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

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Origin and Meaning of Montiel

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M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

I is for innovator, always improving

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

Notable Persons Named Montiel

Montiel is a sports team member for the CD Linares.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Montiel

Sara Montiel was a singer, actress, singing, and actor. She was most active from 1944 to 2002. Sara was given the name María Antonia Abad Fernández on March 10th, 1928 in Campo de Criptana. She breathed her last breath on April 8th, 2013.


Dito Montiel is a film director, screenwriter, author, and musician. His ongoing career started in 1989. Dito was given the name Orlandito Montiel on July 26th, 1965 in New York City, U.S.


Arturo Montiel is a politician. Arturo was given the name Arturo Montiel Rojas on October 15th, 1943 in Atlacomulco, Mexico.


Fernando Montiel is a boxer. Fernando was born on March 1st, 1979 in Los Mochis.


Joni Montiel is a soccer player for the Rayo Vallecano, Rayo Vallecano B, and Spain national under-17 football team. Joni was born on September 3rd, 1998 in Madrid, Spain.


She holds the title Miss Sudamérica 1984 and Miss Venezuela 1984. Carmen was given the name Carmen María Montiel Ávila on December 19th, 1964 in Maracaibo.


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Popularity of Montiel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Montiel U.S.
  White 4.77% 64.26%
  African American 0.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 93.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Montiel

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

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Fun Facts about the name Montiel

  • How Popular is the name Montiel? As a last name Montiel was the 2,896th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Montiel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Montiel is Sunday, September 24th, 1905.
  • How unique is the name Montiel? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Montiel. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Montiel: Your name in reverse order is Leitnom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ietomnl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Montiel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,376 people with the last name Montiel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Montiel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Montiel as their last name.

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