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Origin and Meaning of Montero

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mon*te"ro
An ancient kind of cap worn by horsemen or huntsmen.

Etymology: Sp. montera a hunting cap, fr. montero a huntsman, monte a mountain, forest, L. mons montis, mountain. See Mount (n.)


From Spanish montero (“huntsman”).

  1. A round Spanish cap, with flaps at the back or sides, once used by hunters

Notable Persons Named Montero

Montero was born on September 27th, 1980. Montero is also known as Ríos and Mariela Rosana Montero.


Montero Castillo is a soccer player for the Liverpool F.C. (Montevideo), Club Nacional de Football, Club Atlético Independiente, Granada CF, and Uruguay national football team. Montero was born on April 25th, 1944 in Montevideo.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Montero

Fredy Montero is a soccer player for the Tianjin Teda F.C., Deportivo Cali, Academia F.C., Atlético Huila, Seattle Sounders FC, Millonarios F.C., Sporting Clube de Portugal, and Colombia national football team. Fredy was born on July 26th, 1987 in Campo de la Cruz, Colombia. Fredy is also known as Fredy Henkyer Montero Muñoz.


Jefferson Montero is a soccer player for the Swansea City A.F.C., Club Sport Emelec, Independiente del Valle, Dorados de Sinaloa, Villarreal CF B, Villarreal CF, Levante UD, Real Betis, Monarcas Morelia, and Ecuador national football team. Jefferson was born on September 1st, 1989 in Babahoyo.


Paolo Montero is a soccer player for the Peñarol, Atalanta B.C., Juventus F.C., San Lorenzo de Almagro, and Uruguay national football team. Paolo was born on September 3rd, 1971 in Montevideo.


Jesús Montero is a baseball for the Seattle Mariners. Jesús was born on November 28th, 1989 in Guacara.


Miguel Montero is a baseball for the Chicago Cubs. Miguel was born on July 9th, 1983 in Caracas.


Amaia Montero is a pop music singing and songwriter. She plays Human voice, Guitar, and Keyboard instrument. She has been prominent since 1996. Amaia was given the name Amaia Montero Saldías on August 26th, 1976 in Irun.


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Popularity of Montero as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Montero U.S.
  White 9.96% 64.26%
  African American 1.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.12% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 84.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Montero

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

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Fun Facts about the name Montero

  • How Popular is the name Montero? Montero is the 47,704th most popular name of all time. As a last name Montero was the 2,090th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Montero have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49 babies born with the first name Montero in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Montero? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Montero first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Montero is Wednesday, July 9th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Montero born? The highest recorded use of the first name Montero was in 1997 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Montero: Your name in reverse order is Oretnom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rntmoeo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Montero? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,314 people with the last name Montero.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Montero? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Montero as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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