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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Awal mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Awal

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A submission from South Sudan says the name Awal means "Hidden" and is of Aboriginal origin.
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Awal

Awal Ashaari is an actor, presenter, model (people), tv host, and model. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Awal was given the name Ahmad Awaluddin Ashaari on August 6th, 1981 in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur.


Awal was born in 1980.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Awal

Mahama Awal is a soccer player for the South China AA, AJ Auxerre, and Guangdong Sunray Cave F.C. Mahama was born on June 10th, 1991 in Douala, Cameroon.


Mohamed Awal is a soccer player for the Raja Casablanca, West African Football Academy, ASEC Mimosas, Asante Kotoko SC, Maritzburg United F.C., and Ghana national football team. Mohamed was born on May 1st, 1988 in Accra.


Ibrahim was born on July 20th, 1990.


Mohammad Ashraful Awal is an athlete for the Narayanganj Suktara Sangsad.


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International Interest for Awal

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Awal as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Awal U.S.
  White 3.09% 64.26%
  African American 15.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 71.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Awal

People with the last name Awal are most frequently African American or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Awal

  • How Popular is the name Awal? As a last name Awal was the 94,311th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Awal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Awal is Monday, February 14th, 1916.
  • How unique is the name Awal? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Awal. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Awal: Your name in reverse order is Lawa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wlaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Awal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 194 people with the last name Awal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Awal? Awal is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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