• <100 Mako
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Mako

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun mako
Same as mako shark.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Powerful mackerel shark of the Atlantic and Pacific

Borrowing from Maori makō (“shark”), a Southern Maori dialect form of the more standard mangō (“shark”).

  1. mako shark

mako was also found in the following language(s): Hadza, Hausa, and Nias

Notable Persons With the Name Mako

Mako Iwamatsu was an actor and voice actor. They were most active from 1959 to 1959. Mako was born on December 10th, 1933 in Kobe. Mako is also known as Mako. They breathed their last breath on July 21st, 2006.


Mako Vunipola is a famous person. Mako was born on January 13th, 1991 in Wellington.


Mako is a pro-bender, bodyguard, and police.


Mako Ishino is a j-pop musician. Her ongoing career started in 1977. Mako was born on January 31st, 1961 in Ashiya, Hyogo, Japan.


Mako Hyōdō is a voice acting in japan and voice actress. They were most active from 1986 to present. Mako was born on September 7th, 1962 in Hiroshima, Japan.


Mako Veronica Ljosnes is a noteworthy person. Mako was born in 1992.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mako

Princess Mako is royalty. Princess was born as the child of Fumihito, Prince Akishino, Kiko, and Princess Akishino on October 23rd, 1991 in Imperial Household Agency Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.


Mako is a pro-bender, bodyguard, and police.


Gene Mako was an important human. Gene was born on January 24th, 1916 in Budapest. He died on June 14th, 2013.


Rain Mako is a boxer. Rain was born on December 11th, 1976 in Christchurch.


Erik Makó is an athlete for the MFK Vranov nad Topľou.


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Popularity of Mako as a last name

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Common first names for Mako

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mako U.S.
  White 88.54% 64.26%
  African American 4.49% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mako

People with the last name Mako are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mako

  • How Popular is the name Mako? Mako is the 35,858th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mako was the 37,076th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mako have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 97 babies born with the first name Mako in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mako to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mako? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mako first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mako is Tuesday, September 16th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Mako born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mako was in 2015 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Mako: Your name in reverse order is Okam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kamo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mako? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 602 people with the last name Mako.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mako? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mako as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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What does the name Mako mean?

Mis for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Ais for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Kis for kindle, the warmth in others.

Ois for original, one of a kind!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.