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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sura

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  • A submission from United States says the name Sura means "She who keeps her own counsel, in other words, mysterious woman" and is of Arabic origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Su"ra
One of the sections or chapters of the Koran, which are one hundred and fourteen in number.

Etymology: Ar., a step, a degree

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The muscular back part of the shank
  2. One of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran ("the Quran is divided in 114 suras")

From Arabic سُورَة (sūra, “chapter of the Qur'an”), from سَوَّرَ (sawwara, “to enclose, to wall in”).

  1. Any of the 114 chapters of the Qur'an.

sura was also found in the following language(s): Hausa, Latin, Maltese, Polish, Romani, Swahili, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Sura


Sura Yekka is a soccer player for the Michigan Wolverines, Canada women's national under-17 soccer team, Canada women's national under-20 soccer team, and Canada women's national soccer team. Sura was born on January 4th, 1997 in Toronto.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sura

Bob Sura is a basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, and Houston Rockets. His most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 2005. Bob was born on March 25th, 1973 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.



Patrik Sura is an athlete for the FC ŠTK 1914 Šamorín.


Peter Sura is an athlete for the FC ŠTK 1914 Šamorín.


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Popularity of Sura as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sura U.S.
  White 52.34% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 17.97% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 28.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sura

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

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Fun Facts about the name Sura

  • How Popular is the name Sura? Sura is the 22,887th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sura was the 21,439th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sura have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 273 babies born with the first name Sura in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sura to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sura? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Sura first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sura is Thursday, March 30th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Sura born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sura was in 2013 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Random Sura Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sura is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Sura: Your name in reverse order is Arus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arsu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sura? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,219 people with the last name Sura.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sura? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sura as their last name since less than 1 person in 244k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.