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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Du

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

Notable Persons Named Du

Du Fu is a poet.


Du Juan is a model. Du was born on September 15th, 1982 in Shanghai.


Du Yuesheng was a criminal. Du was born on August 22nd, 1888 in Gaoqiao, Shanghai. He died on August 16th, 1951.


Du Wei is a soccer player for the Hebei China Fortune F.C., Shanghai Greenland Shenhua F.C., Celtic F.C., Hangzhou Greentown F.C., Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C., China national under-20 football team, China national under-23 football team, and China national football team. Du was born on February 9th, 1982 in Luoyang, Henan, China.


Du Blonde is a pop-folk, wonky pop, psychedelic pop, and freak folk singer-songwriter. Du was born in Newcastle upon Tyne.


Du Yuming is a military person. His military service ended in 1948.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Du

Nguyễn Du was a poet, later lê dynasty warlord period, and mandarin (bureaucrat). Nguyễn was born on January 3rd, 1766 in Hanoi. They breathed their last breath on September 16th, 1820.


Miranda Du is a Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and Judge of theUnited States District Court for the District of Nevada. Miranda was born on December 11th, 1969 in Cà Mau.


Jean was born in 1770. He breathed his last breath on April 3rd, 1822.


Pengyu was born on January 22nd, 1988 in Baoding. Pengyu is also known as 杜鹏宇.


Jun Du is a former stock broker, financial adviser, managing director at morgan stanley asia limited, and morgan stanley.


Feng was born on July 30th, 1981 in Ürümqi.


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Popularity of Du as a last name

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Common last names for Du

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Le
  • Lee

Common first names for Du

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Du U.S.
  White 2.78% 64.26%
  African American 0.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 94.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.07% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.87% 16.26%

Of Last Name Du

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

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Fun Facts about the name Du

  • How Popular is the name Du? Du is the 60,097th most popular name of all time. As a last name Du was the 4,690th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Du have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22 babies born with the first name Du in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Du? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Du first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Du is Tuesday, March 6th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Du born? The highest recorded use of the first name Du was in 1982 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Du: Your name in reverse order is Ud. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ud. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Du? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,566 people with the last name Du.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Du? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Du as their last name.

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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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