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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chavez

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  1. United States labor leader who organized farm workers (born 1927)
  2. Mexican composer of nationalistic works using themes from Indian folk music (1899-1978)
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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Chavez

Hugo Chávez was a President of Venezuela, De facto President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, and United Socialist Party of Venezuela. His military service ended in 1992. Hugo was given the name Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías on July 28th, 1954 in Sabaneta, Barinas. He breathed his last breath on March 5th, 2013.

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Cesar Chavez was a farm worker, trade union, civil, political rights, activism, labor leader, civil rights, and activist. Cesar was given the name César Estrada Chávez on March 31st, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona, U.S. He passed away on April 23rd, 1993.

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Julio César Chávez is a boxer. Julio was born on July 12th, 1962 in Obregón, Sonora, Mexico.

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Alberto Vargas was an artist in the fields of painter and painting. Alberto was given the name Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chávez on February 9th, 1896 in Arequipa. He left this life on December 30th, 1982.

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Jesse Chavez is a baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays. Jesse was born on August 21st, 1983 in Victorville, California.

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Omar was born on January 4th, 1990 in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Omar is also known as Chávez Carrasco and Omar Alonzo (Spanish).

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How popular is the baby name Chavez in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1953 6 0 6
1969 6 0 6
1971 7 0 7
1972 7 0 7
1973 9 0 9
1974 8 0 8
1975 10 0 10
1976 8 0 8
1977 8 0 8
1978 7 0 7
1979 8 0 8
1980 8 0 8
1981 18 0 18
1982 8 0 8
1983 5 0 5
1984 6 0 6
1985 11 0 11
1986 12 0 12
1987 13 0 13
1988 15 0 15
1989 35 8 27
1990 38 0 38
1991 53 0 53
1992 60 0 60
1993 53 0 53
1994 41 0 41
1995 29 0 29
1996 22 0 22
1997 20 0 20
1998 22 0 22
1999 14 0 14
2000 29 0 29
2001 12 0 12
2002 15 0 15
2003 19 0 19
2004 15 0 15
2005 11 0 11
2006 18 0 18
2007 11 0 11
2008 22 0 22
2009 18 0 18
2010 11 0 11
2011 9 0 9
2012 11 0 11
2013 13 0 13
2014 13 0 13
2015 9 0 9
2016 11 0 11
2017 10 0 10

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Popularity of Chavez as a first name

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Popularity of Chavez as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chavez U.S.
  White 5.02% 64.26%
  African American 0.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.94% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chavez

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

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Fun Facts about the name Chavez

  • How Popular is the name Chavez? Chavez is the 11,925th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chavez was the 83rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chavez have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 824 babies born with the first name Chavez in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chavez to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chavez? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Chavez first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chavez is Tuesday, January 25th, 1916.
  • What year had the most people named Chavez born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chavez was in 1992 with a total of 60 babies.
  • Random Chavez Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chavez is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Chavez: Your name in reverse order is Zevahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vezahc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chavez? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 250,898 people with the last name Chavez.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chavez? Chavez was ranked as the 83rd 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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