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 Mengesha

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Alt. Meaning

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

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

G is for gracious, it shows everyday.

E is for explorer, always ready for the next journey

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

H is for hopeful, you see the bright side of things

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Notable Persons Named Mengesha

Mengesha was born in 1868.


Mengesha Seyoum is a Governor of Tigray, Governor of Sidamo, Governor of Arsi, GovernorofTigray, GovernorofSidamo, and GovernorofArsi. Mengesha was born on December 7th, 1927 in Dengolat, Enderta, Ethiopia.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mengesha

Araya Mengesha is an actor. He has been prominent since 2002. Araya was born on March 9th, 1989 in Toronto.


Seyoum was born on June 24th, 1886. He passed away on December 15th, 1960.


Taddele Mengesha is a soccer player for the Dedebit F.C. Taddele was born on April 1st, 1987 in Ethiopia.


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Popularity of Mengesha as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mengesha U.S.
  White 1.53% 64.26%
  African American 95.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mengesha

People with the last name Mengesha are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Mengesha

  • How Popular is the name Mengesha? As a last name Mengesha was the 34,574th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Mengesha first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Mengesha is Thursday, January 10th, 1935.
  • How unique is the name Mengesha? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Mengesha. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Mengesha: Your name in reverse order is Ahsegnem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sanhemge. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mengesha? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 654 people with the last name Mengesha.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mengesha? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mengesha as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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