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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Soba

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From Japanese 蕎麦 (soba).

  1. A Japanese buckwheat noodle

    soba was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, Spanish, Turkish, and Veps

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Soba

    Elías López Sobá is a music of puerto rico co-director of the casals festival, pianist, and casals festival.


    Rosa was born on August 25th, 1976 in Spain.


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    Popularity of Soba as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Soba U.S.
      White 24.14% 64.26%
      African American 3.45% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 70.94% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Soba

    People with the last name Soba are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Soba

    • How Popular is the name Soba? As a last name Soba was the 90,853rd most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Soba first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Soba is Sunday, September 28th, 1884.
    • How unique is the name Soba? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Soba. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Soba: Your name in reverse order is Abos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sbao. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Soba? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 203 people with the last name Soba.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Soba? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Soba as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

    What Sobas Have Visited This Page?

    Past life for Soba born Dec 3, 1992

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central England approximately on 400. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

    You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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