What does Pullman mean?

Definitions for Pullman
ˈpʊl mənpull·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pullman, Pullman carnoun

    luxurious passenger car; for day or night travel


  1. Pullmannoun

    A railroad passenger car; especially, one of the luxurious ones named after the eponymous Pullman Palace Car Company.

  2. Etymology: short for Pullman car, after the Pullman Palace Car Company, after George Pullman


  1. pullman

    A pullman is a luxurious, spacious railroad passenger car, typically designed for overnight travel. It was named after George Pullman, the American inventor and industrialist who introduced these especially comfortable railway carriages in the mid-19th century. The term "pullman" can also refer to a type of suitcase or bag designed to be carried in the overhead luggage rack of a railway carriage.


  1. Pullman

    Pullman is the largest city in Whitman County, Washington. The population was 29,799 at the 2010 census up from 24,675 in 2000 census. Originally incorporated as Three Forks, the city was later renamed after George Pullman. Pullman, on the Palouse, is best known as the home of Washington State University, a four-campus land-grant university, and of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, an international firm in the power industry. Eight miles east of Pullman is Moscow, Idaho, home of the University of Idaho, also a land-grant institution.

Who Was Who?

  1. Pullman

    An American who invented an expensive means of travel. P. also is responsible for the vast fortunes acquired by porters.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pullman is ranked #16560 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pullman surname appeared 1,733 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Pullman.

    86.9% or 1,506 total occurrences were White.
    7.7% or 135 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 43 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 27 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pullman in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pullman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Pullman in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    Before Rahm was a big-shot mayor, he was an essential part of my team at the White House during some very hard times for America and I relied on his judgment every day, and his smarts every day, and his toughness every day, rahm hasn't just fought for a national park in Pullman.

  2. Jennifer Utley:

    That had to be heartbreaking (for Pullman), to know that to leave them a lot of money would be to their detriment.

  3. Mark Kirk:

    As Chicago's first national park, Pullman's 135 years of civil rights and industrial history will be protected and enjoyed for generations to come.

  4. Contessa Bianca Bertolli:

    Chester Pullman is simply one of the most generous human beings I've ever had the pleasure of meeting in my life. To me, he is an American treasure!

  5. Marilyn Gartelmann Quiroz:

    I can’t explain what Pullman means to me, in my heart, we have a bond.

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