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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 1 Views | 🔊 8 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Old French

Meaning: Chief, head, overseer

Pronunciation: PROH-vohst, /ˈproʊˌvoʊst/, P R OW V OW S T

Popularity Rank: #317,773

On this page:

  • 1. Provost Meaning
  • 2. Provost Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Provost
  • 4. Translations of Provost
  • 5. Provost Name Popularity
  • 6. Provost Name Poster
  • 7. Names similar to Provost

Provost Meaning

Derived from the Old French word 'provo(u)ste', meaning 'chief, head' or 'overseer'. It was originally used as a title for an official in charge of a college or university.

Provost also means "Chief, head, overseer".

Provost is found in France, Nigeria, Belgium, and 7 more countries.

Provost Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: PROH-vohst

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈproʊˌvoʊst/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: P R OW V OW S T

P: Pronounce as in "pig" (P IH G)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

OW: Pronounce as in "go" (G OW)

V: Pronounce as in "van" (V AE N)

OW: Pronounce as in "go" (G OW)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

T: Pronounce as in "top" (T AA P)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Provost

Provost Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Provost is recorded 53 times globally, ranking it as the 317,773th most common name worldwide.

Provost is most prevalent in France, with 24 occurrences, making it the 29,164th most popular name in the country.

In France, the name Provost is found among 1 in every 54333 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

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