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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Nkosi

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  • A submission from South Africa says the name Nkosi means "KING OR God".
  • A user from South Africa says the name Nkosi is of African origin and means "God/King".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Nkosi

Nkosi was born on February 4th, 1989. He died on June 1st, 2001.


Nkosi Nofuma is a rugby player. Nkosi was born on April 29th, 1988 in Qumbu.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nkosi

Euphonik is a house, dance, edm, house music, and electronic dance music musician, dj, radio presenter, record producer, and electronic music. He was most active from 2004 to present. Euphonik was given the name Themba Mbongeni Nkosi on December 6th, 1983 in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Euphonik is also known as Euphonik.


Siyabonga Nkosi is a soccer player for the Kaizer Chiefs F.C., Orlando Pirates, Bloemfontein Celtic F.C., Arminia Bielefeld, Maccabi Netanya F.C., SuperSport United F.C., Lamontville Golden Arrows F.C., and South Africa national football team. Siyabonga was born on August 22nd, 1981 in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal.


West Nkosi was a musician. West was born in 1940 in Nelspruit, South Africa. He breathed his last breath on October 8th, 1998.


Mxolisi was born on June 26th, 1967 in Soweto.


Duma was born on June 7th, 1957.



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International Interest for Nkosi

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United Kingdom
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nkosi U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 89.57% 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 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nkosi

People with the last name Nkosi are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Nkosi

  • How Popular is the name Nkosi? Nkosi is the 20,385th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nkosi was the 144,141st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nkosi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 340 babies born with the first name Nkosi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nkosi 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 Nkosi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Nkosi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nkosi was in 2001 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Nkosi Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nkosi is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Nkosi: Your name in reverse order is Isokn. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ikson. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nkosi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 115 people with the last name Nkosi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nkosi? Nkosi 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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