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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Garcia

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From Spanish García.

  1. A surname​ of Spanish and Portuguese origin.

Garcia was also found in the following language(s): Translingual

Notable Persons Named Garcia

García Ramírez was royalty. He died on November 21st, 1150.


Garcia de Orta was a physician and naturalist. Garcia was born in 1501 in Castelo de Vide. He left this life in 1568.


García Sánchez II is royalty. He was most prominent from 994 to 1000.


García is royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 851 to 870.


García I is royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 925 to 970.


Garcia was born on August 29th, 1514. He breathed his last breath on May 31st, 1577.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Garcia

Gloria Estefan is a latin pop, dance-pop, dance music, and electronic dance music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1977. Gloria was given the name Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García on September 1st, 1957 in Havana, Cuba.


Jerry Garcia was a psychedelic rock, blues rock, folk rock, jam band, bluegrass music, progressive rock, and jazz musician. He plays Guitar, Pedal steel guitar, Banjo, Bass guitar, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson SG, Guild Guitar Company, Gibson Les Paul, Tiger (guitar), Martin D-28, Takamine guitars, Travis Bean, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1995. Jerry was given the name Jerome John Garcia on August 1st, 1942 in San Francisco, California, United States. He breathed his last breath on August 9th, 1995.


Andy Garcia is an actor. He has been prominent since 1978. Andy was given the name Andrés Arturo García Menéndez on April 12th, 1956 in Havana.


Danny was born on March 20th, 1988 in Pennsylvania, U.S.


Jorge Garcia is an actor and comedian. His ongoing career started in 1997. Jorge was born on April 28th, 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska.


José Feliciano is a soft rock, latin pop, bolero, and acoustic music musician. He holds the title Feliz Navidad. His career lasted from 1962 to 1962. José was given the name José Montserrate Feliciano García on September 10th, 1945 in Lares, Puerto Rico.


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Popularity of Garcia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Garcia U.S.
  White 5.38% 64.26%
  African American 0.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Garcia

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

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Fun Facts about the name Garcia

  • How Popular is the name Garcia? Garcia is the 17,131st most popular name of all time. As a last name Garcia was the 6th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Garcia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 459 babies born with the first name Garcia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Garcia to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Garcia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Garcia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Garcia is Wednesday, March 13th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Garcia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Garcia was in 1958 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Garcia Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Garcia is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Garcia: Your name in reverse order is Aicrag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Garcia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Garcia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,166,120 people with the last name Garcia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Garcia? Garcia was ranked as the 6th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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