Sahib name meaning

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

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

Origin and Meaning of Sahib

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from Azerbaijan and the United States, the name Sahib is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Master".
  2. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Sahib means "A beautiful girl".
  3. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Sahib means "Friend, Companion" and is of Arabic origin.
  4. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Sahib means "God" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
A respectful title or appellation given to Europeans of rank.

Etymology: Ar. çāhib master, lord, fem. çāhibah

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Formerly a term of respect for important white Europeans in colonial India; used after the name

From Hindustani (Hindi, Urdu) साहिब (sāhib) / صاحب‎ (sāhib, “lord”), from Persian صاحب‎ (sâheb), from Arabic صَاحِب‎ (ṣāḥib, “companion”).

  1. (historical) A term of respect for a white European or other person of rank in colonial India.
    Coordinate term: memsahib

sahib was also found in the following language(s): Azerbaijani and Italian

Notable Persons Named Sahib

Notable Persons Named Sahib

Sahib Shihab

Sahib Shihab was a jazz and hard bop saxophone. He plays Baritone saxophone and Alto saxophone. He was most active from 1940 to 1980. Sahib was given the name Edmond Gregory on June 23rd, 1925 in Savannah, Georgia. He left this life on October 24th, 1989.

Sahib I Giray

Sahib was born in 1501. He left this life in 1551.

Sahib Singh Sokhey

Sahib was born on December 15th, 1887. He breathed his last breath in 1971.

Sahib Ata

He died in 1288.

Sahib ibn Abbad

Sahib was born in 938. He left this life in 995.

Sahib Abbas Hassan

Sahib Abbas Hassan is a soccer player for the Al-Zawra'a SC, Al-Talaba SC, Nejmeh SC, Karbalaa FC, Al-Sinaa SC, and Iraq national football team. Sahib was born in Iraq.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sahib

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sahib

Nana Sahib

He holds the title Peshwa. Nana was born on May 19th, 1824 in Bithoor.

Shahzadi Jahanara Begum Sahib

Shahzadi Jahanara Begum Sahib was royalty. She was most prominent from 1631 to 1658. Shahzadi was born as the child of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz on April 2nd, 1614. She left this life on September 16th, 1681.

Chanda Sahib

He died on June 14th, 1752.

Ghulam Muhammad Sultan Sahib

Ghulam was born in 1795. He left this life on August 11th, 1872.

Seethi Sahib

Seethi was born in 1898. He breathed his last breath on April 17th, 1961.

Imran Sahib

Imran Sahib is an athlete for the Tampines Rovers FC, Sembawang Rangers FC, Home United FC, Young Lions FC, Woodlands Wellington FC, and Singapore national football team. Imran was born on October 12th, 1982 in Singapore.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sahib U.S.
  White 26.80% 64.26%
  African American 11.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 54.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sahib

People with the last name Sahib are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Sahib

  • How Popular is the name Sahib? Sahib is the 14,703rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sahib was the 114,424th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sahib have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 621 babies born with the first name Sahib in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sahib to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sahib? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sahib first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sahib is Monday, March 4th, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Sahib born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sahib was in 2017 with a total of 42 babies.
  • Random Sahib Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sahib is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 10 babies in California have the same name in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Sahib: The name spelled backwards is Bihas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Baihs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sahib? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 153 people with the last name Sahib.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sahib? Sahib is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Sahib name meaning

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