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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Montoya

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  • According to a user from West Virginia, United States, the name Montoya is of Spanish origin and means "It means of the hills or from the hills".

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Wiktionary

Named after a hamlet in Basque country.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya is a racing driver. Juan was born on September 20th, 1975 in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Martín Montoya is a soccer player for the Real Betis, CF Gavà, FC Barcelona, FC Barcelona B, Inter Milan, Spain national under-17 football team, Spain national under-18 football team, and Spain national under-19 football team. Martín was born on April 14th, 1991 in Gavà, Spain.

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Inigo Montoya is a fictional character.

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Renee Montoya is a comics character.

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Adam was born on June 12th, 1984 in San Diego. Adam is also known as SeaNanners and Nanners.

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Al Montoya is a hockey player for the Florida Panthers in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2005 to present. Al was born on February 13th, 1985 in Chicago.

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How popular is the baby name Montoya in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1962 5 5 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 12 7 5
1971 14 8 6
1972 20 11 9
1973 20 8 12
1974 23 9 14
1975 16 10 6
1976 16 11 5
1977 30 22 8
1978 36 17 19
1979 22 22 0
1980 32 25 7
1981 25 25 0
1982 29 22 7
1983 27 22 5
1984 18 18 0
1985 27 27 0
1986 25 25 0
1987 14 14 0
1988 21 21 0
1989 28 28 0
1990 19 19 0
1991 29 29 0
1992 27 27 0
1993 17 17 0
1994 9 9 0
1995 11 11 0
1996 17 12 5
1998 6 6 0
1999 8 8 0
2000 9 9 0
2002 6 6 0
2004 5 5 0
2005 6 0 6
2008 5 0 5

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Popularity of Montoya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Montoya U.S.
  White 8.65% 64.26%
  African American 0.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 88.44% 16.26%

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

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Fun Facts about the name Montoya

  • How Popular is the name Montoya? Montoya is the 13,998th most popular name of all time. As a last name Montoya was the 459th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Montoya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 639 babies born with the first name Montoya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Montoya to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Montoya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Montoya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Montoya is Sunday, March 10th, 1940.
  • What year had the most people named Montoya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Montoya was in 1991 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Montoya Factoid: According to the 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Montoya is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1982.
  • Weird things about the name Montoya: Your name in reverse order is Ayotnom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Omtoyan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Montoya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 71,844 people with the last name Montoya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Montoya? Montoya was ranked as the 459th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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