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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Osuji

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  • A user from Nigeria says the name Osuji is of African origin and means "Lover of yam if it is a surname that has been for 2 or more generations it means a clan that prospers in tuber(yam) production.".

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Osuji

Amarachi Osuji is a soccer player for the ND Gorica, NK Brda, and NK Tolmin. Amarachi was born on January 21st, 1996 in Nigeria.


Wilfred Osuji is a soccer player for the Modena F.C., A.C. Milan, Varese Calcio S.S.D., and Calcio Padova. Wilfred was born on August 5th, 1990 in Lagos.


Sonny J Mason is a rhythm, blues, soul music, funk, and disco producer, songwriter, vocalist, and record producer. He plays D.A.W., drums, bass, guitar, Digital audio workstation, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1998. Sonny was given the name Justin Osuji in Glasgow. Sonny is also known as Sonny J Mason Osuji.


Chinedum was born on December 15th, 1976.


Fabian Osuji is a Federal Minister of Education. Fabian was born on January 20th, 1942.


Bede Amarachi Osuji is a sports team member for the ND Gorica.


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Popularity of Osuji as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Osuji U.S.
  White 1.62% 64.26%
  African American 96.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Osuji

People with the last name Osuji are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Osuji

  • How Popular is the name Osuji? As a last name Osuji was the 43,584th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Osuji first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Osuji is Wednesday, May 2nd, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Osuji? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Osuji. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Osuji: Your name in reverse order is Ijuso. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jousi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Osuji? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 495 people with the last name Osuji.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Osuji? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Osuji as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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