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Origin and Meaning of Arroyo

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  • A user from California, United States says the name Arroyo is of Mexican origin and means "It translates to stream in english".
  • According to a user from Nebraska, United States, the name Arroyo means "Creek".
  • A user from United States says the name Arroyo means "River".
Other origins: Puerto Rican, Hawaiian, and Mongolian

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ar*roy"o
  1. A water course; a rivulet.
  2. The dry bed of a small stream.(Western U. S)

Etymology: Sp., fr. LL. arrogium; cf. Gr. � river, stream, fr. � to flow

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A stream or brook

From Spanish arroyo.

  1. A dry creek or stream bed, a gulch which temporarily or seasonally fills and flows (after sufficient rain).
  2. Any water course; any rivulet (whether it flows year-round or only seasonally).

arroyo was also found in the following language(s): French and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Arroyo

Arroyo was born in 1953.


Arroyo Pérez Javier Isaías is an athlete for the Tecamachalco Sur.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Arroyo

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is a Member of the House of Representatives, from Pampanga's 2nd district, 14th President of the Philippines, 4th President of the Fifth Republic, 12th ]]Vice President of the Philippines, Secretary of National Defense, Secretary of Social Welfare, De. Gloria was born on April 5th, 1947 in San Juan, Metro Manila.


Carlos Arroyo is a basketball player for the FC Barcelona Lassa, Fajardo Cariduros, Cangrejeros de Santurce (basketball), Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Saski Baskonia, Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C., Miami Heat, and FC Barcelona Bàsquet in the Liga ACB and Euroleague. He has been prominent since 1996. Carlos was born on July 30th, 1979 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.


Bronson Arroyo is a baseball player for the Washington Nationals. Bronson was born on February 24th, 1977 in Key West, Florida.


Joe Arroyo was a salsa music, tropical music, cumbia, and porro singer-songwriter, record producer, and musician. He plays Wood block and Vocals. His career lasted from 1969 to 2011. Joe was given the name Alvaro José Arroyo González on November 1st, 1955 in Cartagena, Colombia. Joe is also known as El Joe, Arroyo González, and Álvaro José (actual). He left this life on July 26th, 2011.


Michael Arroyo is a soccer player for the Club América, Club Sport Emelec, Deportivo Quito, San Luis F.C., Atlante F.C., Barcelona Sporting Club, Ecuador national under-20 football team, and Ecuador national football team. Michael was born on April 23rd, 1987 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Michael is also known as Gambetita.


Raymond Arroyo is an author, producer, director, and presenter.


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Popularity of Arroyo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Arroyo U.S.
  White 4.62% 64.26%
  African American 0.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.06% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.13% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 93.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Arroyo

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

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Fun Facts about the name Arroyo

  • How Popular is the name Arroyo? As a last name Arroyo was the 678th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Arroyo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Arroyo is Friday, September 12th, 1919.
  • How unique is the name Arroyo? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Arroyo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Arroyo: Your name in reverse order is Oyorra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rrooya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Arroyo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 50,614 people with the last name Arroyo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arroyo? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Arroyo as their last name.

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  • 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).
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