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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Essa

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  • According to a user from Cameroon, the name Essa is of African origin and means "Twenty".
  • A submission from Thailand says the name Essa means "Gift of god" and is of Unknown origin.
Other origins: Spanish

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Alt. Meaning

E is for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

A is for able, for you surely are.

Notable Persons Named Essa

Essa was born on September 27th, 1979 in Dubai.

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Essa Al Mehyani is a soccer player for the Najran SC, Al-Wehda Club (Mecca), Al-Hilal FC, Al-Ahli Saudi FC, Al-Shabab FC (Riyadh), Ittihad FC, Saudi Arabia national under-20 football team, and Saudi Arabia national football team. Essa was born on June 22nd, 1983 in Mecca. Essa is also known as عيسى محمد حمود المحياني الهذلي (Arabic).

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Essa was born on December 14th, 1986 in Kenya.

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Essa Al Kuwari is a soccer player for the Al Sadd SC. Essa was born on November 11th, 1982 in Qatar.

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Essa was born on October 17th, 1992.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Essa

Muhammad Essa is a soccer player for the K-Electric F.C., Afghan F.C., Ptcl, WAPDA F.C., Khan Research Laboratories F.C., Pakistan national under-23 football team, and Pakistan national football team. Muhammad was born on November 20th, 1983 in Chaman, Balochistan, Pakistan.

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Irfan Essa is a in the fields of computer vision, computational journalism, machine learning, and computer graphics.

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Khaled was born in 1940.

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Michael is also known as Essa.

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Mohamed Essa is a sports team member for the Al-Ahli SC (Tripoli).

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How popular is the baby name Essa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 6 6 0
1888 5 5 0
1891 6 6 0
1896 6 6 0
1900 5 5 0
1912 8 8 0
1917 8 8 0
1919 5 5 0
1920 5 5 0
1922 5 5 0
1923 5 5 0
1925 7 7 0
1926 5 5 0
1927 6 6 0
1928 5 5 0
1947 5 5 0
1978 6 0 6
1983 5 0 5
1989 9 0 9
1990 10 0 10
1991 7 0 7
1993 5 0 5
1994 8 0 8
1997 7 0 7
1998 12 0 12
1999 8 0 8
2000 8 0 8
2001 9 0 9
2002 11 0 11
2003 11 0 11
2004 15 0 15
2005 8 0 8
2006 8 0 8
2007 6 0 6
2008 20 5 15
2009 23 0 23
2010 15 0 15
2011 22 0 22
2012 31 10 21
2013 29 5 24
2014 21 0 21
2015 40 7 33
2016 35 0 35
2017 60 15 45

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Popularity of Essa as a first name

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Popularity of Essa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Essa U.S.
  White 66.83% 64.26%
  African American 14.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 11.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Essa

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

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Fun Facts about the name Essa

  • How Popular is the name Essa? Essa is the 15,525th most popular name of all time. As a last name Essa was the 29,447th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Essa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 541 babies born with the first name Essa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Essa 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 Essa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Essa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Essa is Thursday, March 5th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Essa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Essa was in 2017 with a total of 45 babies.
  • Random Essa Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Essa is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Essa: Your name in reverse order is Asse. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eass. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Essa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 802 people with the last name Essa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Essa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Essa as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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