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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Polito

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  • According to a user from Massachusetts, United States, the name Polito is of Italian origin and means "Knife, to cut clean".

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Polito

Jon Polito is an actor, voice actor, and voice acting. He was most prominent from 1981 to 2014. Jon was born on December 29th, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.


Karyn Polito is a 72nd , and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. Karyn was born on November 11th, 1966 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.


He has been prominent since 1991. Hedda was given the name Steven Polito .


Salvatore "Sol" Polito was a cinematographer. He was most prominent from 1914 to 1949. Salvatore was born on November 12th, 1892 in Palermo. Salvatore is also known as Polito and Salvador. He left this life on May 23rd, 1960.


Gene Polito was a cinematographer. Gene was given the name Eugene Emmanuel Polito by his parent Sol Polito on September 13th, 1918 in Brooklyn. He died on November 28th, 2010.


Lina Polito is an actress. Lina was born on August 24th, 1954 in Naples.


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Popularity of Polito as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Polito U.S.
  White 87.72% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Polito

People with the last name Polito are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Polito

  • How Popular is the name Polito? As a last name Polito was the 8,228th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Polito first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Polito is Tuesday, February 6th, 1877.
  • How unique is the name Polito? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Polito. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Polito: Your name in reverse order is Otilop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tpoiol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Polito? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,032 people with the last name Polito.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Polito? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Polito as their last name.

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