|Related Names:||Meme, Ramdas, Reed, Remedio, Remedio, Remy|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
Remedios comes from the Spanish word for "remedy," Remedio. Remedio is the male version of the name, while Remedios is the female form. Remedios refers to a medicine, something that will cure ills, and refers specifically to remedy provided by divine sources. Remedios can be further broken down into the Latin root reme, meaning "to return", and the Spanish word Dios, which means "God." So, to remedy someone is to help them return to God.
Remedios may also be a surname. It was probably transferred from a first name to a surname.
Remedios is an uncommon name. It has not appeared in the top 1000 most popular names list in the United States in any recorded year. It is more often used in South America, but has not recently been popular enough to make it onto any top lists.
According to WhitePages.com, Remedios ranks as number 52,599 on the list of most common surnames in the United States. The highest concentration of people with this last name is in Florida, followed closely by California and then North Carolina and New Jersey.
- Remedios is one of the names shared by several of the female characters in the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Columbian Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The characters include Remedios Moscote, the child bride of Colonel Aureliano Buendia, Remedios the Beauty, a simple but unbearably beautiful girl for whom men literally die, and Renata Remedios, known as "Meme," daughter of Aureliano Segundo.
- Remedios, Antioquia, Columbia
- Remedios, Cuba
- Remedios Mine, Mexico
- Maria Remedios Mine, Argentina
- Remedios AIDS Foundation, Inc.
- Remedios Amaya: flamenco singer (born 1962)
- Remedios Varo: Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist (born December 16 1908)
- Alberto Remedios: opera singer (born 1935)
Author: Sarena Emily Levinson
|Meaning||remedy, cure +|
|Meaningnc||remedy, cure +|
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|Related||Meme +, Ramdas +, Reed +, Remedio +, and Remy +|