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Gender: M Meaning of Cruz: "cross" Origin of Cruz: Spanish Cruz's Popularity in 2013: #278

For a single-syllable Latino surname, this new popular kid on the block packs a lot of energy and charm. Victoria and David Beckham named their third son Cruz, following Brooklyn and Romeo, and it was also picked up on by tennis star Lleyton Hewitt for his son. Other parents may prize its Christian associations.

Cruz is very much a unisex name in the Spanish culture, and is also a common surname, as in Penelope and Celia.

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Famous People Named Cruz

Cruz David Beckham, son of designer/musician Victoria "Posh" Beckham and athlete David Beckham (partly named after Real Madrid and partly named after Tom Cruise)

Cruz Lleyton Hewitt, son of tennis star Lleyton Hewitt & Australian actress Bec Cartwright

Copeland Cruz Tedder, son of musician Ryan Tedder

Luca Cruz Comrie, son of American actress Hilary Duff and Canadian hockey player Mike Comrie

Pop Culture References for the Name Cruz

Cruz Castillo - character on Santa Barbara
Hector Cruz, from the movie "Entrapment"