Thu

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825
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since 1880
Last Name
564
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Thu

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  • According to a user from Thailand, the name Thu is of Vietnamese origin and means "A letter".
  • According to a user from Vietnam, the name Thu is of Vietnamese origin and means "Celestial Book".
  • A user from Kansas, United States says the name Thu is of Vietnamese origin and means "Autumn".

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Thu was also found in the following language(s): Vietnamese

Notable Persons Named Thu

Thu Minh is a pop music, dance music, and electronic music musician. She was most active from 1993 to present. Thu was given the name Vũ Thu Minh on September 22nd, 1977 in Hanoi. Thu is also known as Thu Minh.

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Thu was born in Malaysia.

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Thu was born on July 16th, 1943 in Haiphong.

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Thu was born in 1969.

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Thu Maung was an actor, writer, and singer. Thu was given the name Bala on March 13th, 1951 in Yangon. Thu is also known as Nyo Aung. He left this life on May 16th, 2010.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Thu

Kyaw Thu is an actor, film director, and director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to 1984. Kyaw was given the name Kyaw Win on November 2nd, 1959 in Yangon.

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Hồ Lệ Thu is a musician. Hồ was given the name Tào Thế Lệ Thu on October 19th, 1973 in Hanoi.

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Mai was born in 1906. They left this life in 1980.

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Aung Thu is a soccer player for the Yadanarbon F.C., Myanmar national under-17 football team, Myanmar national under-20 football team, and Myanmar national football team. Aung was born on May 22nd, 1996 in Pyinmana.

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Thien was born on May 3rd, 1952 in Đông Hưng.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 7 7 0
1976 18 18 0
1977 11 11 0
1978 25 25 0
1979 22 22 0
1980 37 37 0
1981 47 47 0
1982 50 50 0
1983 55 55 0
1984 52 52 0
1985 34 34 0
1986 32 32 0
1987 20 20 0
1988 21 21 0
1989 30 30 0
1990 31 26 5
1991 28 28 0
1992 13 13 0
1993 27 27 0
1994 16 16 0
1995 14 14 0
1996 17 17 0
1997 14 14 0
1998 7 7 0
1999 14 14 0
2000 9 9 0
2001 14 14 0
2002 15 15 0
2003 18 18 0
2004 13 13 0
2005 7 7 0
2006 14 14 0
2007 13 13 0
2008 7 7 0
2009 11 11 0
2010 11 11 0
2011 8 8 0
2012 7 7 0
2013 12 12 0
2014 8 8 0
2015 6 6 0
2017 10 10 0
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Popularity of Thu as a last name

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Common last names for Thu

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Le
  • Pham
  • Vu
  • Bui
  • Truong

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Thu U.S.
  White 14.36% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 82.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Thu

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

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Fun Facts about the name Thu

  • How Popular is the name Thu? Thu is the 11,911th most popular name of all time. As a last name Thu was the 39,052nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Thu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 825 babies born with the first name Thu in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thu to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Thu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thu is Monday, January 1st, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Thu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thu was in 1983 with a total of 55 babies.
  • Random Thu Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thu is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Thu: Your name in reverse order is Uht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uth. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Thu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 564 people with the last name Thu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Thu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Thu 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).
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