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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Katana

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  • According to a user from Jamaica, the name Katana is of Japanese origin and means "Long single edged sword used by Japanese samurai or honorable".

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Wiktionary

From Japanese (かたな (katana, literally “sword”).

  1. A type of Japanese longsword, 日本刀 (にほんとう, nihontō) having a single edge and slight curvature, mostly used by samurais and ninjas.

katana was also found in the following language(s): Chamicuro, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Katana

Suvad Katana was a soccer player for the FK Željezničar Sarajevo, K.R.C. Genk, K.A.A. Gent, R.S.C. Anderlecht, Adanaspor, K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen, Bosnia, and Herzegovina national football team. Suvad was born on April 6th, 1969 in Delijaš. He breathed his last breath on January 8th, 2005.

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Randy Katana is an electronica, trance music, house music, and electronic dance music electronic music, record producer, creative director, disc jockey, and entertainment. He has had major accomplishments since 1988. Randy was given the name Randy Joubert on March 14th, 1965 in Saint Martin. Randy is also known as MAD, Noski, Phantom, DJ Randy, Katana, R.K., Randy Katana, and Antic.

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Steve Katana is an athlete for the FC Meyrin.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1958 7 7 0
1961 5 5 0
1970 7 7 0
1972 6 6 0
1973 6 6 0
1978 7 7 0
1979 7 7 0
1982 5 5 0
1983 6 6 0
1984 9 9 0
1985 5 5 0
1988 6 6 0
1989 12 12 0
1990 14 14 0
1991 15 15 0
1992 12 12 0
1993 16 16 0
1994 12 12 0
1995 24 24 0
1996 34 34 0
1997 25 25 0
1998 53 53 0
1999 50 50 0
2000 47 47 0
2001 44 44 0
2002 34 34 0
2003 49 49 0
2004 63 63 0
2005 45 45 0
2006 39 39 0
2007 61 61 0
2008 42 42 0
2009 62 62 0
2010 44 44 0
2011 48 48 0
2012 53 53 0
2013 49 49 0
2014 56 56 0
2015 65 65 0
2016 54 54 0
2017 58 58 0

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Popularity of Katana as a first name

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Popularity of Katana as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Katana U.S.
  White 76.22% 64.26%
  African American 13.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Katana

People with the last name Katana are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Katana

  • How Popular is the name Katana? Katana is the 9,127th most popular name of all time. As a last name Katana was the 108,199th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Katana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,256 babies born with the first name Katana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Katana to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Katana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1958 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Katana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Katana is Sunday, February 1st, 1953.
  • What year had the most people named Katana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Katana was in 2015 with a total of 65 babies.
  • Random Katana Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Katana is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Katana: Your name in reverse order is Anatak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anatak. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Katana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 164 people with the last name Katana.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Katana? Katana is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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