Su

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699
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Su

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Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the female given name Susan and of its variant forms.
  2. A surname​ of Chinese origin (see: 蘇, traditional or 苏, simplified).

Su was also found in the following language(s): Guerrero Amuzgo and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Su

Su was given the name Susan Georgina Pollard on November 7th, 1949 in Nottingham.

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Su Shi was a ministry of rites, chinese poetry, chinese literature, chinese painting, chinese calligraphy, minister of rites, poet, essayist, painter, calligrapher, and statesman. Su was born in 1037 in Meishan. He died in 1101.

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Su Song is an engineer, diplomat, scholar-official, and scholar-bureaucrat. Su was born in 1020 in near Quanzhou. Su is also known as 子容 (Ziróng).

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Su Yunying is a pop music and folk music singer-songwriter. She was most prominent from 2015 to present. Su was born in 1991 in Sanya. Su is also known as Susu (苏苏) and Sue Su.

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Su Yu was an office holder. His military service ended in 1984. Su was born on August 10th, 1907 in Huitong County, Hunan Province, Qing dynasty China. He passed away on February 5th, 1984.

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Su Elliott is an actor. Su was born on December 18th, 1950 in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Su

Lisa T. Su is a ceo and president, amd, and advanced micro devices. Lisa was born in 1969 in Tainan, Taiwan.

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Alec Su is an actor. He plays Keyboard instrument and Guitar. His ongoing career started in 1988. Alec is also known as Guaiguai Hu (乖乖虎; "Obedient Tiger") and Tommy Su.

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May was born in Philippines.

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Bingtian was born on August 29th, 1989 in Zhongshan. Bingtian is also known as 苏炳添.

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Ma Su is an actor. She was most active from 2003 to present. Ma was born on February 17th, 1981 in Harbin.

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Tarcy Su is a singing, actor, singer, and actress. She has been prominent since 1990. Tarcy was given the name Su Huilun on October 27th, 1970 in Taipei.

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How popular is the baby name Su in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1935 6 6 0
1939 7 7 0
1941 7 7 0
1942 9 9 0
1943 6 6 0
1944 12 12 0
1945 11 11 0
1946 10 10 0
1947 14 14 0
1948 10 10 0
1949 12 12 0
1950 15 15 0
1951 11 11 0
1952 7 7 0
1953 6 6 0
1954 13 13 0
1955 17 17 0
1956 18 18 0
1957 22 22 0
1958 21 21 0
1959 11 11 0
1960 11 11 0
1961 11 11 0
1962 11 11 0
1963 14 14 0
1964 9 9 0
1965 5 5 0
1966 5 5 0
1967 14 14 0
1969 11 11 0
1970 9 9 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 5 5 0
1973 6 6 0
1974 5 5 0
1975 10 10 0
1976 9 9 0
1977 7 7 0
1979 11 11 0
1980 8 8 0
1981 10 10 0
1982 11 6 5
1983 5 0 5
1984 8 8 0
1985 8 8 0
1986 5 5 0
1987 15 9 6
1988 6 6 0
1989 5 5 0
1990 10 10 0
1991 13 8 5
1992 7 7 0
1993 11 6 5
1994 8 8 0
1995 10 10 0
1996 7 7 0
1998 6 6 0
2000 7 7 0
2001 6 6 0
2002 9 9 0
2003 7 7 0
2004 6 6 0
2005 7 7 0
2006 6 6 0
2007 6 6 0
2009 7 7 0
2010 9 9 0
2011 11 11 0
2013 10 10 0
2014 7 7 0
2015 15 15 0
2016 17 10 7
2017 11 11 0

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Popularity of Su as a last name

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Common last names for Su

  • Nguyen
  • Lee
  • Chen
  • Chang
  • Yi
  • Lin
  • Liu
  • Wu

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Su U.S.
  White 2.26% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 93.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Su

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

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Fun Facts about the name Su

  • How Popular is the name Su? Su is the 13,225th most popular name of all time. As a last name Su was the 2,779th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Su have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 699 babies born with the first name Su in the United States. That's more than enough people named Su to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Su? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1935 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Su first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Su is Sunday, January 10th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Su born? The highest recorded use of the first name Su was in 1957 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Su Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Su is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Su: Your name in reverse order is Us. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Us. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Su? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,973 people with the last name Su.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Su? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Su 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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