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since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A city in north central Utah settled by Mormons

Notable Persons Named Provo

Sir Provo William Parry Wallis is a military person. His military service ended in 1892.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Provo


Fred was born on April 17th, 1922 in Seattle, Washington. He died on June 6th, 1999.


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Popularity of Provo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Provo U.S.
  White 78.40% 64.26%
  African American 17.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.85% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Provo

People with the last name Provo are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Provo

  • How Popular is the name Provo? As a last name Provo was the 17,142nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Provo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Provo is Tuesday, November 1st, 1887.
  • How unique is the name Provo? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Provo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Provo: Your name in reverse order is Ovorp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pvroo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Provo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,653 people with the last name Provo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Provo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Provo as their last name since less than 1 person in 179k 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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