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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A port city of south central Ukraine on an arm of the Black Sea
  2. A city in western Texas
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Russian Оде́сса (Odéssa), supposedly originates from a name of an ancient Greek settlement Odessos. Compare Ukrainian Оде́са (Odésa).

  1. A Ukrainian port city on the Black Sea.
  2. Odesa province (oblast) of Ukraine.
  3. A town in Delaware
  4. A census-designated place in Florida
  5. A city in Minnesota
  6. A city in Missouri
  7. A CDP in Nebraska
  8. A village in New York
  9. A village in Saskatchewan
  10. A city in United States state of Texas.
  11. A town in Washington

Odessa was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Odessa

Odessa Cleveland is an actor and actress. Her career lasted from 1971 to 1986. Odessa was born Odessa Cleveland on March 3rd, 1944 in Louisiana.

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Odessa Grady Clay was a housewife. Odessa was given the name Odessa Lee Grady on February 12th, 1917 in Hopkins County, Kentucky, U.S. She passed away on August 20th, 1994.

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Ina Ray Hutton was a singer. Ina was given the name Odessa Cowen on March 13th, 1916 in Chicago. She passed away on February 19th, 1984.

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Odessa Turner is a football player. Odessa was born on October 12th, 1964 in Monroe, Louisiana.

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Odessa Sathyan was a filmmaker and social activist. Odessa was given the name Cheeram Veetti Sathyan on October 10th, 1957 in Vadakara, Kerala, India. Odessa is also known as Sathyan and Odessa. He died on August 19th, 2014.

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Odessa was born on August 13th, 1883 in Greenfield, Ohio. She passed away on April 28th, 1960.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Odessa

Devon Odessa is an actress. She has been prominent since 1987. Devon was born on January 18th, 1974 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, U.S.

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How popular is the baby name Odessa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 14 14 0
1881 15 15 0
1882 10 10 0
1883 18 18 0
1884 18 18 0
1885 17 17 0
1886 19 19 0
1887 28 28 0
1888 25 25 0
1889 40 40 0
1890 34 34 0
1891 49 49 0
1892 37 37 0
1893 52 52 0
1894 57 57 0
1895 51 51 0
1896 45 45 0
1897 63 63 0
1898 66 66 0
1899 54 54 0
1900 91 91 0
1901 85 85 0
1902 90 90 0
1903 88 88 0
1904 107 107 0
1905 113 113 0
1906 132 132 0
1907 147 147 0
1908 167 162 5
1909 168 168 0
1910 194 194 0
1911 187 187 0
1912 225 225 0
1913 262 255 7
1914 269 263 6
1915 343 343 0
1916 358 353 5
1917 376 370 6
1918 437 437 0
1919 468 457 11
1920 470 464 6
1921 454 448 6
1922 459 449 10
1923 450 445 5
1924 468 462 6
1925 446 437 9
1926 393 388 5
1927 366 359 7
1928 371 364 7
1929 303 298 5
1930 289 289 0
1931 263 263 0
1932 278 278 0
1933 262 257 5
1934 272 272 0
1935 223 223 0
1936 235 228 7
1937 237 237 0
1938 198 198 0
1939 190 190 0
1940 184 184 0
1941 213 213 0
1942 179 179 0
1943 153 153 0
1944 198 193 5
1945 159 159 0
1946 152 152 0
1947 160 160 0
1948 181 181 0
1949 133 133 0
1950 142 137 5
1951 150 150 0
1952 137 132 5
1953 121 121 0
1954 128 123 5
1955 104 104 0
1956 112 112 0
1957 87 87 0
1958 105 105 0
1959 96 96 0
1960 95 95 0
1961 84 84 0
1962 84 84 0
1963 54 54 0
1964 91 91 0
1965 64 64 0
1966 55 55 0
1967 54 54 0
1968 48 48 0
1969 55 55 0
1970 39 39 0
1971 49 49 0
1972 43 43 0
1973 60 60 0
1974 43 43 0
1975 47 47 0
1976 53 53 0
1977 52 52 0
1978 54 54 0
1979 64 64 0
1980 45 45 0
1981 45 45 0
1982 66 66 0
1983 55 55 0
1984 40 40 0
1985 38 38 0
1986 33 33 0
1987 37 37 0
1988 41 41 0
1989 39 39 0
1990 48 48 0
1991 49 49 0
1992 41 36 5
1993 44 39 5
1994 36 36 0
1995 53 53 0
1996 39 39 0
1997 52 52 0
1998 47 41 6
1999 55 55 0
2000 56 56 0
2001 52 52 0
2002 52 52 0
2003 59 59 0
2004 60 60 0
2005 46 46 0
2006 51 51 0
2007 64 64 0
2008 59 59 0
2009 44 44 0
2010 49 49 0
2011 46 46 0
2012 46 46 0
2013 47 47 0
2014 60 60 0
2015 75 75 0
2016 79 79 0
2017 97 97 0

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Popularity of Odessa as a first name

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Popularity of Odessa as a last name

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  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
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Fun Facts about the name Odessa

  • How Popular is the name Odessa? Odessa is the 1,794th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Odessa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,673 babies born with the first name Odessa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Odessa to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Odessa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Odessa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Odessa is Tuesday, March 28th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Odessa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Odessa was in 1920 with a total of 464 babies.
  • Random Odessa Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Odessa is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Odessa: Your name in reverse order is Assedo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dsasoe. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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