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 Seto

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From Latin saeptum, past participle of saepire (“to enclose”).

  1. fence
  2. hedge

Notable Persons Named Seto

Seto Nurdiyantoro is a sports team member for the PSIM Yogyakarta.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Seto

Asami Seto is a voice acting, singing, voice actress, and singer. She was most active from 2010 to present. Asami was born on April 2nd, 1993 in Saitama Prefecture.


Takayuki Seto is a soccer player for the FC Astra Giurgiu, Osmanlıspor, and Avaí FC. Takayuki was born on February 5th, 1986 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. Takayuki is also known as Takayuki and Seto.


Daiya was born on May 24th, 1994 in Moroyama, Saitama, Japan.


Koji Seto is an actor and singer. They were most active from 2005 to 2005. Koji was born on May 18th, 1988 in Kama, Fukuoka, Japan.


Rocky Seto is an athlete for the Seattle Seahawks. Rocky was born on March 12th, 1976 in Los Angeles.


Asaka was given the name Megumi Ieda on December 12th, 1976 in Seto, Aichi.


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Popularity of Seto as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Seto U.S.
  White 10.41% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 75.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Seto

People with the last name Seto are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Seto

  • How Popular is the name Seto? As a last name Seto was the 11,229th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Seto first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Seto is Monday, August 6th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Seto? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Seto. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Seto: Your name in reverse order is Otes. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Otse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Seto? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,814 people with the last name Seto.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Seto? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Seto as their last name since less than 1 person in 105k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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