Topeka name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Topeka

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  1. The capital of the state of Kansas; located in eastern Kansas on the Kansas river

Borrowed from Kansa tó ppí kʼé ([dopĩkʼʔə], literally “good place to dig potatoes”)

  1. The capital city of Kansas, United States and the county seat of Shawnee County.
  2. A town in Illinois.
  3. A town in Indiana.

Notable Persons Named Topeka

Notable Persons Named Topeka

Topeka Jack" Johnson

Topeka Jack" Johnson was an athlete. Topeka was born on April 25th, 1883 in Topeka, Kansas. He passed away on January 29th, 1940.


Fun Facts about the name Topeka

  • How Popular is the name Topeka? Topeka is the 35,275th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Topeka have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 118 babies born with the first name Topeka in the United States. That's more than enough people named Topeka 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 Topeka? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Topeka first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Topeka is Saturday, April 15th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Topeka born? The highest recorded use of the first name Topeka was in 1976 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Topeka: The name spelled backwards is Akepot. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Keatpo. How do you pronounce that?
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