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Mecca

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Mecca mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Mecca

"Mecca" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Islam Spiritual Center". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A place that attracts many visitors ("New York is a mecca for young artists")
  2. Joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam
Wiktionary
  1. A city in Saudi Arabia, the holiest place in Islam, location of the sacred Ka'ba, and to which Muslims are required to make a hajj at least once in their lifetime.
  2. (figuratively) Any place considered to be a very important place to visit by people with a particular interest.

Mecca was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Mecca

Mecca Rafeeque Ahmed is an influential somebody.

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Mecca is a notable individual. Mecca was born in 1983.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mecca

Zaskia Adya Mecca is an actress and presenter. She has been prominent since 2001. Zaskia was born on September 8th, 1987 in Jakarta.

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Mecca is a notable individual. Mecca was born in 1983.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1952 5 5 0
1960 6 6 0
1961 8 8 0
1962 5 5 0
1964 6 6 0
1965 5 5 0
1966 7 7 0
1968 13 13 0
1969 18 18 0
1970 21 21 0
1971 30 30 0
1972 30 25 5
1973 30 30 0
1974 24 24 0
1975 49 43 6
1976 38 38 0
1977 42 42 0
1978 28 28 0
1979 36 36 0
1980 50 50 0
1981 36 36 0
1982 27 27 0
1983 32 32 0
1984 31 31 0
1985 32 32 0
1986 24 24 0
1987 25 25 0
1988 19 19 0
1989 24 24 0
1990 36 36 0
1991 34 34 0
1992 41 41 0
1993 59 59 0
1994 79 79 0
1995 96 89 7
1996 91 79 12
1997 76 66 10
1998 88 80 8
1999 87 77 10
2000 70 63 7
2001 48 48 0
2002 61 49 12
2003 40 35 5
2004 52 42 10
2005 47 41 6
2006 48 48 0
2007 34 29 5
2008 40 34 6
2009 23 23 0
2010 20 15 5
2011 15 15 0
2012 29 17 12
2013 29 18 11
2014 38 26 12
2015 52 21 31
2016 66 32 34

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Popularity of Mecca as a first name

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Popularity of Mecca as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mecca U.S.
  White 95.18% 64.26%
  African American 1.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mecca

People with the last name Mecca are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mecca

  • How Popular is the name Mecca? Mecca is the 6,459th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mecca was the 16,349th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mecca have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,100 babies born with the first name Mecca in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mecca to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mecca? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1952 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mecca first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mecca is Thursday, September 8th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Mecca born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mecca was in 1995 with a total of 89 babies.
  • Random Mecca Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mecca is not a popular baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 16 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Mecca: Your name in reverse order is Accem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Macce. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mecca? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,762 people with the last name Mecca.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mecca? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mecca as their last name since less than 1 person in 167k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • 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.