US Popularity:5533
Origin:Latin
Other Origin(s):Scottish
Meaning:Father
Not just a name for the supreme pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope is a Scottish surname breaking boundaries as a stand-out personal name for boys. Pope comes from the Latin Papa, meaning “father,” once given to all respected clergy members. Over time, the title grew more and more exclusive until it was reserved for the bishop of Rome. But don’t let that stop you from choosing this dapper title for your little one—Pope was a popular choice in the 1910s, possibly due to the election of Pope Benedict XV in 1914. Pope lends a handsome title for baby, whether embracing them to your faith or wishing to go against the grain with an ecclesiastic appellation.

Famous People Named Pope

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  • Alexander Pope
    Poet

Pope Name Popularity Data

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
1941
#7166
in 1941
- 36
from 1938
In comparison to the previous year's data

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