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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Con"dor
  1. [Zoöl] A very large bird of the Vulture family (Sarcorhamphus gryphus), found in the most elevated parts of the Andes.
  2. [Zoöl] The California vulture (Gymnogyps californianus), also called California condor.(Local, U. S)
  3. A gold coin of Chile, bearing the figure of a condor, and equal to twenty pesos. It contains 10.98356 grams of gold, and is equivalent to about $7.29. Called also colon.
  4. A gold coin of Colombia equivalent to about $9.65. It is no longer coined.

Note: In the late 20th century it is classed as an endangered species. The California condor used to number in the thousands and ranged along the entire west coast of the United States. By 1982 only 21 to 24 individuals could be identified in the wild. A breeding program was instituted, and by 1996 over 50 birds were alive in captivity. As of 1997, fewer than ten of the bred birds had been reintroduced into the wild.

Etymology: Sp. condor, fr. Peruvian cuntur

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  1. The largest flying birds in the western hemisphere

From Quechua kuntur, through Spanish cóndor

  1. Either of two New World vultures, Vultur gryphus of the Andes or Gymnogyps californianus, a nearly extinct vulture of the mountains of California.
  2. A gold coin of some South American countries bearing the figure of one of these vultures.
  3. An Argentinian short range ballistic missile.
  4. (golf) In golf, four under par (quadruple birdie, triple eagle, or double albatross)

condor was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Romanian

Notable Persons Named Condor


His most notable accomplishments were from 1976 to 1981. Condor was born on November 9th, 1914 in South Australia. He breathed his last breath on July 30th, 1993.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Condor

Black Condor is a comics character.




Zicomo Condor is an athlete for the Village Superstars F.C.


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Popularity of Condor as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Condor U.S.
  White 58.56% 64.26%
  African American 1.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 35.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Condor

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

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Fun Facts about the name Condor

  • How Popular is the name Condor? As a last name Condor was the 48,800th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Condor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Condor is Monday, March 7th, 1892.
  • How unique is the name Condor? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Condor. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Condor: Your name in reverse order is Rodnoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rdcnoo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Condor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 432 people with the last name Condor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Condor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Condor as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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).
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