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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Banna

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  • A user from Bangladesh says the name Banna is of Arabic origin and means "Architect".
  • A submission from Washington, United States says the name Banna means "Light" and is of African origin.
  • A user from Bangladesh says the name Banna is of Arabic origin and means "Builder".

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Banna

Gamal was born on December 15th, 1920. He died on January 30th, 2013.


Rim Banna is a singer-songwriter. Rim was born on December 8th, 1966 in Nazareth.


Wassim El Banna is a soccer player for the Boldklubben 1909, Odense Boldklub, Aarhus Fremad, Dalum IF, Boldklubben 1913, Boldklubben Frem, Ajman Club, Vejle Boldklub, FC Hjørring, Boldklubberne Glostrup Albertslund, FC Svendborg, and Denmark national under-19 football team. Wassim was born on May 10th, 1979 in Lebanon.


Abdullah Al Banna is an athlete for the East Riffa Club.


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Popularity of Banna as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Banna U.S.
  White 83.33% 64.26%
  African American 6.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Banna

People with the last name Banna are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Banna

  • How Popular is the name Banna? Banna is the 73,745th most popular name of all time. As a last name Banna was the 70,833rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Banna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Banna in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Banna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Banna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Banna is Wednesday, December 31st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Banna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Banna was in 1993 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Banna: Your name in reverse order is Annab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bnana. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Banna? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 276 people with the last name Banna.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Banna? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Banna as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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).
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