Valdez name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Valdez

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from California, U.S. says the name Valdez is of Spanish origin and means "Valdez is a colonized version of the surname of 'Valdes' which is is a Spanish toponymic surname of Asturian origin. Its appearance has been dated back to the times of the Reconquista in the municipality of Valdes, Asturias, where the eponymous lineage began. The area around the current town of Luarca was known as Val de Ese, 'valley of the river Ese', as attested in medieval documents. In short, it means from Val de Ese, Asturias".
  2. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Valdez is of Spanish origin and means "The Valdez surname has more than one possible origin: A patronymic surname meaning son of Baldo (from the German bald, 'brave'); Baldo is a shortened form of Baltazar, one of the three magi. One who came from Valdez (tableland), translated literally as 'from the valley.'".
  3. A submission from Maryland, U.S. says the name Valdez means "A city in Alaska".
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  1. A port on Alaska's southern coast from which oil is shipped to markets around the world
  1. A city in Alaska.

Valdez was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Valdez

Notable Persons Named Valdez

Val Demings

Val Demings is a police officer. Val was given the name Valdez Venita Butler in 1957.


Valdez is a soccer player for the Fluminense FC. Valdez was born on February 10th, 1943.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Valdez

Notable Persons With the Last Name Valdez

Reggie Lee

Reggie Lee is an actor. Reggie was given the name Reggie Valdez on October 4th, 1974 in Quezon City. Reggie is also known as Valdez and Reggie.

Alyssa Caymo Valdez

Alyssa was born on June 29th, 1993.

Nelson Valdez

Nelson Valdez is a soccer player for the Seattle Sounders FC, Club Atlético Tembetary, SV Werder Bremen II, SV Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund, Hércules CF, FC Rubin Kazan, Valencia CF, Al Jazira Club, Olympiacos F.C., Eintracht Frankfurt, Paraguay men's national under-20 football team, and Par. Nelson was born on November 28th, 1983 in Caaguazú, Paraguay.

Óscar Valdez

Óscar was born on December 22nd, 1990 in Nogales, Sonora. Óscar is also known as Valdez Fierro and Óscar Rafael.

Luis Valdez

Luis Valdez is a writer. Luis was born on June 26th, 1940 in Delano, California.

Ara Celi

Ara Celi is an actress. She was most prominent from 1993 to present. Ara was given the name Araceli Valdez on May 31st, 1974 in El Paso, Texas.

  • Eula Valdez
  • Lupe Valdez
    Sheriff of Dallas County
  • Jeremy Ray Valdez
  • Carlos Valdez
  • Ramona M. Valdez
  • Mario López Valdez
    Governor of Sinaloa
  • Wilson Valdez
    Baseball Player
  • José Valdez
    Baseball Player
  • Rubén Moreira Valdez
    Governor of Coahuila
  • Óscar Valdez
    Soccer Player
  • José Travassos Valdez
    Prime Minister of Portugal
  • José Bordas Valdez
  • Guadalupe Valdez
    At-large National Deputy

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Valdez U.S.
  White 6.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.35% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.56% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 88.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Valdez

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

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Fun Facts about the name Valdez

  • What name lists does Valdez rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Valdez? Valdez is the 24,333rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Valdez was the 244th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Valdez have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 258 babies born with the first name Valdez in the United States. That's more than enough people named Valdez 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 Valdez? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Valdez first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Valdez is Thursday, November 24th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Valdez born? The highest recorded use of the first name Valdez was in 1974 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Valdez Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Valdez is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name in 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Valdez: The name spelled backwards is Zedlav. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lzdeva. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Valdez? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 124,995 people with the last name Valdez.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Valdez? Valdez was ranked as the 244th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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