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Meaning and Origin

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  1. The Athapaskan language spoken by the Navaho
  2. A member of an Athapaskan people that migrated to Arizona and New Mexico and Utah

From Spanish, from Tewa navahu (“field adjoining an arroyo”).

  1. An Apachean (Southern Athabaskan) language of the Athabascan language family belonging to the Na-Dené phylum. It is spoken by 149,000 people in the American Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado).
  2. A member of the Navajo people, currently the largest Native American tribe in North America.

Notable Persons Named Navajo

Navajo Bakboord is an athlete for the Ajax Youth Academy.


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Popularity of Navajo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Navajo U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 6.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 72.80% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Navajo

People with the last name Navajo are most frequently American Indian and Alaska Native or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Navajo

  • How Popular is the name Navajo? Navajo is the 88,491st most popular name of all time. As a last name Navajo was the 134,712th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Navajo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Navajo in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Navajo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Navajo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Navajo is Wednesday, July 2nd, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Navajo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Navajo was in 1891 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Navajo: Your name in reverse order is Ojavan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anojav. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Navajo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 125 people with the last name Navajo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Navajo? Navajo 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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