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


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Fun Facts about the name Padilla

  • 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 Ailpadl. 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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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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Padilla" mean? The list below shows the origins of Padilla as well as things modernly associated with the name Padilla such as celebrities named Padilla.

Borrowing from Spanish Padilla

  1. A surname​.
  2. A placename

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

Notable Persons With the Last Name Padilla

Ariel López Padilla

Ariel was born in 1962 as Ariel Lopez Padilla in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.


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

Past life for Padilla born Aug 13, 1980

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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