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 Challa

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  1. Alternative form of challah

challa was also found in the following language(s): Mapudungun and Quechua

Notable Persons Named Challa

Challa Kondaiah was a Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court. Challa was born on July 4th, 1918 in Anantapur district. He died in 2001.


Challa Vennkatrami Reddy is a politician.


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Popularity of Challa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Challa U.S.
  White 4.61% 64.26%
  African American 5.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 84.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Challa

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

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Fun Facts about the name Challa

  • How Popular is the name Challa? As a last name Challa was the 29,447th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Challa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Challa is Monday, January 20th, 1879.
  • How unique is the name Challa? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Challa. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Challa: Your name in reverse order is Allahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aahlcl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Challa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 802 people with the last name Challa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Challa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Challa as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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