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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Appiah

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  • According to a user from South Sudan, the name Appiah is of Arabic origin and means "Forgiveness".
  • A user from Virginia, United States says the name Appiah is of African origin and means "Prince".
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Notable Persons Named Appiah

Appietus is an afro pop music, highlife, reggae, gospel, dance hall, hiplife, and azonto actor, sound engineer, music producer, musician, audio engineer, and record producer. He has been prominent since 1995. Appietus was given the name Appiah Dankwah on March 12th, 1977 in Accra, Ghana. Appietus is also known as Appietus.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah is a philosopher. Kwame was born on May 8th, 1954.


Kwesi Appiah is a soccer player for the Crystal Palace F.C., Ebbsfleet United F.C., Peterborough United F.C., Weymouth F.C., King's Lynn F.C., Kettering Town F.C., Brackley Town F.C., Thurrock F.C., Margate F.C., Aldershot Town F.C., Yeovil Town F.C., Cambridge United F.C., Notts County F.C., and A. Kwesi was born on August 12th, 1990 in Thamesmead, England.


Stephen Appiah is a soccer player for the Accra Hearts of Oak SC, Udinese Calcio, S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, Brescia Calcio, Juventus F.C., Fenerbahçe S.K., Bologna F.C. 1909, A.C. Cesena, FK Vojvodina, Ghana national under-17 football team, Ghana national under-20 football team, and Ghana nationa. Stephen was born on December 24th, 1980 in Accra.


Dennis Appiah is a soccer player for the Stade Malherbe Caen, Toulouse Fontaines Club, AS Monaco FC, France national under-16 football team, France national under-17 football team, and France national under-18 football team. Dennis was born on June 9th, 1992 in Toulouse.


Nana Joe Appiah was a member of parliament. Nana was given the name Joseph Emmanuel Appiah on November 16th, 1918 in Kumasi. He breathed his last breath on July 8th, 1990.


Jackie Appiah is an actor and actress. She has been prominent since 2001. Jackie was born Jackie Appiah on December 5th, 1983 in Toronto.


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Popularity of Appiah as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Appiah U.S.
  White 2.56% 64.26%
  African American 92.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Appiah

People with the last name Appiah are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Appiah

  • How Popular is the name Appiah? As a last name Appiah was the 17,239th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Appiah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Appiah is Sunday, October 27th, 1935.
  • How unique is the name Appiah? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Appiah. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Appiah: Your name in reverse order is Haippa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Apiaph. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Appiah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,643 people with the last name Appiah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Appiah? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Appiah as their last name since less than 1 person in 179k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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