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

What does the name Hawa mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Hawa

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Tanzania says the name Hawa means "Apple" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Hawa is of Arabic origin and means "Prophet Adam's (pbuh) wife's name. It also means air/wind.".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Hawa means "Eve" and is of Arabic origin.

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Hawa

Hawa Singh was an amateur boxing, heavyweight, and boxerheavyweight. Hawa was born on December 16th, 1937 in Umarwas. He left this life on August 14th, 2000.


Hawa Abdi is a physician, activism, and activist. Hawa was born on May 17th, 1947 in Mogadishu.


Hawa was born in 1989 in Somalia.


Hawa was born on March 24th, 1948 in Tarkwa. She died on March 19th, 2007.


Hawa Ghasia is a State Minister in the PM's Office for Regional Admin., Local Govt., State Minister in the President's Office for Public Service, Management, for Mtwara Rural, Member of Parliament, forMtwara Rural, and National Assembly (Tanzania). Hawa was born on January 10th, 1966 in Tanzania.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Hawa

Majssa Hawa is an athlete for the IK Skovbakken (women).


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1978 6 6 0
1980 6 6 0
1984 5 5 0
1986 8 8 0
1987 5 5 0
1988 11 11 0
1989 12 12 0
1990 14 14 0
1991 10 10 0
1992 15 15 0
1993 12 12 0
1994 15 15 0
1995 19 19 0
1996 20 20 0
1997 18 18 0
1998 25 25 0
1999 37 37 0
2000 38 38 0
2001 48 48 0
2002 44 44 0
2003 37 37 0
2004 40 40 0
2005 57 57 0
2006 81 81 0
2007 68 68 0
2008 81 81 0
2009 85 85 0
2010 76 76 0
2011 80 80 0
2012 70 70 0
2013 76 76 0
2014 86 86 0
2015 87 87 0
2016 82 82 0
2017 103 103 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Hawa

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Hawa as a first name

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Popularity of Hawa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hawa U.S.
  White 75.40% 64.26%
  African American 6.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hawa

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hawa

  • How Popular is the name Hawa? Hawa is the 8,214th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hawa was the 64,388th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hawa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,477 babies born with the first name Hawa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hawa to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hawa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Hawa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hawa is Monday, January 1st, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Hawa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hawa was in 2017 with a total of 103 babies.
  • Random Hawa Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hawa is not a popular baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Hawa: Your name in reverse order is Awah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Awah. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hawa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 309 people with the last name Hawa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hawa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hawa as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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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