Tafari 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 Tafari mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tafari

User Submitted Origins

African Dutch (Afrikaans)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Tafari means "He who inspires awe".
  2. A user from Nigeria says the name Tafari means "He who inspire awe".
  3. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Tafari is of African Dutch (Afrikaans) origin and means "I think the name means ' No thanks'".
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Notable Persons Named Tafari

Notable Persons Named Tafari

Tafari Benti

Tafari Benti was a Chairman of the Derg, (de facto Head of State), and List of Presidents of Ethiopia. His military service ended in 1974. Tafari was born in Near Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Empire. He breathed his last breath on February 3rd, 1977.

Tafari Fairley

Tafari Fairley is an athlete for the Meadhaven United F.C.

Tafari Moore

Tafari Moore is a soccer player.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tafari

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tafari

Levi Tafari

Levi Tafari is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to present. Levi was born Levi Tafari in Liverpool.

Jack Tafari

Jack was born on October 31st, 1946.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tafari U.S.
  White 7.35% 64.26%
  African American 83.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tafari

People with the last name Tafari are most frequently African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Tafari

  • How Popular is the name Tafari? Tafari is the 12,890th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tafari was the 126,018th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tafari have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 767 babies born with the first name Tafari in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tafari 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 Tafari? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Tafari first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tafari is Saturday, April 14th, 1945.
  • What year had the most people named Tafari born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tafari was in 2016 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Tafari Factoid: According to the 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tafari is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1986.
  • Weird things about the name Tafari: The name spelled backwards is Irafat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ratifa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tafari? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 136 people with the last name Tafari.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tafari? Tafari is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Tafari name meaning

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