First Name
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 Datu

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

A is for able, for you surely are.

T is for talent, hidden or not.

U is for useful, always to others.

Notable Persons Named Datu

Datu Salipada Khalid Pendatun was a lawyer. Datu was born on December 3rd, 1912 in Pikit, Cotabato. He left this life on January 26th, 1985.


Datu Muslimin G. Sema is a Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Cotabato. Datu was born on April 27th, 1949 in Cotabato City.


Datu was born on June 19th, 1954 in Marawi.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Datu

Christopher Datu is an athlete for the Cimarron F.C.


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Popularity of Datu as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Datu U.S.
  White 1.81% 64.26%
  African American 1.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 91.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Datu

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

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Fun Facts about the name Datu

  • How Popular is the name Datu? As a last name Datu was the 47,791st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Datu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Datu is Wednesday, January 30th, 1924.
  • How unique is the name Datu? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Datu. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Datu: Your name in reverse order is Utad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Autd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Datu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 443 people with the last name Datu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Datu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Datu as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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