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Meaning and Origin

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  1. The second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean

Notable Persons Named Africa

África Zavala is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. África was given the name África Ivonne Lechuga Zavala on August 12th, 1985 in Mexico City. África is also known as Africa Zavala.

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Africa Tsoai is an actor, voice-over artist, producer, businessman, sound engineer, and translator. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Africa was born in Hebron.

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Africa was born on November 17th, 1978 in Cameroon. Africa is also known as Africa Engo.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Africa

John was given the name Vincent Leaphart on July 26th, 1931 in Philadelphia. He left this life on May 13th, 1985.

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He holds the title Martyr. He passed away in 3.

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Tracey Africa is a model (people) and model. Tracey was given the name Tracey Gayle Norman in 1951 in United States.

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Melrick was born on January 18th, 1978 in Rehoboth, Namibia.

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Dale was born on September 14th, 1981.

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King was born on October 31st, 1971 in Buenos Aires.

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How popular is the baby name Africa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1969 7 7 0
1970 22 22 0
1971 53 53 0
1972 76 76 0
1973 62 62 0
1974 35 35 0
1975 40 40 0
1976 43 43 0
1977 34 34 0
1978 48 48 0
1979 28 28 0
1980 19 19 0
1981 18 18 0
1982 17 17 0
1983 10 10 0
1984 6 6 0
1985 8 8 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 8 8 0
1988 7 7 0
1989 10 10 0
1990 14 14 0
1991 16 16 0
1992 20 20 0
1993 20 20 0
1994 27 27 0
1995 25 25 0
1996 24 24 0
1997 18 18 0
1998 20 20 0
1999 9 9 0
2000 15 15 0
2001 14 14 0
2002 6 6 0
2003 9 9 0
2004 9 9 0
2005 7 7 0
2006 24 24 0
2007 15 15 0
2008 17 17 0
2009 17 17 0
2010 9 9 0
2011 10 10 0
2012 8 8 0
2013 14 14 0
2014 11 11 0
2015 9 9 0
2016 10 10 0
2017 14 14 0

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Popularity of Africa as a first name

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Popularity of Africa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Africa U.S.
  White 35.95% 64.26%
  African American 7.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 50.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Africa

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

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Fun Facts about the name Africa

  • How Popular is the name Africa? Africa is the 10,759th most popular name of all time. As a last name Africa was the 42,579th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Africa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 974 babies born with the first name Africa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Africa 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 Africa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Africa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Africa is Wednesday, December 15th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Africa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Africa was in 1972 with a total of 76 babies.
  • Random Africa Factoid: According to the 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Africa is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1982.
  • Weird things about the name Africa: Your name in reverse order is Acirfa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rfacia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Africa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 509 people with the last name Africa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Africa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Africa as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.