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 Tello

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  • A submission from California, United States says the name Tello means "Land or earth" and is of Unknown origin.
Other origins: Armenian

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Alt. Meaning

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

L is for little, the little things you do.

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

Notable Persons Named Tello

They breathed their last breath in 765.


He breathed his last breath in 1200.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tello

Cristian Tello is a soccer player for the ACF Fiorentina, FC Barcelona, RCD Espanyol B, FC Barcelona B, FC Porto, Spain national under-19 football team, Spain national under-20 football team, and Spain national under-21 football team. Cristian was born on August 11th, 1991 in Sabadell, Spain. Cristian is also known as Tello Herrera and Cristian.


Andres Tello is a soccer player for the Cagliari Calcio, Juventus F.C., Juventus F.C. Youth Sector, Envigado F.C., and Colombia national under-20 football team. Andres was born on September 6th, 1996 in Medellín.


Rodrigo Tello is a soccer player for the Audax Italiano, Club Universidad de Chile, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Beşiktaş J.K., Eskişehirspor, Elazığspor, Şanlıurfaspor, and Chile national football team. Rodrigo was born on October 14th, 1979 in Santiago, Chile.


He holds the title Grandmaster and Grandmaster (chess). Jorge was given the name Jorge Moisés Cori Tello on July 30th, 1995 in Lima.


She holds the title Woman Grandmaster and FIDE titles. Deysi was given the name Deysi Estela Cori Tello on July 2nd, 1993 in Lima, Peru.


Julio was born on April 11th, 1880 in Huarochirí Province. He breathed his last breath on June 3rd, 1947.


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Popularity of Tello as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tello U.S.
  White 8.54% 64.26%
  African American 0.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 89.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tello

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tello

  • How Popular is the name Tello? As a last name Tello was the 3,136th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Tello first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tello is Saturday, January 24th, 1891.
  • How unique is the name Tello? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tello. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Tello: Your name in reverse order is Ollet. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eoltl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tello? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,512 people with the last name Tello.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tello? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Tello as their last name.

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