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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Polis

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  • A submission from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Polis means "City" and is of Greek origin.
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  • polis
  1. A surname​.

Polis was also found in the following language(s): Latvian

Notable Persons Named Polis

Polis Filippou is a sports team member for the AEP Paphos F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Polis

Jared Polis is a politician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Jared was given the name Jared Schutz Polis on May 12th, 1975 in Boulder, Colorado. Jared is also known as Jared Polis Schutz.


Joel Polis is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1982. Joel was born on October 3rd, 1951 in Philadelphia.


John St. Polis was an actor. He was most prominent from 1909 to 1943. John was born on November 24th, 1873 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. He passed away on October 8th, 1946.


Greg Polis is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1970 to 1980. Greg was born on August 8th, 1950 in Westlock.


Gary was born in 1946. He breathed his last breath on March 27th, 2000.


Jānis Polis was a in the field of chemistry. Jānis was born on June 25th, 1938 in Eleja parish. They passed away on April 12th, 2011.


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Popularity of Polis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Polis U.S.
  White 93.67% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Polis

People with the last name Polis are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Polis

  • How Popular is the name Polis? As a last name Polis was the 28,940th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Polis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Polis is Sunday, March 1st, 1903.
  • How unique is the name Polis? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Polis. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Polis: Your name in reverse order is Silop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ilpso. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Polis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 821 people with the last name Polis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Polis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Polis as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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