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

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Origin and Meaning of Takei

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  • According to a user from Japan, the name Takei is of Japanese origin and means "Bamboo well".
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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Takei

George Takei is an actor, author, and voice artist, director, and activist. He has had major accomplishments since 1955. George was given the name George Hosato Takei on April 20th, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Emi Takei is an actress, model, and singer. She was most active from 2007 to present. Emi was born on December 25th, 1993 in Nagoya, Japan.


Hiroyuki Takei is a mangaka and manga artist. He has had major accomplishments since 1994. Hiroyuki was born on May 15th, 1972 in Yomogita, Aomori, Japan.


His military service ended in 1979. Tomohisa was born in 1957 in Nagano Prefecture.


Takeo was born on June 25th, 1894 in Nagano Prefecture. He passed away on February 7th, 1983.


Koji was born on July 30th, 1990 in Kyoto.


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International Interest for Takei

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Takei as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Takei U.S.
  White 8.19% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 82.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Takei

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

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Fun Facts about the name Takei

  • How Popular is the name Takei? As a last name Takei was the 69,793rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Takei first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Takei is Sunday, April 10th, 1898.
  • How unique is the name Takei? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Takei. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Takei: Your name in reverse order is Iekat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ektai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Takei? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 281 people with the last name Takei.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Takei? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Takei as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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