Sou name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sou mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sou

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  1. A user from California, U.S. says the name Sou is of Japanese origin and means "The name Sou means Adore, bright and clear".
  2. A user from California, U.S. says the name Sou is of Japanese origin and means "Sacrifice".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sou
An old French copper coin, equivalent in value to, and now displaced by, the five-centime piece (1/20 of a franc), which is popularly called a sou.

Etymology: F. sou, OF. sol, from L. solidus a gold coin, in LL., a coin of less value. See Sold (n.) Solid, and and cf. Sol Soldo

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money ("he hasn't a sou to his name")

Borrowed from French sou. Doublet of solidus and soldo.

  1. An old French copper coin equal to one twentieth of a livre or twelve deniers.
  2. (dated, slang) Cent; pocket money.
  3. (dated) A thing of the smallest value; a whit; a jot.
    I do not care a for your excuses.

sou was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Catalan, Folopa, French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Lindu, Livonian, Luxembourgish, Mandarin, Old Catalan, Portuguese, and Zhuang

Notable Persons Named Sou

Notable Persons Named Sou

Sou Fujimoto

Sou Fujimoto is an architect. Sou was born in 1971 in Hokkaido.

Sou Yaty

Sou Yaty is a soccer player for the Boeung Ket Angkor, Build Bright United, National Defense Ministry FC, Phnom Penh Crown FC, Cambodia national under-23 football team, and Cambodia national football team. Sou was born on December 17th, 1991 in Cambodia.

Sou Nishimura

Sou was born in 1936.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sou

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sou

Tit Linda Sou

Tit was born on August 21st, 1989.

Lamoussa Sou

Lamoussa Sou is a sports team member for the AS SONABEL.

Miguel Sou

Miguel Sou is an athlete for the Lam Ieng.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sou U.S.
  White 2.95% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 89.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sou

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

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Fun Facts about the name Sou

  • How Popular is the name Sou? Sou is the 35,862nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sou was the 25,226th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sou have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 113 babies born with the first name Sou in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sou to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sou? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Sou first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sou is Monday, November 16th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Sou born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sou was in 1982 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Sou Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sou is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Sou: The name spelled backwards is Uos. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Osu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sou? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 982 people with the last name Sou.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sou? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sou as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Sou name meaning

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