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

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Origin and Meaning of Ja

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International Interest

From ja (“yes”).

  1. a yes

Notable Persons Named Ja

Ja Rule is a hip hop music rapping, singing, and actor. His ongoing career started in 1993. Ja was given the name Jeffrey Atkins on February 29th, 1976.


Ja Lama was a guerrilla warfare and guerrilla. Ja was given the name Dambiijantsan in 1862 in Baga Dörbet ulus, Astrakhan. He passed away in 1922.


Ja Hu Stafford was a frontiersman, soldier, rancher, and farmer. Ja was given the name Jehu Stafford on June 2nd, 1834 in Davidson County, North Carolina. Ja is also known as Stafford and Jehu. He left this life on November 14th, 1913.


JA was born in 1882.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ja

Song Ja is a politicianacademic. Song was born in 1936 in Daejeon.



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International Interest for Ja

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Ja as a last name

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Common last names for Ja

  • Lee

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ja U.S.
  White 25.82% 64.26%
  African American 19.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 41.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ja

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

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Fun Facts about the name Ja

  • How Popular is the name Ja? Ja is the 18,578th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ja was the 71,042nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ja have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 400 babies born with the first name Ja in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ja 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 Ja? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ja is Friday, May 1st, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Ja born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ja was in 1999 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Ja Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ja is not a popular baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Ja: Your name in reverse order is Aj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ja. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ja? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 275 people with the last name Ja.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ja? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ja as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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