Orlando

First Name
47k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Orlando mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Orlando

"Orlando" is a name of Italian origin, and it means "Famous Land". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A city in central Florida; site of Walt Disney World
Wiktionary

From Italian Orlando (“Roland”). The Floridian city has been called such since 1857, perhaps to honour the solider Orlando Reeves, who Seminoles had killed there in 1835. (Previously, it had been settled in 1844 as Jernigan.)

  1. A male given name of Italian origin, equivalent to Roland.
  2. A surname​ derived from the given name.
  3. A city in Florida, see Orlando, Florida.

Orlando was also found in the following language(s): Italian and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Orlando

Orlando Bloom is an actor and film producer. He has been prominent since 1994. Orlando was given the name Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom on January 13th, 1977 in Canterbury.

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Orlando Jones is a stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and comedian. He has been prominent since 1991. Orlando was born on April 10th, 1968 in Mobile, Alabama, U.S.

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Orlando Brown is an actor, rapper, and singer. He was most active from 1995 to 2012. Orlando was born on December 4th, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Orlando was given the name Orlando Tive Anderson on August 13th, 1974 in Compton, California, U.S. He passed away on May 29th, 1998.

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Orlando was born on November 16th, 1980 in Ciudad Obregón.

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Orlando Jordan is a wrestler. Orlando was born on April 21st, 1974 in Salem, New Jersey.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Orlando

Tony Orlando is a pop music musician. His ongoing career started in 1961. Tony was given the name Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis on April 3rd, 1944.

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Silvio was born on June 30th, 1957 in Naples.

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He was most active from 1917 to 1919. Vittorio was born on May 19th, 1860 in Palermo. He died on December 1st, 1952.

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Bobby Orlando is a disco and hi-nrg musician. Bobby is also known as Bobby O.

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Paulo Orlando is an athlete for the Kansas City Royals. Paulo was born on November 1st, 1985 in São Paulo.

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Todd was born in Pittsburgh.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 19 0 19
1882 13 0 13
1883 11 0 11
1884 12 0 12
1885 16 0 16
1886 13 0 13
1887 11 0 11
1888 14 0 14
1889 12 0 12
1890 6 0 6
1891 11 0 11
1892 15 0 15
1893 11 0 11
1894 14 0 14
1895 13 0 13
1896 5 0 5
1897 10 0 10
1898 9 0 9
1899 10 0 10
1900 15 0 15
1901 9 0 9
1902 10 0 10
1903 8 0 8
1904 9 0 9
1905 10 0 10
1906 17 0 17
1907 18 0 18
1908 18 0 18
1909 16 0 16
1910 26 0 26
1911 27 0 27
1912 68 0 68
1913 76 0 76
1914 101 0 101
1915 146 0 146
1916 121 0 121
1917 156 0 156
1918 184 0 184
1919 230 0 230
1920 181 0 181
1921 192 0 192
1922 180 0 180
1923 185 0 185
1924 175 0 175
1925 170 0 170
1926 149 0 149
1927 136 0 136
1928 137 0 137
1929 101 0 101
1930 115 0 115
1931 111 0 111
1932 88 0 88
1933 101 0 101
1934 108 0 108
1935 100 0 100
1936 97 0 97
1937 93 0 93
1938 98 0 98
1939 119 0 119
1940 115 0 115
1941 116 0 116
1942 116 0 116
1943 103 0 103
1944 83 0 83
1945 95 0 95
1946 115 0 115
1947 153 0 153
1948 109 0 109
1949 128 0 128
1950 163 0 163
1951 176 0 176
1952 173 0 173
1953 216 0 216
1954 277 0 277
1955 271 0 271
1956 340 0 340
1957 351 0 351
1958 381 0 381
1959 425 0 425
1960 458 6 452
1961 611 7 604
1962 668 5 663
1963 685 7 678
1964 606 0 606
1965 584 6 578
1966 529 0 529
1967 593 5 588
1968 655 6 649
1969 633 7 626
1970 734 10 724
1971 686 9 677
1972 639 9 630
1973 631 6 625
1974 729 11 718
1975 852 10 842
1976 649 0 649
1977 699 12 687
1978 646 11 635
1979 703 8 695
1980 756 13 743
1981 718 0 718
1982 695 5 690
1983 688 0 688
1984 666 5 661
1985 743 13 730
1986 826 9 817
1987 889 12 877
1988 883 9 874
1989 846 8 838
1990 806 5 801
1991 793 6 787
1992 669 6 663
1993 691 0 691
1994 665 5 660
1995 664 6 658
1996 654 5 649
1997 645 0 645
1998 629 0 629
1999 680 0 680
2000 634 0 634
2001 731 0 731
2002 708 0 708
2003 702 0 702
2004 779 0 779
2005 813 0 813
2006 853 0 853
2007 859 0 859
2008 697 0 697
2009 718 0 718
2010 632 0 632
2011 544 0 544
2012 589 0 589
2013 469 0 469
2014 491 0 491
2015 436 0 436
2016 430 0 430

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Popularity of Orlando as a first name

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Popularity of Orlando as a last name

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Common last names for Orlando

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Gonzalez
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
  • Lopez
  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Sanchez
  • Rivera
  • Diaz
  • Jones
  • Alvarez
  • Torres
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Ramos

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Orlando U.S.
  White 89.39% 64.26%
  African American 1.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Orlando

People with the last name Orlando are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Orlando

  • How Popular is the name Orlando? Orlando is the 1,032nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Orlando was the 2,865th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Orlando have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 46,729 babies born with the first name Orlando in the United States. That's more than enough people named Orlando to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Orlando? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Orlando first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Orlando is Tuesday, November 27th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Orlando born? The highest recorded use of the first name Orlando was in 1987 with a total of 877 babies.
  • Random Orlando Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Orlando ranks 67th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 20 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1935.
  • Weird things about the name Orlando: Your name in reverse order is Odnalro. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Orolnda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Orlando? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,586 people with the last name Orlando.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Orlando? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Orlando 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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