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What does Cruz mean?

Cruz Pronunciation of Cruz [cruz] as a boys' name is pronounced krooz. It is of Spanish and Portuguese origin, and the meaning of Cruz is "cross".


Cruz has 1 variant: Cruzito.

Related boy name: Kruz.

Creative forms:
(male) Caruz, Coruz, ..

(female) Crui, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cruz Trent (C.T.), ..

How popular is Cruz?

Cruz is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#724 out of 1220, Top 59%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#82 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cruz reached its highest rank of #278 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #324 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cruz name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cruz outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Kruz (#1248 via latest list) is the only other popular related form of Cruz (#324 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Cruz was more pronounced in 2013 (usage of 0.07%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.06%, 12.6% less). Cruz is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cruz, Kruz in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cruz and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cruz is alike in pronunciation to Chris, Cris and Kris. Other suggested similar names are Caz, Chaz, Cnut, Cram, Cree, Crew, Croy and Cyrus. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cruz.

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