First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Vargas

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  1. Brazilian statesman who ruled Brazil as a virtual dictator (1883-1954)

Cognate with dialectal Latvian vārgs (“misery”), Proto-Slavic *vorgъ (Old Church Slavonic врагъ (vragŭ, “foe”)), Old Prussian wargan (“misery, suffering”).

  1. hardship
  2. misery

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vargas

Jessie Vargas is an important somebody. Jessie was born on May 10th, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Jose Antonio Vargas is a journalist, filmmaker, and activist. Jose was born on February 3rd, 1981 in Antipolo.


Eduardo Vargas is a soccer player for the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Cobreloa, Club Universidad de Chile, S.S.C. Napoli, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Valencia CF, Queens Park Rangers F.C., Chile Olympic football team, and Chile national football team. Eduardo was born on November 20th, 1989 in Santiago, Chile. Eduardo is also known as Vargas Rojas and Eduardo Jesús.


Getúlio Vargas was a politician. He was most prominent from 1930 to 1945. Getúlio was born on April 19th, 1882 in São Borja. He passed away on August 24th, 1954.


Elizabeth Vargas is a television journalist. Her ongoing career started in 1993. Elizabeth was given the name Elizabeth Anne Vargas on September 6th, 1962 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States.


Alberto Vargas was an artist in the fields of painter and painting. Alberto was given the name Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chávez on February 9th, 1896 in Arequipa. He left this life on December 30th, 1982.


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Popularity of Vargas as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vargas U.S.
  White 5.41% 64.26%
  African American 0.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vargas

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

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Fun Facts about the name Vargas

  • How Popular is the name Vargas? As a last name Vargas was the 148th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Vargas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Vargas is Monday, September 13th, 1920.
  • How unique is the name Vargas? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Vargas. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Vargas: Your name in reverse order is Sagrav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ravsag. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vargas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 173,835 people with the last name Vargas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vargas? Vargas was ranked as the 148th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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What does the name Vargas mean?

Vis for vitality, your lust for living.

Ais for adorable, how precious

Ris for rock star, let it out!

Gis for glitter, the spark that is you.

Ais for activities, for you have many.

Sis for serious, not always joking.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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