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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ranta

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From Proto-Germanic *strandō, compare Swedish strand.

  1. shore (the border of a body of water and land in general)
  2. beach (sandy shore)
    Mennään !
    Let's go to the !
  3. bank (shore of a river)
    Esihistoriallisena aikana suomalais-ugrilaiset kansat asuttivat Volgan .
    In the prehistoric age the Finno-Ugric people inhabited the of the river Volga.
    oikea ~ : right bank
    vasen ~ : left bank
  4. (rarely) strand

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ranta

Kristian Ranta is a melodic death metal musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Kristian was born on May 13th, 1981 in Helsinki. Kristian is also known as Kride.


Vesa Ranta is a death metal, melodic death metal, and heavy metal music musician. He plays Drum kit. Vesa was born on July 20th, 1973.


Helena was born on June 11th, 1946.


Ville was born on November 29th, 1978.


Roope Ranta is a hockey player for the SV Kaltern in the Serie A (ice hockey). His ongoing career started in 2007. Roope was born on May 23rd, 1988 in Helsinki.


Esko Ranta is a soccer player for the Tampereen Pallo-Veikot, FC Haka, and Finland national football team. Esko was born on January 14th, 1947 in Finland.


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Popularity of Ranta as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ranta U.S.
  White 92.63% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ranta

People with the last name Ranta are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ranta

  • How Popular is the name Ranta? As a last name Ranta was the 24,802nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ranta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ranta is Sunday, November 2nd, 1913.
  • How unique is the name Ranta? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ranta. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ranta: Your name in reverse order is Atnar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ratan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ranta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,004 people with the last name Ranta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ranta? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ranta as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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