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

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Origin and Meaning of Tutu

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  • A user from South Africa says the name Tutu is of African American origin and means "Cliff dweller".

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  1. Very short skirt worn by ballerinas
  2. South African prelate and leader of the antiapartheid struggle (born in 1931)

Borrowing from French tutu.

  1. tutu (ballet skirt)

Notable Persons Named Tutu

Tutu Jones is an electric blues, soul blues, and country blues guitarist, singing, and songwriter. He plays Guitar, Human voice, and Drum kit. His career lasted from 1970 to 1970. Tutu was given the name John Jones Jr. on September 9th, 1966 in Dallas. Tutu is also known as Jones Jr. and John.


Tutu Henriques is a sports team member for the Merstham F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tutu

His career lasted from 1986 to 1996. Desmond was born on October 7th, 1931 in Klerksdorp. Desmond is also known as Tutu and Desmond.


Osei Tutu II is an emperor of ashanti, ashantiland, emperor of the empire of ashanti, chancellor of kwame nkrumah university of science, technology, emperor, ashantiland peninsula, chancellor (education), emperorofashantiandashantiland, emperorof theempire of ashanti, and c. He holds the title Asantehene of Asante;Kumasehene of Kumasi and List of rulers of Asante. He has been prominent since 1999. Osei was given the name Otumfuo Osei Tutu by his parent List of rulers of Asante on May 6th, 1950 in Kumasi.


Constantin Țuțu is a Member of Parliament of Moldova. Constantin was born on February 9th, 1987 in Băcioi.


Skelley Adu Tutu is a soccer player for the King Faisal Babes FC, Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, Grazer AK, Kapfenberger SV, Saba Qom F.C., LASK Linz, Sekondi Hasaacas F.C., Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C., and Ghana national under-20 football team. Skelley was born on August 10th, 1979 in Kumasi.


He left this life in 820.


Michael Osei Tutu is an athlete for the National Police Commissary F.C.


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International Interest for Tutu

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tutu U.S.
  White 5.26% 64.26%
  African American 87.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tutu

People with the last name Tutu are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Tutu

  • How Popular is the name Tutu? As a last name Tutu was the 104,602nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Tutu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tutu is Monday, May 19th, 1980.
  • How unique is the name Tutu? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tutu. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Tutu: Your name in reverse order is Utut. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tutu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tutu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 171 people with the last name Tutu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tutu? Tutu 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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