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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tou

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User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Wisconsin, United States, the name Tou is of Japanese origin and means "Moon".

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Tou

Tou Samouth was a General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kampuchea and General Secretaryof theCentral Committeeof theCommunist Party of Kampuchea. He died in 1962.



Tou Katsu is an actor, model, and model (people). Tou was born on February 5th, 1982 in Osaka, Japan.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1980 33 0 33
1981 50 0 50
1982 43 0 43
1983 67 0 67
1984 53 0 53
1985 66 0 66
1986 48 0 48
1987 54 0 54
1988 54 0 54
1989 75 0 75
1990 82 0 82
1991 77 0 77
1992 66 0 66
1993 81 0 81
1994 68 0 68
1995 53 0 53
1996 58 0 58
1997 34 0 34
1998 35 0 35
1999 24 0 24
2000 24 0 24
2001 21 0 21
2002 13 0 13
2003 8 0 8
2004 13 0 13
2005 15 0 15
2006 5 0 5
2007 6 0 6
2009 5 0 5
2010 7 0 7
2011 5 0 5
2014 5 0 5
2015 6 0 6
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Tou

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Tou as a first name

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Popularity of Tou as a last name

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Common last names for Tou

  • Yang

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tou U.S.
  White 10.90% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 78.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tou

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tou

  • How Popular is the name Tou? Tou is the 9,135th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tou was the 63,873rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tou have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,254 babies born with the first name Tou in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tou to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tou? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 33 new born babies.
  • When was Tou first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tou is Wednesday, July 10th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Tou born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tou was in 1990 with a total of 82 babies.
  • Random Tou Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tou is not a popular baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Tou: Your name in reverse order is Uot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uot. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tou? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 312 people with the last name Tou.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tou? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tou as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.