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Wiktionary

From meta-, back-formed from metaphysics.

From Latin mēta.

  1. Boundary marker.
  2. Either of the conical columns at each end of a Roman circus.

    meta was also found in the following language(s): Basque, Catalan, Czech, Faroese, Icelandic, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, Spanish, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Meta

    Annie Dillard is a writer. Her ongoing career started in 1974. Annie was given the name Meta Ann Doak on April 30th, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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    Meta Golding is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1995 to 1995. Meta was born on November 2nd, 1971 in Port-au-Prince.

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    Meta was given the name Meta Vaux Warrick on June 9th, 1877 in Philadelphia. She died on March 18th, 1968.

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    Meta was born in 1825. She passed away in 1876.

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    Meta was born on January 25th, 1888. She died in 1981.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Meta

    Ilir Rexhep Meta is a Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Albania), and Chairman of the Parliament of Albania. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to 2002. Ilir was born on March 24th, 1969 in Skrapar.

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    Kenichiro Meta is a soccer player for the Avispa Fukuoka, Kyoto Sanga F.C., Tochigi SC, and Tokushima Vortis. Kenichiro was born on July 2nd, 1982 in Kagoshima Prefecture.

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    Yovita was born on December 4th, 1955 in Kefamenanu.

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    Anxhelo Meta is an athlete for the Kavaja United.

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    Florid Meta is an athlete for the Golemi FC.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 37 37 0
    1881 30 30 0
    1882 51 51 0
    1883 52 52 0
    1884 76 76 0
    1885 72 72 0
    1886 77 77 0
    1887 71 71 0
    1888 99 99 0
    1889 85 85 0
    1890 115 115 0
    1891 91 91 0
    1892 127 127 0
    1893 118 118 0
    1894 93 93 0
    1895 122 122 0
    1896 122 122 0
    1897 109 109 0
    1898 100 100 0
    1899 107 107 0
    1900 96 96 0
    1901 106 106 0
    1902 83 83 0
    1903 78 78 0
    1904 62 62 0
    1905 72 72 0
    1906 82 82 0
    1907 70 70 0
    1908 67 67 0
    1909 58 58 0
    1910 48 48 0
    1911 55 55 0
    1912 85 85 0
    1913 92 92 0
    1914 99 99 0
    1915 126 126 0
    1916 122 122 0
    1917 112 112 0
    1918 117 117 0
    1919 94 94 0
    1920 92 92 0
    1921 102 102 0
    1922 81 81 0
    1923 98 98 0
    1924 76 76 0
    1925 79 79 0
    1926 68 68 0
    1927 56 56 0
    1928 58 58 0
    1929 46 46 0
    1930 43 43 0
    1931 36 36 0
    1932 43 43 0
    1933 41 41 0
    1934 37 37 0
    1935 44 44 0
    1936 46 46 0
    1937 31 31 0
    1938 32 32 0
    1939 38 38 0
    1940 36 36 0
    1941 47 47 0
    1942 42 42 0
    1943 18 18 0
    1944 31 31 0
    1945 30 30 0
    1946 30 30 0
    1947 34 34 0
    1948 31 31 0
    1949 34 34 0
    1950 38 38 0
    1951 36 36 0
    1952 56 56 0
    1953 69 69 0
    1954 42 42 0
    1955 37 37 0
    1956 46 46 0
    1957 42 42 0
    1958 43 43 0
    1959 42 42 0
    1960 41 41 0
    1961 48 48 0
    1962 42 42 0
    1963 37 37 0
    1964 33 33 0
    1965 32 32 0
    1966 36 36 0
    1967 19 19 0
    1968 18 18 0
    1969 17 17 0
    1970 19 19 0
    1971 17 17 0
    1972 8 8 0
    1973 19 19 0
    1974 14 14 0
    1975 23 23 0
    1976 8 8 0
    1977 16 16 0
    1978 15 15 0
    1979 25 25 0
    1980 13 13 0
    1981 16 16 0
    1982 16 16 0
    1983 9 9 0
    1984 10 10 0
    1985 7 7 0
    1986 8 8 0
    1987 10 10 0
    1988 11 11 0
    1989 9 9 0
    1990 7 7 0
    1991 8 8 0
    1992 10 10 0
    1993 7 7 0
    1995 9 9 0
    1996 5 5 0
    1997 7 7 0
    2000 10 10 0
    2001 5 5 0
    2002 5 5 0
    2003 11 11 0
    2004 6 6 0
    2005 6 6 0
    2006 11 11 0
    2007 10 10 0
    2008 9 9 0
    2009 5 5 0
    2011 8 8 0
    2012 9 9 0
    2014 14 14 0
    2016 10 10 0

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    Popularity of Meta as a first name

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    Popularity of Meta as a last name

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    Common last names for Meta

    • Meyer
    • Johnson
    • Smith
    • Miller
    • Anderson
    • Brown
    • Williams
    • Schmidt
    • Jones
    • Mueller
    • Nelson
    • Moore
    • Schroeder
    • Hansen
    • Thomas

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Meta U.S.
      White 79.87% 64.26%
      African American 5.66% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.46% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.89% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 9.12% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Meta

    People with the last name Meta are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Meta

    • How Popular is the name Meta? Meta is the 3,323rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Meta was the 62,903rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Meta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,177 babies born with the first name Meta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Meta to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Meta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 37 new born babies.
    • When was Meta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Meta is Friday, November 16th, 1866.
    • What year had the most people named Meta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Meta was in 1892 with a total of 127 babies.
    • Random Meta Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Meta is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1950.
    • Weird things about the name Meta: Your name in reverse order is Atem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amet. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Meta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 318 people with the last name Meta.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Meta? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Meta as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • 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).
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