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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. POP
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Meaning & History

From a nickname which originally designated a person who played the part of the pope in a play or pageant. Otherwise the name could be used as a nickname for a man with a solemn, austere, or pious appearance. It is derived from Latin papa, ultimately from Greek παππας (pappas) meaning "father".

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesPopov(Bulgarian) Pape(French) Pabst, Pfaff(German) Papadopoulos(Greek) Papp(Hungarian) Papke(Low German) Popovski(Macedonian) Popescu(Romanian) Popov(Russian)
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