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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ponce

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  1. Someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
  2. A man who is effeminate in his manner and fussy in the way he dresses

Possibly from a shortening of French pensionnaire (“boarder, lodger, person living without working”).

  1. (Britain, slang) A man employed by a prostitute to find clients, and who may also act as a bodyguard and driver. A ponce is different from a pimp in being the prostitute's employee, not the employer.
  2. (Britain, Ireland, pejorative) A posh or effeminate person.

ponce was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Ponce

Ponce was born in 1443. He passed away in 1492.


He passed away in 1162.


He died on September 24th, 1202.


Ponce was born in 1114. He breathed his last breath in 1175.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ponce

Carlos Ponce is a music of puerto rico musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Carlos was given the name Carlos Ponce Freyre on September 4th, 1972 in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Ezequiel Ponce is a soccer player for the A.S. Roma and Newell's Old Boys. Ezequiel was born on March 29th, 1997 in Rosario, Santa Fe.


Jerome Ponce is an actor, model (people), and model. His ongoing career started in 2012. Jerome was given the name Joseph Jerome Gapido Porciuncula on June 4th, 1995 in Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines. Jerome is also known as Joseph Jerome Gapido Porciuncula.


Lola Ponce is a pop music, pop rock, and latin pop singing, actor, model (people), and spokesperson. She plays Vocals. She has been prominent since 2001. Lola was given the name Paola Fabiana Ponce on June 25th, 1979 in Capitán Bermúdez.


Mariano was born on March 23rd, 1863 in Baliuag, Bulacan. Mariano is also known as Naning, Kalipulako, and Tikbalang. He died on May 23rd, 1918.


Andrés Ponce is a soccer player for the S.C. Olhanense, Deportivo Táchira, Llaneros de Guanare, U.C. Sampdoria, and Venezuela national under-17 football team. Andrés was born on November 11th, 1996 in Maracaibo, Venezuela.


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Popularity of Ponce as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ponce U.S.
  White 5.13% 64.26%
  African American 0.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 91.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ponce

People with the last name Ponce are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ponce

  • How Popular is the name Ponce? Ponce is the 31,767th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ponce was the 695th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ponce have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 140 babies born with the first name Ponce in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ponce to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ponce? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ponce first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ponce is Thursday, November 24th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Ponce born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ponce was in 1949 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ponce: Your name in reverse order is Ecnop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pnoce. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ponce? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 49,549 people with the last name Ponce.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ponce? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Ponce as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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