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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jimenez

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Jimenez is of Spanish origin and means "Many centuries ago a surname was not something to be pased from one generation to the next. the son of a Jimeno would use as a surname Jimenez, if that son was named Diego his name would be Diego Jimenez and his son would have as a surname Diez. Lope - Lopez. Sancho - Sanchez. Hernan - Hernandez... The son of a Garcia would use as a surname Garcia (not -EZ). It is not 100% accepted but widely that this has a Vasc origin (from the Vasc Country, North of Spain)".
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  1. Spanish lyric poet (1881-1958)

Jimeno +‎ -ez, via Old Spanish Ximen from Basque personal name Semen, from seme (“son”)

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Jimenez

Jimenez was born on March 21st, 1979 in Taichung.


Jimenez was born in 1908. He left this life in 2000.


Jiménez is an athlete for the Villarreal CF (youth).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Jimenez

Salma Hayek is an actress, producer, and model. She was most active from 1988 to present. Salma was given the name Salma Hayek Jiménez on September 2nd, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.


Raúl Jiménez is a soccer player for the S.L. Benfica, Club América, Atlético Madrid, Mexico national under-23 football team, and Mexico national football team. Raúl was born on May 5th, 1991 in Tepeji, Mexico.


Timoleón was born on January 22nd, 1959 in Calarcá. Timoleón is also known as Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri (birth name).


Carla Jimenez is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Carla was born on May 14th, 1978 in Westwood, Los Angeles. Carla is also known as Carla Maria Jimenez.


Cepeda is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Cepeda was given the name Angélica María Cepeda Jiménez on August 2nd, 1974 in Cartagena, Colombia.


Juan Ramón Jiménez was a poet and list of poets. Juan was born on December 24th, 1881 in Moguer. He left this life on May 29th, 1958.


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Popularity of Jimenez as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jimenez U.S.
  White 3.84% 64.26%
  African American 0.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 93.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jimenez

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

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Fun Facts about the name Jimenez

  • How Popular is the name Jimenez? Jimenez is the 66,165th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jimenez was the 100th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jimenez have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16 babies born with the first name Jimenez in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jimenez? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1988 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Jimenez first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jimenez is Tuesday, February 5th, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Jimenez born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jimenez was in 1988 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Jimenez: Your name in reverse order is Zenemij. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enjizem. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jimenez? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 227,118 people with the last name Jimenez.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jimenez? Jimenez was ranked as the 100th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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