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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Keawe

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ke (“the”) + awe (“strand, twisted string”), symbolic of lineage; shortened from epithets and compound given names beginning with Keawe-.

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) Any of a number of ancient chiefs of the island of Hawaii .
  2. A male given name, formerly also given to women.
  3. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Keawe

Genoa Keawe was a music of hawaii, easy listening, and pop music musician. She plays Ukulele and Vocals. Genoa was born on October 31st, 1918. She passed away on February 25th, 2008.



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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Keawe U.S.
  White 6.45% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 45.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 32.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 14.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Keawe

People with the last name Keawe are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, Two or More Ethnicities, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Keawe

  • How Popular is the name Keawe? Keawe is the 35,607th most popular name of all time. As a last name Keawe was the 113,155th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Keawe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 107 babies born with the first name Keawe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Keawe 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 Keawe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Keawe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Keawe is Monday, January 11th, 1904.
  • What year had the most people named Keawe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Keawe was in 2008 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Keawe Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Keawe is not a popular baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Keawe: Your name in reverse order is Ewaek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Waeek. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Keawe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 155 people with the last name Keawe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Keawe? Keawe 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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