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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Eh

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Eh means "Love" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from Illinois, United States, the name Eh is of English origin and means "White feather".
  • A submission from New York, United States says the name Eh means "Like be" and is of Thai origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
interjection Eh
An expression of inquiry or slight surprise.

Etymology: OE. ei ey


eh was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, French, German, Hungarian, Manx, Nauruan, Norwegian, Pohnpeian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Eh

Eh Phuthong is a martial artist. Eh was born in Koh Kong Province.


Eh Soo Seven is an athlete for the Bendigo City FC.


Where is the name Eh popular?

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Popularity of Eh as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Eh U.S.
  White 4.42% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 93.92% 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 Eh

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

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Fun Facts about the name Eh

  • How Popular is the name Eh? Eh is the 16,407th most popular name of all time. As a last name Eh was the 56,444th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Eh have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 495 babies born with the first name Eh in the United States. That's more than enough people named Eh 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 Eh? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2007 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Eh first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eh is Friday, January 17th, 1902.
  • What year had the most people named Eh born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eh was in 2014 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Eh Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Eh 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 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Eh: Your name in reverse order is He. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give He. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Eh? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 362 people with the last name Eh.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eh? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Eh as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k 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)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.