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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

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Origin and Meaning of Koum

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From Old Frisian *komb, *kamb, from Proto-Germanic *kambaz. More at comb.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Koum

Jan Koum is a ceo of whatsapp & managing director in facebook, inc., and facebook. He was most active from 2009 to present. Jan was born on February 24th, 1976 in Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.


Emmanuel Koum was a soccer player for the Oryx Douala, Grenoble Foot 38, AS Monaco FC, AC Arles-Avignon, Chaumont FC, AS Moulins, and Cameroon national football team. Emmanuel was born on January 5th, 1946 in Doula. He breathed his last breath on November 26th, 2008.


Desiré Koum is a soccer player for the FC Dordoi Bishkek, FC Dacia Chișinău, CF Găgăuzia, FK Dainava Alytus, and Kyrgyzstan national football team. Desiré was born on May 16th, 1985 in Limbe, Cameroon. Desiré is also known as Клод Мака Кум.


Daniel was born on May 25th, 1985 in Douala.


Fun Facts about the name Koum

  • When was the first name Koum first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Koum is Monday, February 16th, 1942.
  • How unique is the name Koum? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Koum. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Koum: Your name in reverse order is Muok. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ukom. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Koum born Oct 10, 1928

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 1575. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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