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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ko"dak
  1. A kind of portable photographic camera, esp. adapted for snapshot work, in which a succession of negatives is made upon a continuous roll of sensitized film; -- originally a trademark name of the Eastman Kodak Company, but from early 1900's through the 1930's it was popularly applied to almost any hand camera.(Trademark)
  2. A photograph taken with a kodak.

Etymology: An invented name

verb Ko"dak
To photograph with a kodak; hence, to describe or characterize briefly and vividly.

Genericization of the trademark Kodak.

  1. (dated) A camera: a device for taking still photographs.
  2. (dated) A still photograph.

kodak was also found in the following language(s): Turkish

Notable Persons Named Kodak

Kodak Black is a rapping musician. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 2013 to present. Kodak was given the name Dieuson Octave on June 11th, 1997 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Kodak is also known as Kodak Black.


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Popularity of Kodak as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kodak U.S.
  White 91.38% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kodak

People with the last name Kodak are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kodak

  • How Popular is the name Kodak? As a last name Kodak was the 103,181st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Kodak first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Kodak is Tuesday, November 22nd, 1927.
  • How unique is the name Kodak? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Kodak. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Kodak: Your name in reverse order is Kadok. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Akokd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kodak? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 174 people with the last name Kodak.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kodak? Kodak 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).
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