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Tu name meaning

Last Name
9k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Tu

User Submitted Origins

Vietnamese
71%
Chinese
29%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Belgium, the name Tu is of Chinese origin and means "Painting".
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Notable Persons Named Tu

Notable Persons Named Tu

Tu Youyou

Tu Youyou is a in the fields of medicinal chemistry, chinese herbology, antimalarial medication, and clinical research. Tu was born on December 30th, 1930 in Ningbo.

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Tự Đức

Tự Đức was royalty. They hold the title Emperor of Vietnam. They were most prominent from 1847 to 1883. They left this life on July 17th, 1883.

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Tu Holloway

Tu Holloway is a basketball player for the Texas Legends, Guaros de Lara, Aliağa Petkim, Leuven Bears, Atléticos de San Germán, Guaros de Lara (basketball), Halcones Rojos Veracruz, and Mets de Guaynabo (basketball) in the NBA Development League. He was most prominent from 2012 to present. Tu was born on August 21st, 1989 in Hempstead, New York.

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Tu Trong Ly

Tu was born on October 20th, 1914 in Ho Chi Minh City. He passed away on November 21st, 1931.

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Tu Tsung-ming

Tu Tsung-ming was a pharmacologist. Tu was born on August 25th, 1893 in Tamsui District. He passed away on February 25th, 1986.

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Tu Cheng-sheng

Tu Cheng-sheng is a politician. Tu was born on June 10th, 1944 in Kaohsiung County.

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  • Từ Hoàng Thông
  • Tu Huyhn

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tu

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tu

John Tu

John Tu is a businessman. John was born in 1940 in Chongqing.

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Meilen Tu

Meilen Tu is a tennis player. Meilen was born on January 17th, 1978 in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Hàn Mặc Tử

Hàn Mặc Tử was a writer. Hàn was born on September 22nd, 1912 in Đồng Hới. He passed away on November 11th, 1940.

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Elsie Tu

Elsie Tu was a Member of the Legislative Council, Member of the Provisional Legislative Council, Member of the Urban Council, Member of theLegislative Council, Member of theProvisional Legislative Council, and Member of theUrban Council. Elsie was born on June 2nd, 1913 in Newcastle upon Tyne. She left this life on December 8th, 2015.

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Thich Thanh Tu

Thich was born on July 24th, 1924.

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Margaret Tu

Margaret was born on January 1st, 1942. She died on November 30th, 1969.

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Common last names for Tu

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Le
  • Pham
  • Duong
  • Truong
  • Lam
  • Tang
  • Vu
  • Phan
  • Ngo
  • Do

Common first names for Tu

  • Muoi
  • Anh
  • Mai

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tu U.S.
  White 1.95% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 94.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tu

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tu

  • How Popular is the name Tu? Tu is the 18,316th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tu was the 3,835th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 432 babies born with the first name Tu in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tu 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 Tu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tu is Friday, January 1st, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Tu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tu was in 1987 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Tu Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tu is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Tu: The name spelled backwards is Ut. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ut. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,230 people with the last name Tu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tu? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Tu as their last name.
  • Tu name meaning

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