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in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Dura

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Du"ra
Short form for Dura mater.
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  1. The outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges

    dura was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Catalan, Faroese, French, Galician, Italian, Latin, Occitan, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili, and Tagalog

    Notable Persons Named Dura

    Notable Persons Named Dura

    Đura Horvatović

    Đura was born in 1835 in Nova Gradiška. They passed away in 1895.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Dura

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Dura

    Joan Pla Dura

    Joan was born on July 31st, 1959.


    Common last names for Dura

    • Smith

    Common first names for Dura

    • Joseph
    • Helen
    • Mary

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Dura U.S.
      White 81.61% 64.26%
      African American 3.45% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.17% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 9.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Dura

    People with the last name Dura are most frequently White

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Dura

  1. How Popular is the name Dura? Dura is the 24,966th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dura was the 41,657th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Dura have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 245 babies born with the first name Dura in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dura to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Dura? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  4. When was Dura first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dura is Sunday, February 2nd, 1873.
  5. What year had the most people named Dura born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dura was in 1918 with a total of 17 babies.
  6. Random Dura Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dura is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 1918.
  7. Weird things about the name Dura: The name spelled backwards is Arud. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Drua. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Dura? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 522 people with the last name Dura.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dura? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dura as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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