First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Canu

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Alt. Meaning

C is for comic, laughter is your tonic.

A is for adaptable, whenever things change

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

U is for unique, your love of life.

Notable Persons Named Canu

Canu Daniel is an athlete for the A.S.D. Chiavari Calcio Caperana.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Canu

Gabriel Cânu is a soccer player for the ACS Poli Timișoara, FC Progresul București, AS Cimentul Fieni, FCM Baia Mare, FC Politehnica Timișoara, FC Vaslui, FC Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț, and Romania national football team. Gabriel was born on January 18th, 1981 in Bucharest.


Ferdinand was born in 1863. He left this life in 1932.


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Popularity of Canu as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Canu U.S.
  White 76.47% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 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 20.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Canu

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

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Fun Facts about the name Canu

  • How Popular is the name Canu? As a last name Canu was the 114,424th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Canu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Canu is Wednesday, January 19th, 1927.
  • How unique is the name Canu? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Canu. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Canu: Your name in reverse order is Unac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Unca. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Canu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 153 people with the last name Canu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Canu? Canu is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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