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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sosa

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Inflected form of soso (“tasteless (of food)”).

From Catalan sosa

  1. sodium hydroxide, soda ash
  2. (botany) glasswort

    Notable Persons Named Sosa

    Sosa was given the name Sosamma Joseph on December 23rd, 1971 in Parumala.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sosa

    Sammy Sosa is a baseball player. Sammy was born on November 12th, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís.


    José Sosa is a soccer player for the Beşiktaş J.K., Estudiantes de La Plata, FC Bayern Munich, S.S.C. Napoli, FC Metalist Kharkiv, Atlético Madrid, Argentina national under-20 football team, Argentina national under-23 football team, and Argentina national football team. José was born on June 19th, 1985 in Carcarañá.


    Mercedes Sosa was a folk music and nueva canción singing and activism. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 2009. Mercedes was given the name Haydée Mercedes Sosa on July 9th, 1935 in San Miguel de Tucumán. She breathed her last breath on October 4th, 2009.



    Ismael Sosa is a soccer player for the Club Universidad Nacional, Club Atlético Independiente, San Martín de San Juan, Argentinos Juniors, Gaziantepspor, Club Deportivo Universidad Católica, and Argentina national under-20 football team. Ismael was born on January 18th, 1987 in San Martín, Buenos Aires.


    DJ Sneak is a house music disc jockey and record producer. DJ was given the name Carlos Sosa in 1969 in Puerto Rico. DJ is also known as Sosa and Carlos.


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    Popularity of Sosa as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Sosa U.S.
      White 5.10% 64.26%
      African American 0.52% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.18% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.16% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 93.31% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Sosa

    People with the last name Sosa are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Sosa

    • How Popular is the name Sosa? Sosa is the 59,403rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sosa was the 650th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Sosa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23 babies born with the first name Sosa in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sosa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2015 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Sosa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sosa is Wednesday, March 4th, 1908.
    • What year had the most people named Sosa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sosa was in 2017 with a total of 12 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Sosa: Your name in reverse order is Asos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ssoa. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Sosa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 52,457 people with the last name Sosa.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sosa? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have Sosa as their last name.

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    • 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).
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