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Origin and Meaning of Toledo

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun To*le"do
A sword or sword blade made at Toledo in Spain, which city was famous in the 16th and 17th centuries for the excellence of its weapons.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A city in central Spain on the Tagus river; famous for steel and swords since the first century
  2. An industrial city in northwestern Ohio on Lake Erie
  1. (Weapon) A sword or sword blade made at Toledo in Spain, a city famous in the 16th and 17th centuries for the excellence of its weapons.

toledo was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Toledo

Toledo is a soccer player for the U.S. Pistoiese 1921, Sport Club Barueri, A.C. Perugia Calcio, FC Lugano, F.C. Rieti, U.S. Catanzaro 1929, Udinese Calcio, S.S.C. Napoli, Ascoli Picchio F.C. 1898, Atletico Roma F.C., Taranto F.C. 1927, Ravenna F.C., Aurora Pro Patria 1919, and Unione Triestin. Toledo was born on July 18th, 1981 in São Paulo. Toledo is also known as Toledo.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Toledo

Fernando Álvarez de Toledo was a governor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1580 to 1582. Fernando was born on October 29th, 1507 in Piedrahíta. He left this life on December 11th, 1582.


Alejandro Toledo is an office holder. Alejandro was born on March 28th, 1946 in Cabana, Peru.


Hernán Toledo is a soccer player for the Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield and Sportivo Belgrano. Hernán was born on January 17th, 1996 in Sastre, Santa Fe.


Eleanor of Toledo was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1539 to 1562. Eleanor was born as the child of Pedro Álvarez de Toledo and Marquis of Villafranca in Alba de Tormes, Salamanca, Spain. She left this life on December 17th, 1562.


Alice was born Alice Soares de Toledo on May 25th, 1906 in São Manuel. She passed away on March 9th, 1997.


She holds the title Duchess of Medina Sidonia and Duke of Medina Sidonia. Luisa was born as the child of Joaquín Álvarez de Toledo and 20th Duke of Medina Sidonia on August 21st, 1936 in Villa Guzmán el Bueno, Estoril, Portugal. She breathed her last breath on March 7th, 2008.


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Popularity of Toledo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Toledo U.S.
  White 8.49% 64.26%
  African American 0.49% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 6.09% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 78.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Toledo

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

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Fun Facts about the name Toledo

  • How Popular is the name Toledo? Toledo is the 64,646th most popular name of all time. As a last name Toledo was the 1,841st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Toledo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17 babies born with the first name Toledo in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Toledo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1923 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Toledo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Toledo is Wednesday, July 25th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Toledo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Toledo was in 1923 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Toledo: Your name in reverse order is Odelot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Loodet. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Toledo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,474 people with the last name Toledo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Toledo? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Toledo as their last name.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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