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Gender: Male Meaning of Perez: "to blossom" Origin of Perez: Spanish from Hebrew

The name Perez is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "to blossom". Perez and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your FAVORITE Boys Name".

From the experts:

The newest surname names are ethnic rather than Waspy, and this is an excellent example, associated these days with gossip blogger Perez (born Mario) Hilton.

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Famous People Named Perez

Perez, Judean ancestor of Jerusalem inhabitants (Nehemiah 11:4)
Perez, father of the chief of all the captains of David's host (1 Chr. 27:3)
Perez Prado, Cuban bandleader
Perez Hilton (nee Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr.), American blogger, columnist, and TV personality
Hernan (Arsenio) Perez (Gonzalez), Paraguayan professional footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Perez

Perez (Hebrew: Peretz), Biblical grandson of the patriarch Jacob
"El Ratonzito Perez," fictional Spanish myth and character in movie

Perez's International Variations

Peretz (Hebrew)