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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Arafat

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  1. Palestinian statesman who was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (1929-2004)

< Arab surname عرفات (Arafāt)

  1. A transliteration of the Arab surname.

Notable Persons Named Arafat

Arafat was born on September 29th, 1986 in Bangladesh.


Arafat was born as the child of Ziaur Rahman and Khaleda Zia on August 12th, 1970. They left this life on January 24th, 2015.


Arafat Djako is a soccer player for the CF Mounana, AC Merlan, Ashanti Gold SC, Bnei Sakhnin F.C., Hapoel Acre F.C., FC Anzhi Makhachkala, Gaziantepspor, Al-Arabi SC (Qatar), Inter Baku PIK, FC Dacia Chișinău, and Togo national football team. Arafat was born on November 10th, 1988 in Lomé.



Arafat Serugendo is an athlete for the Rayon Sports F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Arafat

Yasser Arafat was a president. He was most prominent from 1994 to 2004. Yasser was born on August 24th, 1929 in Cairo. He left this life on November 11th, 2004.


Suha was given the name Suha Daoud Tawil by her parent Raymonda Tawil on July 17th, 1963 in Jerusalem.


Raed Arafat is a Dacian Ciolos, State Secretary at the Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Health (Romania). Raed was born on May 27th, 1964 in Damascus.


DJ Arafat is a coupé-décalé musician. DJ was given the name Ange Didier Houon on January 26th, 1986. DJ is also known as Arafat DJ 3500 voltes, Arafat Muana, Yorobo 5500 voltes, Apache 8500 voltes, Sao Tao le dictateur, Commandant Zabra, Zeus D'Afrique, and Termistocle.


Yasir Arafat is a cricketer. Yasir was born on March 12th, 1982 in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.


Marwan was born in 1945 in Damascus. He passed away on June 12th, 2012.


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International Interest for Arafat

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Popularity of Arafat as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Arafat U.S.
  White 74.38% 64.26%
  African American 4.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Arafat

People with the last name Arafat are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Arafat

  • How Popular is the name Arafat? Arafat is the 35,754th most popular name of all time. As a last name Arafat was the 51,281st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Arafat have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 106 babies born with the first name Arafat in the United States. That's more than enough people named Arafat 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 Arafat? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Arafat first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arafat is Sunday, April 4th, 1915.
  • What year had the most people named Arafat born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arafat was in 2011 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Arafat Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Arafat 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 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Arafat: Your name in reverse order is Tafara. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Araatf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Arafat? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 406 people with the last name Arafat.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arafat? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Arafat as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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