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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Castro

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  • According to a user from Virginia, United States, the name Castro is of Spanish origin and means "Strong".
  • A user from Minnesota, United States says the name Castro is of Spanish origin and means "Fortress".
  • A user from North Carolina, United States says the name Castro means "fortress".

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  1. Cuban socialist leader who overthrew a dictator in 1959 and established a Marxist socialist state in Cuba (born in 1927)

From Spanish Castro.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A gayborhood area of San Francisco

Castro was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Castro

Castro is a hiplife musician. Castro was given the name Theophilus Tagoe Castro on May 1st, 1982 in Sekondi-Takoradi. Castro is also known as Tagoe and Theophilus.


Castro Alves was a writer. Castro was given the name Antônio Frederico de Castro Alves on March 14th, 1847 in Castro Alves, Bahia, Brazil. He breathed his last breath on July 6th, 1871.


Castro Valentín Arredondo is an athlete for the Obregón F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Castro

Fidel Castro is a First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, 17th President of Cuba, First Secretaryof theCentral Committeeof theCommunist Party of Cuba, President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, 16th Prime Minister of Cuba, 7th . Fidel was born on August 13th, 1926 in Birán.


Raúl Castro is a First Vice President of Cuba, Second Secretary of the Communist Party, Minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement, 18th President of Cuba, First Secretary of the Communist Party, FirstVice President . Raúl was born on June 3rd, 1931 in Birán.


Inês de Castro was royalty. Inês was born as the child of Pedro Fernández de Castro in Kingdom of Galicia. She breathed her last breath on January 7th, 1355.


Julián Castro is a 16th United States Secretary of Housing, Urban Development, Mayor of San Antonio, and List of mayors of San Antonio. Julián was born on September 16th, 1974 in San Antonio.


Joaquín Castro is an office holder. Joaquín was born on September 16th, 1974 in San Antonio.


Gonzalo Castro is a soccer player for the Borussia Dortmund, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany national under-21 football team, and Germany national football team. Gonzalo was born on June 11th, 1987 in Wuppertal.


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International Interest for Castro

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Castro as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Castro U.S.
  White 7.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 87.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Castro

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

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Fun Facts about the name Castro

  • How Popular is the name Castro? Castro is the 80,105th most popular name of all time. As a last name Castro was the 138th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Castro have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Castro in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Castro? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Castro first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Castro is Saturday, July 2nd, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Castro born? The highest recorded use of the first name Castro was in 1978 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Castro: Your name in reverse order is Ortsac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tasocr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Castro? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 184,134 people with the last name Castro.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Castro? Castro was ranked as the 138th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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