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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roa

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  • A user from Canada says the name Roa is of Arabic origin and means "Dream/vision".
  • A submission from Norway says the name Roa means "Vision" and is of Arabic origin.
Other origins: Spanish

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Notable Persons Named Roa

ROA was born in 1976 in Ghent.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Roa

Carlos Roa is a soccer player for the Racing Club de Avellaneda, Club Atlético Lanús, RCD Mallorca, Albacete Balompié, Club Olimpo, Argentina national under-23 football team, and Argentina national football team. Carlos was born on August 15th, 1969 in Santa Fe, Argentina.


ROA was born in 1976 in Ghent.


Soledad Roa-Duterte was a teacher and activist. Soledad was given the name Soledad Gonzales Roa on November 22nd, 1916 in Cabadbaran, Agusan, Philippine Islands. Soledad is also known as Nanay Soleng. They breathed their last breath on February 4th, 2012.


Andrés Felipe Roa is a soccer player for the Deportivo Cali, Uniautónoma F.C., Unión Magdalena, and Colombia national football team. Andrés was born on May 25th, 1993 in Sabanalarga, Colombia.


Sergio Bustamante was an actor. Sergio was given the name Sergio Emilio Edgardo de Bustamante y Arteaga Roa on October 18th, 1934 in Mexico City. He breathed his last breath on May 22nd, 2014.


Juan Daniel Roa is a soccer player for the Independiente Santa Fe and Colombia national football team. Juan was born on August 20th, 1991 in Bogotá, Colombia.


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Popularity of Roa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roa U.S.
  White 9.03% 64.26%
  African American 0.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 82.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roa

People with the last name Roa are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Roa

  • How Popular is the name Roa? Roa is the 77,646th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roa was the 5,589th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7 babies born with the first name Roa in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2017 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Roa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roa is Wednesday, November 7th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Roa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roa was in 2017 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Roa: Your name in reverse order is Aor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,221 people with the last name Roa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roa? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Roa as their last name.

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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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