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Origin and Meaning of Ortega

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  1. Nicaraguan statesman (born in 1945)

From the name of several cities in Spain. The toponym is from Latin urtica (“stinging nettle”).

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Ortega

Ortega Deniran is a soccer player for the Dolphins F.C. (Port Harcourt), C.D. Suchitepéquez, Chongqing Lifan F.C., PFC Spartak Varna, PFC Slavia Sofia, PFC Levski Sofia, and FC Banants. Ortega was born on May 28th, 1986 in Warri.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ortega

Manu Chao is an alternative rock, ska, punk rock, reggae, latin alternative, and salsa music musician. He holds the title Mr. Bobby". He has had major accomplishments since 1984. Manu was given the name José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao Ortega on June 21st, 1961 in Paris, France. Manu is also known as Oscar Tramor.


Daniel Ortega is a Coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction of Nicaragua, President of Nicaragua, and Coordinator of theJunta of National Reconstruction of Nicaragua. Daniel was born on November 11th, 1945 in La Libertad, Chontales.


Kenny Ortega is a television producer, film producer, television director, choreography, and choreographer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Kenny was given the name Kenneth John Ortega on April 18th, 1950 in Palo Alto, California.


Brian was born on February 21st, 1991 in Los Angeles.


Lorn is an electronic music and intelligent dance music record producer. He has been prominent since 2006. Lorn was given the name Marcos Ortega . Lorn is also known as Lorn.


Ariel Ortega is a soccer player for the Club Atlético River Plate, Valencia CF, U.C. Sampdoria, S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, Fenerbahçe S.K. (football), Newell's Old Boys, Independiente Rivadavia, All Boys, Defensores de Belgrano, and Argentina national football team. Ariel was born on March 4th, 1974 in Libertador General San Martín, Jujuy.


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Popularity of Ortega as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ortega U.S.
  White 4.77% 64.26%
  African American 0.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 93.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ortega

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

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Fun Facts about the name Ortega

  • How Popular is the name Ortega? Ortega is the 80,748th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ortega was the 239th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ortega have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Ortega in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ortega? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1958 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ortega first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ortega is Saturday, May 24th, 1902.
  • What year had the most people named Ortega born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ortega was in 1958 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ortega: Your name in reverse order is Agetro. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aterog. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ortega? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 127,256 people with the last name Ortega.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ortega? Ortega was ranked as the 239th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
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