Makeba

First Name
702
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Makeba

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  • According to a user from Germany, the name Makeba is of Unknown origin and means "Freedom".
  • A submission from Illinois, United States says the name Makeba means "Precious Jewel" and is of African origin.
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Notable Persons Named Makeba

Makeba Riddick is a contemporary r&b, pop music, and urban contemporary singer-songwriter and vocal producer. She plays Keyboard instrument and Sampler (musical instrument). She was most active from 2002 to present. Makeba was born in West Baltimore, U.S.

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Makeba was born on February 24th, 1990 in Castries.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Makeba

Miriam Makeba was a marabi, world music, folk music, pop rock, jazz, and afro-soul singer-songwriter and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to 2008. Miriam was given the name Zenzile Miriam Makeba on March 4th, 1932 in Johannesburg. Miriam is also known as Mama Africa. She left this life on November 9th, 2008.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1962 5 5 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 5 5 0
1966 8 8 0
1967 16 16 0
1968 27 27 0
1969 33 33 0
1970 49 49 0
1971 44 44 0
1972 63 63 0
1973 52 52 0
1974 37 37 0
1975 37 37 0
1976 32 32 0
1977 35 35 0
1978 33 33 0
1979 14 14 0
1980 22 22 0
1981 17 17 0
1982 11 11 0
1983 12 12 0
1984 9 9 0
1985 11 11 0
1986 5 5 0
1987 12 12 0
1988 12 12 0
1989 9 9 0
1990 11 11 0
1991 13 13 0
1992 14 14 0
1993 9 9 0
1994 10 10 0
1995 8 8 0
1996 5 5 0
1998 7 7 0
2002 5 5 0
2003 5 5 0

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Popularity of Makeba as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Makeba

  • How Popular is the name Makeba? Makeba is the 13,203rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Makeba have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 702 babies born with the first name Makeba in the United States. That's more than enough people named Makeba to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Makeba? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Makeba born? The highest recorded use of the first name Makeba was in 1972 with a total of 63 babies.
  • Random Makeba Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Makeba is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 12 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Makeba: Your name in reverse order is Abekam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mbkaea. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Makeba born Jun 13, 1971

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 USA South-East approximately on 550. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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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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