Tafari

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697
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
136
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tafari

"Tafari" is a name of African origin, and it means "He who inspires awe". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Tafari

Tafari Benti was a Chairman of the Derg, (de facto Head of State), and List of Presidents of Ethiopia. His military service ended in 1974. Tafari was born in Near Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Empire. He breathed his last breath on February 3rd, 1977.

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Tafari Fairley is an athlete for the Meadhaven United F.C.

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Tafari Moore is a soccer player.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tafari

Levi Tafari is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to present. Levi was born Levi Tafari in Liverpool.

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Jack was born on October 31st, 1946.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1978 7 0 7
1980 8 0 8
1981 6 0 6
1982 8 0 8
1983 10 0 10
1984 10 0 10
1985 8 0 8
1986 9 0 9
1987 8 0 8
1988 8 0 8
1989 9 0 9
1990 13 0 13
1991 11 0 11
1992 12 0 12
1993 12 0 12
1994 18 0 18
1995 25 0 25
1996 27 0 27
1997 19 0 19
1998 19 0 19
1999 33 0 33
2000 25 0 25
2001 26 0 26
2002 24 0 24
2003 22 0 22
2004 28 0 28
2005 21 0 21
2006 29 0 29
2007 26 0 26
2008 24 0 24
2009 11 0 11
2010 22 0 22
2011 18 0 18
2012 20 0 20
2013 26 0 26
2014 28 0 28
2015 22 0 22
2016 45 6 39

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Popularity of Tafari as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tafari U.S.
  White 7.35% 64.26%
  African American 83.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tafari

People with the last name Tafari are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Tafari

  • How Popular is the name Tafari? Tafari is the 13,043rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tafari was the 126,018th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tafari have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 697 babies born with the first name Tafari in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tafari 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 Tafari? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Tafari first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tafari is Saturday, April 14th, 1945.
  • What year had the most people named Tafari born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tafari was in 2016 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Tafari Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tafari is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Tafari: Your name in reverse order is Irafat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Airfat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tafari? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 136 people with the last name Tafari.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tafari? Tafari is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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