First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
On This Page

How to Pronounce Armada

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Armada?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Armada mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Armada

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Armada to us below

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ar*ma"da
A fleet of armed ships; a squadron. Specifically, the Spanish fleet which was sent to assail England, a. d. 1558.

Etymology: Sp. armada, L. as if armatasc. classic fleet), fr. armatus, p. p. of armare. See Arm (v. t.) Army

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A large fleet

Borrowing from Spanish armada (“fleet, navy”), from Medieval Latin armāta, from the feminine past participle of Latin armāre, from arma. Compare army.

  1. A fleet of warships, especially with reference to the Spanish Armada.
  2. Any large army or fleet of military vessels.
  3. A larg flock of anything.
    An of insects attacked us every day right after the sunset.

armada was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Finnish, French, Ladino, Portuguese, Slovene, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Armada

Juan was born on May 4th, 1861. He left this life on September 22nd, 1932.


Gustavo Armada is a sports team member for the Aragua F.C.


André Armada is an athlete for the FC Lusitanos.


Where is the name Armada popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Armada as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Armada as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Florida, New York, or California.

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Armada U.S.
  White 13.06% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 38.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 46.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Armada

People with the last name Armada are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Armada

  • How Popular is the name Armada? As a last name Armada was the 47,706th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Armada first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Armada is Wednesday, March 1st, 1871.
  • How unique is the name Armada? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Armada. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Armada: Your name in reverse order is Adamra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Madara. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Armada? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 444 people with the last name Armada.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Armada? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Armada as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Armadas Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Armada

Name poster for Armada(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.