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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Oz

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From Italian oz., abbreviation of onza.

  1. Abbreviation of ounce; any of various units of weight and volume.
    Add 8 of flour.

oz was also found in the following language(s): French, Romansch, Slovene, and Uzbek

Notable Persons Named Oz

Oz Perkins is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to 1983. Oz was given the name Osgood Robert Perkins II on February 2nd, 1974 in New York City.


Oz Clarke is a writer.


Oz Fox is a christian metal, heavy metal music, hard rock, and glam metal singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer. His ongoing career started in 1983. Oz was given the name Richard Alfonso Martínez on June 18th, 1961. Oz is also known as Oz Fox.


Öz Beg Khan is a monarch. He holds the title Khan, Shahanshah, Khan (title), and Shah. He was most prominent from 1313 to 1341.


Oz Scott is a film director, television director, television producer, and theatre director. He was most active from 1970 to present. Oz was given the name Osborne E. Scott on September 16th, 1949 in Hampton, Virginia, U.S. Oz is also known as Osborne and Scott E..


Oz was given the name Paul Michael Bach on June 24th, 1939 in Paw Paw, West Virginia. Oz is also known as Bach and Oz. He breathed his last breath on September 21st, 1998.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Oz

Mehmet Oz is a surgeon, talk show host, and author. He has had major accomplishments since 1982. Mehmet was given the name Mehmet Cengiz Öz on June 11th, 1960 in Cleveland. Mehmet is also known as Oz and Mehmet Cengiz.


Frank Oz is a puppeteer, filmmaker, actor, and filmmaking. He was most active from 1960 to present. Frank was given the name Frank Richard Oznowicz on May 25th, 1944 in Hereford, Herefordshire, England.


Daphne Oz is an author, journalist, and tv personality. Daphne was given the name Daphne Nur Oz by her parents Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz on February 17th, 1986 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.


Oscar Diggs/The Wizard of Oz is a fictional character. Oscar is also known as The Wizard of Oz, Oz the Great, Terrible, and Flying Monkey.


Amos Oz is a writer, novelist, and journalist. Amos was given the name Amos Klausner on May 4th, 1939 in Jerusalem.


Princess Ozma of Oz is a fictional character. Princess is also known as Tippetarius and Tip.


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Popularity of Oz as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Oz U.S.
  White 88.18% 64.26%
  African American 2.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Oz

People with the last name Oz are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Oz

  • How Popular is the name Oz? Oz is the 19,359th most popular name of all time. As a last name Oz was the 66,754th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Oz have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 372 babies born with the first name Oz in the United States. That's more than enough people named Oz to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Oz? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Oz first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Oz is Tuesday, November 1st, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Oz born? The highest recorded use of the first name Oz was in 2017 with a total of 31 babies.
  • Random Oz Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Oz is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 9 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Oz: Your name in reverse order is Zo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Oz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 296 people with the last name Oz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Oz? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Oz as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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