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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Niwa

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Notable Persons Named Niwa

Niwa was born on May 22nd, 1834 in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima. He passed away on January 15th, 1904.



Niwa was born on October 12th, 1803 in Edo, Japan. He died on August 12th, 1866.


Niwa was born on November 18th, 1780. He breathed his last breath on September 19th, 1813.


Niwa was born on April 17th, 1859. He died on July 29th, 1886.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Niwa

Koki was born on October 10th, 1994 in Hokkaido, Japan.


Mikiho Niwa is an actress, gravure idol, and singer. Mikiho was born on September 27th, 1989 in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.


Daiki Niwa is a soccer player for the Gamba Osaka, Tokushima Vortis, Omiya Ardija, Avispa Fukuoka, and Japan national football team. Daiki was born on January 16th, 1986 in Kawachinagano, Osaka.


Uichiro was born on January 29th, 1939.


Ryuhei Niwa is a soccer player for the Sagan Tosu, Yokohama F. Marinos, Esporte Clube XV de Novembro (Jaú), Vissel Kobe, and Cerezo Osaka. Ryuhei was born on January 13th, 1986 in Isogo-ku, Yokohama.


Yuya Niwa is a Minister of Health and Welfare. Yuya was born on April 20th, 1944 in Omitama.


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Popularity of Niwa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Niwa U.S.
  White 28.85% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 59.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Niwa

People with the last name Niwa are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Niwa

  • How Popular is the name Niwa? As a last name Niwa was the 76,029th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Niwa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Niwa is Saturday, January 15th, 1887.
  • How unique is the name Niwa? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Niwa. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Niwa: Your name in reverse order is Awin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ainw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Niwa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 253 people with the last name Niwa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Niwa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Niwa as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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