Ayo

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172
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ayo

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  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Ayo is of Yoruba origin and means "Joy".
  • A submission from Arkansas, United States says the name Ayo means "Joy" and is of African origin.
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Wiktionary
  1. A male given name.
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Ayo

Ayọ is a folk music, soul music, and reggae singing, songwriter, and actor. They plays Guitar and Piano. They were most prominent from 2001 to present. Ayọ was given the name Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin on September 14th, 1980 in Frechen. Ayọ is also known as Ayọ, Ayo., and Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin.

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Ayo Obileye is a soccer player for the Charlton Athletic F.C., Leyton Orient F.C., Chelsea F.C., Sheffield Wednesday F.C., and Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. Ayo was born on September 2nd, 1994 in Homerton, England.

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Ayo was born on May 17th, 1935. He passed away in 1976.

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Ayo Gabriel Irikefe was a Chief Justice of Nigeria. Ayo was born on March 3rd, 1922 in Ikorodu. He passed away on August 1st, 1996.

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Ayo Bakare is an athlete. Ayo was born on March 20th, 1960 in Nigeria.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ayo

Ayọ is a folk music, soul music, and reggae singing, songwriter, and actor. They plays Guitar and Piano. They were most prominent from 2001 to present. Ayọ was given the name Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin on September 14th, 1980 in Frechen. Ayọ is also known as Ayọ, Ayo., and Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin.

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Aldin Valladolid Ayo is an athlete for the De La Salle Green Archers in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. Aldin was born on October 15th, 1977 in Sorsogon City.

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Felix was born in 1933.

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damali ayo is a conceptual artist, author, speaker, and conceptual art. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. damali was born on February 26th, 1972.

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Faith Child is a christian hip hop and christian electronic dance music singing and songwriter. He plays Singer-songwriter and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 2008. Faith was given the name Michael Oluwaseyi Ayo on March 5th, 1989 in London, England U.K. Faith is also known as Faith Child, Faith Kid, and MC Faith.

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Popularity of Ayo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ayo U.S.
  White 51.64% 64.26%
  African American 27.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.19% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ayo

People with the last name Ayo are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ayo

  • How Popular is the name Ayo? Ayo is the 28,889th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ayo was the 28,940th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ayo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 172 babies born with the first name Ayo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ayo 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 Ayo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Ayo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ayo is Tuesday, January 17th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Ayo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ayo was in 2003 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ayo: Your name in reverse order is Oya. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ayo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ayo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 821 people with the last name Ayo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ayo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ayo as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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