First Name
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 Kappa

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  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Kappa is of Japanese origin and means "Kappa Is a Japanese sea creature folklore".

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  1. The 10th letter of the Greek alphabet

From Ancient Greek κάππα (káppa).

  1. The tenth letter of the Greek alphabet.

From Japanese 河童 (kappa, “water imp”).

  1. (mythology) A tortoise-like creature in the Japanese mythology.

    kappa was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish, and Swedish

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    Popularity of Kappa as a last name

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    Common first names for Kappa

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Kappa U.S.
      White 92.50% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Kappa

    People with the last name Kappa are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Kappa

    • How Popular is the name Kappa? As a last name Kappa was the 91,981st most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Kappa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Kappa is Monday, June 20th, 1898.
    • How unique is the name Kappa? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Kappa. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Kappa: Your name in reverse order is Appak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Apkap. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Kappa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 200 people with the last name Kappa.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kappa? Kappa is one of the most unique last names recorded.

    What Kappas Have Visited This Page?

    Past life for Kappa born Dec 2, 1999

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Greece approximately on 1025. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

    You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.