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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ea
  1. the Akkadian god of wisdom; son of Apsu and father of Marduk; counterpart of the Sumerian Enki.
  2. the Babylonian god of waters and one of the supreme triad including Anu and Bel.
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  1. The Babylonian god of wisdom; son of Apsu and father of Marduk; counterpart of the Sumerian Enki; as one of the supreme triad including Anu and Bel he was assigned control of the watery element

From Middle English [Term?], from Old English ēa (“running water, water, stream, river”), from Proto-Germanic *ahwō (“waters, river”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (“water, flowing water”). Cognate with North Frisian ia (“river”), Saterland Frisian Äi (“river”), West Frisian ie (“water, stream”), Dutch aa (“water, stream”), German Ache (“water, stream, river, flood”), Swedish å (“stream, creek”), Icelandic á (“stream, river”), Latin aqua (“water”).

  1. (dialectal) A river or watercourse.


    ea was also found in the following language(s): Aromanian, Hawaiian, Irish, Korean, Latin, Old English, Romanian, Romansch, Spanish, and West Frisian

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ea

    Prince Ea is a hip hop music, political hip hop, underground hip hop, and alternative hip hop rapping and activism. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Prince was given the name Richard Williams on September 16th, 1988 in St. Louis. Prince is also known as Williams and Richard.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ea U.S.
      White 6.25% 64.26%
      African American 2.02% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 86.69% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.23% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ea

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Ea

    • How Popular is the name Ea? Ea is the 70,880th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ea was the 43,511th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ea have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Ea in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ea? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Ea first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ea is Saturday, March 16th, 1872.
    • What year had the most people named Ea born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ea was in 1953 with a total of 6 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Ea: Your name in reverse order is Ae. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ea. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ea? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 496 people with the last name Ea.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ea? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ea as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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