First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Radek mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Radek

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Poland says the name Radek is of Polish origin and means "The one who is happy /The one who gives advice/".
Other origins: Slavic

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International Interest
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Radek

Radek Bonk is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1993 to 2014. Radek was born on January 9th, 1976 in Krnov.


Radek Faksa is a hockey player for the Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2013 to present. Radek was born on January 9th, 1994 in Opava.


Radek was born on March 11th, 1976 in Pardubice.


Radek Zelenka is a fictional character.


Radek Bejbl is a soccer player for the FK Mladá Boleslav, SK Slavia Prague, Atlético Madrid, RC Lens, SK Rapid Wien, FC Slovan Liberec, Czechoslovakia national under-21 football team, Czechoslovakia national football team, and Czech Republic national football team. Radek was born on August 29th, 1972 in Nymburk.


Radek Černý is a soccer player for the SK Slavia Prague, SK Dynamo České Budějovice, FK Hvězda Cheb, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Czech Republic national under-21 football team, and Czech Republic national football team. Radek was born on February 18th, 1974 in Prague.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Radek

Karl was given the name Karol Sobelsohn on October 31st, 1885 in Lviv. Karl is also known as Karl Berngardovich Radek. He breathed his last breath on May 19th, 1939.


David Radek is an athlete for the FK Bohemians Prague (Střížkov).


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Popularity of Radek as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Radek U.S.
  White 92.73% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Radek

People with the last name Radek are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Radek

  • How Popular is the name Radek? Radek is the 31,866th most popular name of all time. As a last name Radek was the 68,122nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Radek have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 139 babies born with the first name Radek in the United States. That's more than enough people named Radek 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 Radek? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Radek first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Radek is Monday, April 3rd, 1967.
  • What year had the most people named Radek born? The highest recorded use of the first name Radek was in 2009 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Radek: Your name in reverse order is Kedar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arekd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Radek? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 289 people with the last name Radek.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Radek? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Radek 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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