First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Sakata

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Alt. Meaning

S is for select, as few are chosen.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

A is for approachable, constantly meeting new people

T is for try, as hard as you can

A is for adventure, take a new one today

Notable Persons Named Sakata

Their most notable accomplishments were from 1941 to present. Sakata was given the name Hirotarō Hayashi on December 31st, 1931. Sakata is also known as Kōtarō Hayashi, Nakamura Senjaku II, Nakamura Ganjirō III, and Narikomaya Yamashiroya.


Sakata Tōjūrō I was a zamoto and zamoto (theatre manager). Their career lasted from 1676 to 1708. Sakata was born in 1647 in Kyoto. Sakata is also known as Sakata Izaemon and Yamashiroya. They breathed their last breath on November 1st, 1709.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sakata

Harold Sakata was a wrestler. Harold was born on July 1st, 1920 in Holualoa, Hawaii, U.S. He left this life on July 29th, 1982.



Wataru Sakata is a martial artist. Wataru was born on March 11th, 1973 in Inazawa, Aichi.


Lenn Sakata is a baseball player. Lenn was born on June 8th, 1954 in Honolulu.


Kazuto was born in 1966.


Daisuke Sakata is a soccer player for the Avispa Fukuoka, Yokohama Flügels, Yokohama F. Marinos, Aris Thessaloniki F.C., F.C. Tokyo, Japan national under-20 football team, and Japan national football team. Daisuke was born on January 16th, 1983 in Kōnan-ku, Yokohama. Daisuke is also known as 坂田 大輔 (Japanese).


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Popularity of Sakata as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sakata U.S.
  White 7.87% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 77.32% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sakata

People with the last name Sakata are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Sakata

  • How Popular is the name Sakata? As a last name Sakata was the 28,131st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Sakata? Out of 5,838,786 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Sakata was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Sakata: Your name in reverse order is Atakas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kaatsa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sakata? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 851 people with the last name Sakata.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sakata? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sakata as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.