Perez

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538
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Perez mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Perez

User Submitted Origins

Spanish
62%
Hebrew
15%
English
15%
Biblical
8%

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Romania, the name Perez is of Biblical origin and means "Perez, in Hebrew means "breach or burst forth" and is named after the narrative of his birth as recorded in Genesis 38:29.".
  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Perez is of Spanish origin and means "Gift of God".
  • A user from Florida, United States says the name Perez is of Spanish origin and means "Princess".
  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Perez is of English origin and means "Gift from God".
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Perez is of Spanish origin and means "Adventurous and Elegant".

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Wiktionary

Hebrew פרץ.

  1. The father of Hezron (biblical figure).
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Perez

Perez Hilton is a blogger, television personality, columnist, and presenter. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Perez was given the name Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr. in 1978 in Miami, Florida, U.S.

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Pérez Prado was a mambo (music) musician, arranger, bandleader, and composer. He plays Piano. Pérez was given the name Dámaso Pérez Prado on December 11th, 1916 in Matanzas. Pérez is also known as The King of the Mambo and "Prez" Prado. He breathed his last breath on September 14th, 1989.

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Perez was born on May 20th, 1920 in Chicago. He passed away on April 26th, 2009.

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Pérez was given the name Celis Pérez on January 15th, 1939 in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. He died on August 2nd, 2008.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to 2005. Perez was born on March 10th, 1976 in Bogotá.

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He died in 1295.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Perez

Pitbull is a musician. He was most active from 2001 to present. Pitbull was given the name Armando Christian Pérez on January 15th, 1981 in Miami.

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Génesis Rodríguez is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to 1994. Génesis was given the name Génesis Rodríguez Pérez on July 29th, 1987 in Miami, Florida, U.S. Génesis is also known as Genny.

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Rosie Perez is an actress, dancer, choreographer, director, activist, author, and activism. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Rosie was given the name Rosa Maria Perez on September 6th, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Rosie is also known as Rosa Maria Serrano.

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Melina Perez is a wrestler. Melina was born on March 9th, 1979 in High Desert (California).

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José Martí was a poet, writer, and nationalist leader. José was given the name José Julián Martí Pérez on January 28th, 1853 in Havana. He breathed his last breath on May 19th, 1895.

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Pia Mia is a musician. She has been prominent since 2009. Pia was given the name Pia Mia Perez on September 19th, 1996 in Guam, United States.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1954 6 0 6
1955 6 0 6
1956 6 0 6
1958 5 0 5
1959 8 0 8
1960 5 0 5
1961 8 0 8
1962 7 0 7
1964 6 0 6
1966 7 0 7
1969 9 0 9
1970 10 0 10
1971 10 0 10
1972 9 0 9
1973 10 0 10
1974 8 0 8
1975 11 0 11
1976 7 0 7
1977 5 0 5
1978 9 0 9
1979 12 0 12
1980 8 0 8
1982 8 0 8
1983 11 0 11
1984 17 0 17
1985 11 0 11
1986 13 0 13
1987 14 0 14
1988 16 0 16
1989 9 0 9
1990 16 0 16
1991 23 0 23
1992 12 0 12
1993 13 0 13
1994 12 0 12
1995 16 0 16
1996 5 0 5
1997 6 0 6
1998 7 0 7
1999 11 0 11
2000 10 0 10
2001 5 0 5
2003 13 0 13
2004 8 0 8
2005 6 0 6
2006 5 0 5
2007 9 0 9
2008 7 0 7
2009 8 0 8
2010 7 0 7
2011 8 0 8
2012 7 0 7
2013 16 0 16
2014 15 0 15
2015 6 0 6
2016 7 0 7
2017 9 0 9

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Popularity of Perez as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Perez U.S.
  White 4.96% 64.26%
  African American 0.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Perez

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

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Fun Facts about the name Perez

  • How Popular is the name Perez? Perez is the 15,589th most popular name of all time. As a last name Perez was the 22nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Perez have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 538 babies born with the first name Perez in the United States. That's more than enough people named Perez to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Perez? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1954 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Perez first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Perez is Saturday, December 10th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Perez born? The highest recorded use of the first name Perez was in 1991 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Perez Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Perez is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Perez: Your name in reverse order is Zerep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Epzre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Perez? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 681,645 people with the last name Perez.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Perez? Perez was ranked as the 22nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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