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Zeta

Last Name
107
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zeta

User Submitted Origins

Greek
65%
English
26%
African
4%
Hebrew
4%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from the United States and South Africa, the name Zeta is of English origin and means "Born last".
  2. A submission from South Africa says the name Zeta means "Last born".
  3. A submission from New Zealand says the name Zeta means "'born last' in Greek, and 7 in numeral terms, although it is the sixth letter in the Greek alphabet. This name is typically unknown & isn't really pronounced right. There are two spellings: Zita and Zeta. People choose to say Zeta like 'zet-ta' and Zita like 'Zee-ta'. You can't blame people for doing this since the letter i makes an 'ee' sound, and the letter e makes an 'eh' sound" and is of Greek origin.
  4. A submission from Greece says the name Zeta means "Trust".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ze"ta
A Greek letter [ζ] corresponding to our z.

Etymology: L., from Gr. �. Cf. Zed

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The 6th letter of the Greek alphabet
Wiktionary

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

  1. The sixth letter of the modern Greek alphabet (Ζ (Z), ζ (z)) preceded by epsilon (Ε (E), ε (e)) and followed by eta, (Η (I), η (i)); or the seventh letter in the ancient Greek alphabet, in which it is preceded by digamma (Ϝ (W), ϝ (w))
  2. (mathematics) A mathematical function formally known as the Riemann zeta function.
    of 3 is irrational

zeta was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Basque, Catalan, Finnish, Galician, Hawaiian, Icelandic, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Zeta

Notable Persons Named Zeta

Zeta Makrypoulia

Zeta Makrypoulia is an actress and actor. Zeta was born on July 31st, 1978 in Athens.

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Zeta Bosio

Zeta Bosio is a rock music, alternative rock, electronic rock, new wave music, pop rock, post-punk, neo-psychedelia, experimental rock, electronic music, and electronic dance music musician, record producer, and disc jockey. He plays Bass guitar, Chapman Stick, Guitar, Keyboard instrument, Synthesizer, Sampler (musical instrument), Harmonica, Fender Precision Bass, Rickenbacker 4001, Philip Kubicki Factor Bass, Steinberger, Gibson Thunderbird, and Vocals. He was most active from 1982 to present. Zeta was given the name Hector Pedro Juan Bosio Bertolotti on October 1st, 1958 in San Fernando, Buenos Aires. Zeta is also known as Zeta Bosio.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zeta

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zeta

Natalia Zeta

Natalia was born Natalia Zeta on December 29th, 1983 in Santander, Spain.

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Pilar Zeta

Pilar Zeta is a in the fields of artist, graphic designer, fashion designer, and creative director. Pilar was born Pilar Zeta on June 15th, 1986 in Buenos Aires.

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Đorđe Nemanjić / George of Zeta

Đorđe Nemanjić / George of Zeta is royalty. They hold the title Grand Prince of Zeta, King of Zeta, and King of Zeta (self-styled). They were most prominent from 1208 to 1216.

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Héctor Zeta

Héctor Zeta is a sports team member for the José Gálvez FBC.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zeta U.S.
  White 12.15% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 57.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 27.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zeta

People with the last name Zeta are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Zeta

  • How Popular is the name Zeta? Zeta is the 9,347th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zeta was the 152,628th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zeta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,267 babies born with the first name Zeta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zeta to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zeta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zeta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zeta is Tuesday, January 9th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Zeta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zeta was in 2005 with a total of 33 babies.
  • Random Zeta Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zeta is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Zeta: The name spelled backwards is Atez. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tzea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zeta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 107 people with the last name Zeta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zeta? Zeta is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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