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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sao

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Sa"o
Any marine annelid of the genus Hyalinæcia, especially H. tubicola of Europe, which inhabits a transparent movable tube resembling a quill in color and texture.

Notable Persons Named Sao

Sao Shwe Thaik is a president. His career lasted from 1948 to 1952. Sao was born in Yawnghwe, Shan States, British India.


Sao was born on May 30th, 1907 in Mongpawn. He breathed his last breath on July 20th, 1947.


His career lasted from 1896 to 1935.


Sao Hkun Hkio is a Saopha of Möngmit, and 4th Minister of Foreign Affairs. Sao was born on August 19th, 1912.


Sao Joao is an athlete for the Desportivo de Cova Figueira.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sao

Moussa Sao is a soccer player for the FC Sochaux-Montbéliard and Le Havre AC. Moussa was born on October 17th, 1989 in Fontenay-aux-Roses.


Ligi was born on October 11th, 1992 in New Zealand.


Hang was born in 1939. He breathed his last breath in 2004.


Tran was born in 1942 in Huế.




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Popularity of Sao as a last name

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Common last names for Sao

  • Yang
  • Nguyen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sao U.S.
  White 3.43% 64.26%
  African American 2.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 82.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sao

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

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Fun Facts about the name Sao

  • How Popular is the name Sao? Sao is the 73,531st most popular name of all time. As a last name Sao was the 18,529th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sao have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Sao in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sao? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sao first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sao is Monday, March 15th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Sao born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sao was in 1983 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sao: Your name in reverse order is Oas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sao. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sao? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,489 people with the last name Sao.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sao? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sao as their last name since less than 1 person in 200k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.