First Name
529
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
170
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dat

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  • A submission from California, United States says the name Dat means "Gift of god" and is of English origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun DAT
digital audiotape, a digitally encoded tape recording of sound; -- in contrast to the usual analog audio tape.

Etymology: acronym, from Digital AudioTape

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  1. A digital tape recording of sound
Wiktionary

Representing a dialectal pronunciation of that, including from African American Vernacular English.

dat was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Dutch Low Saxon, German, German Low German, Ladin, Latin, Lojban, Lower Sorbian, Luxembourgish, Middle Dutch, Nigerian Pidgin, Northern Sami, Norwegian Nynorsk, Rohingya, Romanian, Tolai, Volapük, and West Frisian

Notable Persons Named Dat

Dat Nguyen is an american football player. His career lasted from 1999 to 2005. Dat was born on September 25th, 1975 in Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center.

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Dat Phan is an observational comedy comedian. Dat was born on January 25th, 1975 in Ho Chi Minh City.

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They breathed their last breath in 160.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dat

Lê Nhân Đạt was a poet. Lê was born on September 9th, 1929. Lê is also known as Đào Công Đạt. He left this life in 2008.

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Nguyễn Tiến Đạt is an athlete for the Công An Nhân Dân F.C.

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Trần Tấn Đạt is an athlete for the XSKT Cần Thơ F.C.

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Trương Dũ Đạt is an athlete for the Becamex Bình Dương F.C.

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Phan Doãn Thái Thành Đạt is an athlete for the Bình Định F.C.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1979 5 0 5
1980 7 0 7
1981 26 0 26
1982 25 0 25
1983 23 0 23
1984 20 0 20
1985 12 0 12
1986 12 0 12
1987 10 0 10
1988 15 0 15
1989 10 0 10
1990 21 0 21
1991 11 0 11
1992 16 0 16
1993 19 0 19
1994 18 0 18
1995 15 0 15
1996 16 0 16
1997 14 0 14
1998 17 0 17
1999 18 0 18
2000 12 0 12
2001 7 0 7
2002 18 0 18
2003 20 0 20
2004 18 0 18
2005 15 0 15
2006 20 0 20
2007 14 0 14
2008 13 0 13
2009 13 0 13
2010 11 0 11
2011 9 0 9
2013 9 0 9
2014 6 0 6
2015 9 0 9
2017 5 0 5

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Popularity of Dat as a last name

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Common last names for Dat

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Le
  • Pham

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dat U.S.
  White 25.29% 64.26%
  African American 18.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 47.06% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.12% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dat

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

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Fun Facts about the name Dat

  • How Popular is the name Dat? Dat is the 15,744th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dat was the 105,079th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dat have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 529 babies born with the first name Dat in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dat 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 Dat? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dat first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dat is Sunday, April 11th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Dat born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dat was in 1981 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Dat Factoid: According to the 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dat is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 11 babies in California have the same name as you in 1982.
  • Weird things about the name Dat: Your name in reverse order is Tad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dat? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 170 people with the last name Dat.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dat? Dat is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • 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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