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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Escobar

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Escobar

Escobar Gallardo is a fictional character. Escobar is also known as Armand Ortiz.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Escobar

Pablo Escobar is a head of the medellín cartel and medellín cartel. Pablo is also known as Don Pablo, El Mágico, El Padrino, El Patrón, El Pablito, El Señor, El vergias, El Zar de la Cocaína, El Mágico (The Magician), El Padrino (The Godfather), El Patrón (The Boss), El Pablito (little Pablo), El Señor (The Lord), (The, Tsar, and of Cocaine).


Sebastián Marroquín is an architect and author. Sebastián was given the name Juan Pablo Escobar by his parent Pablo Escobar in 1977 in Medellín.


Andrés Escobar was a soccer player for the Atlético Nacional, BSC Young Boys, and Colombia national football team. Andrés was born on March 13th, 1967 in Medellín, Colombia. He breathed his last breath on July 2nd, 1994.


He passed away in 2002.


Gavin Escobar is a football player for the Dallas Cowboys. He has had major accomplishments since 2013. Gavin was born on February 3rd, 1991 in New York City.


Marisol Escobar is an artist in the fields of sculpture and assemblage (art). Marisol was born on May 22nd, 1930 in Paris.


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Popularity of Escobar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Escobar U.S.
  White 5.17% 64.26%
  African American 0.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Escobar

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

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Fun Facts about the name Escobar

  • How Popular is the name Escobar? As a last name Escobar was the 520th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Escobar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Escobar is Saturday, September 7th, 1963.
  • How unique is the name Escobar? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Escobar. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Escobar: Your name in reverse order is Rabocse. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rabsceo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Escobar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 64,403 people with the last name Escobar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Escobar? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 22 of them will have Escobar as their last name.

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