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lɔɪˈoʊ ləloy·ola

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, St. Ignatius of Loyola, Loyolanoun

    Spaniard and Roman Catholic theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus; a leading opponent of the Reformation (1491-1556)


  1. loyola

    Loyola is typically a reference to St. Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish Basque priest and theologian in the 16th century who founded the Society of Jesus religious order, also known as the Jesuits. In a broader context, "Loyola" often refers to institutions named in his honor, such as Loyola University or Loyola High School, which are typically Jesuit in affiliation.


  1. Loyola

    Loyola is a census-designated place and an unincorporated town in Santa Clara County, California, United States. The population was 3,261 at the 2010 census. The area is located between the cities of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. While Loyola is unfamiliar to locals, an adjoining business district in Los Altos is called Loyola Corners. The name comes from a 1904 plan by the Jesuits of Santa Clara University to build a new university named for their founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola, in the area. If the plan had come to fruition, the university would have been located in the area of the present-day golf course on Country Club Drive. The Los Altos project succumbed to delays and financing problems stemming from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Loyola is ranked #9279 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Loyola surname appeared 3,508 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Loyola.

    74.6% or 2,620 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    17% or 598 total occurrences were Asian.
    6.8% or 239 total occurrences were White.
    1.2% or 43 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Loyola in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Loyola in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Loyola in a Sentence

  1. Xochitl Hinojosa:

    While Loyola Marymount University is not a party to the negotiations between Sodexo and Unite Here Local 11,( DNC chairman) Tom Perez would absolutely not cross a picket line and would never expect our candidates to either. We are working with all stakeholders to find an acceptable resolution that meets their needs and is consistent with our values and will enable us to proceed as scheduled with next week's debate.

  2. Xochitl Hinojosa:

    Tom Perez spent the entire weekend on the phone with various stakeholders, including Sodexo, Loyola Marymount University and Unite Here, as a former labor secretary who handled several labor disputes, he understands the importance of getting the parties back to the table, and expects that to happen promptly.

  3. Justin Levitt:

    Loyola Law School's like taking a clock and a thermometer and saying,' They don't match so you must be doing something wrong,'.

  4. Steve Watson:

    We are heartbroken to learn of Les' passing, the Loyola Chicago family has lost a true legend, who was a major part our NCAA championship team in 1963. Les was an accomplished basketball player, but was even more valued for the person he was off the court. We offer our heartfelt condolences to The Loyola family, friends and former teammates.

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