Miami name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Miami

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Miami means "Pink flower".
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  1. A city and resort in southeastern Florida on Biscayne Bay; the best known city in Florida; a haven for retirees and a refuge for Cubans fleeing Castro
  2. A member of the extinct Algonquian people formerly living in northern Indiana and southern Michigan

Named for the Miami River, from Mayaimi, one of only ten words recorded from the language of the now-extinct Mayaimi people.

  1. A city, the county seat of Miami-Dade County, Florida.
  2. Miami University.
  3. A small city, the county seat of Roberts County, Texas.

From Myaamia, the endonym for the tribe in Miami-Illinois, an Algonquian language.

  1. A member of an indigenous North American people of Algonquian stock.

    Miami was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Finnish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Miami

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Miami

    Lou Miami

    Lou was born in 1956. He passed away in 1995.

    Three Guys from Miami

    Three Guys from Miami is a writer.


    Fun Facts about the name Miami

  1. How Popular is the name Miami? Miami is the 23,992nd most popular name of all time.
  2. How many people with the first name Miami have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 264 babies born with the first name Miami in the United States. That's more than enough people named Miami to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Miami? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  4. When was Miami first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Miami is Tuesday, May 12th, 1874.
  5. What year had the most people named Miami born? The highest recorded use of the first name Miami was in 2009 with a total of 18 babies.
  6. Weird things about the name Miami: The name spelled backwards is Imaim. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Imaim. How do you pronounce that?
  7. Miami name meaning

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