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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Paz

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  • According to a user from New Mexico, United States, the name Paz is of Hebrew origin and means "Golden, shiny".
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Paz is of Unknown origin and means "It means peace in spanish".

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Alt. Meaning

P is for pride, strong and alive!

A is for able, for you surely are.

Z is for zeal, your zest for life.

Notable Persons Named Paz

Paz Lenchantin is an alternative rock and alternative metal musician. She plays Violin, Bass guitar, Piano, Guitar, Fender Precision Bass, and Vocals. Paz was born on December 12th, 1973 in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

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Paz Vega is an actress. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Paz was given the name Paz Campos Trigo on January 2nd, 1976 in Seville.

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Paz de la Huerta is an actress. She was most active from 1998 to present. Paz was given the name María de la Paz Elizabeth Sofía Adriana de la Huerta on September 3rd, 1984 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Paz Marquez-Benítez is a writer. Paz was born in 1894 in Lucena, Philippines.

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Paz was given the name Paz Latorena on January 17th, 1908 in Boac, Marinduque. She breathed her last breath on October 20th, 1953.

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Paz Bascunan is an actor and actress. Paz was given the name María Paz Bascuñán Aylwin on June 2nd, 1975 in Santiago.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Paz

Vinny Paz is a boxer. Vinny was born on December 16th, 1962 in Cranston, Rhode Island, US.

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Vinnie Paz is a hip hop music, underground hip hop, hardcore hip hop, political hip hop, and horrorcore rapping. He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Vinnie was given the name Vincenzo Luvineri on October 5th, 1977 in Agrigento. Vinnie is also known as Ikon the Verbal Hologram Addona's Heifers, Pazmanian Devil, Louie Doggs, Boxcutter Pazzy, Pazmanian Damien, Odrama vin Laden, Paz Man, Pazienza, Ikon the Python, Vinnie P, The Genocide General, Corporal Cracka, and Vincent Price.

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Octavio Paz was a writer. His career lasted from 1931 to 1965. Octavio was given the name Octavio Paz Lozano on March 31st, 1914 in Mexico City, Mexico. He passed away on April 19th, 1998.

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Kuno was given the name Eduardo Kuno Becker Paz on January 14th, 1978 in Mexico City, Mexico. Kuno is also known as Santiago Munez.

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Mario Cimarro is an actor. He has been prominent since 1995. Mario was given the name Mario Antonio Cimarro Paz on June 1st, 1971 in Havana.

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Jennifer Paz is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1992. Jennifer was born in Philippines.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 11 6 5
1916 13 13 0
1918 7 7 0
1919 6 6 0
1920 14 14 0
1921 6 6 0
1922 8 8 0
1923 8 8 0
1924 10 5 5
1925 9 9 0
1926 9 9 0
1928 9 9 0
1929 6 6 0
1930 18 6 12
1931 10 10 0
1933 6 6 0
1935 9 0 9
1936 6 6 0
1938 5 5 0
1940 14 8 6
1941 7 0 7
1942 12 5 7
1943 5 5 0
1944 6 6 0
1946 8 8 0
1947 5 0 5
1949 9 9 0
1950 7 7 0
1953 5 5 0
1958 7 7 0
1962 5 5 0
1964 8 8 0
1966 5 0 5
1970 5 0 5
1971 6 0 6
1973 7 0 7
1974 5 5 0
1975 11 5 6
1976 7 7 0
1977 6 0 6
1978 5 5 0
1981 6 6 0
1983 10 5 5
1984 6 6 0
1985 6 0 6
1987 5 5 0
1988 5 5 0
1989 5 0 5
1990 7 7 0
1991 11 6 5
1992 6 6 0
1994 15 10 5
1995 6 6 0
1996 9 9 0
1997 8 8 0
1999 6 0 6
2000 5 0 5
2001 6 6 0
2003 14 8 6
2004 12 12 0
2005 17 8 9
2006 12 12 0
2007 15 8 7
2008 19 19 0
2009 23 14 9
2010 12 12 0
2011 10 10 0
2012 14 14 0
2013 15 15 0
2014 22 15 7
2015 14 14 0
2016 18 18 0
2017 13 8 5

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Popularity of Paz as a last name

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Common last names for Paz

  • Garcia
  • Hernandez
  • Lopez
  • Rodriguez
  • Gonzalez
  • Mendoza
  • Ortiz
  • Sanchez

Common first names for Paz

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Paz U.S.
  White 7.43% 64.26%
  African American 0.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 88.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Paz

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

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Fun Facts about the name Paz

  • How Popular is the name Paz? Paz is the 13,478th most popular name of all time. As a last name Paz was the 1,384th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Paz have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 677 babies born with the first name Paz in the United States. That's more than enough people named Paz to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Paz? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Paz first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Paz is Saturday, January 24th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Paz born? The highest recorded use of the first name Paz was in 2008 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Paz Factoid: According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Paz is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1941.
  • Weird things about the name Paz: Your name in reverse order is Zap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zpa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Paz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,574 people with the last name Paz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Paz? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Paz as their last name.

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