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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Castillo mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Castillo

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  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Castillo is of Unknown origin and means "Castle".
  • According to a user from United States, the name Castillo is of Spanish origin and means "Castle".
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Castillo is of Unknown origin and means "Castle/Unbreakable".
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From Old Spanish castiello (“stronghold, fortress, castle”), from Latin castellum, diminutive of castrum (“fort”).

  1. castle

Notable Persons With the Last Name Castillo

Kate del Castillo is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1978. Kate was given the name Kate del Castillo-Negrete Trillo by her parent Eric del Castillo on October 23rd, 1972 in Mexico City.


Yma Sumac was an exotica, world music, mambo (music), and lounge music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1942 to 1997. Yma was given the name Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo in Callao, Peru,. Yma is also known as Yma Súmac and The Peruvian Songbird". She passed away on November 1st, 2008.


Raúl Castillo is an actor and writer. He was most active from 2000 to present. Raúl was born on August 30th, 1977 in McAllen, Texas.


Randy Castillo was a heavy metal music, hard rock, and glam metal songwriter and drummer. He plays Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Trumpet, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 1980. Randy was given the name Randolpho Francisco Castillo on December 18th, 1950 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. He left this life on March 26th, 2002.


Joey Castillo is an alternative rock, hard rock, punk rock, heavy metal music, and stoner rock musician. He plays Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Piano, Keyboard instrument, Synthesizer, Violin, Theremin, Drum Workshop, Avedis Zildjian Company, Vic Firth, Latin Percussion (company), and Remo. He was most prominent from 1984 to 1984. Joey was given the name Joseph William Castillo on March 30th, 1966 in Gardena, California, United States. Joey is also known as The Sexy Mexi and Joey C.


Danny was born on August 25th, 1979 in San Francisco.


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Popularity of Castillo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Castillo U.S.
  White 4.92% 64.26%
  African American 0.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.04% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Castillo

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

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Fun Facts about the name Castillo

  • How Popular is the name Castillo? As a last name Castillo was the 93rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Castillo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Castillo is Saturday, September 28th, 1895.
  • How unique is the name Castillo? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Castillo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Castillo: Your name in reverse order is Ollitsac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Locaslit. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Castillo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 230,420 people with the last name Castillo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Castillo? Castillo was ranked as the 93rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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