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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hayakawa

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Alt. Meaning

H is for heart, warm and loving.

A is for accountable, someone to be counted on

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

K is for kid, the child within.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

W is for willing, to go the extra mile

A is for acts, the daily acts of kindness shown to others

Notable Persons Named Hayakawa

Hayakawa Senkichirō was a bureaucrat, politician, and entrepreneur. Hayakawa was born on August 5th, 1863 in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan. They left this life on October 14th, 1922.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hayakawa

Sessue Hayakawa was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1914 to 1966. Sessue was given the name Kintarō Hayakawa on June 10th, 1889 in Minamibōsō, Chiba, Japan. He breathed his last breath on November 23rd, 1973.


S. I. Hayakawa was a senator. His most notable accomplishments were from 1977 to 1983. S. was born on July 18th, 1906 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He passed away on February 27th, 1992.


Tokuji Hayakawa was a businessman. Tokuji was born on November 3rd, 1893. He passed away on June 24th, 1980.


Hiromi Hayakawa is a singing, actor, singer, and actress. She was most prominent from 2000 to 2000. Hiromi was given the name Marla Hiromi Hayakawa Salas on October 19th, 1982 in Fukuoka Prefecture.



Norio was born in 1944 in Yokohama.


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Popularity of Hayakawa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hayakawa U.S.
  White 5.20% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 78.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 9.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hayakawa

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hayakawa

  • How Popular is the name Hayakawa? As a last name Hayakawa was the 43,206th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Hayakawa? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Hayakawa was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Hayakawa: Your name in reverse order is Awakayah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yhaaawak. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hayakawa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 500 people with the last name Hayakawa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hayakawa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hayakawa as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k 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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