Nieves name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nieves mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nieves

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Nevada, U.S., the name Nieves is of Spanish origin and means "Snow, Virigin Mary".
  2. A submission from Dominican Republic says the name Nieves means "The name comes from Nuestra Senora de las Nieves, Our Lady of Snow. On August 5th, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of the Dedication of St. Mary Major, a Roman basilica, which is also sometimes referred to as Our Lady of the Snows" and is of Spanish origin.
  3. 2 people from Colorado, U.S. agree the name Nieves is of Spanish origin and means "Snow".
  4. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Nieves is of Spanish origin and means "Snows".
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  1. plural of nieve

nieves was also found in the following language(s): Scots and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Nieves

Notable Persons Named Nieves

Nieves Navarro

Nieves Navarro is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 1964 to 1989. Nieves was given the name Nieves Navarro García on November 11th, 1938 in Almería. Nieves is also known as Susan Scott and Suzanne Scott.

Nieves Confesor

Nieves Mathews

Nieves Mathews is a writer.

Nieves Hidalgo

Nieves Hidalgo is a flamenco, copla (music), and pop music musician. Nieves was given the name Nieves Díaz Hidalgo on November 19th, 1976 in Toledo, Spain.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nieves

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nieves

María Antonieta de las Nieves

She was most active from 1957 to present. María was given the name María Antonieta Gómez Rodríguez on December 22nd, 1950 in Tepic.

Daniela Nieves

Daniela Nieves is an actress. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Daniela was born on July 4th, 1997.

Bertha González Nieves

Bertha was born on May 6th, 1970 in Mexico City.

Tito Nieves

Tito Nieves is a salsa music singer-songwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1977. Tito was given the name Humberto Nieves on June 4th, 1958. Tito is also known as El Pavarotti de la Salsa.

Juan Nieves

Juan Nieves is a baseball player for the Miami Marlins. Juan was born on January 5th, 1965 in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

O.F.M. Roberto González Nieves

O.F.M. Roberto González Nieves is a christian bishop. He was most active from 1999 to present.

  • Wil Nieves
  • Ramón Luis Nieves
  • Brian Nieves
  • Manuel A. Torres Nieves
    Electoral Comptroller of Puerto Rico

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nieves U.S.
  White 5.66% 64.26%
  African American 1.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.09% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nieves

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Nieves

  • What name lists does Nieves rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Nieves? Nieves is the 8,124th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nieves was the 1,004th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nieves have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,581 babies born with the first name Nieves in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nieves to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nieves? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1901 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nieves first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nieves is Thursday, August 3rd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Nieves born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nieves was in 1926 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Nieves Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nieves is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Nieves: The name spelled backwards is Sevein. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ensive. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nieves? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 34,896 people with the last name Nieves.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nieves? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Nieves as their last name.
  • Nieves name meaning

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