Ramie name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ramie

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ram"ie
The grasscloth plant (Bœhmeria nivea); also, its fiber, which is very fine and exceedingly strong; -- called also China grass, and rhea. See Grass-cloth plant, under Grass.

Etymology: From Malay

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green leaves; cultivated for the fiber from its woody stems that resembles flax

From Malay rami.

  1. (usually countable) A tall, tropical Asian perennial herb, Boehmeria nivea, cultivated for its fibrous stems.
  2. (usually uncountable) fibre extracted from this plant, resembling flax.

ramie was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Ramie

Notable Persons Named Ramie

Ramie Dowling

Ramie was born in 1921 in Kilmacow. He breathed his last breath in 2005.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ramie U.S.
  White 55.96% 64.26%
  African American 26.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ramie

People with the last name Ramie are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ramie

  • How Popular is the name Ramie? Ramie is the 11,367th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ramie was the 94,730th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ramie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 934 babies born with the first name Ramie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ramie to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ramie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ramie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ramie is Wednesday, October 3rd, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Ramie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ramie was in 1976 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Ramie Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ramie is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Ramie: The name spelled backwards is Eimar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ermia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ramie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 193 people with the last name Ramie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ramie? Ramie is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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