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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Notable Persons Named Velez

Vélez is a soccer player.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Velez

Lupe Vélez was an actress. She was most active from 1927 to 1944. Lupe was given the name María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez on July 18th, 1908 in San Luis Potosí City. She died on December 13th, 1944.


Lauren Vélez is an actress. She was most active from 1994 to present. Lauren was born on November 2nd, 1964 in Brooklyn.


Ivelisse was born on September 21st, 1988 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ivelisse is also known as Cortez and Sofia; Ivelisse; Juliette; Juliet;.


Nicolás Vélez is a soccer player for the HNK Hajduk Split, Club Atlético River Plate, Club Atlético Huracán, Atlético Sanluqueño CF, Warriors FC, and NorthEast United FC. Nicolás was born on July 4th, 1990 in Buenos Aires.


Lorraine Vélez is a singer and actress. Lorraine was born on November 2nd, 1964 in Camden, New Jersey.


Vivian Velez is an actress. Vivian was born in Cebu City.


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Popularity of Velez as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Velez U.S.
  White 6.80% 64.26%
  African American 0.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.07% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 91.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Velez

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

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Fun Facts about the name Velez

  • How Popular is the name Velez? As a last name Velez was the 638th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Velez first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Velez is Sunday, November 29th, 1931.
  • How unique is the name Velez? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Velez. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Velez: Your name in reverse order is Zelev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Evzel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Velez? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 53,265 people with the last name Velez.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Velez? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have Velez as their last name.

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