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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kula

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  • A submission from Zimbabwe says the name Kula means "Together we prosper" and is of African American origin.
  • According to a user from Minnesota, United States, the name Kula is of Thai origin and means "Rose".
  • A user from Illinois, United States says the name Kula is of Hawaiian origin and means "The best".
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From a South Slavic language, from Turkish kule, from Persian قله (qolle), from Arabic قُلَّة (qulla, “pinnacle, zenith”).

  1. A tower, turret or a steeple on the Balkans erected during the period of Ottoman domination on the area.

    kula was also found in the following language(s): Hawaiian, Hungarian, Javanese, Malay, Ngarrindjeri, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, and Turkish

    Notable Persons Named Kula

    Kula is an athlete for the Louletano D.C.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Kula

    Irwin was born on November 29th, 1957.


    Karel Kula is a soccer player for the FK Fotbal Třinec, FC Baník Ostrava, FK Dukla Banská Bystrica, Stuttgarter Kickers, SG Wattenscheid 09, and Czechoslovakia national football team. Karel was born on August 10th, 1963 in Třinec.


    His military service ended in 1901. Mehmet was born in 1881 in Bitola. He breathed his last breath on October 19th, 1948.


    Bob Kula is a football player. He was most active from 1991 to 1992. Bob was born on August 24th, 1967.



    Piotr was born on May 23rd, 1987.


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    Popularity of Kula as a last name

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    Common first names for Kula

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Kula U.S.
      White 87.38% 64.26%
      African American 1.63% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.38% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.27% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.89% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.45% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Kula

    People with the last name Kula are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Kula

    • How Popular is the name Kula? Kula is the 73,612th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kula was the 10,631st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Kula have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Kula in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kula? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Kula first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kula is Saturday, February 17th, 1894.
    • What year had the most people named Kula born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kula was in 1983 with a total of 5 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Kula: Your name in reverse order is Aluk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ukla. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Kula? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,012 people with the last name Kula.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kula? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Kula as their last name.

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