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Cortez

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1909 5 0 5
1911 9 0 9
1912 17 9 8
1914 9 0 9
1915 18 5 13
1916 14 0 14
1917 17 0 17
1918 23 6 17
1919 20 7 13
1920 15 6 9
1921 20 5 15
1922 16 0 16
1923 16 0 16
1924 15 7 8
1925 17 0 17
1926 18 6 12
1927 6 0 6
1928 13 5 8
1929 11 0 11
1930 17 0 17
1931 20 0 20
1932 8 0 8
1933 15 0 15
1934 10 0 10
1935 12 0 12
1936 13 0 13
1937 13 0 13
1938 11 0 11
1939 9 0 9
1941 10 0 10
1942 14 0 14
1944 15 0 15
1945 14 0 14
1946 11 0 11
1947 17 0 17
1948 15 0 15
1949 21 0 21
1950 15 0 15
1951 13 0 13
1952 22 0 22
1953 14 0 14
1954 29 0 29
1955 33 0 33
1956 29 0 29
1957 22 0 22
1958 17 0 17
1959 34 0 34
1960 43 0 43
1961 28 0 28
1962 44 0 44
1963 35 0 35
1964 37 0 37
1965 44 0 44
1966 30 0 30
1967 37 0 37
1968 35 0 35
1969 45 0 45
1970 54 0 54
1971 60 0 60
1972 67 0 67
1973 88 0 88
1974 66 0 66
1975 86 0 86
1976 101 5 96
1977 96 0 96
1978 105 0 105
1979 96 0 96
1980 114 5 109
1981 113 0 113
1982 118 0 118
1983 149 6 143
1984 158 0 158
1985 191 0 191
1986 217 7 210
1987 223 5 218
1988 234 0 234
1989 320 0 320
1990 351 5 346
1991 323 0 323
1992 301 0 301
1993 312 0 312
1994 280 0 280
1995 235 0 235
1996 209 0 209
1997 213 0 213
1998 209 0 209
1999 240 0 240
2000 230 0 230
2001 205 0 205
2002 163 0 163
2003 195 0 195
2004 185 0 185
2005 223 0 223
2006 200 0 200
2007 204 0 204
2008 200 0 200
2009 227 0 227
2010 213 0 213
2011 195 0 195
2012 195 0 195
2013 228 0 228
2014 195 0 195
2015 191 0 191

Fun Facts about the name Cortez

  • How many people with the first name Cortez have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,713 babies born with the first name Cortez in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cortez to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cortez? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cortez first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cortez is Wednesday, May 17th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Cortez born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cortez was in 1990 with a total of 346 babies.
  • Random Cortez Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cortez is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Cortez: Your name in reverse order is Zetroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tzroec. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cortez? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 101,694 people with the last name Cortez.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cortez? Cortez was ranked as the 310th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Popularity of Cortez as a last name

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Common last names for Cortez

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cortez U.S.
  White 6.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 89.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cortez

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Cortez" mean? The list below shows the origins of Cortez as well as things modernly associated with the name Cortez such as celebrities named Cortez.

Spanish

Origin and Meaning of Cortez

The name "Cortez" is of Spanish origin, and it means "Courteous". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
  1. A surname​.

Cortez Kennedy

Cortez Kennedy is a NFL player. Cortez was born in 1968 in Osceola, Arkansas.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Cortez

Cortez Allen
Cortez Bryant
Cortez Cigars
Cortez Journal
Cortez Masto
Cortez The Killer
Cortez The Killer Lyrics
Cortez Colorado
Cortez Nike
Cortez Co

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cortez

Heidi Cortez

Heidi Cortez is an adult biography. Heidi was born in 1981 in San Bernardino, California.

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Mike Cortez

Mike Cortez is a basketball biography. Mike was born in 1980 in San Jose, California.

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What does the name Cortez mean?

Cis for calm, a pleasant trait.

Ois for openness, it's refreshing!

Ris for rewards, from your hard work

Tis for touching, the way you show you are.

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Zis for zeal, your zest for life.

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