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Region of originSpain
Other names
Variant form(s)Neves

Nieves is a Spanish surname and a female given name from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de las Nieves meaning "Our Lady of the Snows".[1] The Portuguese variant is Neves. The surname is particularly common in Puerto Rico. It is also common in the Canary Islands and the autonomous region of Galicia, Spain. According to Roser Saurí Colomer and Patrick Hanks of Brandeis University, the surname Nieves is of Asturian-Leonese origin.[2]

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Notable people with the surname Nieves[edit]

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  2. ^ Colomer, Roser Saurí; Hanks, Patrick. "Iberian Names in North America: the Case of Asturian" (PDF). Roser Saurí Colomer. Retrieved September 28, 2019.