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From Japanese (“pattern, model”). In English use since the 1950s.

  1. (martial arts) A sequence of positions and movements used in the practice of many martial arts.

From Ancient Greek κατά (katá, “downwards”). Compare cata-.

  1. Abbreviation of kata thermometer.
  2. (in combination) A drop (in temperature).
    kata thermometer; kata factor

    kata was also found in the following language(s): Chickasaw, Finnish, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Novial, Pitjantjatjara, Rapa Nui, Swahili, Tagalog, and Volapük

    Notable Persons Named Kata

    She has had major accomplishments since 1995. Kata was given the name Katalin Kovács on February 25th, 1974 in Győr.


    Kata Inocencio is a broadcast journalist. Kata was given the name Katherine Inocencio in 1960 in Philippines. Kata is also known as Kata.


    Kata Dalström was a socialist agitator. Kata was born on December 18th, 1858 in Emtöholm, Västervik Municipality, Kalmar County. She left this life on December 11th, 1923.


    Kata was born in 1700. She breathed her last breath in 1759.


    Kata was born on August 30th, 1980. Kata is also known as Tisza and Katalin Erzsébet.


    Kata was born in 1659. She left this life in 1708.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Kata

    Ragnhild was born on May 23rd, 1873 in Kåtaeiet, Vestre Slidre, Norway. She died on February 12th, 1947.



    Matt Kata is a baseball player. Matt was born on March 14th, 1978 in Fairview Park, Ohio.


    Gordon Kata is an athlete for the Madang Fox.


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    Popularity of Kata as a last name

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    Common first names for Kata

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Kata U.S.
      White 70.86% 64.26%
      African American 2.65% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 22.52% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.99% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Kata

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Kata

    • How Popular is the name Kata? Kata is the 46,318th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kata was the 46,902nd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Kata have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 53 babies born with the first name Kata in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kata? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Kata first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kata is Monday, August 9th, 1875.
    • What year had the most people named Kata born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kata was in 1994 with a total of 6 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Kata: Your name in reverse order is Atak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atka. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Kata? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 453 people with the last name Kata.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kata? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kata as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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