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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tala

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  • According to a user from Wisconsin, United States, the name Tala is of Native American origin and means "She-Wolf".
  • A user from Israel says the name Tala is of Arabic origin and means "A small palm tree".
  • A user from Philippines says the name Tala is of Philippines origin and means "Star".
  • A user from Australia says the name Tala is of Persian or Iranian origin and means "Gold".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Tala is of Arabic origin and means "Gold".
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  1. The basic unit of money in Western Samoa

Notable Persons Named Tala

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Tala Birell was an actor and film actress. She was most prominent from 1926 to 1926. Tala was given the name Natalie Bierle on September 10th, 1907 in Bucharest. Tala is also known as Natalie Bierle (birth name). She died on February 17th, 1958.

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Tala was born in 1981.

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Tala Gray is a rugby player. Tala was born on February 28th, 1990 in Melbourne.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tala

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Sameli was born on August 16th, 1893. He breathed his last breath on January 6th, 1961.

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Matafi Tala is an athlete for the Manu Laeva (women).

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Tokasi Tala is an athlete for the Manu Laeva (women).

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1953 5 5 0
1957 5 5 0
1970 5 5 0
1971 6 6 0
1973 6 6 0
1976 11 11 0
1977 6 6 0
1978 7 7 0
1979 8 8 0
1980 11 11 0
1981 7 7 0
1982 9 9 0
1983 9 9 0
1984 15 15 0
1985 6 6 0
1986 9 9 0
1987 11 11 0
1988 12 12 0
1989 11 11 0
1990 13 13 0
1991 12 12 0
1992 21 21 0
1993 27 27 0
1994 40 40 0
1995 43 43 0
1996 42 42 0
1997 52 52 0
1998 65 65 0
1999 64 64 0
2000 83 83 0
2001 91 91 0
2002 70 70 0
2003 63 63 0
2004 92 92 0
2005 70 70 0
2006 78 78 0
2007 62 62 0
2008 66 66 0
2009 87 87 0
2010 78 78 0
2011 95 95 0
2012 107 107 0
2013 136 136 0
2014 136 136 0
2015 117 117 0
2016 132 132 0
2017 165 165 0

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Popularity of Tala as a first name

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Popularity of Tala as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tala U.S.
  White 33.18% 64.26%
  African American 6.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 38.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 18.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tala

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tala

  • How Popular is the name Tala? Tala is the 6,261st most popular name of all time. As a last name Tala was the 88,020th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tala have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,266 babies born with the first name Tala in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tala to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tala? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tala first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tala is Tuesday, May 28th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Tala born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tala was in 2017 with a total of 165 babies.
  • Random Tala Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tala is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Tala: Your name in reverse order is Alat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tala. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tala? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 211 people with the last name Tala.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tala? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tala as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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