Vu

First Name
764
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vu

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  • According to a user from Vietnam, the name Vu is of Unknown origin and means "Rain".
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Notable Persons Named Vu

Vũ Văn Mẫu was a Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam and Leaders of South Vietnam. Vũ was born on July 25th, 1914 in Hanoi. They breathed their last breath on August 20th, 1998.

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Vũ Văn Thanh is a soccer player for the Hoàng Anh Gia Lai F.C., Hoang Anh Gia Lai – Arsenal JMG Academy, Vietnam national under-19 football team, and Vietnam national under-23 football team. Vũ was born on April 14th, 1996 in Hải Dương Province.

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Vu Tran is a fiction novelist and writer. Vu was born in 1975 in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Vũ Ngọc Thịnh is a soccer player for the Hải Phòng F.C., Hồ Chí Minh City F.C., Bình Định F.C., and Vietnam national under-23 football team. Vũ was born on July 8th, 1992 in Haiphong.

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Vũ Minh Tuấn is a soccer player for the Than Quảng Ninh F.C., Vietnam national under-23 football team, and Vietnam national football team. Vũ was born on September 19th, 1990 in Quảng Ninh Province.

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Vũ was born in 1898. They left this life on November 14th, 1993.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Vu

Tom Vu is a poker player. Tom was born on December 5th, 1957.

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Cuong Vu is a jazz musician.

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Sandra is also known as Sandy Vu".

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Thuy Vu is a broadcast journalist. Thuy was born in Vietnam.

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Dương Triệu Vũ is a musician. Dương was given the name Tuấn Linh on January 1st, 1984 in Cam Ranh.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 10 0 10
1976 6 0 6
1977 12 0 12
1978 18 0 18
1979 25 0 25
1980 30 0 30
1981 41 0 41
1982 60 0 60
1983 45 0 45
1984 52 0 52
1985 41 0 41
1986 41 0 41
1987 41 0 41
1988 49 0 49
1989 23 0 23
1990 34 0 34
1991 38 0 38
1992 21 0 21
1993 23 0 23
1994 15 0 15
1995 12 0 12
1996 14 0 14
1997 11 0 11
1998 7 0 7
1999 7 0 7
2000 16 0 16
2002 9 0 9
2003 7 0 7
2004 5 0 5
2005 5 0 5
2006 9 0 9
2007 6 0 6
2008 5 0 5
2009 5 0 5
2011 5 0 5
2012 7 0 7
2014 9 0 9

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Popularity of Vu as a last name

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Common last names for Vu

  • Nguyen
  • Pham
  • Tran

Common first names for Vu

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vu U.S.
  White 1.04% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vu

People with the last name Vu are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Vu

  • How Popular is the name Vu? Vu is the 12,512th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vu was the 962nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 764 babies born with the first name Vu in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vu to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Vu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vu is Friday, October 20th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Vu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vu was in 1982 with a total of 60 babies.
  • Random Vu Factoid: According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vu is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 1980.
  • Weird things about the name Vu: Your name in reverse order is Uv. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 36,179 people with the last name Vu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vu? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Vu as their last name.

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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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