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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Minka

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Alt. Meaning

M is for marvelous, which is how others see you

I is for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Notable Persons Named Minka

Minka Kelly is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 2003. Minka was given the name Minka Dumont Dufay by her parent Rick Dufay on June 24th, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


Minka Camara is a soccer player for the Stade Montois (football), Le Mans FC, SO Cholet, Vendée Poiré-sur-Vie Football, Jura Sud Foot, Tarbes Pyrénées Football, and Guinea national football team. Minka was born on October 15th, 1989 in Conakry.



Minka Yady Camara is an athlete for the SO Cholet.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Minka

Henri Pierre Minka is a soccer player for the Douala Athletic Club, Coton Sport FC de Garoua, and Cameroon national football team. Henri was born on July 15th, 1984 in Douala.


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Popularity of Minka as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Minka U.S.
  White 87.60% 64.26%
  African American 8.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Minka

People with the last name Minka are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Minka

  • How Popular is the name Minka? Minka is the 21,052nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Minka was the 138,304th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Minka have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 320 babies born with the first name Minka in the United States. That's more than enough people named Minka 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 Minka? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Minka first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Minka is Saturday, February 23rd, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Minka born? The highest recorded use of the first name Minka was in 2012 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Minka Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Minka is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Minka: Your name in reverse order is Aknim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Maink. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Minka? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 121 people with the last name Minka.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Minka? Minka is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.