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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Choo

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  1. (onomatopoeia) The sound of a locomotive whistle
    We could hear the

choo was also found in the following language(s): Alemannic German, Manx, Sekani, and Swahili

Notable Persons Named Choo

Choo Ja-hyun is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Choo was given the name Choo Eun-joo on January 20th, 1979 in Daegu. Choo is also known as Qiu Ci Xuan.


Choo Soo-hyun is an actor and actress. Choo was born on March 5th, 1988 in South Korea.


Choo was given the name Choo Nam . She passed away on April 13th, 2013.


Choo Seng Quee was a soccer player for the Sing Tao SC and Singapore national football team. Choo was born on December 1st, 1914 in Singapore. He left this life on June 30th, 1983.


Choo Jackson is an alternative hip hop rapping and record producer. He has been prominent since 2011. Choo was born in Vero Beach, Florida.


Choo was born in Singapore.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Choo

Jimmy Choo is a shoe designer. Jimmy was given the name Jimmy Choo Yeang Keat on November 15th, 1948 in George Town, Penang, Malaya.


Shin-Soo Choo is a baseball player for the Texas Rangers and Texas Rangers (baseball). Shin-Soo was born on July 13th, 1982 in Busan.


Wong Mew Choo is a badminton player. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to 2011.


His most notable accomplishments were from 2015 to present. Desmond was born in 1977 in Singapore.


Leanne was born on June 5th, 1991 in Adelaide.


Qui-Lim Choo is a in the field of virology.


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Popularity of Choo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Choo U.S.
  White 4.23% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 85.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Choo

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

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Fun Facts about the name Choo

  • How Popular is the name Choo? As a last name Choo was the 15,964th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Choo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Choo is Friday, August 22nd, 1873.
  • How unique is the name Choo? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Choo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Choo: Your name in reverse order is Oohc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Choo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Choo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,819 people with the last name Choo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Choo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Choo as their last name since less than 1 person in 161k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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