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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pa"lo
A pole or timber of any kind; -- in the names of trees.

Etymology: Sp. See Pale a stake

Notable Persons Named Palo

Palo was born on September 22nd, 1965.


Palo Pandolfo is a rock, pop rock, tango, and tango music musician. Palo was given the name Roberto Andrés Pandolfo on November 22nd, 1964 in Buenos Aires,.


Paľo Bielik was an actor, screenwriter, and film director. Paľo was given the name Jan Bukva on December 11th, 1910 in Austria-Hungary. Paľo is also known as Bukva and Ján. They passed away on April 23rd, 1983.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Palo

Tauno was born on October 25th, 1908 in Helsinki. He passed away on May 24th, 1982.


Urve Palo is a Minister of Entrepreneurship, Minister of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Minister of Population, and Ethnic Affairs. Urve was born on July 10th, 1972 in Haapsalu.


Marko was born on September 26th, 1967.


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Popularity of Palo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Palo U.S.
  White 79.65% 64.26%
  African American 0.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Palo

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

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Fun Facts about the name Palo

  • How Popular is the name Palo? As a last name Palo was the 19,774th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Palo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Palo is Sunday, April 16th, 1871.
  • How unique is the name Palo? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Palo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Palo: Your name in reverse order is Olap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Apol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Palo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,361 people with the last name Palo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Palo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Palo as their last name since less than 1 person in 217k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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