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Origin and Meaning of Carranza

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  • A user from Arizona, United States says the name Carranza is of Spanish origin and means "To be the best at everything ever.".
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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Carranza

Venustiano Carranza was a President of Mexico, Head of the Executive Power, First Chief of the Constitutionalist Army, Governor of Coahuila, and Constitutional Army. His most notable accomplishments were from 1917 to 1920. Venustiano was born on December 29th, 1859 in Cuatro Ciénegas. He died on May 21st, 1920.



Andrés Dorantes de Carranza was an explorer. Andrés was born in 1500 in Béjar del Castañar, Salamanca , Spain. He passed away in 1550.


Víctor Carranza was an emerald mine owner. Víctor was born Víctor Carranza on October 8th, 1935 in Guateque. Víctor is also known as The Emerald tsar. He breathed his last breath on April 4th, 2013.


José Carranza is a soccer player for the Club Universitario de Deportes and Peru national football team. José was born on January 8th, 1964 in Lima.


Beto Carranza is a soccer player for the Racing Club de Avellaneda, Boca Juniors, Club Atlético Independiente, San Lorenzo de Almagro, Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz, Estudiantes de La Plata, Club Universitario de Deportes, Dundee F.C., Raith Rovers F.C., Quilmes Atlético Club, and Alumni de Villa Marí. Beto was born on June 15th, 1972 in Quilmes.


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Popularity of Carranza as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carranza U.S.
  White 3.95% 64.26%
  African American 0.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 94.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carranza

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

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Fun Facts about the name Carranza

  • How Popular is the name Carranza? Carranza is the 93,827th most popular name of all time. As a last name Carranza was the 1,235th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carranza have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Carranza in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carranza? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Carranza first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carranza is Saturday, March 1st, 1913.
  • What year had the most people named Carranza born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carranza was in 1914 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Carranza: Your name in reverse order is Aznarrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Azncarar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carranza? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 28,581 people with the last name Carranza.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carranza? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Carranza as their last name.

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