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Origin and Meaning of Tuba

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  • According to a user from India, the name Tuba is of Arabic origin and means "A tree name in heaven".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Tuba means "Loud" and is of Muslim origin.
  • According to a user from India, the name Tuba is of Arabic origin and means "A tree in heaven".
  • According to a user from India, the name Tuba is of English origin and means "I LOVE".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tu"ba
An ancient trumpet.A sax-tuba. See Sax-tuba.

Etymology: L., trumpet

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The lowest brass wind instrument

From Latin tuba (“tube, trumpet, military trumpet”), first borrowed as a historic term in the 18th century. The name of the modern instrument was borrowed in the 19th century from German Tuba (“tuba”), originally Baß-Tuba (literally “bass tuba”), from the same Latin source.

  1. A large brass musical instrument, usually in the bass range, played through a vibration of the lips upon the mouthpiece and fingering of the keys.
  2. A type of Roman military trumpet, distinct from the modern tuba.

Borrowing from Malay tuba

  1. A Malayan plant whose roots are a significant source of rotenone, Derris malaccensis.

    tuba was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Czech, Estonian, French, Galician, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Malay, Polish, and Portuguese

    Notable Persons Named Tuba

    Tuba Büyüküstün is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Tuba was given the name Hatice Tuba Büyüküstün on July 5th, 1982 in Istanbul.


    Tuba Ünsal is an actress, model, actor, and model (people). She has had major accomplishments since 1992. Tuba was born on December 7th, 1981 in Denizli, Turkey.


    Tuba was born in 1810 in Oraibi, Arizona. Tuba is also known as Tuvi and Toova. He died in 1887.


    Tuba was born on January 8th, 1991 in İzmit, Turkey.


    Tuba Çandar is a journalist and author. Tuba was born in 1948.


    Tuba was born in 1878.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tuba

    Tuba was born in 1810 in Oraibi, Arizona. Tuba is also known as Tuvi and Toova. He died in 1887.


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    Popularity of Tuba as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tuba U.S.
      White 38.54% 64.26%
      African American 4.69% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.33% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 47.92% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tuba

    People with the last name Tuba are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Tuba

    • How Popular is the name Tuba? Tuba is the 51,873rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tuba was the 95,115th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Tuba have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37 babies born with the first name Tuba in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tuba? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Tuba first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tuba is Sunday, July 6th, 1884.
    • What year had the most people named Tuba born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tuba was in 2006 with a total of 7 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Tuba: Your name in reverse order is Abut. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abut. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Tuba? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 192 people with the last name Tuba.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tuba? Tuba 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).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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