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 Okeke

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Alt. Meaning

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

K is for kid, the child within.

E is for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Notable Persons Named Okeke

He breathed his last breath in 2007.


Okeke "OK Negus" Okonjo is a politician and party chief. Okeke was given the name Okeke Ubu Yu Okonjo on February 28th, 1983 in Quthing, Lesotho. Okeke is also known as OK Okonjo.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Okeke

Uzooma Okeke is a football player. Uzooma was born on September 3rd, 1970 in Beaumont, Texas.


Ebele Ofunneamaka Okeke is a Head of Nigerian Civil Service, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, and Head ofNigerian Civil Service. Ebele was born on June 14th, 1948 in Nnewi.


Francisca Nneka Okeke is a physics, education, academic administration, physicists, academics, and educational administrator. She was most active from 1980 to present. Francisca was born in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria.


Chibuike Okeke is a soccer player for the Enyimba International F.C., Heartland F.C., Riffa S.C., FC Union Berlin, Chemnitzer FC, Berliner AK 07, and Nigeria national football team. Chibuike was born on September 9th, 1979 in Nigeria.


Patrick Iwegbuna Okeke was an Inspector General of PoliceRepublic of Biafra, Commissioner of PoliceEastern Region, Nigeria, Inspector-general of police, Biafra, Police commissioner, and Eastern Region. Patrick was born on December 31st, 1920 in Kingdom of Nri. They breathed their last breath on September 20th, 1995.


Timothy Okeke is an athlete for the Giwa FC.


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International Interest for Okeke

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Okeke as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Okeke U.S.
  White 1.66% 64.26%
  African American 95.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.80% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Okeke

People with the last name Okeke are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Okeke

  • How Popular is the name Okeke? As a last name Okeke was the 18,910th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Okeke? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Okeke was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Okeke: Your name in reverse order is Ekeko. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eekok. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Okeke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,444 people with the last name Okeke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Okeke? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Okeke as their last name since less than 1 person in 204k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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