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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pomp
  1. A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant."All the pompsof a Roman triumph." [Addison.]
  2. Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.
    synonyms: Display; parade; pageant; pageantry; splendor; state; magnificence; ostentation; grandeur; pride.

Etymology: OE. pompe, F. pompe, L. pompa, fr. Gr. � a sending, a solemn procession, pomp, fr. � to send. Cf. Pump a shoe

verb Pomp
To make a pompons display; to conduct.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Ceremonial elegance and splendor
  2. Cheap or pretentious or vain display

From Middle English, from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa (“pomp”), from Ancient Greek πομπή (pompḗ, “a sending, a solemn procession, pomp”), from πέμπω (pémpō, “I send”).

  1. Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.
  2. A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant.

pomp was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, and Icelandic

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pomp U.S.
  White 97.14% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

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Fun Facts about the name Pomp

  • How Popular is the name Pomp? Pomp is the 83,986th most popular name of all time. As a last name Pomp was the 123,064th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Pomp have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Pomp in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pomp? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1893 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Pomp first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pomp is Tuesday, March 3rd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Pomp born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pomp was in 1893 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Pomp: Your name in reverse order is Pmop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Opmp. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pomp? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 140 people with the last name Pomp.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pomp? Pomp is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.