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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Koko

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  • A user from Norway says the name Koko is of Swahili origin and means "Thank you".

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Notable Persons Named Koko

Koko B. Ware is a wrestler. Koko was born on June 20th, 1957 in Union City, Tennessee.


Koko Pimentel is a National Youth Commission Commissioner for Mindanao, Senator of the Philippines, and Senate of the Philippines. Koko was given the name Aquilino Martin de la Llana Pimentel III on January 20th, 1964 in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. Koko is also known as Pimentel and Koko.


Koko Taylor was a chicago blues, electric blues, rhythm, blues, soul music, and soul blues musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 2009. Koko was given the name Cora Walton on September 28th, 1928 in Millington, Tennessee. Koko is also known as KoKo. She died on June 3rd, 2009.


Koko the Clown is a fictional character.


Kōkō is a monarch. They hold the title Emperor of Japan. They were most prominent from 884 to 887.


Koko Stambuk is a latin pop and pop rock musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Koko was born on March 16th, 1977.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Koko

Kōkō is a monarch. They hold the title Emperor of Japan. They were most prominent from 884 to 887.



Georgette was born on March 16th, 1953.


Norman Koko is a sports team member for the Wagiya.


Mahmoud Koko is an athlete for the El Raja Marsa Matruh.


Sekhana Koko is an athlete for the Township Rollers F.C.


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Popularity of Koko as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Koko U.S.
  White 14.82% 64.26%
  African American 45.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 21.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 12.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Koko

People with the last name Koko are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Koko

  • How Popular is the name Koko? Koko is the 52,735th most popular name of all time. As a last name Koko was the 55,386th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Koko have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35 babies born with the first name Koko in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Koko? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1982 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Koko first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Koko is Monday, June 2nd, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Koko born? The highest recorded use of the first name Koko was in 2006 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Koko: Your name in reverse order is Okok. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Okok. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Koko? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 371 people with the last name Koko.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Koko? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Koko as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k 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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