Bea

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bea

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Bea is of Spanish origin and means "Bringer of joy".
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Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the female given name Beatrice

Bea was also found in the following language(s): Plautdietsch

Notable Persons Named Bea

Bea Miller is a pop rock singing, songwriter, and actor. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She has been prominent since 2012. Bea was given the name Beatrice Annika Miller on February 7th, 1999 in Maplewood, New Jersey, U.S.

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Bea Benaderet was an actress. She was most prominent from 1926 to 1968. Bea was given the name Beatrice Benaderet on April 4th, 1906 in New York, New York, U.S. She left this life on October 13th, 1968.

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Bea Alonzo is an actor, singing, model (people), presenter, actress, singer, model, and host. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Bea was given the name Phylbert Angelie Ranollo Fagestrom on October 17th, 1987 in Cainta.

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Bea Wain is a big band singing. Bea was given the name Beatrice Weinsier on April 30th, 1917. Bea is also known as Beatrice Wayne.

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She holds the title Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011 Overseas Communities, Binibining Pilipinas-International 2013, Miss International 2013, Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011, and Binibining Pilipinas 2013. Bea was given the name Bea Rose Monterde Santiago on February 17th, 1990 in Muntinlupa.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bea

Aisling Bea is an actress, writer, and comedian. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Aisling was given the name Aisling O'Sullivan on March 16th, 1984 in Kildare. Aisling is also known as O'Sullivan and Aisling.

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Augustin was born on May 28th, 1881. He left this life on November 16th, 1968.

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Carlos Bea is a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Carlos was born on April 18th, 1934 in San Sebastián.

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Sebastian was born on April 10th, 1977 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Iñaki Bea is a soccer player for the SD Amorebieta, Amurrio Club, Ciudad de Murcia, Lorca Deportiva CF, Real Valladolid, Real Murcia, and FC Wacker Innsbruck (2002). Iñaki was born on June 27th, 1978 in Amurrio. Iñaki is also known as Bea and Iñaki.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1883 5 5 0
1886 5 5 0
1888 6 6 0
1889 5 5 0
1892 5 5 0
1893 6 6 0
1894 7 7 0
1896 9 9 0
1897 6 6 0
1898 5 5 0
1900 6 6 0
1901 5 5 0
1902 8 8 0
1903 9 9 0
1904 7 7 0
1905 13 13 0
1906 13 13 0
1907 15 15 0
1908 22 22 0
1909 19 19 0
1910 20 20 0
1911 11 11 0
1912 17 17 0
1913 25 25 0
1914 28 28 0
1915 24 24 0
1916 21 21 0
1917 27 27 0
1918 30 30 0
1919 21 21 0
1920 20 20 0
1921 31 31 0
1922 18 18 0
1923 36 36 0
1924 20 20 0
1925 22 22 0
1926 23 23 0
1927 25 25 0
1928 11 11 0
1929 22 22 0
1930 26 26 0
1931 18 18 0
1932 15 15 0
1933 23 23 0
1934 14 14 0
1935 22 22 0
1936 28 28 0
1937 19 19 0
1938 38 38 0
1939 13 13 0
1940 26 26 0
1941 34 34 0
1942 31 31 0
1943 40 40 0
1944 20 20 0
1945 28 28 0
1946 27 27 0
1947 17 17 0
1948 28 28 0
1949 11 11 0
1950 16 16 0
1951 13 13 0
1952 10 10 0
1953 11 11 0
1954 9 9 0
1955 9 9 0
1956 20 20 0
1957 27 27 0
1958 26 26 0
1959 28 28 0
1960 32 32 0
1961 30 30 0
1962 30 30 0
1963 23 23 0
1964 18 18 0
1965 8 8 0
1966 10 10 0
1967 6 6 0
1969 5 5 0
1970 5 5 0
1972 6 6 0
1974 5 5 0
1977 11 11 0
1980 6 6 0
1983 8 8 0
1992 5 5 0
1998 8 8 0
2000 5 5 0
2001 10 10 0
2003 8 8 0
2004 7 7 0
2005 12 12 0
2006 18 18 0
2007 12 12 0
2008 20 20 0
2009 24 24 0
2010 18 18 0
2011 15 15 0
2012 22 22 0
2013 23 23 0
2014 38 38 0
2015 25 25 0
2016 47 47 0
2017 37 37 0

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Popularity of Bea as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bea U.S.
  White 41.01% 64.26%
  African American 37.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.07% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bea

People with the last name Bea are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Bea

  • How Popular is the name Bea? Bea is the 7,171st most popular name of all time. As a last name Bea was the 27,059th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bea have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,832 babies born with the first name Bea in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bea to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bea? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bea first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bea is Sunday, March 8th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Bea born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bea was in 2016 with a total of 47 babies.
  • Random Bea Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bea is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Bea: Your name in reverse order is Aeb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bea? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 895 people with the last name Bea.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bea? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bea as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k 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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