Phạm

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Phạm is the fourth most common Vietnamese family name. The name is transliterated as Fan in Chinese(范) and Beom (범) in Korean.

Origin[edit]

The name is derived from the Chinese character 范.[1] As with other East-Asian surnames derived from Chinese, it does not necessarily imply familial relations with those sharing the same surname.

Frequency[edit]

Although Phạm is not as common a surname among Vietnamese populations as Nguyễn, it remains prevalent. Among the global ethnic Vietnamese population, it is the 5th most common name accounting for 5% of the total 75 million. In the United States, Phạm is the #1455 most common last name comprising about 0.008% of all last names. It is the 951st most common in France[2] with 5,509 persons sharing that name. It is ranked 943rd in the United States Social Security Index.[3]

Notable people[edit]

There are many notable people named Phạm, including:

Science
Politics and Military
Arts and Entertainment
Religious Figures
Fictional Characters
Other
  • Nina Pham, U.S. nurse who became the first victim in the U.S. to acquire the Ebola virus disease through transmission in the U.S. during the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak. [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://nomfoundation.org/index.php?IDcat=515&codepoint=8303
  2. ^ French surnames
  3. ^ PBS, POV: The Sweetest Sound: Popularity Index
  4. ^ "Nina Pham, first person to contract Ebola in US, arrives in Maryland". Eyewitness News (ABC7 KABC Los Angeles). 16 October 2014. 

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