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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 Hula

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  • According to a user from Florida, United States, the name Hula is of Unknown origin and means "Eagle".
  • A user from India says the name Hula is of American origin and means "Eagle".
Other origins: Hawaiian

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  1. A Polynesian rain dance performed by a woman

Borrowing from Hawaiian hula.

  1. A form of chant and dance, which was developed in the Hawaiian Islands by the Polynesians who originally settled there.

hula was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, Hausa, Hawaiian, Irish, Lower Sorbian, Norwegian Bokmål, and Serbo-Croatian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hula

Bretislav was born in 1888. They breathed their last breath in 1937.


Ed Hula is a writer. Ed was born on July 17th, 1951 in Tarrytown, New York.


Jr. was born on September 29th, 1986 in Bielsko-Biała, Poland.


Stefan was born on September 12th, 1947 in Szczyrk.


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Popularity of Hula as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hula U.S.
  White 93.73% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hula

People with the last name Hula are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hula

  • How Popular is the name Hula? Hula is the 39,542nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Hula was the 53,913th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hula have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 82 babies born with the first name Hula in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hula 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 Hula? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hula first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hula is Thursday, September 1st, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Hula born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hula was in 1916 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hula: Your name in reverse order is Aluh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ualh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hula? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 383 people with the last name Hula.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hula? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hula as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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