Ochoa


Ochoa

Ochoa is a name of Basque origin.

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Surname origins

Ochoa was originally a given name in medieval Spain. It originated in the Basque Country and means 'wolf' (spelled otsoa or otxoa in Standard Basque). There was also a female given name Ochanda (meaning 'female wolf', cf. the elegant tower in the old quarter of Vitoria-Gasteiz named after Ochanda, proper name of the daughter of a man responsible for revamping the tower in the 16th century). The Spanish version of this Basque given name was Lope, appearing too in the names of Gascon lords in the high Middle Ages.

Ochoa became a surname as a patronymic. It does not have the -ez suffix as do other Spanish patronymics due to the Basque origin of the name. Lope for example became a surname as López. There is Ochotorena/Otxotorena, meaning 'son of Ochoto' (small wolf').

From the Basque Country it spread to the rest of Spain, Portugal and then to the Americas. About a 25% of the Spanish Ochoas still live in the Basque area of Spain (Basque Country and Navarre).

Persons

The name may refer to:

  • Horacio Ochoa Garcia (1905-1978), Distinguished Peruvian Photographer from Cuzco(cuzquenian school of photography)
  • Alex Ochoa (1972–), American baseball player
  • Angel Ochoa (1989–), Mexican football (soccer) player
  • Arnaldo Ochoa (1930–1989), Cuban army general, executed for treason
  • Baltazar Hinojosa Ochoa (1930–), Mexican politician, mayor of Matamoros, Tamaulipas
  • Carla Ochoa (1979-), Chilean fashion model
  • Carlos Ochoa (1978–), Mexican football (soccer) player
  • Digna Ochoa (1964–2001), Mexican human-rights lawyer
  • Eduardo López Ochoa (1877–1936), Spanish army general, Africanist, and Freemason
  • Eliades Ochoa (1946–), Cuban guitarist and singer
  • Ellen Ochoa (1958–), first Mexican-American astronaut
  • Eugenio de Ochoa (1815–1872), Spanish author and translator
  • Fabio Ochoa Restrepo (a.k.a. "Don Fabio") (1923–2002), Colombian businessman, father of the Ochoa brothers
  • Francisco Fernández Ochoa (1950–2006), Spanish alpine skier
  • Francisco Labastida Ochoa (1942–), Mexican economist and politician
  • Guillermo Ochoa (a.k.a. "Paco Memo") (1985–), Mexican football (soccer) player
  • Gabriel Ochoa (1976-)American Chef and Beer Aficionado
  • George Ochoa Author, "100 Best Trends 2006"
  • Israel Ochoa (1964–), Colombian cyclist
  • Javier Otxoa (1974–), Spanish cyclist
  • Jesús B. Ochoa Sr. (1903-1976), Mexican-American social activist and printer, El Paso, Texas
  • Jesús Ochoa (1981–), Mexican-American football (soccer) player
  • Jesús Ochoa (1959-), Mexican actor
  • Leire Martínez Ochoa (1979–), Spanish-Basque singer, vocalist of La Oreja de Van Gogh after Amaia Montero's departure
  • Lewis Ochoa (1991-), English football (soccer) player
  • Lorena Ochoa (1981–), Mexican golfer
  • Mariana Ochoa (1979–), Mexican actress and singer
  • Raymond Ochoa (2001-), American actor and brother of Ryan Ochoa.
  • Richard Ochoa (1984–), Venezuelan track and road cyclist
  • Robert Ochoa (1998-), American actor and brother of Ryan Ochoa and Raymond Ochoa.
  • Ryan Ochoa (1996–), American actor
  • Ochoa brothers, former members of the Medellin drug cartel
  • Samuel Ochoa (1996-), Mexican football (soccer) player
  • Severo Ochoa (1905–1993), Spanish biochemist, Nobel Laureate, Medicine, 1959

Zaven Ochoa (1999-), A Spanish-Mexican soccer player

Fictional characters

Andi OChoa Ricky Ochoa Ryans brother

Other

  • Ochoa syndrome, rare congenital syndrome associated with facial expressions and hydronephrosis
  • Bodegas Ochoa winery in Spain. [1]


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