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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hoshi

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Notable Persons Named Hoshi

Hoshi Tōru was a politician and cabinet minister. Hoshi was born on May 19th, 1850 in Edo, Japan. They passed away on June 21st, 1901.


Hoshi is an athlete for the Bardral Urayasu and Japan national futsal team. Hoshi was born on November 17th, 1985 in Japan.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hoshi

Shizuko Hoshi is an actress and theatre director.


Soichiro Hoshi is a voice acting and voice actor. They have had major accomplishments since 1993. Soichiro was born on May 30th, 1972 in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan.


Saigyō Hōshi is a poet and japanese poetry. Saigyō was given the name Satō Norikiyo in Kyoto.


Shinichi Hoshi is a writer.


Natsumi was born on August 20th, 1990 in Saitama, Japan.


Hamuko was born on October 19th, 1982 in Iwamizawa, Hokkaido.


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Popularity of Hoshi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hoshi U.S.
  White 8.21% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 83.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hoshi

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hoshi

  • How Popular is the name Hoshi? Hoshi is the 79,549th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hoshi was the 93,921st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hoshi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Hoshi in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hoshi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Hoshi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hoshi is Thursday, June 2nd, 1927.
  • What year had the most people named Hoshi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hoshi was in 1992 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hoshi: Your name in reverse order is Ihsoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hiosh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hoshi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 195 people with the last name Hoshi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hoshi? Hoshi 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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