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Origin and Meaning of Bosa

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  • A submission from Botswana says the name Bosa means "Kiss" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A user from Georgia, U.S. says the name Bosa is of African origin and means "Victory".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun bo"sa
A drink, used in the East. See Boza.

Etymology: Ar. būza, Pers. būzah: cf. F. bosan


Turkish boza, from Persian بوزه (buze).

  1. A fermented drink made from wheat or millet.

bosa was also found in the following language(s): Irish and Polish

Notable Persons Named Bosa

Bosa of York is a christian bishop.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bosa

Joey Bosa is a football player. Joey was born on July 11th, 1995 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


John Bosa is a football player. He was most prominent from 1987 to 1989. John was born on January 10th, 1964 in Keene, New Hampshire.


Peter Bosa was a Senator for York-Caboto, Ontario, and Senatorfor York-Caboto. Peter was born on May 2nd, 1927 in Friuli, Italy. He died on December 10th, 1998.


David was born on April 28th, 1992 in Trento, Italy.


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Popularity of Bosa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bosa U.S.
  White 45.45% 64.26%
  African American 4.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 47.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bosa

People with the last name Bosa are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Bosa

  • How Popular is the name Bosa? As a last name Bosa was the 88,685th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bosa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bosa is Friday, February 22nd, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Bosa? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bosa. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bosa: Your name in reverse order is Asob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aobs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bosa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 209 people with the last name Bosa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bosa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bosa as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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