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

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Origin and Meaning of Penaloza

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Alt. Meaning

P is for passion, your fire!

E is for early, promptness is a virtue

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

Z is for zeal, your zest for life.

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

Notable Persons Named Penaloza

Penaloza was born in 1920. He left this life in 2005.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Penaloza

Ángel was born in 1796 in Sierra de los Llanos, La Rioja Province (Argentina). Ángel is also known as Chacho. He left this life on November 12th, 1863.


Dominci was born in Toronto.


Gabino was born on February 19th, 1881 in La Paz, Mendoza. He breathed his last breath on October 31st, 1975.


Jose was born on March 29th, 1974.


Miguel Martínez Peñaloza is a politician. Miguel was born on August 12th, 1977 in Cadereyta de Montes.


Alfredo was born on March 31st, 1947.


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Popularity of Penaloza as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Penaloza U.S.
  White 2.15% 64.26%
  African American 0.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.07% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 95.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Penaloza

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

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Fun Facts about the name Penaloza

  • How Popular is the name Penaloza? As a last name Penaloza was the 5,003rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Penaloza? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Penaloza was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Penaloza: Your name in reverse order is Azolanep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elaanzpo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Penaloza? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,026 people with the last name Penaloza.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Penaloza? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Penaloza as their last name.

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