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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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Origin and Meaning of Akita

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Akita means "The tears of mother mary" and is of Unknown origin.
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Borrowing from Japanese 秋田 (Akita)

  1. A city in Japan.
  2. A prefecture in Japan.
  3. A surname​.
  4. A Japanese breed of dog.

Akita was also found in the following language(s): Japanese and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Akita

Akita Sanesue was an office holder. Akita was born in Dewa Province. He breathed his last breath on January 11th, 1660.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Akita

Merzbow is a noise music, dark ambient, drone music, free improvisation, sound collage, and industrial music musician. He plays s, junk metal, laptop, synthesizer, guitar, drums, percussion, Effects unit, Contact microphone, and Magnetic tape. He has had major accomplishments since 1980. Merzbow was given the name Masami Akita on December 19th, 1956 in Tokyo.


Yutaka Akita is a soccer player for the Aichi Gakuin University, Kashima Antlers, Nagoya Grampus, Kyoto Sanga F.C., and Japan national football team. Yutaka was born on August 6th, 1970 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.


Masateru Akita is a soccer player for the Mito HollyHock and Zweigen Kanazawa. Masateru was born on September 25th, 1982 in Chiba Prefecture.


Hideyoshi Akita is a soccer player for the Nagoya Grampus, Nagoya SC, FC Kariya, Gainare Tottori, and F.C. Gifu. Hideyoshi was born on July 23rd, 1974 in Kyoto.


Kiyoshi Akita was a journalist, politician, and cabinet minister. Kiyoshi was born on September 29th, 1881 in Miyoshi District, Tokushima. He left this life on December 2nd, 1944.


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Popularity of Akita as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Akita U.S.
  White 7.36% 64.26%
  African American 9.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 59.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 20.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Akita

People with the last name Akita are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Akita

  • How Popular is the name Akita? Akita is the 30,602nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Akita was the 66,164th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Akita have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 152 babies born with the first name Akita in the United States. That's more than enough people named Akita 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 Akita? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Akita first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Akita is Wednesday, November 24th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Akita born? The highest recorded use of the first name Akita was in 1978 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Akita: Your name in reverse order is Atika. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atika. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Akita? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 299 people with the last name Akita.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Akita? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Akita as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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