Molina name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Molina

User Submitted Origins

Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Bahamas, the name Molina is of Spanish origin and means "Miller".
  2. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Molina means "Mother star" and is of Spanish origin.
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From Spanish and Italian, both from Latin Molina "of a mill", from mola "mill" + -ina. Compare Miller.

  1. A surname​.
  2. Alonso de Molina's 1571 Spanish-Nahuatl dictionary, Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana.
  3. A city in Chile.

Molina was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Molina

Notable Persons Named Molina


Molina was born on September 26th, 1963.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Molina

Notable Persons With the Last Name Molina

Éric Molina

Éric was born on April 26th, 1982 in Raymondville, Texas.

Alfred Molina

Alfred Molina is an actor. He was most active from 1978 to present. Alfred was given the name Alfredo Molina on May 24th, 1953 in Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom.

Manuel L. Quezon

Manuel L. Quezon was a (1st President of the Commonwealth), Senator of the Philippines from the 5th Senatorial District, Member of the Philippine Assembly from Tayabas' 1st District, 2nd President of the Philippines, 1st President of the Senate of the Philippines, Senator o. His military service ended in 1900. Manuel was given the name Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina on August 19th, 1878 in Baler, Aurora. He left this life on August 1st, 1944.

Jason Molina

Jason Molina was an indie rock, alternative country, and lo-fi music musician. He was most prominent from 1995 to 2009. Jason was given the name Jason Andrew Molina on December 30th, 1973 in Lorain, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on March 16th, 2013.

Yadier Molina

Yadier Molina is a baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. Yadier was born on July 13th, 1982 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

José Molina

José Molina is a soccer player for the Valencia CF, Valencia CF Mestalla, UD Alzira, Villarreal CF, Albacete Balompié, Atlético Madrid, Deportivo de La Coruña, Levante UD, and Spain national football team. José was born on August 8th, 1970 in Valencia.

  • Mario J. Molina
  • Frost
  • Bengie Molina
  • Scoop DeVille
    Record Producer
  • José Molina
  • Otto Pérez Molina
    36th President of Guatemala
  • Clarissa Molina
  • Juana Molina
  • Aurora Quezón
    Office Holder
  • Antonio Muñoz Molina
  • Jorge Molina
    Soccer Player
  • Raúl De Molina
  • Jesús Molina
    Soccer Player
  • María de Molina

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Molina U.S.
  White 5.82% 64.26%
  African American 0.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Molina

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Molina

  • What name lists does Molina rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Molina? Molina is the 27,530th most popular name of all time. As a last name Molina was the 320th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Molina have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 202 babies born with the first name Molina in the United States. That's more than enough people named Molina to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Molina? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 21 new born babies.
  • When was Molina first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Molina is Tuesday, August 21st, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Molina born? The highest recorded use of the first name Molina was in 1971 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Molina Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Molina is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Molina: The name spelled backwards is Anilom. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Loimna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Molina? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 96,979 people with the last name Molina.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Molina? Molina was ranked as the 320th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Molina name meaning

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