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 Poirier

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  • A submission from Michigan, United States says the name Poirier means "Pear tree" and is of French origin.

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From Old French perier, from Vulgar Latin *pirarius, from Latin pirus. Reanalyzed as poire (“pear”) +‎ -ier.

  1. pear tree

Notable Persons Named Poirier

Poirier is an electronic music and canadian hip hop musician. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Poirier was given the name Ghislain Poirier .


Notable Persons With the Last Name Poirier

Dustin was born on January 19th, 1989.


Kim Poirier is an actress, television presenter, singer, film producer, yoga teacher, dancer, and model. She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Kim was given the name Kim Jacinthe Poirier on February 6th, 1980 in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada.


Paul was born on November 6th, 1991 in Ottawa.


Denise Poirier is an actress, voice actress, and voice acting. Denise was born in United States.


Luc Poirier is a wrestler. Luc was born on January 9th, 1962 in Montreal.


Agnès was born in 1975 in Paris.


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Popularity of Poirier as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Poirier U.S.
  White 94.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Poirier

People with the last name Poirier are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Poirier

  • How Popular is the name Poirier? As a last name Poirier was the 3,747th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Poirier? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Poirier was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Poirier: Your name in reverse order is Reiriop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Orriepi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Poirier? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,453 people with the last name Poirier.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Poirier? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Poirier as their last name.

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