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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bassey

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  • A submission from Cameroon says the name Bassey means "God" and is of African origin.
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Bassey is of African origin and means "Comes from the Efik/Ibibio word abassi which means god.".
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Notable Persons Named Bassey

Bassey Akpan is a soccer player for the Abia Warriors F.C., Bayelsa United F.C., Shooting Stars SC, Sunshine Stars F.C., Kwara United F.C., Heartland F.C., Hoàng Anh Gia Lai F.C., Nigeria national under-17 football team, and Nigeria national football team. Bassey was born on January 6th, 1984 in Eket.


Bassey Edet Otu is a Senator for Zamfara Central.


Bassey was born in 1949.


Bassey Asuquo is a Military Administrator of Delta State and Military Administrator of Edo State. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to 1994.


Bassey Ewa-Henshaw is a National Senator. Bassey was born on May 4th, 1943.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bassey

Dame Shirley Bassey is a traditional pop music, adult contemporary music, and pop music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1953 to present. Dame was given the name Shirley Veronica Bassey on January 8th, 1937 in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales.


Jennifer was born on July 22nd, 1942.


Hogan was born on April 27th, 1932 in Cross River, Creek Town, Calabar, Nigeria. He died on January 26th, 1998.


Nnimmo was born in 1958.


Simon Bassey is a soccer player for the AFC Wimbledon, Wimbledon F.C., Charlton Athletic F.C., Carshalton Athletic F.C., Aldershot Town F.C., Dulwich Hamlet F.C., Crawley Town F.C., and Tooting & Mitcham United F.C. Simon was born on February 5th, 1976 in Lambeth. Simon is also known as Bassey and Simon.


Eric Bassey is a football player. He was most active from 2007 to present. Eric was born on January 23rd, 1983.


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Popularity of Bassey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bassey U.S.
  White 16.03% 64.26%
  African American 80.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bassey

People with the last name Bassey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bassey

  • How Popular is the name Bassey? Bassey is the 74,293rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Bassey was the 45,189th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bassey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Bassey in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bassey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bassey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bassey is Sunday, November 17th, 1929.
  • What year had the most people named Bassey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bassey was in 1976 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bassey: Your name in reverse order is Yessab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eysasb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bassey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 474 people with the last name Bassey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bassey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bassey as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k 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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