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

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Origin and Meaning of Nunez

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Nuño +‎ -ez, from Latin nonnus

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Nunez

Nuñez is an athlete for the Andorra national beach soccer team.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nunez

Oscar Nunez is an actor and comedian. His ongoing career started in 2000. Oscar was born on November 18th, 1958 in Colón, Cuba. Oscar is also known as Oscar Núñez.


Chris Nunez is a television personality, entrepreneur, and tattoo artist.


Rafael Amaya is an actor, singer, model, singing, and model (people). He has been prominent since 2000. Rafael was given the name José Rafael Amaya Nuñez on February 28th, 1977 in Hermosillo.


Miguel A. Núñez, Jr. is an actor. They were most active from 1984 to 1984. Miguel was born on August 11th, 1964 in New York City.


Paola Núñez is an actress, producer, actor, and television producer. She has been prominent since 2001. Paola was given the name Paola Núñez Rivas in Tecate.


Eduardo Núñez is an athlete for the Minnesota Twins. Eduardo was born on June 15th, 1987 in Santo Domingo.


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Popularity of Nunez as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nunez U.S.
  White 5.28% 64.26%
  African American 0.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nunez

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

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Fun Facts about the name Nunez

  • How Popular is the name Nunez? As a last name Nunez was the 242nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Nunez first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Nunez is Thursday, September 26th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Nunez? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Nunez. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Nunez: Your name in reverse order is Zenun. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nzenu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nunez? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 125,350 people with the last name Nunez.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nunez? Nunez was ranked as the 242nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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