• <100 Macho
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Macho

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ma"cho
The striped mullet of California (Mugil cephalus, syn. Mugil Mexicanus).

Etymology: Sp

adjective ma"cho
Manly, especially with an assertive and domineering manner toward women.

Etymology: Sp

noun MACHO
A form of dark matter in distant outer space unobservable except by its gravitational effect, and believed to be at least part of the “missing matter” which is unobservable as ordinary stars, but helps keep galaxies from flying apart; MACHOS are massive but compact objects such as neutron stars or brown dwarfs, which can be detected (with difficulty) by their effect in bending light from distant light sources, such as other galaxies. This can occur if by rare chance a MACHO passes in front of a more distant visible object, and the light from that object becomes temporarily amplified by the MACHO acting as a gravitational lens. Some MACHOs have been discovered in the halo of dark matter that surrounds our milky way. It is, however, questionable whether the amount of such matter is sufficient to explain the ability of galaxies to stay together in spite of rotation rates that would cause them to fly apart if the only matter present was that observable as visible stars.

Etymology: acronym from Massive Astrophysical Compact Halo Object

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A male exhibiting or characterized by machismo
  2. Used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner

Borrowing from Spanish macho (“male”), from Latin masculus.

  1. A macho person; a person who tends to display masculine characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, and bravado.
  2. The striped mullet of California (Mugil cephalus, syn. Mugil mexicanus).
  3. A male llama.

macho was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swahili

Notable Persons With the Last Name Macho

Jürgen Macho is a soccer player for the Wiener Sport-Club, First Vienna FC, Sunderland A.F.C., Chelsea F.C., SK Rapid Wien, FC Kaiserslautern, AEK Athens F.C., LASK Linz, Panionios G.S.S., FC Admira Wacker Mödling, Austria national under-21 football team, and Austria national football team. Jürgen was born on August 24th, 1977 in Vienna, Austria.


Victorio Macho was an influential individual. Victorio was born on December 23rd, 1887 in Palencia,. He died on July 13th, 1966.


Palo Macho is an influential individual. Palo was born on September 22nd, 1965.


Alexandro Macho was a famed human. Alexandro was born on May 13th, 1916 in Palencia. He died in 1984.


José María Cos y Macho was an important human. José was born on August 6th, 1838 in Spain. He left this life on December 17th, 1919.


Michal Macho is a hockey player for the HC Slovan Bratislava in the Slovak Extraliga. He has had major accomplishments since 2000. Michal was born on January 17th, 1982 in Martin, Slovakia.


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Popularity of Macho as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Macho U.S.
  White 71.69% 64.26%
  African American 1.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 25.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Macho

People with the last name Macho are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Macho

  • How Popular is the name Macho? As a last name Macho was the 43,369th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Macho? Out of 5,743,017 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Macho was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Macho: Your name in reverse order is Ohcam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Coamh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Macho? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 498 people with the last name Macho.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Macho? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Macho as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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What does the name Macho mean?

Mis for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Ais for activities, for you have many.

Cis for complete, nothing further needed here.

His for hardy, can't keep you down!

Ois for outlook, pleasing to all.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.