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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pa*sha"
An honorary title given to officers of high rank in Turkey, as to governers of provinces, military commanders, etc. The earlier form was bashaw.

Note: ☞ There are three classes of pashas, whose rank is distinguished by the number of the horsetails borne on their standards, being one, two, or three, a pasha of three tails being the highest.

Etymology: Turk. pāshā bāshā; cf. Per. bāshā bādshāh; perh. a corruption of Per. pādishāh. Cf. Bashaw Padishah Shah

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  1. A civil or military authority in Turkey or Egypt
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From Ottoman Turkish پاشا (pāšā) (Turkish paşa); this either from Persian پادشاه (pādšāh, “padishah, king”), or from Turkish baş (“head”), or from Turkish beşe (“boy, prince”), this in turn from Persian بچّه (bačče).

  1. (historical) A high-ranking Turkish military officer, especially as a commander or regional governor; the highest honorary title during the Ottoman Empire.

pasha was also found in the following language(s): Finnish

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Pasha Kovalev is a latin, ballroom dancer, latin dance, ballroom dance, and latinandballroomdancer. He has been prominent since 2001. Pasha was given the name Pavel Kovalyov on January 19th, 1980 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.

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Pasha D. Lynchnikoff is an actor. He was most active from 1996 to present. Pasha was born on February 16th, 1967 in Moscow. Pasha is also known as Pavel Lychnikoff and Pasha Lychnikoff.

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Pasha Parfeny is a pop music singing. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to 2002. Pasha was given the name Pavel Parfeny on May 30th, 1986 in Orhei. Pasha is also known as Parfeni and Pavel (real name).

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Pasha Hristova was a musician. She was most prominent from 1965 to 1965. Pasha was given the name Parashkeva Hristova Stefanova on July 16th, 1946 in Sofia. She breathed her last breath on December 21st, 1971.

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Pasha was born in 1913. She breathed her last breath on January 21st, 1959.

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He was most active from 2000 to present. Pasha was born Pasha Malla in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Pasha

He holds the title Wāli of Egypt, Sudan, Sham, Hejaz, Morea, Thasos, Crete, 150, WāliofEgypt, and 150px. He was most active from 1805 to 1848. Muhammad was born on March 4th, 1769 in Kavala. He breathed his last breath on August 2nd, 1849.

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Ismail Pasha is a monarch. He holds the title Khedive of Egypt, Sudan, and KhediveofEgyptandSudan. His most notable accomplishments were from 1863 to 1879.

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Ibrahim Pasha was a monarch. He holds the title Wāli of Egypt, Sudan, Palestine, Syria, Hejaz, Morea, Thasos, Crete, 200, WāliofEgypt, and 200px. He was most prominent from 2 to 2. Ibrahim was born as the child of Muhammad Ali of Egypt in 1789 in Drama, Greece. He passed away on November 10th, 1848.

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Djemal Pasha is a military person. His military service ended in 1918.

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Mansha Pasha is an actress and television host. Mansha was born on October 19th, 1987 in Karachi.

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Tewfik Pasha is a monarch. He holds the title Khedive of Egypt, Sudan, and KhediveofEgyptandSudan. His most notable accomplishments were from 1879 to 1892.

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How popular is the baby name Pasha in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1964 5 5 0
1966 5 5 0
1967 5 5 0
1968 6 6 0
1969 16 10 6
1970 8 8 0
1971 16 16 0
1972 7 7 0
1973 13 13 0
1974 24 24 0
1975 17 17 0
1976 21 15 6
1977 20 15 5
1978 20 13 7
1979 18 13 5
1980 21 16 5
1981 19 13 6
1982 20 14 6
1983 17 8 9
1984 7 7 0
1985 15 9 6
1986 17 11 6
1987 13 6 7
1988 17 11 6
1989 18 12 6
1990 17 10 7
1991 27 16 11
1992 19 19 0
1993 16 10 6
1994 22 14 8
1995 13 8 5
1996 13 8 5
1997 16 11 5
1998 19 8 11
1999 15 8 7
2000 17 9 8
2001 9 0 9
2002 11 5 6
2003 17 9 8
2004 18 9 9
2005 18 10 8
2006 22 12 10
2007 20 9 11
2008 23 9 14
2009 16 10 6
2010 8 8 0
2011 12 5 7
2012 14 0 14
2013 18 7 11
2014 7 0 7
2015 12 0 12
2016 15 5 10
2017 12 0 12

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pasha U.S.
  White 20.33% 64.26%
  African American 25.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 47.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

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Fun Facts about the name Pasha

  • How Popular is the name Pasha? Pasha is the 12,040th most popular name of all time. As a last name Pasha was the 19,306th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Pasha have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 811 babies born with the first name Pasha in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pasha to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pasha? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1964 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Pasha first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pasha is Thursday, December 8th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Pasha born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pasha was in 1974 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Random Pasha Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pasha is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Pasha: Your name in reverse order is Ahsap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aspha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pasha? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,402 people with the last name Pasha.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pasha? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Pasha as their last name since less than 1 person in 208k 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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