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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mendes

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  • According to a user from Australia, the name Mendes is of Portuguese origin and means "Wealth".
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Mendo +‎ -es (“son of”). Compare Spanish Méndez.

  1. Mendes (municipality in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Mendes

Mendes was a soccer player for the FC Zhemchuzhina-Sochi, FC Irtysh Pavlodar, FC Astana-1964, and FC Shakhter Karagandy. Mendes was born on January 7th, 1976 in Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais. He breathed his last breath on September 18th, 2006.


Mendes was born on May 16th, 1951.


Mendes de Magaliaresh is an athlete for the Caça em Quinhamel.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mendes

Shawn Mendes is a pop music musician. He was most prominent from 2013 to present. Shawn was given the name Shawn Peter Raul Mendes on August 8th, 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Eva Mendes is an actress, model, singer, and designer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Eva was born on March 5th, 1974 in Miami, Florida, United States.


Sam Mendes is a film and stage director. He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Sam was given the name Samuel Alexander Mendes on August 1st, 1965 in Reading, Berkshire, England.


Chad was born on May 1st, 1985 in Hanford, California.


Rosa was born on October 25th, 1979 in Vancouver. Rosa is also known as Roucka and Milena; Roucka.


Jorge Mendes is a sports agent and football agent. He has had major accomplishments since 1998. Jorge was given the name Jorge Paulo Agostinho Mendes on January 7th, 1967 in Lisbon, Portugal.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Mendes as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mendes U.S.
  White 56.39% 64.26%
  African American 13.12% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 23.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mendes

People with the last name Mendes are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Mendes

  • How Popular is the name Mendes? As a last name Mendes was the 3,514th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Mendes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Mendes is Tuesday, March 7th, 1876.
  • How unique is the name Mendes? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Mendes. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Mendes: Your name in reverse order is Sednem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enesdm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mendes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,162 people with the last name Mendes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mendes? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Mendes as their last name.

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