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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 7 Views | 🔊 11 Pronunciations
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Gender: Female

Origin: African

Meaning: Greatness or one who brin...

Pronunciation: muh-KAY-buh, məˈkeɪbə, M AE K AH B AH

Popularity Rank: #147,330

On this page:

  • 1. Makeba Meaning
  • 2. Makeba Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Makeba
  • 4. Translations of Makeba
  • 5. Makeba Name Popularity
  • 6. Makeba popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Makeba
  • 8. Makeba Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Makeba

Makeba Meaning

Derived from the Ethiopian name meaning 'greatness' or 'she will bring about greatness'. It is also linked to the Swahili word 'mukiba' meaning 'one who will ease or bring comfort'.

Makeba also means "Greatness or one who brings comfort.".

Makeba is commonly found in United States of America, South Africa, France, and 16 more countries.

Makeba Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: muh-KAY-buh

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): məˈkeɪbə

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: M AE K AH B AH

M: Pronounce as in "man" (M AE N)

AE: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

B: Pronounce as in "big" (B IH G)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

How to pronounce Makeba?

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  • Dutch (Netherlands)
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Translations of Makeba

Makeba Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Makeba is recorded 143 times globally, ranking it as the 147,330th most common name worldwide.

Makeba is most prevalent in United States of America, with 82 occurrences, making it the 19,620th most popular name in the country.

In United States of America, the name Makeba is found among 1 in every 22062 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Makeba Popularity by Country

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United States of America#19,6201 : 22,062
South Africa#34,9721 : 106,586

List of countries the name Makeba is rarely found

Makeba popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Makeba from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Makeba

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Makeba Name Poster

Makeba Name Poster

Names similar to Makeba

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