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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Montenegro

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  • A user from Philippines says the name Montenegro is of English origin and means "Gift of god".
  • A user from Panama says the name Montenegro is of Spanish origin and means "Black hill".

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  1. A former country bordering on the Adriatic Sea; now part of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro

From Venetian Montenegro, literally “black mountain” (monte + negro), a calque of Serbo-Croatian Cȓnā Gòra, referring to Mt Lovćen. Compare Montenegrin.

  1. A country in Europe, formerly one of the two constituent republics of Serbia and Montenegro. Capital and largest city: Podgorica.

Montenegro was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Catalan, Dutch, Esperanto, Faroese, Finnish, Galician, German, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Veps

Notable Persons With the Last Name Montenegro

Elena of Montenegro was royalty. She was most active from 1900 to 1946. Elena was born as the child of Nikola I Petrović-Njegoš and Milena Vukotić on January 8th, 1873 in Cetinje. She left this life on November 28th, 1952.


Her ongoing career started in 1955. Fernanda was given the name Arlette Pinheiro Esteves Torres on October 16th, 1929 in Rio de Janeiro.


Valeen Montenegro is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Valeen was given the name Valeen Montenegro Vicente on June 10th, 1990.


Sasha Montenegro is a film and television actress. Sasha was given the name Aleksandra Aćimović Popović on January 20th, 1945 in Bari.


Princess Milica of Montenegro was royalty. She holds the title Grand Duchess Militza Nikolaevna of Russia. Princess was born as the child of Nikola I Petrović-Njegoš and Milena Vukotić on July 14th, 1866 in Cetinje. She passed away on September 5th, 1951.


Lisalla was born on September 5th, 1988 in Goiânia.


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Popularity of Montenegro as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Montenegro U.S.
  White 6.89% 64.26%
  African American 0.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 88.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Montenegro

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

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Fun Facts about the name Montenegro

  • How Popular is the name Montenegro? As a last name Montenegro was the 3,365th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Montenegro? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Montenegro was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Montenegro: Your name in reverse order is Orgenetnom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enetroognm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Montenegro? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,606 people with the last name Montenegro.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Montenegro? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Montenegro as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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