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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kariya

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  • According to a user from Ohio, United States, the name Kariya is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Love".
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Notable Persons Named Kariya

Kariya Munda is a Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Kariya was born on April 20th, 1936 in Anigara village, Ranchi district, Bihar.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kariya

Paul Kariya is a hockey player. He was most active from 1994 to 2010. Paul was born on October 16th, 1974 in Vancouver.


Steve Kariya is a hockey player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to 2010. Steve was born on December 22nd, 1977 in North Vancouver (city).


Martin Kariya is a hockey player for the HC Ambrì-Piotta in the National League A. He was most active from 2003 to present. Martin was born on October 5th, 1981 in Vancouver.


Maiko Kariya is an athlete for the Ehime F.C. Ladies.


Shoya Kariya is an athlete for the FC Osaka.


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Popularity of Kariya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kariya U.S.
  White 12.68% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 78.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kariya

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

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Fun Facts about the name Kariya

  • How Popular is the name Kariya? Kariya is the 38,182nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kariya was the 121,590th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kariya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 90 babies born with the first name Kariya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kariya 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 Kariya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Kariya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kariya was in 2003 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kariya: Your name in reverse order is Ayirak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iryaak. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kariya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 142 people with the last name Kariya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kariya? Kariya is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
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