First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Palu

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Alt. Meaning

P is for pride, strong and alive!

A is for accountable, someone to be counted on

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

U is for useful, always to others.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Palu

Wycliff Palu is a rugby player.


Louie Palu is a photojournalist and artist. Louie was born in 1968 in Toronto.


Thomas was born on September 23rd, 1986 in Wellington. Thomas is also known as Palu and Tomasi.


Uno was born on February 8th, 1933.


Pio Palu is a soccer player for the Tonga national football team. Pio was born on March 21st, 1986.


Tevita was born on September 6th, 1981 in Auckland.


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Popularity of Palu as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Palu U.S.
  White 46.68% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 44.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Palu

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

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Fun Facts about the name Palu

  • How Popular is the name Palu? As a last name Palu was the 51,176th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Palu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Palu is Monday, January 16th, 1933.
  • How unique is the name Palu? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Palu. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Palu: Your name in reverse order is Ulap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aupl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Palu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 407 people with the last name Palu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Palu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Palu as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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