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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Adu

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Adu is of English origin and means "Gift of god".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Adu is of African origin and means "Afrcan".
  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Adu means "African" and is of African origin.
  • A user from Ghana says the name Adu is of African origin and means "Tenth child, tenth in a line of sons (Akan, Ghana).".

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Notable Persons Named Adu

Adu was born on August 7th, 1945. He breathed his last breath on February 6th, 2005.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Adu

Sade is a singer-songwriter, composer, arrangement, record producer, and arranger. Sade was given the name Helen Folasade Adu on January 16th, 1959 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.


Freddy Adu is a soccer player for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, IMG Academy, D.C. United, Real Salt Lake, S.L. Benfica, AS Monaco FC, C.F. Os Belenenses, Aris Thessaloniki F.C., Çaykur Rizespor, Philadelphia Union, Esporte Clube Bahia, FK Jagodina, Kuopion Palloseura, Soccer Club Kuopio Futis -98, and U. Freddy was born on June 2nd, 1989 in Tema, Ghana.


Enoch Adu is a soccer player for the Malmö FF, Liberty Professionals F.C., OGC Nice, FC Nordsjælland, Club Brugge KV, Stabæk Fotball, and Ghana national under-17 football team. Enoch was born on September 14th, 1990 in Kumasi.


Kofi was born on May 25th, 1974. Kofi is also known as Agya Koo.


Taner was born on February 22nd, 1984 in London. Taner is also known as femi adu.


Enoch Kofi Adu is a soccer player.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Adu U.S.
  White 1.34% 64.26%
  African American 94.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Adu

People with the last name Adu are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Adu

  • How Popular is the name Adu? As a last name Adu was the 28,940th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Adu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Adu is Monday, April 9th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Adu? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Adu. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Adu: Your name in reverse order is Uda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dau. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Adu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 821 people with the last name Adu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Adu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Adu as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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