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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Chau

  • How many people with the first name Chau have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 478 babies born with the first name Chau in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chau to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chau? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Chau first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chau is Wednesday, August 20th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Chau born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chau was in 1980 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Chau Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chau is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Chau: Your name in reverse order is Uahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hcau. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chau? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,667 people with the last name Chau.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chau? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Chau as their last name.
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Popularity of Chau as a first name

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Popularity of Chau as a last name

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Common last names for Chau

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Wong
  • Huynh
  • Lee
  • Ly
  • Le
  • Do
  • Lam
  • Hoang

Common first names for Chau

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chau U.S.
  White 1.64% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 94.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chau

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Chau" mean? The list below shows the origins of Chau as well as things modernly associated with the name Chau such as celebrities named Chau.

Other Inspirations for the Name Chau

Chau Bui
Chau Cafe
Chau Chau
Chau Doc
Chau Thanh The
Chau Tinh Tri
Chau Xuan Nguyen
Chau Yin Wong
Chau Nguyen
Chau Stock

Notable Persons With the Last Name Chau

Loan Chau

Loan Chau is a musical artist. Loan was born in 1973 in Saigon, South Vietnam.


What does the name Chau mean?

Cis for complete, nothing further needed here.

His for handy, the helpful you.

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

Uis for upstanding, your inner-self.

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