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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 Cho

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Alt. Meaning

C is for confident, no doubts here!

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

Notable Persons Named Cho

Cho Kyuhyun is a singing, actor, master of ceremonies, singer, and mc. Cho was given the name Cho Kyu-hyun on February 3rd, 1988 in Seoul. Cho is also known as Kyuhyun.


Cho Jin-woong is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2004. Cho was given the name Jo Won-joon on March 3rd, 1976 in Busan. Cho is also known as Jo Jin-woong, Jo, and Jin-woong.


Cho Ramaswamy is an actor, political satirist, journalist, and lawyer. Cho was born on October 5th, 1934 in Mylapore.


Cho Yoon-woo is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2011. Cho was born on July 27th, 1991 in South Korea. Cho is also known as Jo Yoon-woo, Jo, and Yoon-woo.


Cho Jae-hyun is an actor. He has been prominent since 1989. Cho was born on June 30th, 1965 in Seoul. Cho is also known as Jo and Jae-hyeon.


Cho Soo-hyang is an actor and actress. Cho was born on January 21st, 1991 in South Korea.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cho

John Cho is an actor and musician. His ongoing career started in 1997. John was given the name John Yohan Cho on June 16th, 1972 in Seoul.


Seung-Hui was born on January 18th, 1984 in Asan. Seung-Hui is also known as Seung Cho and Cho Seung-hui. He died on April 16th, 2007.


Margaret Cho is a political satire, lgbt humor, and lgbt music musician. Margaret was given the name Margaret Moran Cho on December 5th, 1968 in San Francisco.



Arden Cho is a model, actress, and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Arden was born on August 16th, 1985 in Amarillo, Texas, U.S.


David Yonggi Cho is a cleric. He holds the title Doctor and Doctor (Honorary). David was given the name David Yungi Cho on February 14th, 1936.


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Popularity of Cho as a last name

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Common last names for Cho

  • Lee
  • Kim

Common first names for Cho

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cho U.S.
  White 1.88% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 95.12% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cho

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

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Fun Facts about the name Cho

  • How Popular is the name Cho? As a last name Cho was the 1,038th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Cho first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cho is Sunday, September 9th, 1877.
  • How unique is the name Cho? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cho. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cho: Your name in reverse order is Ohc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Coh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cho? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 33,490 people with the last name Cho.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cho? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Cho as their last name.

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