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

What does the name Dua mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Dua

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Dua means "Pray" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A submission from Albania says the name Dua means "Dua means Love in Albanian language." and is of Albanian origin.
  • According to a user from United Arab Emirates, the name Dua is of Albanian origin and means "Beautiful".
  • According to a user from Albania, the name Dua is of Albanian origin and means "Love".
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Dua is of Unknown origin and means "Love".
Other origins: Muslim

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Borrowing from Arabic دُعَاء (duʿāʾ, “prayer, supplication”).

  1. (Islam) An Islamic invocation

dua was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Banjarese, Breton, Buginese, Central Melanau, Crimean Tatar, Esperanto, Fijian, Ilocano, Indonesian, Irish, Kurdish, Malay, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old Frisian, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, and Uma

Notable Persons Named Dua

Dua Lipa is a pop music and synthpop musician. She was most prominent from 2015 to present. Dua was born on August 22nd, 1995 in London.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dua

Gulshan Kumar was a businessman and film producer. He was most prominent from 1972 to 1997. Gulshan was given the name Gulshan Dua on May 5th, 1951. He died on August 12th, 1997.


Vinod Dua is a journalism. Vinod was born Vinod Dua on March 11th, 1954 in New Delhi.


Đạo was born in 1909. They passed away in 1990.


Harminder was born in Jalandhar.


Octave was born in 1882. He breathed his last breath on March 8th, 1952.


Vera Dua is a politician. Her career lasted from 2007 to 2007. Vera was born on October 25th, 1952 in Ghent.


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Popularity of Dua as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dua U.S.
  White 9.57% 64.26%
  African American 8.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 77.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dua

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

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Fun Facts about the name Dua

  • How Popular is the name Dua? Dua is the 17,288th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dua was the 30,570th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dua have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 451 babies born with the first name Dua in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dua 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 Dua? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Dua first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dua is Sunday, February 15th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Dua born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dua was in 2016 with a total of 41 babies.
  • Random Dua Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dua is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Dua: Your name in reverse order is Aud. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dua. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dua? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 763 people with the last name Dua.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dua? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dua as their last name since less than 1 person in 385k 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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