What does provo mean?

Definitions for provo
ˈproʊ voʊpro·vo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Provonoun

    a city in north central Utah settled by Mormons


  1. Provonoun

    A city in South Dakota.

  2. Etymology: Shortened from the provisional wing of the IRA.


  1. provo

    Provo is a city in Utah, United States. It is the third largest city in Utah and it's located about 43 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Provo is the largest city and county seat of Utah County. It is home to Brigham Young University, a private higher education institution, which is run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


  1. Provo

    Provo was a Dutch counterculture movement in the mid-1960s that focused on provoking violent responses from authorities using non-violent bait. It was preceded by the nozem movement and followed by the hippie movement. Unlike these two movements, Provo was actually founded, on May 25, 1965, by Robert Jasper Grootveld, an anti-smoking activist, and Roel van Duijn and Rob Stolk, both anarchists. The term was not only used for the movement as a whole; an individual member was called "a Provo". Provo was officially disbanded on May 13, 1967.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PROVO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Provo is ranked #17142 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Provo surname appeared 1,653 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Provo.

    78.4% or 1,296 total occurrences were White.
    17% or 281 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 30 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 25 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 14 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of provo in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of provo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of provo in a Sentence

  1. Barron Hilton:

    Every time I bring up Provo, my mom changes the subject, i don't want to hurt her feelings, I don't want to upset her.

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