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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Almodovar

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From Arabic اَلْمُدَوَّر (al-mudawwar, “the round thing”), from مُدَوَّر (mudawwar, “round”). The name probably refers to a nearby hill; تَل اَلْمُدَوَّر (tal al-mudawwar, “round hill”) is a fairly common Arabic placename.

  1. A village and municipality in Beja, Portugal.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Almodovar

Pedro Almodóvar is a filmmaking and filmmaker. He has been prominent since 1974. Pedro was given the name Pedro Almodóvar Caballero on September 25th, 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava.


Norma Jean Almodovar is a nonprofit executive director; author; sex worker activist. Norma was given the name Norma Jean Wright on May 27th, 1951 in Binghamton, New York.


Agustín Almodóvar is a film producer. Agustín was given the name Agustín Almodóvar Caballero in 1955 in Calzada de Calatrava.


Melina Almodovar is a latin music (genre), world music, and salsa music singer-songwriter, musician, and dance. She plays Vocals. Melina was given the name Ilsa Melina Almodovar Sanchez on June 3rd, 1979.


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Popularity of Almodovar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Almodovar U.S.
  White 5.81% 64.26%
  African American 1.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Almodovar

People with the last name Almodovar are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Almodovar

  • How Popular is the name Almodovar? As a last name Almodovar was the 8,049th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Almodovar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Almodovar is Sunday, September 18th, 1955.
  • How unique is the name Almodovar? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Almodovar. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Almodovar: Your name in reverse order is Ravodomla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ldvmaoaro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Almodovar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,112 people with the last name Almodovar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Almodovar? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Almodovar as their last name.

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