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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Rizzo

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International Interest
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Rizzo

Rizzo the Rat is a fictional character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo is a baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. Anthony was born on August 8th, 1989 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Mary Angelica is a nun and religious sister. She was most prominent from 1970 to 2001. Mary was given the name Rita Antoinette Rizzo on April 20th, 1923 in Canton, Ohio. Mary is also known as Sister Angelica.


Frank Rizzo was a 119th MayorofPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, Commissioner of thePhiladelphia Police Department, and Philadelphia Police Department. Frank was given the name Francis Lazarro Rizzo on October 23rd, 1920. He breathed his last breath on July 16th, 1991.


Pedro Rizzo is a martial artist. Pedro was born on May 3rd, 1974 in Rio de Janeiro.


Hélène Ségara is a musician. She was most prominent from 1985 to present. Hélène was given the name Hélène Aurore Alice Rizzo on February 26th, 1971.


Marc Rizzo is a heavy metal music, nu metal, alternative metal, latin metal, thrash metal, groove metal, death metal, horror punk, and pop punk guitarist, musician, and songwriter. He plays Guitars, bass, Guitar, Bass guitar, and ESP Viper. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Marc was born on August 2nd, 1977 in Carlstadt, New Jersey, United States.


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Popularity of Rizzo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rizzo U.S.
  White 92.12% 64.26%
  African American 0.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rizzo

People with the last name Rizzo are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rizzo

  • How Popular is the name Rizzo? Rizzo is the 64,282nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rizzo was the 1,943rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rizzo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17 babies born with the first name Rizzo in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rizzo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2016 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Rizzo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rizzo is Monday, July 23rd, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Rizzo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rizzo was in 2017 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Rizzo: Your name in reverse order is Ozzir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ozriz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rizzo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,605 people with the last name Rizzo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rizzo? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Rizzo as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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