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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A port city in southwestern Brazil on an offshore island near Sao Paulo

Notable Persons Named Santos

Santos is a soccer player for the Suwon Samsung Bluewings, Clube de Regatas Brasil, Londrina Esporte Clube, Cascavel Clube Recreativo, Associação Atlética Santa Rita, Jeju United FC, and Wuhan Zall F.C. Santos was born on December 25th, 1985 in Mortugaba. Santos is also known as Santos.

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Santos Benavides is a merchant and ranch. His military service ended in 1861.

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Santos was born on March 14th, 1908. He died on May 31st, 2001.

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Santos was born on September 21st, 1935.

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Santos was born in 1974.

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Santos Ortega was a radio, actor, and television actor. Santos was born on June 30th, 1899 in New York City. Santos is also known as Santos Ortegga. He passed away on April 10th, 1976.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Santos

Junior was born on January 30th, 1984 in Caçador, Brazil.

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Juan Manuel Santos is a 32nd President of Colombia, Minister of National Defence, Minister of Finance, Public Credit, Minister of Foreign Trade, Ministry of National Defense (Colombia), Ministry of Finance, Public Credit (Colombia), and Ministry of Foreign Trade (Colombia). Juan was born on August 10th, 1951 in Bogotá. Juan is also known as Santos and Juan Manuel.

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Romeo Santos is a musician. He has been prominent since 1995. Romeo was given the name Anthony Santos on July 21st, 1981 in The Bronx. Romeo is also known as Romeo Santos.

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Giovani dos Santos is a soccer player for the LA Galaxy, FC Barcelona, FC Barcelona B, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Ipswich Town F.C., Galatasaray S.K. (football), Racing de Santander, RCD Mallorca, Villarreal CF, Mexico national under-17 football team, Mexico national under-20 football team, and Mexico n. Giovani was born on May 11th, 1989 in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Fernando Santos is a soccer player for the Portugal national football team, S.L. Benfica, G.D. Estoril Praia, and C.S. Marítimo. Fernando was born on October 10th, 1954 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Evangelista Santos is a martial artist. Evangelista was born on December 12th, 1977 in Curitiba.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1885 9 9 0
1886 5 5 0
1888 12 7 5
1892 5 0 5
1894 5 5 0
1896 6 6 0
1897 12 7 5
1898 8 8 0
1899 11 11 0
1900 20 11 9
1901 19 8 11
1902 17 7 10
1903 18 8 10
1904 25 17 8
1905 27 16 11
1906 33 14 19
1907 31 18 13
1908 31 12 19
1909 29 11 18
1910 36 13 23
1911 30 13 17
1912 42 20 22
1913 37 25 12
1914 69 34 35
1915 85 45 40
1916 88 41 47
1917 95 33 62
1918 108 44 64
1919 132 57 75
1920 147 59 88
1921 156 58 98
1922 157 64 93
1923 177 71 106
1924 211 100 111
1925 207 82 125
1926 164 68 96
1927 189 63 126
1928 168 56 112
1929 146 54 92
1930 147 50 97
1931 118 32 86
1932 143 45 98
1933 134 46 88
1934 123 41 82
1935 112 36 76
1936 91 31 60
1937 107 26 81
1938 124 35 89
1939 128 42 86
1940 132 51 81
1941 123 40 83
1942 152 49 103
1943 132 44 88
1944 168 40 128
1945 172 50 122
1946 170 53 117
1947 189 35 154
1948 164 41 123
1949 175 36 139
1950 154 30 124
1951 164 30 134
1952 125 25 100
1953 154 31 123
1954 190 29 161
1955 144 22 122
1956 160 23 137
1957 164 15 149
1958 155 12 143
1959 181 23 158
1960 162 20 142
1961 170 19 151
1962 177 12 165
1963 163 14 149
1964 172 14 158
1965 147 7 140
1966 161 18 143
1967 170 11 159
1968 167 12 155
1969 168 6 162
1970 194 20 174
1971 207 21 186
1972 173 14 159
1973 191 18 173
1974 188 16 172
1975 214 24 190
1976 179 7 172
1977 188 10 178
1978 189 17 172
1979 181 9 172
1980 230 9 221
1981 239 13 226
1982 194 14 180
1983 215 15 200
1984 172 10 162
1985 189 13 176
1986 192 7 185
1987 189 12 177
1988 166 9 157
1989 178 6 172
1990 192 6 186
1991 223 8 215
1992 199 10 189
1993 234 11 223
1994 215 6 209
1995 233 0 233
1996 221 0 221
1997 229 12 217
1998 237 10 227
1999 238 0 238
2000 234 7 227
2001 251 5 246
2002 252 7 245
2003 284 7 277
2004 244 8 236
2005 264 5 259
2006 307 5 302
2007 278 5 273
2008 298 5 293
2009 254 0 254
2010 240 0 240
2011 229 0 229
2012 211 0 211
2013 242 0 242
2014 236 0 236
2015 235 0 235
2016 214 0 214
2017 208 0 208

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Popularity of Santos as a first name

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Popularity of Santos as a last name

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Common last names for Santos

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Hernandez
  • Gonzalez
  • Lopez
  • Rivera
  • Perez
  • Torres
  • Ramirez
  • Ortiz
  • Sanchez
  • Garza
  • Morales
  • Gonzales
  • Santiago
  • Cruz
  • Ramos
  • Flores
  • Diaz

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Santos U.S.
  White 20.06% 64.26%
  African American 2.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.32% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 62.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Santos

People with the last name Santos are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Santos

  • What name lists does Santos rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Santos? Santos is the 1,702nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Santos was the 206th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Santos have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 19,394 babies born with the first name Santos in the United States. That's more than enough people named Santos to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Santos? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Santos first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Santos is Thursday, July 1st, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Santos born? The highest recorded use of the first name Santos was in 2006 with a total of 302 babies.
  • Random Santos Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Santos ranks 107th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 9 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Santos: Your name in reverse order is Sotnas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tsnsoa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Santos? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 137,232 people with the last name Santos.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Santos? Santos was ranked as the 206th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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