Origin:Portuguese
Popularity:576
Meaning:cross
Cruz is a boy's name of Portuguese origin. Traditionally a surname, it is derived from the Latin word crux, meaning "cross." Cruz is often used as a religious name due to its association with Jesus on the cross. However, it also offers short and chic vibes, which may appeal to secular families. David and Victoria Beckham really brought this name into the spotlight when they named their third son Cruz in 2005. Whatever you make of it, Cruz is a cool name for baby that will stand out from the crowd.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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