Yakima name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yakima

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  1. A town in south central Washington
  1. A city, the county seat of Yakima County, Washington, United States.
  2. A tributary of the Columbia River
  3. A member of a Shahaptian tribe mentioned by Lewis and Clark in 1806 under the name Cutsahnim.

Notable Persons Named Yakima

Notable Persons Named Yakima

Yakima Canutt

Yakima Canutt was an actor, director, stuntman, rodeo rider, second unit, stunt double, and rodeo. His most notable accomplishments were from 1912 to 1912. Yakima was given the name Enos Edward Canutt on November 29th, 1895 in Colfax, Washington. Yakima is also known as Yak Canutt. He passed away on May 24th, 1986.


Fun Facts about the name Yakima

  • How Popular is the name Yakima? Yakima is the 24,170th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yakima have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 261 babies born with the first name Yakima in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yakima 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 Yakima? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yakima first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yakima is Monday, March 11th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Yakima born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yakima was in 1980 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Yakima Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yakima is not a popular baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Yakima: The name spelled backwards is Amikay. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ymakia. How do you pronounce that?
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