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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Masai

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Masai
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  1. A Nilotic language.
  2. An African tribe inhabiting parts of Kenya and Tanzania.

Note: Picture of Masai women and children standing by the roadside.Photographed in Kenya 1983 by PJC

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  1. A Nilotic language
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  1. Alternative spelling of Maasai

Notable Persons Named Masai

Masai Ujiri is a maple leaf sports & entertainment, general manager, and mlsegeneral manager. Masai was born on January 1st, 1970 in London.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Masai

Moses was born on June 1st, 1986 in Mount Elgon District.

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Linet was born in 1989 in Kapsokwony, Mount Elgon District, Kenya. Linet is also known as Linet Chepkwemoi Masai.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Masai U.S.
  White 8.33% 64.26%
  African American 21.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 51.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 12.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Masai

People with the last name Masai are most frequently African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Masai

  • How Popular is the name Masai? Masai is the 20,536th most popular name of all time. As a last name Masai was the 151,532nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Masai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 336 babies born with the first name Masai in the United States. That's more than enough people named Masai 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 Masai? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Masai first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Masai is Thursday, December 7th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Masai born? The highest recorded use of the first name Masai was in 2017 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Random Masai Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Masai is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Masai: Your name in reverse order is Iasam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aimas. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Masai? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 108 people with the last name Masai.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Masai? Masai is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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.