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  1. A mythical Greek hero; a warrior who fought against Troy in the Iliad

From Latin Aiāx, from Ancient Greek Αἴας (Aías).

  1. (Greek mythology) Either of two heroes of the Trojan War.

Humorous respelling of a jakes.

  1. (now rare, historical) A toilet.

Short for asynchronous JavaScript and XML.

  1. (computing) A group of techniques for creating interactive Web applications, in which applications can retrieve data from the server asynchronously in the background without interfering with the display and behavior of the existing page.

Phonetic similarity to ace jack.

  1. (poker slang) An ace and a jack as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em.

    Ajax was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

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    Lisa Ajax is a musician. She was most active from 2012 to 2012. Lisa was born on August 13th, 1998 in Järfälla, Sweden.


    Kévin Ajax is an athlete for the JS Vieux-Habitants.


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    Popularity of Ajax as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ajax U.S.
      White 74.65% 64.26%
      African American 22.54% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ajax

    People with the last name Ajax are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Ajax

    • How Popular is the name Ajax? Ajax is the 25,959th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ajax was the 121,590th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ajax have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 214 babies born with the first name Ajax in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ajax 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 Ajax? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2005 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
    • When was Ajax first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ajax is Friday, July 18th, 1884.
    • What year had the most people named Ajax born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ajax was in 2016 with a total of 33 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Ajax: Your name in reverse order is Xaja. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ajxa. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ajax? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 142 people with the last name Ajax.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ajax? Ajax is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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