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Origin and Meaning of Banda

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  • A submission from Zambia says the name Banda means "I am a gift from God" and is of Bantu origin.

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From Spanish banda.

  1. A type of Mexican brass band music

banda was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, French, Galician, Gooniyandi, Hausa, Hiligaynon, Hungarian, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Maltese, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Xhosa, and Zulu

Notable Persons Named Banda

He was most prominent from 1708 to 1716. Banda was born on October 27th, 1670 in Rajauri. Banda is also known as Madho Das and Banda Bairagi. He left this life in 1716.


He was most active from 1970 to 2004. Banda was born in 1935 in Chanchalguda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Banda was born on January 20th, 1907. He breathed his last breath on December 3rd, 1968.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Banda

Hastings Kamuzu Banda was a president. He was most active from 1966 to 1994. Hastings was born in Kasungu. He left this life on November 25th, 1997.


Joyce Banda is a Minister of Foreign Affairs, 4th President of Malawi, and Vice President of Malawi. Joyce was born on April 12th, 1950 in Malemia, Zomba.


Rupiah Banda is a 4th President of Zambia, Vice President of Zambia, and List of Vice Presidents of Zambia. Rupiah was born on February 13th, 1937 in Gwanda.


Patrick was born on January 28th, 1974. He passed away on April 27th, 1993.


Anthony Banda is a baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Anthony was born on May 28th, 1994 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.


Siva was born in 1951 in Vijayawada.


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Popularity of Banda as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Banda U.S.
  White 8.12% 64.26%
  African American 2.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 85.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Banda

People with the last name Banda are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Banda

  • How Popular is the name Banda? As a last name Banda was the 2,409th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Banda? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Banda was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Banda: Your name in reverse order is Adnab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Adnab. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Banda? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,055 people with the last name Banda.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Banda? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Banda as their last name.

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