First Name
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 Kyu

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  • A submission from Korea, Republic of says the name Kyu means "Star" and is of Korean origin.
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International Interest

Japanese; see kyū.

  1. A grade or rank in various Japanese activities such as martial arts, flower arranging, and the game of go.

kyu was also found in the following language(s): Japanese

Notable Persons Named Kyu

Kyu Sakamoto was a pop music, kayōkyoku, and j-pop singing, songwriter, actor, and celebrity. He plays Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, and Vocals. He was most active from 1958 to 1958. Kyu was born on December 10th, 1941 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. Kyu is also known as Kyūchan. He breathed his last breath on August 12th, 1985.


Kyu was born in Daejeon, South Korea.


Kyū Sazanka was an actor. They were most active from 1932 to 1970. Kyū was given the name Mineo Suehiro on April 1st, 1914 in Osaka Prefecture. They died on March 4th, 1971.


Kyu was born in 1972 in Seoul.



Kyu Hwan Lee is an athlete for the General Trias International FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kyu

Aye Myint Kyu is a Minister of Culture of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Deputy Minister for Hotels, Tourism of the Union of Myanmar, and Minister of Cultureof the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Aye was born on December 21st, 1947 in Minhla, Bago.


Ham Hyeong Kyu is a soccer player for the Persela Lamongan, Home United FC, and PS Bengkulu. Ham was born on May 5th, 1986.


Thein Kyu is a professor, president of the mda, and myanmar dental association. Thein was born on February 25th, 1944 in Rangoon, Burma.


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Common last names for Kyu

  • Lee
  • Kim
  • Cho
  • Chung
  • Hwang
  • Choi
  • Yi
  • Han

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kyu U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 95.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kyu

People with the last name Kyu are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Kyu

  • How Popular is the name Kyu? Kyu is the 46,016th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kyu was the 85,049th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kyu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 54 babies born with the first name Kyu in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kyu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Kyu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kyu is Monday, May 2nd, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Kyu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kyu was in 2002 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kyu: Your name in reverse order is Uyk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yuk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kyu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 220 people with the last name Kyu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kyu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kyu as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m 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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