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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dayo

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Maryland, United States says the name Dayo means "Joy arrives" and is of African origin.
  • A user from United States says the name Dayo is of African origin and means "Daylight".
Other origins: Nigerian

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Compare Tagalog dayo.

  1. alien
  2. immigrant
  3. stranger

Notable Persons Named Dayo

Dayo Okeniyi is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2010. Dayo was given the name Oladayo A. Okeniyi on June 14th, 1988 in Lagos.


Dayo Wong is an actor. He plays Vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, drums, and Acoustic guitar.


Dayo was born in 1961.


Dayo Amusa is an actress, singer, producer, director, and school proprietress. She was most active from 2002 to 2002. Dayo was given the name Temidayo Amusa in Lagos.



Dayo Ojo is a soccer player for the Sunshine Stars F.C., Rising Stars F.C., Nigeria national under-17 football team, Nigeria national under-20 football team, and Nigeria national football team. Dayo was born on March 29th, 1994 in Nigeria. Dayo is also known as Ekundayo and Ojo.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dayo

Issoufou Dayo is a soccer player for the Étoile Filante de Ouagadougou. Issoufou was born on August 6th, 1991 in Burkina Faso.


Olanipekun Dayo is an athlete for the Fountain FC.


Dayo is a sports team member for the Clube Ferroviário da Beira.


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Popularity of Dayo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dayo U.S.
  White 12.71% 64.26%
  African American 26.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 45.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 9.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dayo

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

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Fun Facts about the name Dayo

  • How Popular is the name Dayo? Dayo is the 73,576th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dayo was the 141,140th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dayo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Dayo in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dayo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dayo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dayo is Sunday, June 14th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Dayo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dayo was in 2014 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dayo: Your name in reverse order is Oyad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oayd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dayo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 118 people with the last name Dayo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dayo? Dayo 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).
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