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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rizal

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  • A user from India says the name Rizal is of English origin and means "Wealth".
  • A submission from Philippines says the name Rizal means "Rizal is a Spanish-derived name for Ricial, meaning Rice Field. First appeared in 1849 in Catalogo alfabetico de apellidos or Alphabetical Catalogue of Surnames in 1849 in the Philippines in an attempt to standardize the names of the the Filipino population for census purposes. Jose Rizal, the Philippine national hero is quite popular in maritime Southeast Asian academics." and is of Philippines origin.
  • A submission from Philippines says the name Rizal means "Rizal is a Filipinized word for Ricial, meaning rice fields. The word first came up in Catalogo alfabetico de apellidos in 1849 in the Philippines in a bid by Spanish authorities to require native Filipinos who does not have surnames to acquire Spanish-derived surnames for legal documentation purposes. Jose Rizal was the first to legally use this family's surname. It is also the Philippine national hero. In his youth he is known to have many lovers from all over the world despite his small stature. Jose Rizal is also a popular character from the old generation academics of the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia. He is known in his country as The Great Malayan." and is of Philippines origin.
  • A submission from Indonesia says the name Rizal means "Handsome or Man" and is of Indonesian origin.
  • A user from Singapore says the name Rizal is of Unknown origin and means "Handsome and cute malay".
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Notable Persons Named Rizal

Rizal was born on December 10th, 1954 in Padang.


Rizal Fahmi Rosid is a soccer player for the Selangor FA, Kelantan FA, and Malaysia national football team. Rizal was born on May 1st, 1986 in Tumpat.


Rizal was born on October 29th, 1964 in Makassar.


Rizal was born in Philippines.


Dondi Ledesma was a progressive rock and pinoy rock musician. Dondi was given the name Rizal Dondi Ledesma in 1959. Dondi is also known as DNDI. He breathed his last breath on February 24th, 2009.


Rizal Lestaluhu is a sports team member for the Persiba Balikpapan.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rizal

Jose was given the name José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda on June 19th, 1861 in Calamba, Laguna. Jose is also known as Pepe and Jose (nicknames). He passed away on December 30th, 1896.


His military service ended in 1900. Paciano was born on March 9th, 1851 in Calamba, Laguna. He passed away on April 13th, 1930.


Fachry Rizal is an athlete for the Perses Sumedang.


Atep Rizal is a sports team member for the Persib Bandung.


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Popularity of Rizal as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rizal U.S.
  White 1.85% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.31% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rizal

People with the last name Rizal are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Rizal

  • How Popular is the name Rizal? Rizal is the 85,571st most popular name of all time. As a last name Rizal was the 54,418th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rizal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Rizal in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rizal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rizal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rizal is Tuesday, May 30th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Rizal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rizal was in 1998 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Rizal: Your name in reverse order is Lazir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Izalr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rizal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 379 people with the last name Rizal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rizal? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rizal as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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