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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pompeii

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  • A submission from Ohio, United States says the name Pompeii means "Gift of god" and is of Unknown origin.

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  1. Ancient city to the southeast of Naples that was buried by a volcanic eruption from Vesuvius

From Latin Pompeii.

  1. A ruined Roman town in Italy, destroyed by Vesuvius (a volcano) in AD 79

Pompeii was also found in the following language(s): Latin

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Popularity of Pompeii as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pompeii U.S.
  White 92.76% 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 5.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pompeii

People with the last name Pompeii are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Pompeii

  • How Popular is the name Pompeii? As a last name Pompeii was the 115,034th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Pompeii first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Pompeii is Saturday, May 3rd, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Pompeii? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Pompeii. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Pompeii: Your name in reverse order is Iiepmop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Moipeip. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pompeii? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 152 people with the last name Pompeii.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pompeii? Pompeii is one of the most unique last names recorded.

What Pompeiis Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Pompeii born Oct 28, 1938

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Australia approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.