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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tavares

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from South Carolina, United States, the name Tavares is of English origin and means "Rich, heartbreaker, business, entrepreneur".
Other origins: Portuguese

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International Interest
  1. Tavares (municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Notable Persons Named Tavares

Lil Reese is a hip hop music rapping. He has been prominent since 2010. Lil was given the name Tavares Taylor on January 6th, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


He was most active from 2008 to present. Tavares was born on October 7th, 1984 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Tavares was born on December 16th, 1979 in Nassau, Bahamas.


Tavares was born in 1944.



Tavares Washington is a football player. Tavares was born on April 20th, 1983 in Greenville, Mississippi.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tavares

John Tavares is a hockey player for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League. His ongoing career started in 2009. John was born on September 20th, 1990 in Mississauga.


Walter Tavares is a basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks, Herbalife Gran Canaria, →La Palma, →Austin Spurs, →Canton Charge, and →Bakersfield Jam in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2009. Walter was born on March 22nd, 1992 in Maio, Cape Verde.


Thiago was born on November 8th, 1984 in Florianópolis.


Brad was born on December 21st, 1987 in Kailua, Honolulu County, Hawaii.


Marcos Tavares is a soccer player for the NK Maribor, Sport Club Internacional, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Kedah FA, Clube Atlético Paranaense, Porto Alegre Futebol Clube, APOEL FC, Brazil national under-17 football team, and Brazil national under-20 football team. Marcos was born on March 30th, 1984 in Porto Alegre.


Yohan Tavares is a soccer player for the G.D. Estoril Praia, Le Mans FC, S.C. Beira-Mar, A.A. Avanca, and Standard Liège. Yohan was born on March 2nd, 1988 in Tours, France.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1974 68 8 60
1975 172 10 162
1976 174 5 169
1977 169 0 169
1978 163 0 163
1979 141 0 141
1980 133 0 133
1981 115 0 115
1982 87 0 87
1983 106 0 106
1984 90 0 90
1985 60 0 60
1986 65 0 65
1987 46 0 46
1988 38 0 38
1989 43 0 43
1990 46 0 46
1991 44 0 44
1992 33 0 33
1993 37 0 37
1994 63 0 63
1995 39 0 39
1996 65 0 65
1997 51 0 51
1998 50 0 50
1999 59 0 59
2000 53 0 53
2001 50 0 50
2002 58 0 58
2003 41 0 41
2004 60 0 60
2005 47 0 47
2006 57 0 57
2007 44 0 44
2008 47 0 47
2009 36 0 36
2010 43 0 43
2011 25 0 25
2012 42 0 42
2013 24 0 24
2014 24 0 24
2015 17 0 17
2016 21 0 21
2017 21 0 21
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Tavares

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Tavares as a first name

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Popularity of Tavares as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tavares U.S.
  White 52.21% 64.26%
  African American 10.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 30.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tavares

People with the last name Tavares are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Tavares

  • How Popular is the name Tavares? Tavares is the 5,371st most popular name of all time. As a last name Tavares was the 2,825th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tavares have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,867 babies born with the first name Tavares in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tavares to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tavares? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 68 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Tavares born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tavares was in 1976 with a total of 169 babies.
  • Random Tavares Factoid: According to the 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tavares is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1982.
  • Weird things about the name Tavares: Your name in reverse order is Seravat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rasveta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tavares? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,766 people with the last name Tavares.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tavares? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Tavares as their last name.

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