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 Phiri

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  • A submission from Zambia says the name Phiri means "Hills or Mountain".
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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Phiri

Lebogang Phiri is a soccer player for the Brøndby IF, Real Madrid (South Africa), and South Africa national football team. Lebogang was born on November 9th, 1994 in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Ray Phiri is a recording artist and jazz fusion. He has had major accomplishments since 1970. Ray was given the name Raymond Chikapa Phiri on March 23rd, 1947 in Nelspruit.


Gerald was born on October 6th, 1988.


Kinnah Phiri is a soccer player for the Big Bullets F.C. and Manzini Wanderers F.C. Kinnah was born on October 30th, 1954 in Blantyre.


Alfred Phiri is a soccer player for the Jomo Cosmos F.C., Gençlerbirliği S.K., Vanspor, Samsunspor, Ajax Cape Town F.C., Moroka Swallows F.C., SuperSport United F.C., and South Africa national football team. Alfred was born on June 22nd, 1974 in Alexandra, Gauteng.


Patrick Phiri is a soccer player for the Nkana F.C. and Red Arrows F.C. Patrick was born on May 3rd, 1956 in Luanshya, Northern Rhodesia.


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International Interest for Phiri

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Phiri U.S.
  White 3.44% 64.26%
  African American 90.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Phiri

People with the last name Phiri are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Phiri

  • How Popular is the name Phiri? As a last name Phiri was the 67,747th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Phiri? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Phiri was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Phiri: Your name in reverse order is Irihp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irhip. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Phiri? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 291 people with the last name Phiri.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Phiri? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Phiri as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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