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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alvarez

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  • A submission from Alabama, United States says the name Alvarez means "Beautiful" and is of Unknown origin.
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Notable Persons Named Alvarez

Alvarez was born on February 19th, 1946.



Alvarez was born in 1560. He breathed his last breath in 1620.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Alvarez

Eddie was born on January 11th, 1984 in Philadelphia.



Fede Alvarez is a filmmaking and filmmaker. Fede was given the name Federico Alvarez on February 9th, 1978 in Montevideo.


Saúl was born on July 18th, 1990 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Saúl is also known as Alvarez, Saul; Alvarez, and Canelo.


Luis Walter Alvarez was a scientist in the field of physics. Luis was born in San Francisco. He breathed his last breath on September 1st, 1988.


J Alvarez is a reggaeton singing. He has been prominent since 2008. J was given the name Javid David Álvarez Fernández on December 13th, 1983 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.


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Popularity of Alvarez as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alvarez U.S.
  White 5.18% 64.26%
  African American 0.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.16% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alvarez

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

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Fun Facts about the name Alvarez

  • How Popular is the name Alvarez? Alvarez is the 47,985th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alvarez was the 92nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alvarez have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48 babies born with the first name Alvarez in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alvarez? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1932 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Alvarez first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alvarez is Thursday, March 13th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Alvarez born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alvarez was in 1981 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Alvarez: Your name in reverse order is Zeravla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zevlaar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alvarez? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 233,983 people with the last name Alvarez.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alvarez? Alvarez was ranked as the 92nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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