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 Mapa

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Alt. Meaning

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

A is for aware, of your surroundings

P is for polite, naturally!

A is for adaptable, whenever things change

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mapa

Alec Mapa is an actor, comedian, and writer. Alec was given the name Alejandro Mapa on July 10th, 1965 in San Francisco.


Jao Mapa is an actor, model, painter, and painting. He has been prominent since 1992. Jao was given the name Jose Vicente P. Mapa III on February 11th, 1976 in Philippines.


Victorino M. Mapa was a 2nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, Secretary of Finance, Justice, and Department of Justice (Philippines). Victorino was born on February 25th, 1855 in Kalibo, Capiz , Captaincy General of the Philippines. He breathed his last breath on April 12th, 1927.


Jr. Dr. Placido L. Mapa is a bank and businessperson. Jr. was born in Tanjay.


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Popularity of Mapa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mapa U.S.
  White 10.77% 64.26%
  African American 1.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 74.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mapa

People with the last name Mapa are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Mapa

  • How Popular is the name Mapa? As a last name Mapa was the 56,444th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Mapa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Mapa is Wednesday, September 2nd, 1896.
  • How unique is the name Mapa? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Mapa. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Mapa: Your name in reverse order is Apam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Apma. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mapa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 362 people with the last name Mapa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mapa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mapa as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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