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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zeleke

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  • According to a user from Trinidad and Tobago, the name Zeleke means "Slowly reaching to the top".
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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zeleke

Belay was born in 1912 in Ethiopia. Belay is also known as ABA KOSTER. He left this life on February 7th, 1945.


Yared was born in Ethiopia.


Natnael Zeleke is a soccer player for the Saint George SC and Ethiopia national football team. Natnael was born on April 30th, 1995 in Ethiopia.


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International Interest for Zeleke

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Zeleke as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zeleke U.S.
  White 1.92% 64.26%
  African American 95.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zeleke

People with the last name Zeleke are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Zeleke

  • How Popular is the name Zeleke? As a last name Zeleke was the 45,569th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Zeleke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Zeleke is Thursday, July 22nd, 1926.
  • How unique is the name Zeleke? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Zeleke. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Zeleke: Your name in reverse order is Ekelez. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ekzele. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zeleke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 469 people with the last name Zeleke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zeleke? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zeleke as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Past life for Zeleke born Mar 7, 1928

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 950. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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