Popov Name Meaning

Russian and Bulgarian: patronymic from pop ‘priest’, from Greek pappas (compare English Pope). The name may sometimes derive from a nickname, but celibacy was not enjoined on priests of the Orthodox Church and so the name can indeed mean ‘son of the priest’. In many cases, however, the Russian name means no more than ‘of the priest’ and designates a servant of a priest. Jewish (American): most likely a shortened form of Popovski, a habitational name for someone from a place called Popovka, of which there are several examples in Ukraine.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Popovic, Popik, Popek, Pool, Pope, Popp, Popa, Popke, Topor, Pott

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Between 1962 and 2004, Popov life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Popov in 1962 was 44, and 64 in 2004.

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