First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A Kwa language spoken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast
  1. A people who inhabit Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.
  2. The Niger-Congo language spoken by these people.
  3. A group of languages spoken in Ghana.
  4. A volcano in Hokkaido, Japan.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Akan

Tarık Akan is an actordirector. They have been prominent since 1970. Tarık was given the name Tarık Tahsin Eregül on December 3rd, 1949 in Istanbul.


Metin Akan is a soccer player for the Tepecik Belediyespor, Bursaspor, İnegölspor, Manisaspor, MKE Ankaragücü, İstanbul Başakşehir F.K., Adanaspor, and Turkey national under-20 football team. Metin was born on May 28th, 1983 in Bursa.


İlyas Akan is a sports team member for the İstanbulspor A.Ş.


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Popularity of Akan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Akan U.S.
  White 58.56% 64.26%
  African American 26.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Akan

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

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Fun Facts about the name Akan

  • How Popular is the name Akan? As a last name Akan was the 148,347th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Akan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Akan is Saturday, September 10th, 1910.
  • How unique is the name Akan? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Akan. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Akan: Your name in reverse order is Naka. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Akan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Akan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 111 people with the last name Akan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Akan? Akan 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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