Martínez (surname)

Martínez (surname)
Family name
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Martínez is the most common surname in Navarra, La Rioja, Cuenca and Murcia
Meaning "son of Martín"
Region of origin Spain
Language(s) of origin Spanish
Related names Martins, Martinson, Martiner, Martinek, Martens, Martinov, Martine etc.

Martínez, often spelled without the acute accent on the "i", is a common surname in the Spanish language. Martínez is the most common surname in Navarra, La Rioja, Cuenca and Murcia. There are also variations such as San Martin and Martín (with an accent on the "i").

It has originated as a patronymic surname, meaning "son of Martín" (English: Martin). Martínez (as well as other patronymics such as Hernandez and Gomez) is also used sometimes as a component word of a multi-word surname such as Martínez del Río. Martínez comes from the personal name "Martin", which is itself derived from the Latin Martinus, whose root is Mars, the name of the Roman god of fertility and war. The name Martin became popular throughout Christian Europe after it was borne by a famous 4th century French saint of Hungarian origin, Martin of Tours.

Martínez is a widely spread surname (among other European surnames) due, in large part to the global influence of the Spanish culture on territories and colonies in the Americas, Africa and Asia. Likewise, due to emigration throughout Europe, Martínez is relatively common in countries neighboring or near Spain, such as: Andorra, Portugal, France, Switzerland and Italy.

In the United States, according to the 1990 Census, "Martinez" ranked nineteenth among all surnames reported, accounting for 0.23% of the population.[1] In France according to a 1990 census, "Martinez" ranked sixteenth among all surnames reported.[2]

The Portuguese equivalent of Martínez is Martins meaning "son of Martin". The Italian equivalents are: Martinelli, Martinolli, Martini, Martino, DiMartini, and DiMartino. The Romanian equivalent is Martinescu.

List of persons with the given name

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  • Edgar Martínez, designated hitter
  • Emil Martínez, of Honduras
  • Emilio Martínez, of Paraguay
  • Eduardo Martinez ¨emc X¨ Mexican Experimental Musician
  • Emmanuel Michele Martinez, founder of the Hôtel Martinez in Cannes, France




  • Héctor Vidal Martínez (born 1967), Paragayan football (soccer) midfielder
  • Henry Martínez, of El Salvador


  • Jack Michael Martínez, of the Dominican Republic
  • Jairo Martínez, of Honduras
  • Javi Martínez (born 1988), Spanish footballer; plays for Athletic Bilbao, and FIFA World Cup 2010 Champion
  • Javier Francisco Martinez, US Army Green Beret
  • Javier Martínez
    • Javier Martínez (baseball) (born 1977), former Major League Baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates
    • Javier Omar Martínez, Honduran footballer
    • Javier Martínez González (born 1987), Spanish footballer; plays for UB Conquense
  • Jesús Martínez (born 1976), Mexican boxer
  • Joe P. Martinez, U.S. Army soldier during World War II
  • Jorge Humberto Martínez, of Colombia
  • Juan Martínez, of Cuba
  • Juan Martínez, of Mexico
  • Jhobert John Martinez social reformer, Filipino youth leader and Educator


  • Kris Martinez, Comedian and entertainer also known as Kristory


  • Lázaro Martínez, of Cuba
  • Leonel Alex Martinez, American actor and director
  • Leandro Antonio Martínez, Argentine-Italian footballer
  • Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou Prince Louis Alphonse of Bourbon y Martinez-Bordiú, Duke of Anjou, Louis XX, King of France and Navarre




  • Olivier Martinez, International French Actor, winner of a Caesar Award, sex symbol, considered the new "Alan Deloin" older brother of French actor Vincent Martinez.
  • Orlando Martínez, of Cuba


  • Pedro Martinez
    • Pedro Martínez (born 1971), Dominican baseball player
    • Pedro Martínez (left-handed pitcher) (born 1968), Dominican baseball player
    • Pedro Martínez (basketball), Spanish basketball coach
    • Pedro Martínez (golfer) (born 1963), Paraguayan golfer








  • Yamilé Martínez, of Cuba
  • Yudelkis Martínez, of Cuba


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