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Quick Facts on Cruz

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 278
Simple meaning:
Cross, cross-bearer

Characteristics of Cruz

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Cruz

Cruz is the Spanish and Portuguese word for ‘cross’ symbolizing Jesus’ cross of the crucifixion (or the sign of the cross made by Catholics). The name was originally taken from the Latin “crusis” (also meaning ‘cross’). It has a long history of being used as an indentifying name in Latin antiquity before Christianity (when a cross was set up to mark a tribal eating place). As a personal name, it has been popularized in more modern times by the religiously minded in connection with the cross of Christ. There are several places throughout Spanish speaking countries and the United States so-called Santa Cruz (which translates to Holy Cross) and Vera Cruz (True Cross). Cruz is considered both feminine and masculine, but today it is almost exclusively used for little boys.

Popularity of the Name Cruz

The name Cruz did appear on the female naming charts in the 1920s and 30s, but at extremely low levels of usage. It disappeared completely from the girl’s list in 1941. This name is almost now considered exclusively masculine in the United States. For boy’s, the name appeared as far back as 1880, but it didn’t stick to the charts consistently until the 1920s (at very low popularity). Cruz was a name not often used in the United States until this century when it finally started to hit levels of moderate usage. The name acquired further currency when it was used by the ϋber celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham in 2005, for their son Cruz Beckham notably born in Madrid, Spain. Cruz is not a name you think about often, but when you hear it, it starts to grow on you quickly. There’s just something super cool about it – even with all that heavy religious significance.
Popularity of the Boy Name Cruz
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Cruz

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Cruz

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Cruz

    Cruz We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Cruz.

  • Popular Songs on Cruz

    Popular Songs on Cruz

    Cruz - a song by Christina Aguilera

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Cruz

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Cruz

    Cruz - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Cruz.

  • Famous People Named Cruz

    Famous People Named Cruz

    Famous People Named Cruz - Cruz David Beckham (son of David & Victoria Beckham); Cruz Bustamante (politician); Cruz Reynoso (first Chicano member of California Supreme Court); Cruz Hernández Rivas (world's oldest woman, age 128 at death); Cruz Lizárraga (musician)

  • Children of Famous People Named Cruz

    Children of Famous People Named Cruz

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Cruz - David Beckham (soccer player); Victoria Beckham (pop-star/fashion designer)

  • Historic Figures

    Cruz - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Cruz - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Cruz.

Personality of the Boy Name Cruz

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Cruz

  • No Variations Found.
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