Apa Name Meaning

Southern Italian: from Sicilian and southern Italian apa, lapa ‘bee’, applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a bee in some way or as a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper. Hungarian: from apa ‘father’, one of various surnames derived from relationship terms which were presumably originally applied with reference to someone of importance; other examples include Bátya ‘brother’, Fi ‘son’ Fia ‘his son’, Gyermek ‘child’, Unoka ‘grandchild’. Hungarian: from an old secular personal name Appa. The Transylvanian royal name Apafi is a patronymic from this name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Papa, Asa, Rapa, Pan, Lapa, Baba, Kara, Kapp, Ast, Aja

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Between 1963 and 2004, Apa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Apa in 1963 was 64, and 79 in 2004.

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