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since 1880
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ka
An unknown god; an epithet of Prajapati and Brahma.
noun ka
A spiritual aspect of the individual, living within the body during life, and surviving the body after death. It was believed to be one of two spirits inhabiting the body, the other being the ba, which deserts teh body at death.
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  1. Unknown god; an epithet of Prajapati and Brahma

From Egyptian k3.

  1. A spiritual part of the soul in Egyptian mythology, which survived after death.

Origin uncertain.

    ka was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Acehnese, Albanian, Amanab, Chuukese, Dutch, Estonian, Ewe, Finnish, French, Haitian Creole, Hawaiian, Ido, Japanese, Javanese, Latin, Latvian, Lojban, Mandarin, Mapudungun, Min Nan, Norwegian, Pali, Pitjantjatjara, Portuguese, Rapa Nui, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tuvaluan, Veps, and Volapük

    Notable Persons Named Ka

    Ka is a hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Ka was given the name Kaseem Ryan on August 11th, 1972 in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Ka is also known as Ryan and Kaseem.


    Carrie Perrodo is a businesswoman. Carrie was given the name Ka Yee Wong .


    Ka Louie Beltran was a journalist and columnist. Ka was given the name Luis Diaz Beltran on April 4th, 1936 in Manila. He left this life on September 6th, 1994.


    Ka was born on December 3rd, 1949.


    Ka Vang is a writer. She has been prominent since 1975. Ka was born Ka Vang on January 1st, 1975 in Long Tieng.



    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ka

    Ka is a hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Ka was given the name Kaseem Ryan on August 11th, 1972 in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Ka is also known as Ryan and Kaseem.


    Kuba Ka is a singer-songwriter, rapping, actor, dance, and model (people). Kuba was given the name Jakub Stępniak in 1986 in Gdańsk.


    Djibo was born on February 21st, 1948.


    Maung Thaw Ka was a writer, politician, and soldier. Maung was given the name Ba Thaw in 1928 in Shwebo. He died in 1991.


    Ming Ka is an athlete for the National Taiwan Normal University Football Team.


    How popular is the baby name Ka in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1962 5 5 0
    1976 5 0 5
    1977 6 6 0
    1978 7 7 0
    1979 9 9 0
    1980 13 13 0
    1981 36 29 7
    1982 39 34 5
    1983 46 39 7
    1984 42 34 8
    1985 37 32 5
    1986 44 39 5
    1987 34 34 0
    1988 43 37 6
    1989 63 53 10
    1990 75 65 10
    1991 58 50 8
    1992 58 49 9
    1993 54 45 9
    1994 47 47 0
    1995 37 37 0
    1996 33 24 9
    1997 24 18 6
    1998 21 21 0
    1999 19 19 0
    2000 18 11 7
    2001 16 9 7
    2002 9 9 0
    2004 6 6 0
    2005 8 0 8

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    Popularity of Ka as a last name

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    Common last names for Ka

    • Vang
    • Xiong
    • Yang
    • Vue

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ka U.S.
      White 14.97% 64.26%
      African American 20.75% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 57.23% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 5.41% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ka

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Ka

    • How Popular is the name Ka? Ka is the 11,193rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ka was the 29,626th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ka have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 912 babies born with the first name Ka in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ka to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ka? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Ka first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ka is Sunday, October 23rd, 1887.
    • What year had the most people named Ka born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ka was in 1990 with a total of 65 babies.
    • Random Ka Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ka is not a popular baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1988.
    • Weird things about the name Ka: Your name in reverse order is Ak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ak. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ka? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 795 people with the last name Ka.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ka? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ka as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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