Bao

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bao

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From the Mandarin (bāo) and Cantonese (baau1)

  1. Any of various types of steamed bread used in Chinese cuisine

From Swahili.

  1. A mancala board game played in East Africa.

    bao was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Mandarin, Swahili, Venetian, and Vietnamese

    Notable Persons Named Bao

    Bảo Đại was royalty. They hold the title Emperor of Vietnam. Their career lasted from 1926 to 1945. Bảo was born as the child of Khải Định on October 22nd, 1913 in Huế. They breathed their last breath on July 30th, 1997.

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    Bao Zheng was an office holder. Bao was born on April 11th, 0999 in Hefei, Song Empire. He died on May 20th, 1062.

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    Bao Xishun is a herder and herdsman. Bao was born in 1951 in Inner Mongolia.

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    Bao Bei'er is an actor. He was most prominent from 2003 to present. Bao was born on May 3rd, 1984 in Harbin.

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    Bao Nguyen is a community organizing and teacher. Bao was born in Thailand.

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    Bao Chunlai is a badminton player. Bao was given the name 鲍春来 .

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Bao

    Thang was born on September 30th, 1943 in Da Lat.

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    Zhenan Bao is a in the field of polymer science.

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    Murong Bao was royalty. He was most active from 21 to 21. He passed away on May 27th, 0398.

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    Fan Bao is an investment banker.

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    Ma Jiang Bao is a martial artist. Ma was born on October 31st, 1941 in Shanghai. Ma is also known as 马江豹 (Chinese).

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    How popular is the baby name Bao in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1976 8 0 8
    1977 14 6 8
    1978 11 0 11
    1979 10 0 10
    1980 35 18 17
    1981 55 32 23
    1982 49 26 23
    1983 60 33 27
    1984 55 36 19
    1985 57 31 26
    1986 50 19 31
    1987 53 28 25
    1988 61 38 23
    1989 55 33 22
    1990 72 46 26
    1991 69 39 30
    1992 57 40 17
    1993 58 29 29
    1994 63 33 30
    1995 52 25 27
    1996 32 16 16
    1997 28 8 20
    1998 29 16 13
    1999 21 5 16
    2000 24 7 17
    2001 22 7 15
    2002 19 8 11
    2003 17 0 17
    2004 15 0 15
    2005 11 0 11
    2006 8 0 8
    2007 14 0 14
    2008 12 0 12
    2009 20 0 20
    2010 15 0 15
    2011 21 0 21
    2012 16 0 16
    2013 18 0 18
    2014 15 0 15
    2015 22 0 22
    2016 18 0 18
    2017 11 0 11

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    Popularity of Bao as a last name

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    Common last names for Bao

    • Nguyen
    • Tran
    • Le
    • Huang
    • Hoang
    • Lu

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Bao U.S.
      White 3.03% 64.26%
      African American 0.95% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 91.03% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.19% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.02% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.78% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Bao

    People with the last name Bao are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Bao

    • How Popular is the name Bao? Bao is the 8,721st most popular name of all time. As a last name Bao was the 11,843rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Bao have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,352 babies born with the first name Bao in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bao to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bao? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
    • When was Bao first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bao is Saturday, January 30th, 1892.
    • What year had the most people named Bao born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bao was in 1990 with a total of 46 babies.
    • Random Bao Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bao is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name as you in 2015.
    • Weird things about the name Bao: Your name in reverse order is Oab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abo. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Bao? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,643 people with the last name Bao.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bao? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bao as their last name since less than 1 person in 111k 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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