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Gender: M Meaning of Cruz: "cross" Origin of Cruz: Spanish Cruz's Popularity in 2016: #341

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 (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
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 Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas

Pop Culture References for the name Cruz

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