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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pohl

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Dialectal form of standard Pfahl, used in this form in most dialects of North Rhine-Westphalia, including German Low German, Low Franconian, and Ripuarian. Cognate with Limburgish paol, Luxembourgish Poul, Dutch paal, and English pole.

  1. (colloquial, regional, chiefly North Rhine-Westphalia) a post or pole, particularly a traffic bollard
    Da kannste nich’ durch. Da sin’ überall .
    You can't pass through there. There are everywhere.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Pohl

Frederik Pohl was a science fiction novelist, short story author, essayist, publisher, editor, literary agent, and editing. He was most prominent from 1939 to 2013. Frederik was given the name Frederik George Pohl, Jr. on November 26th, 1919 in New York City, United States. He died on September 2nd, 2013.


Oswald Pohl is a criminal.


Jason Pohl is a motorcycle designer. Jason was born on July 1st, 1981 in Mendota, Illinois.


Hugo von Pohl is a military person. His military service ended in 1916.


Lorenzo Antonio is a latin pop, mexican pop music, mariachi, and ranchera musician. He was most prominent from 1982 to present. Lorenzo was given the name Lorenzo Antonio Sánchez Pohl on October 3rd, 1969 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.



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Popularity of Pohl as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pohl U.S.
  White 90.16% 64.26%
  African American 0.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.93% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pohl

People with the last name Pohl are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Pohl

  • How Popular is the name Pohl? As a last name Pohl was the 5,369th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Pohl? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Pohl was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Pohl: Your name in reverse order is Lhop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hpol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pohl? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,485 people with the last name Pohl.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pohl? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Pohl as their last name.

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