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Japanese 当たり.

  1. (game of Go) A move that threatens the immediate capture of one or more stones.

atari was also found in the following language(s): Basque, Finnish, Japanese, and Latvian

Notable Persons Named Atari

Atari Bigby is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to 2012. Atari was born on September 19th, 1981 in Trelawny Parish.


Atari Blitzkrieg is a hip hop music and alternative hip hop rapping, record producer, and activism. He plays Phonograph, Synthesizer, and Drum kit. He was most prominent from 1994 to present. Atari was born on August 16th, 1980 in Maryland. Atari is also known as Sub.Stance, Atari Blizzard, and Julius Jackson.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Atari

Gali Atari is a singer, actress, singing, and actor. Gali was given the name Avigail Atari on December 29th, 1953 in Rehovot.


Kousuke Atari is a shimauta, j-pop, and shima-uta singing. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Kousuke was born on July 13th, 1980 in Kagoshima.


Shosh was born on November 24th, 1949 in Rehovot. Shosh is also known as Shoshana Atari. She died on April 1st, 2008.


Ahmed was born on May 2nd, 1994.


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Fun Facts about the name Atari

  • How Popular is the name Atari? Atari is the 32,519th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Atari have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 133 babies born with the first name Atari in the United States. That's more than enough people named Atari 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 Atari? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Atari born? The highest recorded use of the first name Atari was in 1982 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Atari: Your name in reverse order is Irata. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atria. How do you pronounce that?

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