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Via

Last Name
5k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Via

User Submitted Origins

Italian
59%
English
25%
French
7%
Filipino (Philippines)
5%
Latin
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Via is of French origin and means "'way' or 'through'".
  2. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Via means "Street, road, way" and is of Latin origin.
  3. According to a user from Philippines, the name Via is of Latin origin and means "By way, the way".
  4. A submission from Philippines says the name Via means "Elf".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vi"a
A road or way.

Etymology: L. See Way

preposition Vi"a
By the way of; as, to send a letter via Queenstown to London.

Etymology: L., ablative of via way. See Way

Wiktionary
via (2) on a printed circuit board
  1. A main road or highway, especially in ancient Rome. (Mainly used in set phrases, below.)
  2. (electronics) A small hole in a printed circuit board filled with metal which connects two or more layers.

Borrowed from Latin via (“road”), from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Doublet of way. The sense in electronics is also explained as vertical interconnect access.

  1. A main road or highway, especially in ancient Rome. (Mainly used in set phrases, below.)
  2. (electronics) A small hole in a printed circuit board filled with metal which connects two or more layers.

Borrowed from Latin viā, ablative singular of via (“way, road”), from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-.

    via was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Dutch, Esperanto, Fijian, Finnish, Franco-Provençal, French, Italian, Latin, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansch, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Via

    Notable Persons Named Via

    Via Tania

    Via Tania is a pop music and electronic music singer-songwriter and record producer. Her ongoing career started in 2000. Via was given the name Tania May-Bowers in Australia. Via is also known as Sunday.

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    Via Lewandowsky

    Via was born on May 7th, 1963.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Via

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Via

    Dennis L. Via

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    Hunter Via

    Hunter Via is a film & television editor. He has had major accomplishments since 2000. Hunter was born on May 2nd, 1976 in Charleston, West Virginia.

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    Elizabeth Jane Via

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    Alessandro Della Via

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    Alex Via

    Alex Via is an athlete for the Colorado Predators.

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    Xebeto Via

    Xebeto Via is an athlete for the Sporting Clube Farim.

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Via U.S.
      White 83.26% 64.26%
      African American 6.13% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.03% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.60% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 7.42% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Via

    People with the last name Via are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Via

  1. How Popular is the name Via? Via is the 28,393rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Via was the 7,293rd most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Via have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 190 babies born with the first name Via in the United States. That's more than enough people named Via 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 Via? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Via first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Via is Saturday, February 23rd, 1878.
  5. What year had the most people named Via born? The highest recorded use of the first name Via was in 2019 with a total of 61 babies.
  6. Random Via Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Via is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name in 2019.
  7. Weird things about the name Via: The name spelled backwards is Aiv. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Vai. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Via? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,570 people with the last name Via.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Via? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Via as their last name.
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