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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tovar

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Alt. Meaning

T is for try, as hard as you can

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

V is for valor, your strength.

A is for approachable, constantly meeting new people

R is for respect, earned through your actions

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tovar

Lupita Tovar is an actress. Her career lasted from 1929 to 1945. Lupita was given the name Guadalupe Natalia Tovar on July 27th, 1910 in Matías Romero, Oaxaca. Lupita is also known as Lupita Kohner.


She holds the title Miss Chocó 2014 and Miss Colombia 2015. Andrea was given the name Jealisse Andrea Tovar Velásquez on September 3rd, 1993 in Quibdó.


Rigo Tovar was a mexican, cumbia, latin, tejano/tex-mex, rock, soul/r&b, music of mexico, latin music (genre), tejano music, and soul music musician. He was most active from 1960 to 2005. Rigo was given the name Rigoberto Tovar García on March 29th, 1946. He passed away on March 27th, 2005.


César Tovar was a baseball player. César was born on July 3rd, 1940 in Caracas. He died on July 14th, 1994.


María Rostworowski Tovar de Diez Canseco is a historian. María was given the name María Rostworowski Tovar on August 8th, 1915 in Barranco, Lima, Peru.


Steve Tovar is an american football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to 2000. Steve was born on April 25th, 1970 in Elyria, Ohio.


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Popularity of Tovar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tovar U.S.
  White 4.73% 64.26%
  African American 0.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.13% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 94.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tovar

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tovar

  • How Popular is the name Tovar? As a last name Tovar was the 1,070th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Tovar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tovar is Wednesday, March 11th, 1953.
  • How unique is the name Tovar? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tovar. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Tovar: Your name in reverse order is Ravot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vtaro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tovar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 32,760 people with the last name Tovar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tovar? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Tovar as their last name.

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