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since 1880
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Oke
  1. A Turkish and Egyptian weight, equal to about 23/4 pounds.
  2. An Hungarian and Wallachian measure, equal to about 21/2 pints.

Etymology: Turk. okkah, fr. Ar. ūkīyah wakīyah, prob. fr. Gr. o'yggi`a o'ygki`a, an ounce, fr. L. uncia. Cf. Ounce a weight


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  1. (historical units of measurement) Alternative form of oka.

Borrowing from Afrikaans [Term?].

  1. (South Africa, slang) Man; guy; bloke.

    oke was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto and Japanese

    Notable Persons Named Oke

    Oke Akpoveta is a soccer player for the IK Frej, Warri Wolves F.C., Brøndby IF, Ravan Baku FK, Brønshøj BK, and Lyngby Boldklub. Oke was born on December 12th, 1991 in Warri.


    Oke was born on February 27th, 1894 in Downing, Missouri. He left this life on May 2nd, 1974.


    Oke Ogagotevwho is an athlete for the Sunshine Stars F.C.


    Oke Fola Joseph is a sports team member for the Africa Sports d'Abidjan.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Oke

    Janette Oke is an inspirational fiction writer. Janette was given the name Janette Steeves on February 18th, 1935 in Champion, Alberta, Canada.


    Femi Oke is a journalist and television journalist. Femi was born on June 30th, 1966.



    Tosin was born on October 1st, 1980 in London, England.


    Vidyadhar Oke is a hindustani classical music, religion, and indian folk music harmonium player, doctor of medicine, music researcher, and musical instrument inventor. He plays Pump organ. Vidyadhar was given the name Vidyadhar Gopal Oke on May 30th, 1952 in Maharashtra.


    Aditya Oke is a hindustani classical music musician. He plays Pump organ. He was most prominent from 1991 to present. Aditya was given the name Aditya .


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Oke U.S.
      White 32.28% 64.26%
      African American 61.27% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.30% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.52% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.63% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Oke

    People with the last name Oke are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Oke

    • How Popular is the name Oke? As a last name Oke was the 29,768th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Oke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Oke is Thursday, July 21st, 1881.
    • How unique is the name Oke? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Oke. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Oke: Your name in reverse order is Eko. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oek. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Oke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 790 people with the last name Oke.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Oke? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Oke as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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