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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 Rua

User Submitted Origins

English Greek

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Australia says the name Rua is of Irish origin and means "Red".
  • A submission from Palestine says the name Rua means "The things you dream at night or visions." and is of Arabic origin.
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Rua is of Maori origin and means "Two".

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Notable Persons Named Rua

Rua was born in 1869. He died in 1937.


Rua was born on August 11th, 1975 in Te Puia Springs.


Rua was born on March 13th, 1901 in Auckland. She left this life on May 25th, 1972.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rua

Maurício Rua is a martial artist. Maurício was born on November 25th, 1981 in Curitiba.


Antonio de la Rúa is a lawyer. Antonio was given the name Antonio de la Rúa Pertiné on March 7th, 1974 in Córdoba, Argentina.


Murilo was born on May 22nd, 1980 in Curitiba, Brazil.


Fernando de la Rúa is a president. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to 2001. Fernando was born on September 15th, 1937 in Córdoba, Argentina.


Ryan Rua is a baseball player for the Texas Rangers and Texas Rangers (baseball). Ryan was born on March 11th, 1990 in Amherst, Ohio.


He holds the title Priest, Confessor, and Co-founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco. S.D.B. was born on June 9th, 1837 in Turin. S.D.B. is also known as Rua and Michele. He breathed his last breath on April 6th, 1910.


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Popularity of Rua as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rua U.S.
  White 44.22% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 52.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rua

People with the last name Rua are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Rua

  • How Popular is the name Rua? Rua is the 65,327th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rua was the 19,796th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rua have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16 babies born with the first name Rua in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rua? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rua first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rua is Saturday, August 18th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Rua born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rua was in 2015 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Rua: Your name in reverse order is Aur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rua? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,359 people with the last name Rua.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rua? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rua as their last name since less than 1 person in 217k 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.