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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Tao

  • How many people with the first name Tao have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 307 babies born with the first name Tao in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tao 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 Tao? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tao first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tao is Sunday, February 15th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Tao born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tao was in 2010 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Tao Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tao is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Tao: Your name in reverse order is Oat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tao. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tao? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,286 people with the last name Tao.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tao? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Tao as their last name.
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Popularity of Tao as a first name

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Popularity of Tao as a last name

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Common last names for Tao

  • Nguyen
  • Wang
  • Chang

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tao U.S.
  White 3.10% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 92.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tao

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Tao" mean? The list below shows the origins of Tao as well as things modernly associated with the name Tao such as celebrities named Tao.


Origin and Meaning of Tao

The name "Tao" is of Chinese origin, and it means "Peach, Long Life". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The ultimate principle of the universe
  2. An adherent of any branch of Taoism

From the Wade-Giles romanization of Chinese (Dào, literally “the Way”).

  1. (Chinese philosophy) Alternative letter-case form of Tao: the way of nature and/or the way in which to live one's life.
  2. (historical, obsolete) Synonym of circuit: various administrative divisions of imperial and early Republican China.

tao was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, Hungarian, Ilocano, Italian, Japanese, Malagasy, Mandarin, Maori, Samoan, Tagalog, and Vietnamese

Other Inspirations for the Name Tao

Tao Exo
Tao Las Vegas
Tao Okamoto
Tao Te Ching
Tao Downtown Nyc
Tao New York
Tao Porchon-lynch
Tao Ruspoli
Tao Tao
Tao Beach

What does the name Tao mean?

Tis for talent, hidden or not.

Ais for angelic, a truly pure heart

Ois for objective, always impartial

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