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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 Dama

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dama
a genus of deer including the Eurasian fallow deer, Dama dama.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Fallow deer
  1. The game of Turkish draughts.

dama was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Catalan, Cornish, French, Galician, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Kashubian, Lithuanian, Maquiritari, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old Irish, Polish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, Spanish, and Swahili

Notable Persons Named Dama

Dama was born in 1944.


Dama Kumari Sharma is a Constituent Assembly.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dama

Diavita Dama is a sports team member for the Daring Club Motema Pembe.


Common first names for Dama

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dama U.S.
  White 55.56% 64.26%
  African American 15.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dama

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

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Fun Facts about the name Dama

  • How Popular is the name Dama? Dama is the 28,172nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Dama was the 68,345th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dama have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 181 babies born with the first name Dama in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dama 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 Dama? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dama first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dama is Friday, December 20th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Dama born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dama was in 1974 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dama: Your name in reverse order is Amad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dmaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dama? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 288 people with the last name Dama.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dama? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dama as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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