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The NAKAMA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 716 30716 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) -1 113642 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +717 +82926 0 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for NAKAMA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 346 304 0.029 286
California 263 12492 0.001 8
New York 12 152460 0.000 1
Virginia 12 51592 0.000 2
Ohio 11 102332 0.000 1
Top States for NAKAMA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 346 304 0.029 286
California 263 12492 0.001 8
Oregon 8 58190 0.000 2
Colorado 9 64660 0.000 2
Virginia 12 51592 0.000 2


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called NAKAMA live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called NAKAMA represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called NAKAMA in Hawaii than any other state, but you are more likely to find a NAKAMA by picking someone at random in Hawaii than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of NAKAMA

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: Japan

Language of origin: Japanese

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the NAKAMA surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of NAKAMA in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 603 84.22
Mixed Race 53 7.4
White (Caucasian) 35 4.89
White (Hispanic) 24 3.35
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the NAKAMA surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of NAKAMA in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of NAKAMA.

Similar names to NAKAMA

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NAKAMA.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for NAKAMA

The following words are slight variants of NAKAMA that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.