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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Pimentel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Pimentel

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  • A submission from Russia says the name Pimentel means "Pepper field, grower/seller of pepper" and is of Portuguese origin.
  • A submission from Canada says the name Pimentel means "Grower or seller of pepper (Portuguese Sephardic Jews controlled the global spice trade from the 1500s - 1700s) This surname could have also denoted a field of peppers." and is of Portuguese origin.
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Pimentel is of Portuguese origin and means "Derived from the Portuguese word Pimenta, meaning pepper".
Other origins: Aztec (Nahuatl) and Albanian

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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Pimentel

Miguel is a singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, and musician. Miguel was given the name Miguel Jontel Pimentel on October 23rd, 1985 in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Miguel is also known as Pimentel and Miguel Jontel.


Koko Pimentel is a National Youth Commission Commissioner for Mindanao, Senator of the Philippines, and Senate of the Philippines. Koko was given the name Aquilino Martin de la Llana Pimentel III on January 20th, 1964 in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. Koko is also known as Pimentel and Koko.


Esmeralda Pimentel is an actress, model, actor, and model (people). She has been prominent since 2007. Esmeralda was given the name María Esmeralda Pimentel Murguía on September 8th, 1989 in Ciudad Guzmán. Esmeralda is also known as María Esmeralda Pimentel Murguía.


George C. Pimentel is a scientist.


Jr. Aquilino "Nene" Q. Pimentel is a civil service. Jr. was born on December 11th, 1933 in Claveria, Misamis Oriental.


Lito Pimentel is an actor, television program, and series. He was most prominent from 1982 to present. Lito was given the name Joselito Pimentel on May 27th, 1963 in Philippines.


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United States

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Popularity of Pimentel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pimentel U.S.
  White 19.85% 64.26%
  African American 0.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 74.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pimentel

People with the last name Pimentel are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Pimentel

  • How Popular is the name Pimentel? As a last name Pimentel was the 1,671st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Pimentel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Pimentel is Saturday, December 15th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Pimentel? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Pimentel. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Pimentel: Your name in reverse order is Letnemip. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lniepmte. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pimentel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,579 people with the last name Pimentel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pimentel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Pimentel as their last name.

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