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Gender: M Meaning of Cruz: "cross" Origin of Cruz: Spanish Cruz's Popularity in 2015: #324

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.

Famous People Named Cruz

Cruz Martinez, Mexican-American musician and producer
Cruz Miguel Bustamante; American politician; 45th Lieutenant Governor of California
Cruz Teng, Singaporean TV and radio host
Cruz Reynoso, American civil rights lawyer and jurist
Cruz David Beckham, son of designer/musician Victoria 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
Cruz Angelo Martinez (b. 2005), son of musicians Cruz Martinez and Alicia Villareal
Copeland Cruz Tedder, son of musician Ryan Tedder
Luca Cruz Comrie, son of American actress Hilary Duff and Canadian hockey player Mike Comrie
Ted Cruz, Republican politician
Cruz Hewitt (b. 2008), son of former Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt

Pop Culture References for the name Cruz

Cruz Castillo, character on American soap "Santa Barbara"
Hector Cruz, character in movie "Entrapment"