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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lateef

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  • A submission from Saudi Arabia says the name Lateef means "One who enjoys happiness... kind and positive minded" and is of Arabic origin.
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Wiktionary

From Arabic لَطِيف (laṭīf, “name, epithet”).

  1. A male given name
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Lateef

Lateef Crowder is an actor, stuntman, martial artist, stunt performer, and martial arts. His ongoing career started in 2000. Lateef was born on November 23rd, 1977 in Salvador, Bahia.

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Lateef was born on March 3rd, 1983 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Lateef the Truthspeaker is an alternative hip hop rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Lateef was given the name Lateef Daumont in Oakland, California. Lateef is also known as Lateef and The Truthspeaker.

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Lateef Kayode Jakande is a Minister of Works, Governor of Lagos State, and List of Governors of Lagos State. Lateef was born on July 23rd, 1929 in Lagos State, Nigeria. Lateef is also known as Alhaji Lateef Kayaode Jakande.

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Lateef Elford-Alliyu is a soccer player for the West Bromwich Albion F.C., Hereford United F.C., Keflavík (football club), Tranmere Rovers F.C., Bury F.C., Crawley Town F.C., Tamworth F.C., Valletta F.C., Coventry City F.C., and England national under-17 football team. Lateef was born on June 1st, 1992 in Ibadan, Nigeria.

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Lateef was born on March 20th, 1933. He died on September 28th, 2012.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lateef

Yusef Abdul Lateef was a new-age music, jazz, post-bop, jazz fusion, swing music, hard bop, third stream, and world music musician. He plays Tenor saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Bamboo musical instruments, Shehnai, Shofar, Arghul, Koto (instrument), Piano, and Vocals. His career lasted from 1955 to 2013. Yusef was given the name William Emanuel Huddleston on October 9th, 1920 in United States. Yusef is also known as Yusef Lateef. He left this life on December 23rd, 2013.

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Riz Lateef is a journalist, news presenter, and newsreader. Riz was born on September 25th, 1979 in England.

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Shahid Lateef was a film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He was most prominent from 1941 to 1968. Shahid was born on June 11th, 1913 in Chandausi. He breathed his last breath on April 16th, 1967.

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Fatimah Lateef is a politician. She has been prominent since 2006. Fatimah was born on March 16th, 1966 in Singapore.

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Raji Lateef is an athlete for the Crown F.C.

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How popular is the baby name Lateef in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1967 5 0 5
1968 6 0 6
1969 10 0 10
1970 8 0 8
1971 21 0 21
1972 26 0 26
1973 25 0 25
1974 33 0 33
1975 35 0 35
1976 30 0 30
1977 47 0 47
1978 30 0 30
1979 34 0 34
1980 45 0 45
1981 24 0 24
1982 22 0 22
1983 30 0 30
1984 24 0 24
1985 16 0 16
1986 12 0 12
1987 15 0 15
1988 11 0 11
1989 18 0 18
1990 19 0 19
1991 20 0 20
1992 22 0 22
1993 16 0 16
1994 14 0 14
1995 10 0 10
1996 15 0 15
1997 12 0 12
1998 27 0 27
1999 14 0 14
2000 12 0 12
2001 14 0 14
2002 14 0 14
2003 12 0 12
2004 5 0 5
2005 13 0 13
2006 10 0 10
2007 8 0 8
2008 14 0 14
2009 10 0 10
2010 14 0 14
2011 11 0 11
2012 5 0 5
2014 10 0 10
2017 9 0 9

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Popularity of Lateef as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lateef U.S.
  White 7.53% 64.26%
  African American 38.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 46.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

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People with the last name Lateef are most frequently African American or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Lateef

  • How Popular is the name Lateef? Lateef is the 11,649th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lateef was the 41,959th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lateef have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 857 babies born with the first name Lateef in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lateef to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lateef? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lateef first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lateef is Wednesday, January 25th, 1911.
  • What year had the most people named Lateef born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lateef was in 1977 with a total of 47 babies.
  • Random Lateef Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lateef is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 14 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Lateef: Your name in reverse order is Feetal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ateefl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lateef? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 518 people with the last name Lateef.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lateef? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lateef as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k 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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