First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Pappas

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Alt. Meaning

P is for polite, naturally!

A is for acts, the daily acts of kindness shown to others

P is for pastimes, for you have many.

P is for peaceful, your quiet times.

A is for assertive, a great leader

S is for select, as few are chosen.

Notable Persons Named Pappas

Pappas Georgios is an athlete for the A.O.Loutraki F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Pappas

Tas Pappas is a professional skateboarder. Tas was given the name Tasou Micah Pappas on September 2nd, 1975 in Melbourne.


DeAnna Stagliano is a leading human. DeAnna was given the name DeAnna Marie Pappas on November 20th, 1981. DeAnna is also known as DeA.


Ben Pappas was a famous somebody. Ben was born on May 13th, 1978 in Melbourne. He left this life on March 4th, 2007.


Nikos Pappas is a basketball player for the Panellinios, Bilbao Basket, → Real Madrid B, → Kolossos Rodou, P.A.O.K. BC, Panionios B.C., and Panathinaikos B.C. in the Greek Basket League and Euroleague. His ongoing career started in 2006. Nikos was born on July 11th, 1990 in Amarousion, Athens, Greece.


Milt Pappas is a baseball player. Milt was born on May 11th, 1939 in Detroit.


Chris Pappas is a famous individual.


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Popularity of Pappas as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pappas U.S.
  White 94.25% 64.26%
  African American 0.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pappas

People with the last name Pappas are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Pappas

  • How Popular is the name Pappas? As a last name Pappas was the 2,198th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Pappas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Pappas is Saturday, January 5th, 1901.
  • How unique is the name Pappas? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Pappas. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Pappas: Your name in reverse order is Sappap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aapspp. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pappas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,559 people with the last name Pappas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pappas? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Pappas as their last name.

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