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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Akpan

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  • A user from Georgia, United States says the name Akpan is of African origin and means "First born son".

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Notable Persons Named Akpan

Akpan Hogan Ekpo is an economist. Akpan was born on June 26th, 1954 in Lagos.


Akpan Isemin was a 1st Governor of Akwa Ibom State. His career lasted from 1992 to 1993. Akpan was born in 1939 in Etinan LGA, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He left this life on June 23rd, 2009.


Akpan Paul is an athlete for the El-Olympi.


Akpan Glady Nnenenna is an athlete for the Sunshine Queens.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Akpan

Hope Akpan is a soccer player for the Blackburn Rovers F.C., Everton F.C., Hull City A.F.C., Crawley Town F.C., Reading F.C., and Nigeria national football team. Hope was born on August 14th, 1991 in Childwall, Liverpool, England.


Andre Akpan is a soccer player for the Dallas Texans Soccer Club, Harvard Crimson men's soccer, Westchester Flames, Chicago Fire U-23, Colorado Rapids, Real Maryland F.C., Tampa Bay Rowdies, New York Red Bulls, New England Revolution, and United States men's national under-20 soccer team. Andre was born on December 9th, 1987 in Grand Prairie, Texas, United States.


Uwem was born in 1971.


Bassey Akpan is a soccer player for the Abia Warriors F.C., Bayelsa United F.C., Shooting Stars SC, Sunshine Stars F.C., Kwara United F.C., Heartland F.C., Hoàng Anh Gia Lai F.C., Nigeria national under-17 football team, and Nigeria national football team. Bassey was born on January 6th, 1984 in Eket.


Sunday was born in 1940.


Rita Akpan is a Federal Minister of Women Affairs. Rita was born on September 28th, 1944 in Akwa Ibom.


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Popularity of Akpan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Akpan U.S.
  White 3.42% 64.26%
  African American 90.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Akpan

People with the last name Akpan are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Akpan

  • How Popular is the name Akpan? As a last name Akpan was the 31,587th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Akpan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Akpan is Wednesday, May 1st, 1935.
  • How unique is the name Akpan? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Akpan. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Akpan: Your name in reverse order is Napka. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Napak. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Akpan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 732 people with the last name Akpan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Akpan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Akpan as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k 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).
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