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 Mengistu

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  • A submission from Minnesota, United States says the name Mengistu means "Head of the Government." and is of African American origin.
Other origins: African

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Mengistu

Mengistu Haile Mariam is a Chairman of the Derg, Head of State of Ethiopia, President of Ethiopia, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Ethiopia, List of Presidents of Ethiopia, and General Secretary of the Communist Party. Mengistu was born on May 21st, 1937 in Addis Ababa.


Mengistu was born in 1919. He left this life on March 30th, 1961.


Mengistu was born in 1940. He died on December 16th, 2010.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mengistu

Mengistu was born in 1919. He left this life on March 30th, 1961.


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International Interest for Mengistu

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mengistu U.S.
  White 2.08% 64.26%
  African American 96.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mengistu

People with the last name Mengistu are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Mengistu

  • How Popular is the name Mengistu? As a last name Mengistu was the 33,772nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Mengistu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Mengistu is Saturday, August 12th, 1922.
  • How unique is the name Mengistu? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Mengistu. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Mengistu: Your name in reverse order is Utsignem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mtsnuige. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mengistu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 674 people with the last name Mengistu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mengistu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mengistu as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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