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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Calderon mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Calderon

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  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Calderon means "Amazingly Cool".
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  1. Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)

From caldera + -ón

  1. (cetaceans) pilot whale
  2. (music) fermata
  3. (typography) ¶ symbol

Notable Persons Named Calderon

Calderon was born on April 8th, 1883. He died on July 1st, 1953.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Calderon

Frida Kahlo was an artist in the field of painting. Frida was given the name Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón on July 6th, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico. She left this life on July 13th, 1954.


Felipe Calderon is a President of Mexico, Leader of the National Action Party, Secretary of Energy, Leader of theNational Action Party, and Secretariat of Energy (Mexico). Felipe was born on August 18th, 1962 in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico.


José Calderón is a basketball player for the New York Knicks, →Diputación Foral Alava, →CB Lucentum Alicante, →Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, Saski Baskonia, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. José was born on September 28th, 1981 in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain.


Tatiana Calderón is an athlete for the Carlin Motorsport. Tatiana was born on March 10th, 1993 in Bogotá, Colombia.


Tego Calderón is a reggaeton and hip hop music musician. He plays Part (music), Bongo drum, Timbales, and Drum kit. He was most active from 1998 to present. Tego was given the name Tegui Calderón Rosario on February 1st, 1972 in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Paul Calderón is a film, stage, television actor, and writer. Paul was born in 1959 in Puerto Rico.


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Popularity of Calderon as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Calderon U.S.
  White 4.95% 64.26%
  African American 0.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Calderon

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

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Fun Facts about the name Calderon

  • How Popular is the name Calderon? As a last name Calderon was the 421st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Calderon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Calderon is Friday, December 19th, 1913.
  • How unique is the name Calderon? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Calderon. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Calderon: Your name in reverse order is Noredlac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naecodrl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Calderon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 77,085 people with the last name Calderon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Calderon? Calderon was ranked as the 421st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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