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Origin and Meaning of Decosta

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Decosta is of Egyptian origin and means "one who controls the gods".
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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Decosta

Eric was born on April 10th, 1971 in Taunton, Massachusetts.


Karence was born on June 1st, 1991 in Saint Kitts. Karence is also known as Terrel. She died on June 8th, 2009.


She was most prominent from 1986 to 1987. Pam was born on August 27th, 1964 in Denver.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Decosta as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Decosta U.S.
  White 69.39% 64.26%
  African American 12.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Decosta

People with the last name Decosta are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Decosta

  • How Popular is the name Decosta? As a last name Decosta was the 9,861st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Decosta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Decosta is Saturday, April 13th, 1872.
  • How unique is the name Decosta? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Decosta. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Decosta: Your name in reverse order is Atsoced. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sodceta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Decosta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,280 people with the last name Decosta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Decosta? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Decosta as their last name.

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