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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Gonzalez mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Gonzalez

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  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Gonzalez is of Spanish origin and means "War castle".
  • According to a user from Nevada, United States, the name Gonzalez is of Spanish origin and means "Battle".
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Alt. Meaning

G is for genial, a pleasing personality.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Z is for zeal, your zest for life.

A is for approachable, constantly meeting new people

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

Z is for zest, your zeal for life.

Notable Persons Named Gonzalez

Gonzalez Germen is a baseball player for the Colorado Rockies. Gonzalez was born on September 23rd, 1987 in La Romana, Dominican Republic.


Gonzalez was born on September 8th, 1987.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gonzalez

Daniel Brühl is an actor. He has been prominent since 1995. Daniel was given the name Daniel César Martín Brühl González on June 16th, 1978 in Barcelona.


She has been prominent since 2007. Eiza was given the name Eiza González Reyna on January 30th, 1990 in Caborca.


José González is an indie folk singer-songwriter. He plays Classical guitar, Bass guitar, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 2003. José was born on July 31st, 1978.


Tony Gonzalez is a football player. They were most active from 1997 to 2013. Tony was born on February 27th, 1976 in Torrance, California.


Jorge González was a wrestler. Jorge was born on January 31st, 1966 in El Colorado. He passed away on September 22nd, 2010.


Román was born on June 17th, 1987 in Managua, Nicaragua.


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Popularity of Gonzalez as a last name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Gonzalez as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Florida.

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gonzalez U.S.
  White 4.03% 64.26%
  African American 0.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.38% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 94.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gonzalez

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

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Fun Facts about the name Gonzalez

  • How Popular is the name Gonzalez? As a last name Gonzalez was the 13th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gonzalez first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gonzalez is Friday, December 24th, 1897.
  • How unique is the name Gonzalez? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gonzalez. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gonzalez: Your name in reverse order is Zelaznog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Legnazoz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gonzalez? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 841,025 people with the last name Gonzalez.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gonzalez? Gonzalez was ranked as the 13th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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