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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 Spanish surname that originates from a geographical location in Spain called Ortega which means 'nettle'. Additionally, Ortega is also a popular chili pepper variant, which is usually fire roasted, used in a variety of Mexican and Southwestern US cuisine. The name could also refer to several personalities, places, or organizations.


  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. 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)

  2. Roberto Salinas Leon:

    Despite U.S. and international sanctions, Ortega continues to hail his rule as an outcome of democratic representation—torturing and jailing anyone who dares stands in his path, what is the proper response in the face of such defiance and the significant deterioration of U.S.-Nicaragua relations?.

  3. Oscar Rene Vargas:

    For Daniel (Ortega) this is a war. He's trying to regain territory and show force to strengthen his position in negotiations, ortega is betting on divisions within the group to keep his power.

  4. 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.

  5. Miguel Gomez:

    The only way they can defeat Ortega is if they stay united as the opposition did in 1990, but the alliance doesn't have a plan for the day after.

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