Cruz Origin and Meaning

The name Cruz is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "cross".

For a single-syllable Latino surname, this new popular kid on the block packs a lot of energy and charm and is one of the most stylish Spanish names for boys in general use today. 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 MartinezMexican,American musician and producer
  • Cruz Miguel Bustamante; American politician; 45th Lieutenant Governor of California
  • Cruz TengSingaporean TV and radio host
  • Cruz ReynosoAmerican civil rights lawyer and jurist
  • Cruz David Beckham (b. 2005)son of designer/singer Victoria Beckham and footballer David Beckham
  • Cruz Angelo Martinez (b. 2005)son of musicians Cruz Martinez and Alicia Villareal
  • Cruz Lleyton Hewitt (b. 2008)son of tennis player Lleyton Hewitt and actress Bec Cartwright
  • Cruz Garcia (b. 2009)son of soccer player Nick Garcia
  • Cruz Achille Porter (b. 2016)son of American journalist Mara Schiavocampo
  • Copeland Cruz Tedder (b. 2010)son of musician Ryan Tedder
  • Luca Cruz Comrie (b. 2012)son of actress Hilary Duff and hockey player Mike Comrie
  • Ted CruzU.S. Senator from Texas

Cruz in Pop Culture

  • Cruz Castillocharacter on American soap "Santa Barbara"
  • Hector Cruzcharacter in movie "Entrapment"

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