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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖ju"ba
  1. [Zoöl] The mane of an animal.
  2. [Bot] A loose panicle, the axis of which falls to pieces, as in certain grasses.

Etymology: L., a mane

noun ju"ba
A dance developed by slaves in the U. S., having a lively tune and accompanied by a complex rhythmic clapping, and by slapping the thighs.

Borrowing from Latin iuba (“mane”).

  1. (zoology) The mane of an animal.
  2. (botany) A loose panicle whose axis falls to pieces, as in certain grasses.

    juba was also found in the following language(s): Estonian and Portuguese

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Juba

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    Dovima was a model, actress, and model (people). Her most notable accomplishments were from 1949 to 1964. Dovima was given the name Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba on December 11th, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA. Dovima is also known as Doe. She breathed her last breath on May 31st, 1990.


    Stephen Juba was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, Mayor of Winnipeg, Member of theLegislative Assembly of Manitoba, and List of mayors of Winnipeg. Stephen was born on July 1st, 1914. He died on May 2nd, 1993.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Juba U.S.
      White 86.76% 64.26%
      African American 8.35% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.04% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.24% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Juba

    People with the last name Juba are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Juba

    • How Popular is the name Juba? Juba is the 69,390th most popular name of all time. As a last name Juba was the 43,885th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Juba have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12 babies born with the first name Juba in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Juba? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Juba first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Juba is Wednesday, September 2nd, 1914.
    • What year had the most people named Juba born? The highest recorded use of the first name Juba was in 1973 with a total of 7 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Juba: Your name in reverse order is Abuj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uajb. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Juba? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 491 people with the last name Juba.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Juba? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Juba 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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    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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