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Zea

Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Zea

User Submitted Origins

Spanish
28%
Filipino (Philippines)
20%
Arabic
16%
English
12%
Danish
12%
Latin
4%
Persian/Iranian
4%
Indonesian
4%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Australia says the name Zea means "* A bountiful harvest. * Maise/Corn" and is of Latin origin.
  2. A submission from Alabama, U.S. says the name Zea means "Flower of the desert".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ze"a
A genus of large grasses of which the Indian corn (Zea Mays) is the only species known. Its origin is not yet ascertained. See Maize.

Etymology: L., a kind of grain, fr. Gr. ze`a zeia`; cf. Skr. yava barley

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Corn
Wiktionary

From New Latin zea, from Ancient Greek ζειά (zeiá, “spelt”).

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Poaceae – the teosintes, a group of large grasses that includes maize.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zea

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zea

Natalie Zea

Natalie Zea is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1995. Natalie was born on March 17th, 1975 in Harris County, Texas, U.S.

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Fernando Botero Zea

Fernando Botero Zea is a Minister of National Defence of Colombia and Ministry of National Defense (Colombia). Fernando was born on August 23rd, 1956 in Mexico City. Fernando is also known as Botero and Fernando.

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Maria Luisa Zea

Maria was born on February 5th, 1913. She left this life on December 27th, 2002.

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Eduard Zea

Eduard Zea is a soccer player for the Arizona United SC, Deportes Quindío, América de Cali, La Equidad, San Antonio Scorpions, and Colombia national under-17 football team. Eduard was born on January 19th, 1990 in Quibdó, Colombia.

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Yilmar Zea

Yilmar Zea is an athlete for the A.D. San Carlos.

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Walter Zea

Walter Zea is a sports team member for the Club Deportivo Quevedo.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zea U.S.
  White 31.04% 64.26%
  African American 0.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 67.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zea

People with the last name Zea are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Zea

  • How Popular is the name Zea? Zea is the 24,356th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zea was the 20,019th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zea have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 257 babies born with the first name Zea in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zea 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 Zea? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zea first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zea is Friday, August 24th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Zea born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zea was in 2013 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Zea: The name spelled backwards is Aez. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Zea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zea? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,337 people with the last name Zea.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zea? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zea as their last name since less than 1 person in 222k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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