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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pharaoh

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pha"raoh
  1. A title by which the sovereigns of ancient Egypt were designated.
  2. See Faro.

Etymology: Heb. parōh; of Egyptian origin: cf. L. pharao, Gr. �. Cf. Faro

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The title of the ancient Egyptian kings
  1. Alternative form of pharaoh

Pharaoh was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons With the Last Name Pharaoh

Nef the Pharaoh is a hip hop music rapping. He has been prominent since 2014. Nef was given the name Tonee Hayes on January 11th, 1995.


Mark was born on July 18th, 1931 in Wandsworth.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1979 6 0 6
1994 12 0 12
1995 7 0 7
1996 13 0 13
1997 8 0 8
1998 5 0 5
1999 9 0 9
2000 6 0 6
2001 11 0 11
2002 11 0 11
2003 15 0 15
2004 18 0 18
2005 17 0 17
2006 24 0 24
2007 19 0 19
2008 25 0 25
2009 41 0 41
2010 23 0 23
2011 39 0 39
2012 46 0 46
2013 55 0 55
2014 87 0 87
2015 117 0 117
2016 138 0 138
2017 145 0 145

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Popularity of Pharaoh as a first name

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Popularity of Pharaoh as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pharaoh U.S.
  White 76.30% 64.26%
  African American 10.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.05% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pharaoh

People with the last name Pharaoh are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Pharaoh

  • How Popular is the name Pharaoh? Pharaoh is the 11,305th most popular name of all time. As a last name Pharaoh was the 103,655th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Pharaoh have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 897 babies born with the first name Pharaoh in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pharaoh 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 Pharaoh? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Pharaoh first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pharaoh is Thursday, January 11th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Pharaoh born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pharaoh was in 2017 with a total of 145 babies.
  • Random Pharaoh Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pharaoh is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Pharaoh: Your name in reverse order is Hoarahp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oahhapr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pharaoh? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 173 people with the last name Pharaoh.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pharaoh? Pharaoh is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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