First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Melendez

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Melendez

Melendez was born in 1986.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Melendez

Gilbert was born on April 12th, 1982 in Santa Ana, California.


John Melendez is a radio personality and writer. He was most prominent from 1989 to present. John was given the name John Edward Melendez on October 4th, 1965 in Massapequa, New York, United States.


Bill Melendez was an animator. His career lasted from 1938 to 2006. Bill was given the name José Cuauhtémoc Meléndez on November 15th, 1916 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. He breathed his last breath on September 2nd, 2008.


Chris was born on June 13th, 1987 in New York City.


Aiko Melendez is a politician and actor. She has been prominent since 1982. Aiko was born on December 16th, 1975.


Tony Meléndez is a singer, songwriter, composer, and singing. He plays guitar. He has had major accomplishments since 1985. Tony was given the name José Antonio Meléndez Rodríguez on January 9th, 1962 in Rivas, Nicaragua.


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Popularity of Melendez as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Melendez U.S.
  White 4.96% 64.26%
  African American 0.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 93.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Melendez

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Melendez

  • How Popular is the name Melendez? As a last name Melendez was the 603rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Melendez first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Melendez is Wednesday, August 24th, 1904.
  • How unique is the name Melendez? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Melendez. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Melendez: Your name in reverse order is Zednelem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zdnemlee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Melendez? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 56,230 people with the last name Melendez.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Melendez? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 19 of them will have Melendez as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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