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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Efe

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  • A user from Nigeria says the name Efe is of Yoruba origin and means "Jest or joke".
  • A user from Australia says the name Efe means "United, One - Peacemaker, Forgiving , giver , everlasting , join, union , complete ,".
  • A user from Martinique says the name Efe is of Hebrew origin and means "SPIRIT".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Efe is of Turkish origin and means "Strong".
  • A user from Nigeria says the name Efe is of Nigerian origin and means "Wealth".
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International Interest

From efe (“brave person; elder brother”).

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Efe

Efe Ambrose is a soccer player for the Celtic F.C., Kaduna United F.C., Bayelsa United F.C., and F.C. Ironi Ashdod. Efe was born on October 18th, 1988 in Kaduna, Nigeria.


Efe Sodje is a soccer player for the Macclesfield Town F.C., Stevenage F.C., Luton Town F.C., Colchester United F.C., Crewe Alexandra F.C., Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Yeovil Town F.C., Southend United F.C., Gillingham F.C., Bury F.C., Barrow A.F.C., and Nigeria national football team. Efe was born on October 5th, 1972 in Greenwich, London, England.


Efe Obada is an athlete for the Free agent. Efe was born on April 13th, 1992 in Nigeria.


Efe Cakarel is a businessman.


Efe Aydan is a basketball player for the Eczacıbaşı Holding, Galatasaray S.K., Karşıyaka Basket, Fenerbahçe S.K., Beşiktaş J.K. (men's basketball), and Tofaş S.K.His most notable accomplishments were from 1971 to 1991. Efe was born on May 4th, 1955 in Ankara.


Efe Echanomi is a soccer player for the Waltham Forest F.C., Leyton Orient F.C., Tiptree United F.C., and Grays Athletic F.C. Efe was born on September 27th, 1986.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Efe

Sam was born on December 25th, 1945 in Enugu. He breathed his last breath on August 7th, 2011.


Cem Efe is a soccer player for the SV Babelsberg 03, Tennis Borussia Berlin, Hertha BSC, Hertha BSC II, SV Meppen, VfL Osnabrück, MKE Ankaragücü, FC Oberlausitz Neugersdorf, Berliner AK 07, SV Yeşilyurt, Torgelower SV Greif, and Türkiyemspor Berlin. Cem was born on June 9th, 1978 in West Berlin.


Gokcen was born in 1881 in Ödemiş. He died on November 16th, 1919.


Muharrem Efe is a sports team member for the Samsunspor.


Baki Efe is an athlete for the Avondale FC.


Where is the name Efe popular?

International Interest for Efe

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Efe U.S.
  White 67.72% 64.26%
  African American 6.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 22.05% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Efe

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

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Fun Facts about the name Efe

  • How Popular is the name Efe? Efe is the 23,414th most popular name of all time. As a last name Efe was the 133,048th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Efe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 261 babies born with the first name Efe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Efe 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 Efe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1996 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Efe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Efe is Wednesday, June 21st, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Efe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Efe was in 2012 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Efe Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Efe is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Efe: Your name in reverse order is Efe. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Efe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 127 people with the last name Efe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Efe? Efe is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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