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Origin and Meaning of Tango

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  • A submission from New Jersey, United States says the name Tango means "Its a last name (mine) or a dance".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tan"go
A difficult dance in two-four time characterized by graceful posturing, frequent pointing positions, and a great variety of steps, including the cross step and turning steps. The dance is of Spanish origin, and is believed to have been in its original form a part of the fandango.Any of various popular forms derived from this.a musical tune appropriate for this dance.

Etymology: Sp., a certain dance

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  1. A ballroom dance of Latin-American origin
  2. Music written in duple time for dancing the tango
  3. Dance a tango

Notable Persons Named Tango

Tango Lee McCauley is a football player. He was most prominent from 2003 to 2007. Tango was born on October 27th, 1978 in Oklahoma City.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tango

Egisto was born on November 13th, 1873. He left this life on October 5th, 1951.


Jérémias Tango is an athlete for the ASM Belfort.


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Popularity of Tango as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tango U.S.
  White 72.38% 64.26%
  African American 0.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 18.05% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tango

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tango

  • How Popular is the name Tango? Tango is the 53,752nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tango was the 39,659th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tango have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33 babies born with the first name Tango in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tango? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 24 new born babies.
  • When was Tango first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tango is Tuesday, July 13th, 1948.
  • What year had the most people named Tango born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tango was in 1971 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tango: Your name in reverse order is Ognat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nagot. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tango? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 554 people with the last name Tango.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tango? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tango as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k 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).
  • 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).
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