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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Popa mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Popa

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  • A user from Romania says the name Popa is of Romanian origin and means ""Priest"".

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Alt. Meaning

P is for pure, the spiritual side of you.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

P is for peaceful, your quiet times.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Notable Persons Named Popa

Popa Chubby is an electric blues musician. He plays Guitar, Human voice, and Drum kit. He has had major accomplishments since 1992. Popa was given the name Theodore Joseph Horowitz on March 31st, 1960 in The Bronx. Popa is also known as Popa Chubby.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Popa

Adrian Popa is a soccer player for the FC Steaua București, FC Politehnica II Timișoara, FC Academica Clinceni, FC Gloria Buzău, FC Universitatea Cluj, CS Concordia Chiajna, and Romania national football team. Adrian was born on July 24th, 1988 in Bucharest.


Alina was born on October 12th, 1978 in Brăila.


Răzvan Popa is a soccer player for the Inter Milan, FC Steaua București, FC Sportul Studențesc București, and Romania national under-17 football team. Răzvan was born on January 4th, 1997 in Râmnicu Vâlcea.


Ionuţ Popa is an athlete for the CS Șoimii Pâncota. Ionuţ was born on April 17th, 1953 in Săvârșin.


Iulian Popa is a soccer player for the FC Rapid București, FC Forex Brașov, CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea, CSU Voința Sibiu, FC Brașov, and FC Oțelul Galați. Iulian was born on July 20th, 1984 in Victoria, Brașov.


Sorin was born on March 24th, 1953.


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Popularity of Popa as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Popa U.S.
  White 87.27% 64.26%
  African American 0.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Popa

People with the last name Popa are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Popa

  • How Popular is the name Popa? As a last name Popa was the 11,428th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Popa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Popa is Tuesday, May 2nd, 1893.
  • How unique is the name Popa? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Popa. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Popa: Your name in reverse order is Apop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ppao. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Popa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,757 people with the last name Popa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Popa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Popa as their last name since less than 1 person in 108k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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