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 Salazar

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Salazar is of Spanish origin and means "Old hall".
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Salazar means "Love" and is of Spanish origin.
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Salazar is of Unknown origin and means "Old hall".
  • A submission from Canada says the name Salazar means "Mythical" and is of English origin.
Other origins: Mexican

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  1. A surname​.

Salazar was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Salazar

António de Oliveira Salazar was a 100th Prime Minister of Portugal, President of Portugal, Minister of Defence, Minister of War, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance, Minister of the Navy, Ministry of National Defense (Portugal), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Portugal), Por. António was born on April 28th, 1889 in Santa Comba Dão. António is also known as Salazar and António. He left this life on July 27th, 1970.


Emiliano was born on August 8th, 1879 in Anenecuilco, Morelos, Mexico. He left this life on April 10th, 1919.


Rosa Salazar is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2010. Rosa was given the name Rosa Bianca Salazar on July 16th, 1985 in British Columbia.


His military service ended in 1974. Enrique was born on July 26th, 1947 in Mexicali. He left this life on February 9th, 1985.


María Santos Gorrostieta Salazar was a politician and physician. María was born in 1976 in Tiquicheo, Michoacán, Mexico. She left this life on November 15th, 2012.


Ken Salazar is a 50th United States Secretary of the Interior, and 36th Attorney General of Colorado. Ken was born on March 2nd, 1955 in Alamosa, Colorado.


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Popularity of Salazar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Salazar U.S.
  White 5.62% 64.26%
  African American 0.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 91.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Salazar

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

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Fun Facts about the name Salazar

  • How Popular is the name Salazar? Salazar is the 92,644th most popular name of all time. As a last name Salazar was the 179th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Salazar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Salazar in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Salazar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Salazar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Salazar is Tuesday, October 31st, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Salazar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Salazar was in 1991 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Salazar: Your name in reverse order is Razalas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aslarza. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Salazar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 152,703 people with the last name Salazar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Salazar? Salazar was ranked as the 179th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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