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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Emeka mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Emeka

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  • According to a user from North Carolina, United States, the name Emeka is of English origin and means "Gift of God.".
  • A user from Nigeria says the name Emeka is of Nigerian origin and means "From Chuckwu-emeka meaning "God has done too well"".
  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Emeka means "Too much" and is of African origin.

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Alt. Meaning

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

K is for kindness, you always show.

A is for artistic, adding beauty to the world

Notable Persons Named Emeka

Emeka Okafor is a basketball player for the Free agent, Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, and Washington Wizards. He was most active from 2004 to present. Emeka was born on September 28th, 1982 in Houston.

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Emeka Ezeugo is a soccer player for the Abia Warriors F.C., Enugu Rangers, Mohammedan S.C. (Kolkata), Pahang F.C., Lyngby Boldklub, Boldklubben Frem, AaB Fodbold, Budapest Honvéd FC, Fremad Amager, Mohun Bagan A.C., Churchill Brothers S.C., Hershey Wildcats, Porthmadog F.C., and Connecticut Wolves. Emeka was born on August 8th, 1967 in Aba, Abia.

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Emeka Eze is a soccer player for the Enugu Rangers and Nigeria national football team. Emeka was born on December 22nd, 1992 in Nigeria.

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Emeka Ifejiagwa is a soccer player for the Udoji United F.C., Heartland F.C., Charlton Athletic F.C., Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., CA Osasuna, VfL Wolfsburg, SV Waldhof Mannheim, Bendel Insurance F.C., and Nigeria national football team. Emeka was born on October 30th, 1977 in Aba, Abia.

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Emeka Opara is a soccer player for the Enugu Rangers, Étoile Sportive du Sahel, FC Kaiserslautern, Khazar Lankaran FK, Al-Nasr SC (Kuwait), Qarabağ FK, and Kano Pillars F.C. Emeka was born on December 2nd, 1984 in Imo (state).

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Emeka Nwajiobi is a soccer player for the Barking F.C., Dulwich Hamlet F.C., Luton Town F.C., and Nigeria national football team. Emeka was born on February 25th, 1959 in Nigeria.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Emeka

Anthony Emeka is an athlete for the Acharnaikos F.C.

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John Roland Emeka is an athlete for the Senglea Athletic F.C.

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Nwakanma Edwin Emeka is an athlete for the Ifeanyi Ubah F.C.

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Vincent Emeka is an athlete for the Hangö Idrottsklubb.

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Joseph Emeka is an athlete for the Abia Comets.

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Emeka is an athlete for the CD Elá Nguema.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Emeka U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 78.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 9.80% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Emeka

People with the last name Emeka are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Emeka

  • How Popular is the name Emeka? Emeka is the 17,570th most popular name of all time. As a last name Emeka was the 158,432nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Emeka have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 438 babies born with the first name Emeka in the United States. That's more than enough people named Emeka 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 Emeka? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Emeka first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Emeka is Wednesday, June 24th, 1953.
  • What year had the most people named Emeka born? The highest recorded use of the first name Emeka was in 1991 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Emeka Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Emeka is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Emeka: Your name in reverse order is Akeme. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ekeam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Emeka? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 102 people with the last name Emeka.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Emeka? Emeka 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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