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

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Origin and Meaning of Norbu

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  • According to a user from Minnesota, United States, the name Norbu is of English origin and means "Gems".

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Norbu

Norbu Lepcha is an athlete for the Gangtok Himalayan S.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Norbu

Gyaincain Norbu is royalty. He holds the title The 11th Panchen Lama and The 11thPanchen Lama(disputed). His ongoing career started in 1995. Gyaincain was born on February 13th, 1990 in Lhari County, Tibet, China.


Namkhai Norbu is a religious. He holds the title Rinpoche, Chögyal, and Chogyal. Namkhai was born on December 8th, 1938 in Derge.


Thubten was born on August 16th, 1922 in Tengtser, Tibet. He passed away on September 5th, 2008.


Jamyang was born in 1949 in Tibet.


Katok was born in 1698. He breathed his last breath in 1755.


Wangdi Norbu is a Member of the National Assembly.


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International Interest for Norbu

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Norbu U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.35% 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 Norbu

People with the last name Norbu are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Norbu

  • How Popular is the name Norbu? Norbu is the 79,740th most popular name of all time. As a last name Norbu was the 125,282nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Norbu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Norbu in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Norbu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Norbu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Norbu is Wednesday, May 29th, 1929.
  • What year had the most people named Norbu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Norbu was in 2010 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Norbu: Your name in reverse order is Ubron. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ronbu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Norbu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 137 people with the last name Norbu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Norbu? Norbu 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.