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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tamayo

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     Native American

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  • According to a user from California, U.S., the name Tamayo is of English origin and means "Gift Of God Family".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Tamayo

Tamayo Akiyama is a comics creator. Tamayo was born on November 28th, 1966 in Osaka.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tamayo

Rufino Tamayo was an artist. Rufino was born Rufino Tamayo on August 25th, 1899 in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico. He breathed his last breath on June 24th, 1991.


Nene was born on September 27th, 1981.


James was born on October 23rd, 1949 in Brownsville, Texas.


Ricardo Pérez Tamayo is a soccer player for the Millonarios F.C., América de Cali, LDU Quito, Sichuan Guancheng F.C., Al-Hilal FC, Baniyas Club, Associação Académica de Coimbra – O.A.F., and Colombia national football team. Ricardo was born on July 21st, 1973 in Bogotá.


Lauren was born on October 26th, 1983.


Jose was born in 1920. He breathed his last breath in 2003.


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Popularity of Tamayo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tamayo U.S.
  White 4.64% 64.26%
  African American 0.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.13% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 84.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tamayo

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tamayo

  • How Popular is the name Tamayo? As a last name Tamayo was the 2,210th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Tamayo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tamayo is Sunday, February 8th, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Tamayo? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tamayo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Tamayo: Your name in reverse order is Oyamat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aaymot. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tamayo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,474 people with the last name Tamayo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tamayo? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Tamayo as their last name.

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