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Sánchez is the most common surname in the Spanish provinces of Cáceres and Salamanca
Pronunciation Spanish: ['santʃeθ], in Latin America: ['santʃes]
Region of origin Spain
Meaning "Son of Sancho"
Other names
Variant(s) Sanches

Sánchez is a Spanish family name.


Sanchez is the fifth most common surname in Spain.[1]

Sanchez in Spain, by area
Province Rank
Salamanca 1st most common (12,420 people)
Cáceres 2nd most common (5,956 people)
Cádiz 3rd most common (19,396 people)
Granada 3rd most common (13,268 people)
Toledo 3rd most common (6,308 people)
Sanchez ranking in other parts of the world[2]
Country Rank
United States ranked 52nd out of 88,799
Argentina ranked 10th out of 100
France ranked 52nd out of 1,000
Philippines ranked 71st out of 1,000


Notable people who share this surname include:

It may also appear as a second (maternal) surname in Spanish speaking countries:

  • Penélope Cruz, full name Penélope Cruz Sánchez, Spanish actress
  • Claudio Suárez, full name Claudio Suárez Sánchez, Mexican former footballer