First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Padilla

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Borrowing from Spanish Padilla

  1. A surname​.
  2. A placename

Padilla was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons With the Name Padilla

Padilla José Isidro is an athlete for the Alfareros de Tonala S.C.


Padilla Becerril Sergio Salvador is an athlete for the Tecamachalco Sur.


Padilla is an athlete for the AD Colmenar Viejo.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Padilla

Daniel Padilla is an actor, model (people), testimonial, singing, music artist (occupation), model, endorser, singer, and recording artist. He has been prominent since 2010. Daniel was given the name Daniel John Ford Padilla by his parents Rommel Padilla and Karla Estrada on April 26th, 1995 in Manila. Daniel is also known as Dj, Deej, and Danilo.


José Padilla is a criminal. José is also known as Abdullah al-Muhajir and Muhajir Abdullah.


Kylie Padilla is an actress and recording artist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Kylie was given the name Kylie Nicole Sicangco Padilla on January 25th, 1993 in Calatagan, Batangas.


Alejandro García Padilla is a Puerto Rico Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Secretary of Consumer Affairs of Puerto Rico. Alejandro was born on August 3rd, 1971 in Coamo, Puerto Rico.


Robin Padilla is an actor, film producer/director, writer, and martial artist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to present. Robin was given the name Robinhood Ferdinand Cariño Padilla by his parents Roy Padilla and Sr. on November 23rd, 1969 in Manila. Robin is also known as Abdulaziz and Binoe/Binoy.


Bela Padilla is an actress and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Bela was given the name Krista Cariño Sullivan on May 3rd, 1991 in Makati.


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Popularity of Padilla as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Padilla U.S.
  White 6.15% 64.26%
  African American 0.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.10% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.79% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Padilla

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Padilla

  • How Popular is the name Padilla? As a last name Padilla was the 293rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Padilla first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Padilla is Friday, August 5th, 1932.
  • How unique is the name Padilla? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Padilla. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Padilla: Your name in reverse order is Allidap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lldpiaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Padilla? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 105,365 people with the last name Padilla.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Padilla? Padilla was ranked as the 293rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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What does the name Padilla mean?

Pis for pure, the spiritual side of you.

Ais for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Dis for dependable, on you I can rely.

Iis for imagination, never be afraid to share your ideas

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

Lis for lofty, your ambitions are high!

Ais for appreciative, of all you have

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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