• <100 Tapia
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Tapia

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  1. adobe
  2. adobe brick
  3. wall made of adobe bricks
  4. enclosing wall

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tapia

Johnny Tapia was a boxer. Johnny was born on February 13th, 1967 in New Mexico, U.S. He breathed his last breath on May 27th, 2012.


Renato Tapia is a soccer player for the Feyenoord, Esther Grande, FC Twente, Jong FC Twente, Peru national under-17 football team, Peru national under-20 football team, and Peru national football team. Renato was born on July 28th, 1995 in Lima.


Héctor Tapia is a soccer player for the Colo-Colo, Club Deportivo Universidad Católica, A.C. Perugia Calcio, Club Deportivo Palestino, Lille OSC, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Unión Española, FC Thun, Chile national under-17 football team, Chile national under-20 football team, and Chile national foo. Héctor was born on September 30th, 1977 in Santiago.


Glen was born on December 11th, 1989 in Passaic, New Jersey.


Richard A. Tapia is a scientist in the field of mathematics. Richard was born on March 25th, 1939.


She holds the title Miss Teen República Dominicana 2010, Miss Turismo Dominicana 2010, and Miss Dominican Republic. Nabila was born Nabila Tapia on October 16th, 1992 in Santo Domingo.


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Popularity of Tapia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tapia U.S.
  White 4.85% 64.26%
  African American 0.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 93.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tapia

People with the last name Tapia are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Tapia

  • How Popular is the name Tapia? As a last name Tapia was the 647th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Tapia? Out of 5,838,786 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Tapia was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Tapia: Your name in reverse order is Aipat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Paiat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tapia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 52,651 people with the last name Tapia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tapia? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have Tapia as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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