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Origin and Meaning of Akin

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  • According to a user from Canada, the name Akin is of African origin and means "Strong" or "Warrior".
  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Akin is of Yoruba origin and means "Valiant one".
  • A user from Tennessee, United States says the name Akin is of African origin and means "Dark one".
Other origins: Irish and Turkish

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective A*kin"
  1. Of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as, the two families are near akin .
  2. Allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind."A joy akinto rapture." [Cowper.]"The literary character of the work is akin to its moral character." [Jeffrey.]

Note: ☞ This adjective is used only after the noun.

Etymology: Pref. a-for of) + kin

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Related by blood
  2. Similar in quality or character ("a feeling akin to terror")

From a- (“of”) +‎ kin.

akin was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Akin

Akın was born on February 21st, 1952 in Gümüşhane.


Otunba Akin Alabi is an entrepreneur, politician, and philanthropist. Otunba was given the name Akin Alabi on March 31st, 1977 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.


Akin Gazi is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Akin was born on October 15th, 1981 in London.


Akin Ayodele is an american football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to 2010. Akin was born on September 17th, 1979 in Dallas.


Akin Akingbala is a basketball player for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, CE Lleida Bàsquet, BK Ventspils, Universitet Yugra Surgut, SLUC Nancy Basket, BC Azovmash, VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster, and Rouen Métropole Basket. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Akin was born on March 25th, 1983 in Lagos, Nigeria. Akin is also known as Akingbala and Akinlolu Akinayi (full name).


Akin was born in 1931. Akin is also known as Mabogunje and Akinlawon Ladipo (full name).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Akin

Todd Akin is an office holder. His military service ended in 1980. Todd was born on July 5th, 1947.


Fatih Akin is a film director, screenwriter, producer, filmmaking, and screenwriterandproducer. He was most active from 1995 to present. Fatih was born on August 25th, 1973 in Hamburg.


Azra Akın is a beauty queen. They hold the title Miss Turkey 2002, (Winner), Miss World 2002, Miss World Europe 2002, Miss Turkey, and Miss World. Azra was born Azra Akın on December 8th, 1981 in Almelo.


Philip Akin is an actor. He was most prominent from 1978 to present. Philip was born on April 18th, 1950 in Kingston, Jamaica.


Lindi St Clair is an author, political campaigner, and political campaigner (retired). Lindi was given the name Marian June Akin on August 11th, 1952 in London, England.


She holds the title Miss University 1985, Miss Mississippi 1985, Miss America 1986, Miss Mississippi1985, and Miss America1986. Susan was born on August 12th, 1965 in Meridian, Mississippi.


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Popularity of Akin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Akin U.S.
  White 89.93% 64.26%
  African American 2.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Akin

People with the last name Akin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Akin

  • How Popular is the name Akin? Akin is the 22,417th most popular name of all time. As a last name Akin was the 4,114th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Akin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 284 babies born with the first name Akin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Akin 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 Akin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Akin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Akin is Saturday, May 17th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Akin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Akin was in 1998 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Akin Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Akin is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Akin: Your name in reverse order is Nika. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ikan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Akin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,626 people with the last name Akin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Akin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Akin as their last name.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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