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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Mendoza mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Mendoza

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  • A submission from California, United States says the name Mendoza means "Gift of god" and is of Spanish origin.
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Mendoza means "Cold Mountain".
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From Basque mendi (“mountain”) + hotz (“cold”) + definite article suffix -a.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Mendoza

Mendoza is a musician. He was most active from 2000 to 2000. Mendoza was given the name Javier Alberto Mendoza Cañas in Washington, D.C., United States. Mendoza is also known as Mendoza.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mendoza

Jessica Mendoza is an athlete. Jessica was born on November 11th, 1980 in Camarillo, California.


Maine Mendoza is an actress, television personality, dubsmash performer, television, dubsmash, and dubsmashperformer. She was most active from 2015 to present. Maine was given the name Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza on March 3rd, 1995 in Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines.


Dayana was given the name Dayana Sabrina Mendoza Moncada on June 1st, 1986 in Caracas. Dayana is also known as Mendoza Moncada and Dayana Sabrina.


Zuleyka Rivera is a beauty queen. She holds the title Miss Salinas Teen 2002, Miss Salinas Universe 2006, Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006, Miss Universe 2006, Salinas, Puerto Rico, and List of Miss Puerto Rico titleholders. Zuleyka was given the name Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza on October 3rd, 1987 in Cayey, Puerto Rico, U.S.


Ivonne Coll is an actress and singer. Ivonne was given the name Ivonne Coll Mendoza on June 18th, 1947 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.


Stiven Mendoza is a soccer player for the Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Envigado F.C., América de Cali, Cúcuta Deportivo, Deportivo Cali, Chennaiyin FC, Colombia national under-17 football team, and Colombia national under-20 football team. Stiven was born on June 27th, 1992 in Palmira, Valle del Cauca.


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International Interest for Mendoza

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Mendoza as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mendoza U.S.
  White 4.11% 64.26%
  African American 0.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 89.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mendoza

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

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Fun Facts about the name Mendoza

  • How Popular is the name Mendoza? As a last name Mendoza was the 88th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Mendoza first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Mendoza is Tuesday, April 11th, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Mendoza? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Mendoza. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Mendoza: Your name in reverse order is Azodnem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mdnzaoe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mendoza? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 242,771 people with the last name Mendoza.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mendoza? Mendoza was ranked as the 88th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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