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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sotelo

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  • According to a user from Philippines, the name Sotelo is of Spanish origin and means "Shade".

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Alt. Meaning

S is for strength, there when needed.

O is for objective, always impartial

T is for talent, hidden or not.

E is for expert, in your chosen career

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sotelo

José Calvo Sotelo was a Minister of Finance, Member of the Congress of Deputies, and Member of theCongress of Deputies. José was born José Calvo Sotelo on May 6th, 1893 in Tui, Pontevedra. He left this life on July 13th, 1936.


Arleth Terán is an actress & model. Arleth was given the name Arleth Rocío Terán Sotelo on December 3rd, 1976 in 25.


Blessed Luis Sotelo was a saint. He holds the title Martyr. Blessed was born on September 6th, 1574. He left this life in 1624.


Norma was born in 1948 in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Norma is also known as Queta Basilio.


Mauricio was born on October 2nd, 1961.


Juan Sánchez Sotelo is a soccer player for the Arsenal de Sarandí, Racing Club de Avellaneda, Club Atlético Patronato, Deportes La Serena, FC Rapid București, Club Olimpo, Club Atlético Talleres (Córdoba), Levadiakos F.C., and Defensa y Justicia. Juan was born on October 2nd, 1987 in Avellaneda, Argentina.


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Popularity of Sotelo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sotelo U.S.
  White 4.67% 64.26%
  African American 0.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sotelo

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

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Fun Facts about the name Sotelo

  • How Popular is the name Sotelo? As a last name Sotelo was the 1,679th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Sotelo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sotelo is Monday, February 17th, 1902.
  • How unique is the name Sotelo? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sotelo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Sotelo: Your name in reverse order is Oletos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lsteoo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sotelo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,455 people with the last name Sotelo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sotelo? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Sotelo as their last name.

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