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

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     Native American

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  • A user from Georgia, United States says the name Nakaya is of English origin and means "Smart".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Nakaya

Nakaya was born in 1957.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nakaya

Ukichiro Nakaya was a in the field of physics. Ukichiro was born on July 4th, 1900 in Kaga, Ishikawa. He passed away on April 11th, 1962.


Fujiko was born in Sapporo.


Riki was born on July 25th, 1989 in Matsuyama, Ehime.


Kazuhiro Nakaya is a scientist in the field of ichthyology. Kazuhiro was born on July 27th, 1945.


Juan Nakaya is a sports team member for the Deportivo Municipal.


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International Interest for Nakaya

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Nakaya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nakaya U.S.
  White 12.23% 64.26%
  African American 3.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 70.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 12.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nakaya

People with the last name Nakaya are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Nakaya

  • How Popular is the name Nakaya? Nakaya is the 23,792nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Nakaya was the 123,796th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nakaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 254 babies born with the first name Nakaya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nakaya 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 Nakaya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Nakaya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nakaya was in 2002 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Nakaya Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nakaya is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Nakaya: Your name in reverse order is Ayakan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ykaana. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nakaya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 139 people with the last name Nakaya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nakaya? Nakaya 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).
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