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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Seck
Barren; unprofitable. See Rent seck, under Rent.

Etymology: F. sec, properly, dry, L. siccus


French sec dry, from Latin siccua.

Notable Persons Named Seck

Seck Mouanganga is an athlete for the Sapins FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Seck

Thione Ballago Seck is a mbalax singing and songwriter. He has been prominent since 1970. Thione was born on March 12th, 1955.


Ibrahima Seck is an athlete for the AJ Auxerre, ASC Yakaar, SAS Épinal, US Créteil-Lusitanos, Senegal national under-23 football team, and Senegal national football team. Ibrahima was born on August 10th, 1989 in Bargny, Senegal.


Cheick Tidiane Seck is a music of africa, jazz, and south african jazz musician. He plays Hammond organ. He has been prominent since 1970. Cheick was given the name Cheick Amadou Tidiane Seck on December 11th, 1953 in Ségou, Mali.


Mansour Seck is a singing and songwriter. He plays Kora (instrument) and Acoustic guitar. His career lasted from 1982 to 1982.


Idrissa Seck is a prime minister. His career lasted from 2002 to 2004. Idrissa was born on August 9th, 1960 in Thiès.


Mamadou Seck is a soccer player for the Toulouse FC, Nîmes Olympique, AC Ajaccio, Kayseri Erciyesspor, Le Havre AC, Sheffield United F.C., Scunthorpe United F.C., and Senegal national football team. Mamadou was born on August 23rd, 1979 in Rufisque.


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Popularity of Seck as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Seck U.S.
  White 32.48% 64.26%
  African American 63.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Seck

People with the last name Seck are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Seck

  • How Popular is the name Seck? As a last name Seck was the 19,747th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Seck first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Seck is Thursday, August 11th, 1881.
  • How unique is the name Seck? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Seck. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Seck: Your name in reverse order is Kces. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ksec. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Seck? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,364 people with the last name Seck.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Seck? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Seck 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).
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