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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Primo

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Pri"mo
First; chief.

Etymology: It

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The principal part of a duet (especially a piano duet)
  2. The best of its kind
Wiktionary

Borrowing from Italian primo (“first”).

  1. (music) The principal part of a duet.

primo was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Esperanto, French, Galician, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Primo

Primo Levi was a writer and chemist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1947 to present. Primo was born on July 31st, 1919 in Turin, Italy. He died on April 11th, 1987.

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Primo is a wrestler. Primo was born on December 21st, 1982 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Primo Carnera was a boxer. Primo was born on October 26th, 1906 in Sequals. He died on June 29th, 1967.

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Primo was born on April 26th, 1956.

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Primo Conti was an artist in the fields of painting and music. Primo was born Primo Conti on October 16th, 1900 in Florence. He died on November 12th, 1988.

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Primo was born on July 14th, 1923 in Turin. He left this life on November 7th, 1999.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Primo

Primo is a wrestler. Primo was born on December 21st, 1982 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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David Primo is a soccer player for the Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C., Baltimore Bays, New York Cosmos (1970–85), Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim F.C., Hapoel Tzafririm Holon F.C., and Israel national football team. David was born on May 5th, 1946 in Bulgaria.

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Giancarlo was born on November 4th, 1924. He died on December 27th, 2005.

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MC Primo was a funk carioca singing. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to 2012. MC was given the name Jadielson da Silva Almeida on June 11th, 1984 in São Vicente, São Paulo. MC is also known as MC Primo, Jason, and Primo. He died on April 19th, 2012.

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Luis was born in 1605. He died in 1667.

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How popular is the baby name Primo in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1907 5 0 5
1910 5 0 5
1912 14 0 14
1913 14 0 14
1914 15 0 15
1915 13 0 13
1916 13 0 13
1917 17 0 17
1918 23 0 23
1919 12 0 12
1920 15 0 15
1921 31 0 31
1922 24 0 24
1923 15 0 15
1924 24 0 24
1925 21 0 21
1926 21 0 21
1927 14 0 14
1928 10 0 10
1929 11 0 11
1930 22 0 22
1931 26 0 26
1932 19 0 19
1933 16 0 16
1934 16 0 16
1936 6 0 6
1937 6 0 6
1938 7 0 7
1939 5 0 5
1940 5 0 5
1941 9 0 9
1948 8 0 8
1949 7 0 7
1952 8 0 8
1953 7 0 7
1954 7 0 7
1956 13 0 13
1957 11 0 11
1958 5 0 5
1959 14 0 14
1960 10 0 10
1961 9 0 9
1962 11 0 11
1967 6 0 6
1968 9 0 9
1970 7 0 7
1972 6 0 6
1974 5 0 5
1975 5 0 5
1976 7 0 7
1978 7 0 7
1979 6 0 6
1980 5 0 5
1981 7 0 7
1986 5 0 5
1989 6 0 6
1990 11 0 11
1992 7 0 7
1994 5 0 5
1995 5 0 5
1997 9 0 9
1998 8 0 8
1999 6 0 6
2000 8 0 8
2001 8 0 8
2002 5 0 5
2003 9 0 9
2004 8 0 8
2005 9 0 9
2006 5 0 5
2007 9 0 9
2008 9 0 9
2009 5 0 5
2010 7 0 7
2011 6 0 6
2012 6 0 6
2013 11 0 11
2014 8 0 8
2015 7 0 7
2016 8 0 8
2017 6 0 6

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Popularity of Primo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Primo U.S.
  White 54.75% 64.26%
  African American 16.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 20.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Primo

People with the last name Primo are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Primo

  • How Popular is the name Primo? Primo is the 11,871st most popular name of all time. As a last name Primo was the 23,283rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Primo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 830 babies born with the first name Primo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Primo to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Primo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Primo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Primo is Sunday, July 1st, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Primo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Primo was in 1921 with a total of 31 babies.
  • Random Primo Factoid: According to the 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Primo is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1952.
  • Weird things about the name Primo: Your name in reverse order is Omirp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rmpio. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Primo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,094 people with the last name Primo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Primo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Primo as their last name since less than 1 person in 270k 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).
  • 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.
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