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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tete

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tête
A kind of wig; false hair.

Etymology: F., the head. See Tester a covering

Notable Persons Named Tete

Tété is a pop-folk and rock music musician. Tété was given the name Niang Mahmoud Tété on July 25th, 1975 in Dakar.


Tete Montoliu was a jazz musician. Tete was given the name Vicenç Montoliu i Massana on March 28th, 1933 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He passed away on August 24th, 1997.


Tete is also known as Bostonais, Pierre, and Hastination. He died in 1828.


Tete was born on October 13th, 1937.


Tete was born on August 6th, 1960.


Tété Mendy is a sports team member for the Racing Club de France football Colombes 92.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tete

Kenny Tete is a soccer player for the AFC Ajax, A.V.V. Zeeburgia, Ajax Youth Academy, Jong Ajax, Netherlands national under-17 football team, and Netherlands national under-19 football team. Kenny was born on October 9th, 1995 in Amsterdam.


Zolani was born on March 8th, 1988 in Eastern Cape.


Tété is a pop-folk and rock music musician. Tété was given the name Niang Mahmoud Tété on July 25th, 1975 in Dakar.


Sumrai was born on November 15th, 1979.


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Popularity of Tete as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tete U.S.
  White 37.34% 64.26%
  African American 51.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tete

People with the last name Tete are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Tete

  • How Popular is the name Tete? As a last name Tete was the 111,426th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Tete first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tete is Monday, May 6th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Tete? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tete. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Tete: Your name in reverse order is Etet. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tete. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tete? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 158 people with the last name Tete.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tete? Tete is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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