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Origin and Meaning of Caballero

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Caballero means "Gentleman or knight" and is of Spanish origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ca`bal*le"ro
A knight or cavalier; hence, a gentleman.

Etymology: Sp. Cf. Cavalier


Borrowing from Spanish caballero.

  1. A horseman, particularly in the Latin American context

caballero was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Caballero

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.


Roxann Dawson is an actor, director, and television director. She was most active from 1985 to present. Roxann was given the name Roxann Caballero on September 11th, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Roxann is also known as Roxann Biggs and Roxann Biggs-Dawson.


Willy Caballero is a soccer player for the Manchester City F.C., Boca Juniors, Elche CF, Arsenal de Sarandí, Málaga CF, and Argentina national under-20 football team. Willy was born on September 28th, 1981 in Santa Elena, Argentina.


Steve Caballero is a skateboarding, musician, and skateboarder. Steve was born on November 8th, 1964 in San Jose, California.


La India is a freestyle music, salsa music, latin pop, house music, and nuyorican soul singer-songwriter. She was most prominent from 1985 to present. La was given the name Linda Viera Caballero on March 9th, 1969 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. La is also known as India and La Princesa de Salsa.


Francisco Largo Caballero was a president. His most notable accomplishments were from 1936 to 1937. Francisco was born on October 15th, 1869 in Madrid. He breathed his last breath on March 23rd, 1946.


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Popularity of Caballero as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Caballero U.S.
  White 6.32% 64.26%
  African American 0.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.07% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 89.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Caballero

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

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Fun Facts about the name Caballero

  • How Popular is the name Caballero? As a last name Caballero was the 1,224th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Caballero? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Caballero was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Caballero: Your name in reverse order is Orellabac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rllaobaec. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Caballero? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 28,903 people with the last name Caballero.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Caballero? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Caballero as their last name.

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