was the 142,108th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bassam have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 462 babies born with the first name Bassam in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bassam to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bassam? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bassam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bassam is Wednesday, May 26th, 1937.
  • What year had the most people named Bassam born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bassam was in 2015 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Bassam Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bassam is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Bassam: The name spelled backwards is Massab. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Bamass. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bassam? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 117 people with the last name Bassam.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bassam? Bassam is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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