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Origin and Meaning of Mola

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  • A submission from France says the name Mola means "Success" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mo"la
See Sunfish, 1.
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  1. Among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters
  1. A traditional textile art form of the Kuna people of Panama and Colombia. A mola consists of cloth panels, made to wear on clothing, which feature complex designs made with multiple layers of cloth in a reverse appliqué technique.
  2. a sunfish, Mola mola

mola was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto, Ido, Irish, Italian, Latgalian, Latin, Lower Sorbian, Northern Sami, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Mola

Mola was born in 1743 in Srinagar, Uttarakhand. He passed away in 1833.


Mola Adebisi is a tv presenter. Mola was born on February 15th, 1973 in Uelzen.


Mola was born in 1956.


Mola Fusia is an athlete for the Lakena United.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mola

Emilio Mola is a military person. His military service ended in 1932.


Mario was born on February 23rd, 1990 in Palma, Majorca. Mario is also known as Mario Mola Díaz.


Carlos Loret de Mola is a journalist. Carlos was born on October 17th, 1976 in Mérida, Yucatán.


Pier Francesco Mola was an artist in the field of painting. Pier was given the name Pietro Francesco Mola on February 9th, 1612 in Ticino, now Switzerland. He passed away on May 13th, 1666.


Ezgi Mola is an actress. Ezgi was born Ezgi Mola on March 29th, 1983 in Istanbul.


Tina De Mola was an actress. Tina was born on October 28th, 1923 in Milan, Italy. She breathed her last breath in 2012.


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Popularity of Mola as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mola U.S.
  White 62.47% 64.26%
  African American 7.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 26.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mola

People with the last name Mola are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Mola

  • How Popular is the name Mola? As a last name Mola was the 31,960th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Mola first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Mola is Friday, May 4th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Mola? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Mola. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Mola: Your name in reverse order is Alom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Malo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mola? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 722 people with the last name Mola.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mola? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mola as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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