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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ortega, Daniel Ortega, Daniel Ortega Saavedranoun

    Nicaraguan statesman (born in 1945)


  1. Ortega

    Ortega is a Spanish surname. A baptismal record in 1570 records a de Ortega "from the village of Ortega". There were several villages of this name in Spain. The toponym derives from Latin urtica, meaning "nettle". Some of the Ortega spelling variants are Ortega, Ortego, de Ortega, Ortegada, Ortegal, Hortega, Ortiga, Ortigueda, Ortigueira, Ortigosa, Orreaga, etc. A cognate surname in Italian is Ortica, in Romanian Urzică, in French Ortie, all from Latin urtica.Ortega Community in the Philippines, Ortega New Generation.


  1. Ortega

    Ortega is a town and municipality in the Tolima department of Colombia, in South America. The overall population of the municipality was 36,421 as of the 1993 census. According to the 2005 census the overall population was 33,873, with 7,566 in the urban zone and 22,307 in the rural areas. Ortega is located at 402 meters above sea level, on an overall terrain of 945.93 km², and its average temperature is 26°C.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ortega is ranked #239 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ortega surname appeared 127,256 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 43 would have the surname Ortega.

    93.1% or 118,488 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.7% or 6,070 total occurrences were White.
    1.1% or 1,463 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 547 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.2% or 369 total occurrences were Black.
    0.2% or 318 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ortega in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ortega in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Ortega in a Sentence

  1. Doris Meissner:

    Rising repression under the Ortega regime, especially during the recent presidential election, has cemented the belief among many Nicaraguans that the country's political turmoil will not be resolved in the short term.

  2. Carlo Breles:

    All of us fought the overthrow of the dictatorship of Somoza. Then we participated in the defense of the revolution against the Contras, now we initiating a third struggle, against the dictatorship of Ortega-Murillo.

  3. Ambassador Haley:

    Daniel Ortega and Nicolas Maduro are both students of the same failed ideology.And Daniel Ortega and Nicolas Maduro are both dictators who live in fear of Daniel Ortega and Nicolas Maduro own people.

  4. Ronald Reagan:

    The little dictator who went to Moscow in his green fatigues to receive a bear hug did not forsake the doctrine of Lenin when he returned to the West and appeared in a two-piece suit. (On Daniel Ortega Saavedra)

  5. Roberto Salinas Leon:

    First things first—the emperor has no clothes, and anyone concerned about the future of open societies and liberal democracy should denounce Ortega’s regime as a brutal dictatorship, more sanctions may lead to a ‘double-down’ show of a false sense of ‘national sovereignty.’.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    • A. fluster
    • B. flub
    • C. huff
    • D. excogitate

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