Nieves

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nieves

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  • According to a user from Nevada, United States, the name Nieves is of Spanish origin and means "Snow, Virigin Mary".
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Nieves is of Spanish origin and means "Snows".
  • A user from Florida, United States says the name Nieves is of Spanish origin and means "Snow".
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Wiktionary
  1. plural of nieve

nieves was also found in the following language(s): Scots and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Nieves

Nieves Navarro is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 1964 to 1989. Nieves was given the name Nieves Navarro García on November 11th, 1938 in Almería. Nieves is also known as Susan Scott and Suzanne Scott.

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Nieves Mathews is a writer.

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Nieves Hidalgo is a flamenco, copla (music), and pop music musician. Nieves was given the name Nieves Díaz Hidalgo on November 19th, 1976 in Toledo, Spain.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nieves

She was most active from 1957 to present. María was given the name María Antonieta Gómez Rodríguez on December 22nd, 1950 in Tepic.

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Daniela Nieves is an actress. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Daniela was born on July 4th, 1997.

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Bertha was born on May 6th, 1970 in Mexico City.

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Tito Nieves is a salsa music singer-songwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1977. Tito was given the name Humberto Nieves on June 4th, 1958. Tito is also known as El Pavarotti de la Salsa.

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Juan Nieves is a baseball player for the Miami Marlins. Juan was born on January 5th, 1965 in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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O.F.M. Roberto González Nieves is a christian bishop. He was most active from 1999 to present.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1901 5 5 0
1905 5 5 0
1912 8 8 0
1913 11 6 5
1914 14 8 6
1915 10 10 0
1916 18 10 8
1917 10 10 0
1918 10 5 5
1919 23 14 9
1920 22 17 5
1921 30 15 15
1922 24 17 7
1923 20 11 9
1924 29 17 12
1925 37 23 14
1926 35 26 9
1927 30 20 10
1928 33 21 12
1929 28 16 12
1930 29 18 11
1931 19 14 5
1932 27 16 11
1933 20 11 9
1934 11 11 0
1935 23 11 12
1936 13 8 5
1937 18 10 8
1938 26 14 12
1939 12 5 7
1940 16 16 0
1941 13 8 5
1942 9 0 9
1943 13 6 7
1944 18 7 11
1945 13 5 8
1946 16 9 7
1947 19 10 9
1948 21 10 11
1949 20 12 8
1950 24 11 13
1951 13 7 6
1952 17 6 11
1953 13 8 5
1954 8 8 0
1955 19 12 7
1956 15 8 7
1957 12 6 6
1958 8 0 8
1959 7 0 7
1960 14 9 5
1961 19 10 9
1963 17 9 8
1964 17 7 10
1965 5 5 0
1966 5 0 5
1967 16 8 8
1968 12 7 5
1969 16 6 10
1970 16 5 11
1971 13 7 6
1972 20 12 8
1973 13 6 7
1974 11 6 5
1975 12 6 6
1976 6 0 6
1977 13 8 5
1978 6 0 6
1979 10 10 0
1980 18 11 7
1981 15 10 5
1982 21 11 10
1983 18 11 7
1984 12 12 0
1985 21 14 7
1986 19 13 6
1987 14 14 0
1988 12 12 0
1989 14 6 8
1990 8 8 0
1991 20 12 8
1992 20 14 6
1993 15 5 10
1994 6 0 6
1995 10 5 5
1996 11 6 5
1997 7 7 0
1998 7 7 0
1999 17 12 5
2000 5 5 0
2001 16 16 0
2002 17 12 5
2003 13 13 0
2004 17 17 0
2005 10 10 0
2006 17 11 6
2007 12 5 7
2008 11 11 0
2009 6 6 0
2012 5 5 0
2013 7 7 0
2014 8 8 0
2015 5 5 0
2016 5 5 0
2017 7 7 0

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Popularity of Nieves as a last name

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Common last names for Nieves

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Hernandez
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Perez
  • Lopez
  • Sanchez
  • Gonzales
  • Flores
  • Rivera
  • Gomez
  • Maldonado
  • Herrera

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nieves U.S.
  White 5.66% 64.26%
  African American 1.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.09% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nieves

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

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Fun Facts about the name Nieves

  • How Popular is the name Nieves? Nieves is the 7,882nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Nieves was the 1,004th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nieves have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,581 babies born with the first name Nieves in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nieves to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nieves? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1901 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nieves first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nieves is Thursday, August 3rd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Nieves born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nieves was in 1926 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Nieves Factoid: According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nieves is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1967.
  • Weird things about the name Nieves: Your name in reverse order is Sevein. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nevsie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nieves? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 34,896 people with the last name Nieves.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nieves? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Nieves as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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