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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mao

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mao
See Mao Tsetung.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Chinese communist leader (1893-1976)
  2. An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin)
  1. The ma'oma'o, Gymnomyza samoensis, a large passerine bird native to Samoa.

mao was also found in the following language(s): Angor, Galician, Japanese, Mandarin, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Mao

Mao Zedong was a Member of the and National People's Congress. Mao was born on December 26th, 1893 in Shaoshan. He passed away on September 9th, 1976.


Mao Asada is a figure skater.


Mao Ichimichi is an actress, japanese idol, voice actress, and voice acting in japan. Mao was born on February 1st, 1992 in Osaka, Japan. Mao is also known as Rio Minami and M·A·O.


Mao Inoue is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1992 to present. Mao was born on January 9th, 1987 in Yokohama.


Mao was born as the child of Mao Zedong and Yang Kaihui on November 23rd, 1923. He passed away on March 23rd, 2007.


Mao Anying is a military person.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mao

Angela Mao is an actor. She was most prominent from 1970 to 1992.


Dr. was born on January 17th, 1970.


Chen Show Mao is a Member of Parliament, for Paya Lebar Division, and Aljunied GRC. He was most active from 2011 to present. Chen was born on February 6th, 1961 in Taiwan.


David S. Mao is a Librarian of Congress. David was born in New York City, New York, U.S.


His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Tyson was born on May 8th, 1984 in San Francisco.



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Popularity of Mao as a last name

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Common last names for Mao

  • Vang
  • Yang
  • Xiong
  • Lee
  • Thao

Common first names for Mao

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mao U.S.
  White 1.55% 64.26%
  African American 1.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 94.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mao

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

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Fun Facts about the name Mao

  • How Popular is the name Mao? Mao is the 21,950th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mao was the 6,153rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mao have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 295 babies born with the first name Mao in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mao 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 Mao? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Mao first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mao is Wednesday, October 16th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Mao born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mao was in 1983 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Mao Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mao is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Mao: Your name in reverse order is Oam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aom. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mao? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,565 people with the last name Mao.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mao? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Mao as their last name.

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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).
  • 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.