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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cuba

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cuba
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  1. a country on the island of Cuba.
  2. the largest island in the West Indies.
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  1. The largest island in the West Indies
  2. A communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba

Notable Persons Named Cuba

Jr. Cuba Gooding is an actor. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Jr. was given the name Cuba Michael Gooding, Jr. by their parents Cuba Gooding and Sr. on January 2nd, 1968 in The Bronx.

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Cuba was born in 1906. He left this life in 1961.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cuba

Alex Cuba is an afro-cuban jazz and pop music singer-songwriter. Alex was given the name Alexis Puentes in 1974 in Artemisa.

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Joe Cuba was a boogaloo and salsa music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 2009. Joe was given the name Gilberto Miguel Calderón on April 22nd, 1931 in New York, NY. Joe is also known as Sonny. He died on February 15th, 2009.

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Cristina was born on June 4th, 1996 in Lima. Cristina is also known as 4 June 1996.

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Larry was born in 1950.

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Quintin De Cuba is a baseball player for the Kinheim. Quintin was born on September 9th, 1987 in Willemstad.

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Johannes was born in 1430. Johannes is also known as Johann von Wonnecke Caub. He left this life in 1503.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1891 7 7 0
1895 7 7 0
1897 9 9 0
1898 29 29 0
1899 14 14 0
1900 8 8 0
1901 11 11 0
1902 10 10 0
1903 6 6 0
1904 7 7 0
1905 8 8 0
1906 5 5 0
1910 7 7 0
1911 8 8 0
1913 11 11 0
1914 18 18 0
1915 14 14 0
1916 21 21 0
1917 15 15 0
1918 17 17 0
1919 17 17 0
1920 25 25 0
1921 29 29 0
1922 20 11 9
1923 20 14 6
1924 20 15 5
1925 15 15 0
1926 14 14 0
1927 12 12 0
1928 7 7 0
1929 11 11 0
1930 5 5 0
1931 9 9 0
1932 12 12 0
1933 9 9 0
1934 7 7 0
1935 6 6 0
1936 6 6 0
1937 8 8 0
1938 10 10 0
1939 7 7 0
1940 7 7 0
1941 8 8 0
1942 12 12 0
1944 13 13 0
1945 6 6 0
1947 8 8 0
1948 7 7 0
1952 6 6 0
1956 6 6 0
1960 6 6 0
1972 5 5 0
1993 6 0 6
1998 5 0 5
1999 6 0 6
2007 5 0 5
2008 5 0 5

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Popularity of Cuba as a last name

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Common last names for Cuba

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cuba U.S.
  White 32.74% 64.26%
  African American 9.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 52.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cuba

People with the last name Cuba are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Cuba

  • How Popular is the name Cuba? Cuba is the 14,371st most popular name of all time. As a last name Cuba was the 15,090th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cuba have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 612 babies born with the first name Cuba in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cuba to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cuba? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Cuba first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cuba is Saturday, August 9th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Cuba born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cuba was in 1898 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Cuba Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cuba is not a popular baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Cuba: Your name in reverse order is Abuc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ucab. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cuba? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,955 people with the last name Cuba.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cuba? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cuba as their last name since less than 1 person in 152k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.