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Cruz

First Name
25k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
334k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cruz

"Cruz" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "The Cross of Christ". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A surname​.

Cruz was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Cruz

Cruz Bustamante is an office holder. Cruz was given the name Cruz Miguel Bustamante on January 4th, 1953 in Dinuba, California, US.

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Cruz Martínez is a cumbia, tejano music, reggae, latin pop, rhythm, blues, and regional mexican record producer, songwriter, composer, and musician. He plays Keyboard instrument. He has been prominent since 1984. Cruz was born Cruz Martínez on June 21st, 1972 in Chicago. Cruz is also known as CK.

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Cruz was born on September 19th, 1963 in Torrance, California.

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Cruz Reynoso is a lawyer. His military service ended in 1955. Cruz was born on May 2nd, 1931 in Brea, California.

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Manny Manuel is a merengue music, bolero, and tropical music musician and songwriter. He plays Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Manny was given the name Cruz Manuel Hernández Santiago on December 1st, 1972. Manny is also known as Rey de Corazones.

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He has been prominent since 1996. Cruz was born on September 18th, 1979.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cruz

Dominick was born on September 3rd, 1985 in San Diego.

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Penélope Cruz is an actress and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1989. Penélope was given the name Penélope Cruz Sánchez on April 28th, 1974 in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain.

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Ted Cruz is a Solicitor General of Texas. Ted was born on December 22nd, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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O.S.H. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a nun, poet, and writer. O.S.H. was given the name Juana Inés de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana on November 12th, 1651 in Tepetlixpa. She passed away on April 17th, 1695.

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Celia Cruz was a salsa, guaracha, son, bolero, rumba, guaguancó, salsa music, son (music), and cuban rumba musician. Her career lasted from 1948 to 2003. Celia was given the name Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso on October 21st, 1925 in Havana. She breathed her last breath on July 16th, 2003.

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Jackie Cruz is an actress, musician, and model. Jackie was born on August 8th, 1986 in Queens, New York City, United States.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1890 8 8 0
1892 6 6 0
1895 5 5 0
1896 6 6 0
1899 6 6 0
1900 6 6 0
1901 7 7 0
1902 15 10 5
1903 5 0 5
1904 9 9 0
1905 19 7 12
1906 16 11 5
1907 23 13 10
1908 14 9 5
1909 10 10 0
1910 26 17 9
1911 29 13 16
1912 37 17 20
1913 43 27 16
1914 56 31 25
1915 74 36 38
1916 51 23 28
1917 66 28 38
1918 88 47 41
1919 132 67 65
1920 127 56 71
1921 126 68 58
1922 110 48 62
1923 155 84 71
1924 121 53 68
1925 161 76 85
1926 136 52 84
1927 137 62 75
1928 149 72 77
1929 146 64 82
1930 125 61 64
1931 137 68 69
1932 110 43 67
1933 102 38 64
1934 100 47 53
1935 114 42 72
1936 120 62 58
1937 117 58 59
1938 130 53 77
1939 124 54 70
1940 123 53 70
1941 99 42 57
1942 123 46 77
1943 113 38 75
1944 101 40 61
1945 99 40 59
1946 130 54 76
1947 124 45 79
1948 128 52 76
1949 156 56 100
1950 133 47 86
1951 137 51 86
1952 119 33 86
1953 126 46 80
1954 114 42 72
1955 115 39 76
1956 141 54 87
1957 132 53 79
1958 148 52 96
1959 118 35 83
1960 130 47 83
1961 105 22 83
1962 107 31 76
1963 107 34 73
1964 121 36 85
1965 92 28 64
1966 109 33 76
1967 87 28 59
1968 103 28 75
1969 111 24 87
1970 99 31 68
1971 92 29 63
1972 104 30 74
1973 95 27 68
1974 112 26 86
1975 103 32 71
1976 108 27 81
1977 102 19 83
1978 136 22 114
1979 102 24 78
1980 121 31 90
1981 124 34 90
1982 133 31 102
1983 118 26 92
1984 136 32 104
1985 149 29 120
1986 171 19 152
1987 183 15 168
1988 195 22 173
1989 224 17 207
1990 221 21 200
1991 206 18 188
1992 196 27 169
1993 209 28 181
1994 230 22 208
1995 259 32 227
1996 242 23 219
1997 257 28 229
1998 299 38 261
1999 268 25 243
2000 301 19 282
2001 359 26 333
2002 337 35 302
2003 375 16 359
2004 433 27 406
2005 496 19 477
2006 543 20 523
2007 700 28 672
2008 871 28 843
2009 923 18 905
2010 1,012 22 990
2011 1,126 29 1,097
2012 1,261 32 1,229
2013 1,274 28 1,246
2014 1,250 30 1,220
2015 1,091 27 1,064
2016 1,033 22 1,011

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Popularity of Cruz as a first name

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Popularity of Cruz as a last name

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Common last names for Cruz

  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Garcia
  • Gonzalez
  • Hernandez
  • Rivera
  • Lopez
  • Perez
  • Ortiz
  • Torres
  • Sanchez
  • Ramirez
  • Flores
  • Diaz
  • Morales
  • Gonzales
  • Reyes
  • Ruiz

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cruz U.S.
  White 5.17% 64.26%
  African American 0.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.19% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 87.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cruz

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

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Fun Facts about the name Cruz

  • How Popular is the name Cruz? Cruz is the 1,493rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Cruz was the 57th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cruz have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25,240 babies born with the first name Cruz in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cruz to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cruz? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cruz first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cruz is Sunday, July 25th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Cruz born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cruz was in 2013 with a total of 1,246 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cruz!
  • Random Cruz Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cruz ranks 71st in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 14 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Cruz: Your name in reverse order is Zurc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Czur. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cruz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 334,201 people with the last name Cruz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cruz? Cruz was ranked as the 57th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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