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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Eco

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Shortening of ecology

From ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States, who propose to use the currency.

  1. A proposed name for the common currency that the West African Monetary Zone plans to introduce in the framework of the Economic Community of West African States.

    eco was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Esperanto, Faliscan, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Venetian

    Notable Persons Named Eco

    Eco was born on February 15th, 1922. He left this life in 1982.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Eco

    Umberto Eco was a philosopher. Umberto was born on January 5th, 1932 in Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy. He passed away on February 19th, 2016.


    Bert Eco is an athlete for the M. Lhuiller Jewelers F.C.


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    Popularity of Eco as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Eco U.S.
      White 19.35% 64.26%
      African American 4.03% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 70.16% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.84% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Eco

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Eco

    • How Popular is the name Eco? As a last name Eco was the 135,593rd most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Eco first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Eco is Sunday, January 21st, 1900.
    • How unique is the name Eco? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Eco. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Eco: Your name in reverse order is Oce. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eoc. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Eco? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 124 people with the last name Eco.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eco? Eco is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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