First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Seo

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Alt. Meaning

S is for strength, there when needed.

E is for early, promptness is a virtue

O is for outgoing, so sociable are you

Notable Persons Named Seo

Seohyun is a singing, actor, singer, and actress. Seohyun was given the name Seo Ju-hyun on June 28th, 1991 in Seoul. Seohyun is also known as Seohyun.


Seo In-guk is a singing, actor, and singer. Seo was born on October 23rd, 1987 in Ulsan.


Seo Kang Joon or Seo Kang Jun is an actor, singing, and singer. He has been prominent since 2013. Seo was given the name Lee Seung-hwan on October 12th, 1993 in Gunpo.


Seo Hyun-jin is an actor and actress. Seo was born on February 27th, 1985 in South Korea.


Seo Ye-ji is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2013. Seo was born on April 6th, 1990 in Seoul.


Seo Ji-hye is an actor and actress. Her ongoing career started in 2003. Seo was born on August 24th, 1984 in Seoul.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Seo

Jang-hoon was born on June 3rd, 1974.


Kōji Seo is a mangaka and manga artist. They were most active from 1996 to present. Kōji was born on July 26th, 1974 in Hiroshima, Japan.


Yu-ri Seo is a voice actress, actress, cosplayer, and vj. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Yu-ri was born on February 8th, 1985 in Daegu.


Hui was born in 942. He passed away in 998.


Ji-hun was born on February 9th, 1985.


Jae Weong Seo is a baseball player for the Kia Tigers. Jae was born on May 24th, 1977 in Gwangju.


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International Interest for Seo

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Seo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Seo U.S.
  White 2.23% 64.26%
  African American 0.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 95.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.07% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Seo

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Seo

  • How Popular is the name Seo? As a last name Seo was the 4,998th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Seo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Seo is Thursday, October 6th, 1898.
  • How unique is the name Seo? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Seo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Seo: Your name in reverse order is Oes. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eso. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Seo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,033 people with the last name Seo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Seo? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Seo as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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