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Chana

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11k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
325
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chana

"Chana" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Gracious". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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Borrowing from Hindi चना (canā), from Sanskrit चणक (caṇaka).

  1. (India cooking) A dish principally made from chickpeas or chickpea paste.

chana was also found in the following language(s): Aka-Bea, Irish, Old Irish, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Welsh

Notable Persons Named Chana

Chana was given the name Chana Yanovsky in 1880 in Ukraine. She died in 1964.

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Chana Bloch is a poet, translator, professor emerita at mills college, and emeritus. Chana was born on March 15th, 1940 in The Bronx.

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Chana was born on December 18th, 1978.

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Chana was born in 1952 in New Haven, Connecticut. She left this life in 1998.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chana

Khuli Chana is a hip hop music and motswako musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Khuli was given the name Khulani Morule on August 27th, 1982 in Mmabatho, Mafikeng, North West.

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Pindi Chana is a Deputy Minister of Community Development, Gender, Children, Member of Parliament, Ministry of Community Development, and National Assembly (Tanzania). Pindi was born on January 24th, 1974.

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Navjot was born on November 24th, 1983.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1944 7 7 0
1945 6 6 0
1946 5 5 0
1947 5 5 0
1948 10 10 0
1949 10 10 0
1950 25 25 0
1951 17 17 0
1952 27 27 0
1953 9 9 0
1954 19 19 0
1955 17 17 0
1956 25 25 0
1957 14 14 0
1958 20 20 0
1959 38 38 0
1960 89 89 0
1961 71 71 0
1962 63 63 0
1963 55 55 0
1964 49 49 0
1965 57 57 0
1966 38 38 0
1967 54 54 0
1968 63 63 0
1969 72 72 0
1970 77 77 0
1971 80 80 0
1972 91 91 0
1973 101 101 0
1974 113 113 0
1975 107 107 0
1976 170 170 0
1977 147 147 0
1978 170 170 0
1979 136 136 0
1980 165 165 0
1981 189 189 0
1982 185 185 0
1983 160 160 0
1984 191 191 0
1985 185 185 0
1986 182 182 0
1987 194 194 0
1988 163 163 0
1989 193 193 0
1990 174 174 0
1991 151 151 0
1992 170 170 0
1993 168 168 0
1994 174 174 0
1995 173 173 0
1996 164 164 0
1997 212 212 0
1998 196 196 0
1999 209 209 0
2000 209 209 0
2001 227 227 0
2002 231 231 0
2003 218 218 0
2004 261 261 0
2005 259 259 0
2006 280 280 0
2007 257 257 0
2008 289 289 0
2009 347 347 0
2010 337 337 0
2011 314 314 0
2012 330 330 0
2013 351 351 0
2014 319 319 0
2015 330 330 0
2016 364 364 0

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Popularity of Chana as a first name

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Popularity of Chana as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chana U.S.
  White 20.00% 64.26%
  African American 4.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 54.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 6.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chana

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

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Fun Facts about the name Chana

  • How Popular is the name Chana? Chana is the 2,367th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chana was the 61,745th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,578 babies born with the first name Chana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chana to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1944 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Chana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chana is Monday, August 18th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Chana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chana was in 2016 with a total of 364 babies.
  • Random Chana Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chana ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 88 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Chana: Your name in reverse order is Anahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Canah. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 325 people with the last name Chana.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chana? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Chana as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k 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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