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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Koda mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Koda

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  • A user from Canada says the name Koda is of Unknown origin and means "Little bear".
  • A user from Michigan, United States says the name Koda is of Unknown origin and means "Black bear.".
  • A user from Connecticut, United States says the name Koda is of Unknown origin and means "Strong but ancient".
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Alt. Meaning

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

A is for aware, of your surroundings

Notable Persons With the Last Name Koda

Shosei was born on November 29th, 1979 in Nōgata, Fukuoka, Japan. He passed away on October 29th, 2004.


Kumi Koda is a singing, songwriter, actor, spokesperson, voice acting, singer, actress, and voice actress. They hold the title Yume no Uta" and Futari de...". Kumi was given the name Kumiko Kōda on November 13th, 1982 in Kyoto, Japan.


Riri was born on March 1st, 1974 in Tokyo.


Madhu Koda is a Chief Minister of Jharkhand. Madhu was born on January 6th, 1971 in Village Gua, West Singhbhum, Jharkhand.


Risa was given the name Arisa Kikuchi on October 10th, 1985 in Tokyo.


Isao Koda is a baseball player for the Hanshin Tigers. Isao was born on May 29th, 1965 in Higashisonogi, Nagasaki.


How popular is the baby name Koda in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1984 12 0 12
1985 14 0 14
1986 8 0 8
1987 6 0 6
1988 13 5 8
1989 9 0 9
1991 10 0 10
1992 7 0 7
1994 7 0 7
1995 9 0 9
1997 7 0 7
1998 13 0 13
1999 9 0 9
2000 12 0 12
2001 16 0 16
2002 10 0 10
2003 48 0 48
2004 196 15 181
2005 130 11 119
2006 98 15 83
2007 108 11 97
2008 108 12 96
2009 121 11 110
2010 106 8 98
2011 129 12 117
2012 147 15 132
2013 162 13 149
2014 180 16 164
2015 211 17 194
2016 249 21 228
2017 280 31 249

Where is the name Koda popular?

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Popularity of Koda as a first name

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Popularity of Koda as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Koda U.S.
  White 44.87% 64.26%
  African American 1.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 41.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Koda

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

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Fun Facts about the name Koda

  • How Popular is the name Koda? Koda is the 5,964th most popular name of all time. As a last name Koda was the 49,999th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Koda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,435 babies born with the first name Koda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Koda to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Koda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Koda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Koda is Friday, January 11th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Koda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Koda was in 2017 with a total of 249 babies.
  • Random Koda Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Koda is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Koda: Your name in reverse order is Adok. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kaod. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Koda? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 419 people with the last name Koda.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Koda? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Koda as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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