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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chico

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Chi"co
Senses
  1. Var. of Chica.
  2. The common greasewood of the western United States (Sarcobatus vermiculatus).
  3. In the Philippines, the sapodilla or its fruit; also, the marmalade tree or its fruit.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1891-1961)
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From Spanish

  1. (Canada, US, informal) A Latin-American boy; a Latino.
  2. The fruit of the sapodilla, Manilkara zapota
  3. (American Southwest) sweet corn that has been cooked and dried on the cob (mostly plural)

chico was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese, Spanish, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Chico

Chico Marx was an actor, bandleader, and comedian. He was most active from 1926 to 1959. Chico was given the name Leonard Marx by his parents Minnie Marx and Sam Marx on March 22nd, 1887 in New York City, New York, U.S. He left this life on October 11th, 1961.

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Chico Buarque is a música popular brasileira, bossa nova, and samba musician. He plays Vocals and acoustic guitar. His ongoing career started in 1962. Chico was given the name Francisco Buarque de Hollanda on June 19th, 1944. Chico is also known as Chico Buarque.

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Chico DeBarge is a pop music, rhythm, blues, soul music, neo soul, and hip hop soul musician. He plays Keyboard instrument, Piano, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Chico was given the name Jonathan Arthur DeBarge on June 23rd, 1966 in Detroit.

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Chico was given the name Francisco Cândido Xavier on April 2nd, 1910 in Pedro Leopoldo, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He left this life on June 30th, 2002.

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Chico Slimani is a pop music and music of latin america singing and actor. He was most active from 2006 to present. Chico was given the name Yousseph Slimani on April 2nd, 1971 in Bridgend. Chico is also known as Chico.

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Chico Flores is a soccer player for the Lekhwiya SC, Cádiz CF, Cádiz CF B, Racing Club Portuense, FC Barcelona B, UD Almería, Genoa C.F.C., RCD Mallorca, Swansea City A.F.C., and Spain national under-21 football team. Chico was born on March 6th, 1987 in Cádiz, Spain. Chico is also known as Flores Moreno and José Manuel.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chico

Chico is a soccer player for the Antalyaspor, Paraná Clube, Paraná Soccer Technical Center, Clube Atlético Paranaense, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Coritiba Foot Ball Club, and Gaziantepspor. Chico was born on February 2nd, 1987 in Pato Branco.

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Gery Chico is a chairman of the illinois state board of education, illinois state board of education, and chairman of theillinois state board of education. Gery was born on August 24th, 1956 in Chicago.

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Mariano Chico was a Governor of Alta California. Mariano was born in 1796. Mariano is also known as Colonel Mariano Chico. He passed away in 1850.

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Florinda Chico was an actress. She was most active from 1947 to 2002. Florinda was given the name Florinda Chico Martín Mora on April 24th, 1926 in Don Benito. She left this life on February 19th, 2011.

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Matt Chico is a baseball player. Matt was born on June 10th, 1983.

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Luis was born in 1892. He passed away in 1960.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1922 5 0 5
1926 6 0 6
1930 7 0 7
1931 8 0 8
1935 6 0 6
1942 7 0 7
1945 6 0 6
1948 7 0 7
1949 6 0 6
1951 6 0 6
1952 9 0 9
1953 9 0 9
1954 10 0 10
1955 16 0 16
1956 11 0 11
1957 12 0 12
1958 19 0 19
1959 16 0 16
1960 8 0 8
1961 6 0 6
1962 12 0 12
1963 11 0 11
1964 11 0 11
1965 7 0 7
1966 13 0 13
1967 14 0 14
1968 12 0 12
1969 11 0 11
1970 20 0 20
1971 18 0 18
1972 15 0 15
1973 28 0 28
1974 32 0 32
1975 37 0 37
1976 52 0 52
1977 56 0 56
1978 31 0 31
1979 31 0 31
1980 29 0 29
1981 21 0 21
1982 15 0 15
1983 12 0 12
1984 10 0 10
1985 9 0 9
1986 12 0 12
1987 17 0 17
1988 12 0 12
1989 10 0 10
1990 15 0 15
1991 11 0 11
1992 8 0 8
1993 11 0 11
1994 14 0 14
1995 11 0 11
1996 7 0 7
1997 14 0 14
1998 15 0 15
1999 10 0 10
2000 9 0 9
2001 16 0 16
2002 6 0 6
2003 10 0 10
2004 7 0 7
2005 9 0 9
2006 8 0 8
2007 5 0 5
2009 8 0 8
2012 7 0 7

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Popularity of Chico as a first name

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Popularity of Chico as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chico U.S.
  White 13.60% 64.26%
  African American 0.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5.02% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 71.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chico

People with the last name Chico are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Chico

  • How Popular is the name Chico? Chico is the 10,984th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chico was the 9,788th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chico have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 939 babies born with the first name Chico in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chico 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 Chico? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Chico first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chico is Tuesday, December 25th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Chico born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chico was in 1977 with a total of 56 babies.
  • Random Chico Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chico is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Chico: Your name in reverse order is Ocihc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oicch. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chico? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,308 people with the last name Chico.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chico? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Chico as their last name.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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