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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pavel

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  1. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Павел (Pável, “Paul”).

Pavel was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Estonian, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovene

Notable Persons Named Pavel

Pavel Nedvěd is a soccer player for the FK Hvězda Cheb, FC Viktoria Plzeň, Dukla Prague, AC Sparta Prague, S.S. Lazio, Juventus F.C., Czechoslovakia national under-21 football team, and Czech Republic national football team. Pavel was born on August 30th, 1972 in Cheb.


Pavel Bure is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1987 to 2003. Pavel was born on March 31st, 1971 in Moscow.


Pavel Datsyuk is a hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League. His ongoing career started in 1996. Pavel was born on July 20th, 1978 in Yekaterinburg.


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.


Pavel Durov is an entrepreneurship and entrepreneur. He was most active from 2014 to 2014. Pavel was born on October 10th, 1984 in Leningrad, Soviet Union.


Pavel Pogrebnyak is a soccer player for the FC Dynamo Moscow, FC Spartak Moscow, FC Baltika Kaliningrad, FC Khimki, FC Shinnik Yaroslavl, FC Tom Tomsk, FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, VfB Stuttgart, Fulham F.C., Reading F.C., and Russia national football team. Pavel was born on November 8th, 1983 in Moscow.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Pavel

Petr was born on November 1st, 1961 in Planá (Tachov District).


Andrei Pavel is a tennis player. Andrei was born on January 27th, 1974 in Constanţa, Romania.


Andreas Pavel is an engineer. Andreas was born in Aachen.


Ota was given the name Otto Popper on July 2nd, 1930 in Prague. He died on March 31st, 1973.


Claudia Pavel is a pop music singing and dance. She was most prominent from 2000 to present. Claudia was born Claudia Pavel on October 19th, 1984. Claudia is also known as Claudia Cream.


Thomas was born on April 4th, 1941. Thomas is also known as Pavel and Toma.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1971 5 0 5
1972 6 0 6
1977 5 0 5
1978 6 0 6
1979 6 0 6
1980 5 0 5
1981 7 0 7
1982 7 0 7
1983 5 0 5
1988 10 0 10
1989 8 0 8
1990 11 0 11
1991 9 0 9
1992 21 0 21
1993 24 0 24
1994 31 0 31
1995 31 0 31
1996 34 0 34
1997 24 0 24
1998 37 0 37
1999 40 0 40
2000 48 0 48
2001 41 0 41
2002 45 0 45
2003 53 0 53
2004 63 0 63
2005 59 0 59
2006 62 0 62
2007 74 0 74
2008 82 0 82
2009 70 0 70
2010 47 0 47
2011 43 0 43
2012 54 0 54
2013 45 0 45
2014 48 0 48
2015 34 0 34
2016 40 0 40
2017 39 0 39

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pavel U.S.
  White 93.53% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pavel

People with the last name Pavel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Pavel

  • How Popular is the name Pavel? Pavel is the 9,047th most popular name of all time. As a last name Pavel was the 20,648th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Pavel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,279 babies born with the first name Pavel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pavel to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pavel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Pavel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pavel is Friday, June 29th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Pavel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pavel was in 2008 with a total of 82 babies.
  • Random Pavel Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pavel is not a popular baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Pavel: Your name in reverse order is Levap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pvale. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pavel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,282 people with the last name Pavel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pavel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Pavel as their last name since less than 1 person in 233k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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