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

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Origin and Meaning of Ek

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  • A submission from South Korea says the name Ek means "Gift of god" and is of English origin.
  • A user from Rhode Island, United States says the name Ek is of Swedish origin and means "Ek means "oak" in Swedish.".

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Notable Persons Named Ek

Petchara was given the name Ek Chaowarat on January 19th, 1943 in Rayong Province.


Ek was born in 1910.



Ek Vannak is an athlete for the Albirex Niigata Phnom Penh FC.


Ek Sopheap is an athlete for the Kirivong Sok Sen Chey.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ek

Daniel Ek is a ceo and founder and spotify. Daniel was born in Sweden.


Joel Eriksson Ek is a hockey player for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League. His ongoing career started in 2014. Joel was born on January 29th, 1997 in Karlstad.


Mats was born on April 18th, 1945.


He was most prominent from 1942 to 1976. Anders was born on April 7th, 1916 in Gothenburg. He passed away on November 17th, 1979.


Lena Ek is a Minister for the Environment and Minister for the Environment (Sweden). Lena was born on January 16th, 1958 in Mönsterås.


Malin Ek is an actress. Malin was born as the child of Anders Ek and Birgit Cullberg on April 18th, 1945 in Malmö.


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Popularity of Ek as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ek U.S.
  White 65.46% 64.26%
  African American 1.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 15.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 16.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ek

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

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Fun Facts about the name Ek

  • How Popular is the name Ek? As a last name Ek was the 15,546th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ek first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ek is Friday, January 31st, 1879.
  • How unique is the name Ek? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ek. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ek: Your name in reverse order is Ke. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ke. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ek? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,882 people with the last name Ek.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ek? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ek as their last name since less than 1 person in 156k 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).
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