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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Taiwo mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Taiwo

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  • A user from Nigeria says the name Taiwo is of Yoruba origin and means "Taste the world. It's a name given to first of a set of twins to be born.".
  • A user from United Arab Emirates says the name Taiwo is of African origin and means "Blessed".

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Alt. Meaning

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

A is for able, for you surely are.

I is for impartial, a great arbiter

W is for wisdom, you acquire with age.

O is for original, one of a kind!

Notable Persons Named Taiwo

Taiwo Awoniyi is a soccer player for the FSV Frankfurt, Liverpool F.C., Nigeria national under-17 football team, Nigeria national under-20 football team, and Nigeria national under-23 football team. Taiwo was born on August 12th, 1997 in Ilorin.


Taiwo Akinkunmi is an electrical engineer and retired nigerian civil servant. He has been prominent since 1958. Taiwo was born Taiwo Akinkunmi on May 10th, 1936 in Ibadan. Taiwo is also known as Michael.


Taiwo Atieno is a soccer player for the Walsall F.C., Nuneaton Town F.C., Rochdale A.F.C., Chester City F.C., Kidderminster Harriers F.C., Darlington F.C., Dagenham & Redbridge F.C., Tamworth F.C., Puerto Rico Islanders, Charleston Battery, Rochester Rhinos, Luton Town F.C., Stevenage F.C., and Tor. Taiwo was born on August 6th, 1985 in Brixton, England.


Taiwo Odukoya is a pastor, author, minister (christianity), and minister. Taiwo was given the name Daniel Taiwo Odukoya on June 15th, 1956 in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria.


Taiwo was given the name Taiwo Iredele Odubiyi on May 29th, 1965 in Abeokuta, Nigeria.


Taiwo Ajai Lycett is a film actress, cosmetologist, and cosmetology. Taiwo was born on January 3rd, 1941 in Lagos, Western Region, British Nigeria.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Taiwo

Taye Taiwo is a soccer player for the Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi, Ifeanyi Ubah F.C., Lobi Stars F.C., Olympique de Marseille, A.C. Milan, Queens Park Rangers F.C., FC Dynamo Kyiv, Bursaspor, and Nigeria national football team. Taye was born on April 16th, 1985 in Lagos, Nigeria.


Tom Taiwo is a soccer player for the Falkirk F.C., Farsley Celtic A.F.C., Leeds United F.C. Reserves, Youth Team, Chelsea F.C. Reserves, Academy, Chelsea F.C., Port Vale F.C., Carlisle United F.C., Hibernian F.C., and England national under-17 football team. Tom was born on February 27th, 1990 in Pudsey, England.


Jeremy was born on January 15th, 1990 in Ballard, Seattle.


Solomon Taiwo is a soccer player for the Margate F.C., Millwall F.C., Bromley F.C., Maidenhead United F.C., Fort Wayne Fever, Tooting & Mitcham United F.C., Weymouth F.C., Chesham United F.C., Windsor & Eton F.C., Sutton United F.C., Dagenham & Redbridge F.C., Cardiff City F.C., and Leyton Orient F. Solomon was born on April 29th, 1985 in Lagos, Nigeria.


Ibrahim Taiwo was a Governor of Kwara State and List of Governors of Kwara. He left this life on February 13th, 1976.


Wasiu Taiwo is a soccer player for the Shooting Stars SC, De Graafschap, MVV Maastricht, AGOVV Apeldoorn, Fortuna Sittard, FC Waidhofen/Ybbs, and Nigeria national football team. Wasiu was born on October 1st, 1976 in Lagos.


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Popularity of Taiwo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Taiwo U.S.
  White 1.00% 64.26%
  African American 95.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Taiwo

People with the last name Taiwo are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Taiwo

  • How Popular is the name Taiwo? Taiwo is the 26,607th most popular name of all time. As a last name Taiwo was the 37,029th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Taiwo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 204 babies born with the first name Taiwo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Taiwo 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 Taiwo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Taiwo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Taiwo is Saturday, August 11th, 1951.
  • What year had the most people named Taiwo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Taiwo was in 1992 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Taiwo: Your name in reverse order is Owiat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Owiat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Taiwo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 603 people with the last name Taiwo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Taiwo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Taiwo as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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