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Origin and Meaning of Cordova

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  • A submission from Colorado, United States says the name Cordova means "Adventurer".
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  1. A city in central Argentina; site of a university founded in 1613
  2. A city in southern Spain; center of Moorish culture
  3. Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
  1. Alternative form of Córdoba

Cordova was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cordova

Fred de Cordova was a film director, film producer, director, and producer. Fred was given the name Frederick Timmins de Cordova on October 27th, 1910 in New York City. He left this life on September 15th, 2001.


France Anne Córdova is an office holder. France was born on August 5th, 1947 in Paris.


Arturo de Córdova was an actor. Arturo was given the name Arturo García Rodríguez on May 8th, 1908 in Mérida, Yucatán. Arturo is also known as Rodríguez and Arturo García. He breathed his last breath on November 3rd, 1973.


Superbarrio Gómez is a crimefighter and satirist. Superbarrio was given the name Marco Rascón Córdova .


Marty Cordova is a baseball player. Marty was born on July 10th, 1969 in Las Vegas.


Pedro Flores was a bolero musician. Pedro was given the name Pedro Juan Flores Córdova on April 9th, 1894. He died on July 14th, 1979.


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Popularity of Cordova as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cordova U.S.
  White 10.25% 64.26%
  African American 0.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 86.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cordova

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

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Fun Facts about the name Cordova

  • How Popular is the name Cordova? As a last name Cordova was the 762nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Cordova first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cordova is Saturday, August 13th, 1881.
  • How unique is the name Cordova? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cordova. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cordova: Your name in reverse order is Avodroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Craoovd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cordova? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 45,305 people with the last name Cordova.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cordova? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 15 of them will have Cordova as their last name.

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