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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Okafor

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O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

K is for kid, the child within.

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

F is for finesse, an enviable trait.

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Notable Persons Named Okafor

Okafor Onyekachi is an athlete for the Crown F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Okafor

Jahlil Okafor is a basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers in the National Basketball Association. He has had major accomplishments since 2015. Jahlil was born on December 15th, 1995 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.


Emeka Okafor is a basketball player for the Free agent, Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, and Washington Wizards. He was most active from 2004 to present. Emeka was born on September 28th, 1982 in Houston.


Alex Okafor is an athlete for the Arizona Cardinals. He was most active from 2013 to present. Alex was born on February 8th, 1991 in Dallas.


John was born on October 17th, 1960.


Uche Okafor was a soccer player for the ACB Lagos, K.R.C. Mechelen, UR Namur, Le Touquet AC, Hannover 96, U.D. Leiria, Maccabi Ironi Ashdod F.C., S.C. Farense, Sporting Kansas City, and Nigeria national football team. Uche was born on August 8th, 1967 in Owerri. He died on January 6th, 2011.



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Popularity of Okafor as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Okafor U.S.
  White 1.24% 64.26%
  African American 96.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Okafor

People with the last name Okafor are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Okafor

  • How Popular is the name Okafor? As a last name Okafor was the 15,194th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Okafor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Okafor is Friday, December 28th, 1951.
  • How unique is the name Okafor? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Okafor. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Okafor: Your name in reverse order is Rofako. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Foaork. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Okafor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,939 people with the last name Okafor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Okafor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Okafor as their last name since less than 1 person in 152k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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