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Origin and Meaning of Cervantes

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  • A user from Connecticut, United States says the name Cervantes is of Spanish origin and means "Follower of god".
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  1. Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)

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  1. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), an influential Spanish author.

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

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes was a soldier, novelist, poet, playwright, and accountant. Miguel was given the name Miguel de Cervantes Cortinas on September 29th, 1547 in Alcalá de Henares. He breathed his last breath on April 23rd, 1616.


Martha Higareda is an actress, producer, and writer. She was most active from 2002 to present. Martha was given the name Martha Elba Higareda Cervantes on August 24th, 1983 in Villahermosa.


Her career lasted from 2001 to 2001. Elizabeth was born on August 1st, 1975 in Mexico City.


Jorge is also known as Van Patten and George.


María Victoria is an actor, singing, comedian, actress, and singer. She was most prominent from 1951 to 1951. María was given the name María Victoria Cervantes Cervantes on February 26th, 1933 in Guadalajara.


Antonio Cervantes is a boxer. Antonio was born on December 23rd, 1945 in San Basilio de Palenque.


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Popularity of Cervantes as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cervantes U.S.
  White 3.31% 64.26%
  African American 0.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 95.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cervantes

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

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Fun Facts about the name Cervantes

  • How Popular is the name Cervantes? Cervantes is the 63,999th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cervantes was the 387th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cervantes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18 babies born with the first name Cervantes in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cervantes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cervantes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cervantes is Tuesday, October 17th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Cervantes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cervantes was in 2004 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cervantes: Your name in reverse order is Setnavrec. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cntrsvaee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cervantes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 82,161 people with the last name Cervantes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cervantes? Cervantes was ranked as the 387th 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).
  • 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).
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