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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Macarena

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun macarena
a dance performed by dancers in a line, or several lines, consisting mainly of hand and arm movements; also, the name of the song to which the dance is usually performed. It became popular in 1996.

From the Spanish female given name Macarena, which is the title of a well-known song from 1993 by Spanish duo Los del Río.

  1. A particular dance with exaggerated hip motion performed to a fast Latin rhythm.

Macarena was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Macarena

Macarena Garcia is an actress. She was most prominent from 2008 to present. Macarena was given the name Macarena García de la Camacha Gutiérrez-Ambrossi on April 26th, 1988 in Madrid.


Macarena Gómez is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1994. Macarena was born on February 2nd, 1978 in Bujalance.


Macarena Achaga is a musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2007. Macarena was given the name Macarena Achaga Figueroa on March 5th, 1992 in Mar del Plata.


Macarena was born on November 1st, 1976.


Macarena was born on March 12th, 1985 in Bolaños de Calatrava.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Macarena U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 96.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Macarena

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

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Fun Facts about the name Macarena

  • How Popular is the name Macarena? Macarena is the 32,798th most popular name of all time. As a last name Macarena was the 150,452nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Macarena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 131 babies born with the first name Macarena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Macarena 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 Macarena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Macarena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Macarena is Saturday, September 4th, 1965.
  • What year had the most people named Macarena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Macarena was in 1995 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Macarena Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Macarena is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Macarena: Your name in reverse order is Aneracam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aranmaec. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Macarena? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 109 people with the last name Macarena.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Macarena? Macarena is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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