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 Pharoah

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  • A user from Canada says the name Pharoah is of Hebrew origin and means "King".
  • According to a user from Oregon, United States, the name Pharoah is of Egyptian origin and means "Gift of god".

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Notable Persons Named Pharoah

Pharoah Sanders is a free jazz, avant-garde jazz, world music, post-bop, and hard bop saxophone and bandleader. He plays Tenor saxophone, Flute, Piccolo, and Tambourine. Pharoah was given the name Farrell Sanders on October 13th, 1940.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Pharoah

Jay Pharoah is an actor, comedian, rapper, and voice actor. He was most active from 2010 to present. Jay was given the name Jared Antonio Farrow on October 14th, 1987 in Chesapeake, Virginia.


Ashley Pharoah is a screenwriter, television producer., and television producer. Ashley was born on September 13th, 1959 in Southampton, United Kingdom.


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Popularity of Pharoah as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pharoah U.S.
  White 87.18% 64.26%
  African American 8.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pharoah

People with the last name Pharoah are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Pharoah

  • How Popular is the name Pharoah? Pharoah is the 16,466th most popular name of all time. As a last name Pharoah was the 142,108th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Pharoah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 492 babies born with the first name Pharoah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pharoah to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pharoah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1936 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Pharoah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pharoah is Sunday, August 26th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Pharoah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pharoah was in 2017 with a total of 36 babies.
  • Random Pharoah Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pharoah is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Pharoah: Your name in reverse order is Haorahp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Raahoph. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pharoah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 117 people with the last name Pharoah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pharoah? Pharoah is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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