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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Minke

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  • According to a user from Australia, the name Minke is of Dutch origin and means "Strong".

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  1. A minke whale, one of two species of baleen whales within Balaenoptera, the northern-dwelling species of which is often seen in coastal waters.

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Popularity of Minke as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Minke U.S.
  White 96.51% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 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 1.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Minke

People with the last name Minke are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Minke

  • How Popular is the name Minke? As a last name Minke was the 48,995th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Minke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Minke is Saturday, July 2nd, 1892.
  • How unique is the name Minke? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Minke. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Minke: Your name in reverse order is Eknim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nekmi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Minke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 430 people with the last name Minke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Minke? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Minke as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Minkes Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Minke born Feb 17, 1990

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA North-East approximately on 525. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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