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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Acosta

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A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

O is for original, one of a kind!

S is for sensible, the practical side.

T is for tried, tried and true you.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Acosta

Oscar "Zeta" Acosta is an attorney and author. Oscar was given the name Oscar Acosta on April 8th, 1935 in El Paso, Texas, United States.


Anabelle Acosta is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2008. Anabelle was born in Havana.


Jim was born in 1971.


Mercedes de Acosta was a poet, novelist, and playwright. Mercedes was born on March 1st, 1893 in New York City. She died on May 9th, 1968.


Kellyn Acosta is a soccer player for the FC Dallas, IMG Academy, United States men's national under-17 soccer team, United States men's national under-18 soccer team, and United States men's national under-20 soccer team. Kellyn was born on July 24th, 1995 in Plano, Texas, United States.


Luciano Acosta is a soccer player for the D.C. United, Club Comunicaciones, Boca Juniors, and Estudiantes de La Plata. Luciano was born on May 31st, 1994 in Buenos Aires.


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Popularity of Acosta as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Acosta U.S.
  White 6.96% 64.26%
  African American 0.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.26% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 89.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Acosta

People with the last name Acosta are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Acosta

  • How Popular is the name Acosta? As a last name Acosta was the 302nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Acosta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Acosta is Tuesday, April 18th, 1911.
  • How unique is the name Acosta? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Acosta. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Acosta: Your name in reverse order is Atsoca. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Saacot. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Acosta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 103,418 people with the last name Acosta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Acosta? Acosta was ranked as the 302nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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