Humanities › History & Culture GUTIERREZ - Name Meaning & Origin Share Flipboard Email Print David Sanger/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images History & Culture Genealogy Surnames Basics Genealogy Fun Vital Records Around the World American History African American History African History Ancient History and Culture Asian History European History Inventions Latin American History Medieval & Renaissance History Military History The 20th Century Women's History View More By Kimberly Powell Genealogy Expert Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University B.A., Carnegie Mellon University Kimberly Powell is a professional genealogist and the author of The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy. She teaches at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. our editorial process Kimberly Powell Updated October 08, 2019 Gutierrez is a patronymic name meaning "son of Gutierre" (son of Walter). Walter is a Gremanic name meaning "he who rules," and Gutierre is the Spanish word meaning the same thing. Gutierrez is the 24th most common Hispanic surname. Surname Origin Spanish Alternate Surname Spellings Gutierres, Guterrez, Guterres, Guterez, Guteres, Butierrez, Butierres Famous People With the Surname Gutierrez Esteban Manuel Gutiérrez Gutiérrez (born 1991): Mexican Formula One racing and Mercedes test driverRichard Gutierrez (born 1984): Filipino film and television actor and commercial modelRuffa Gutierrez (born 1974): Filipina actress, model and beauty queen, Ms. WorldLuis Vicente Gutiérrez (born 1953): U.S. politician from IllinoisSidney M. Gutierrez (born 1951): retired USAF colonel and NASA astronaut Genealogy Resources for the Surname Gutierrez 100 Most Common U.S. Surnames & Their MeaningsSmith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, Brown... Are you one of the millions of Americans sporting one of these top 100 common last names from the 2000 census? Gutierrez Family Genealogy ForumSearch this popular genealogy forum for the Gutierrez surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Gutierrez query. FamilySearch - GUTIERREZ GenealogyFind records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Gutierrez surname and its variations. Sources Cottle, Basil. "Penguin Dictionary of Surnames." Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.Menk, Lars. "A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames." Avotaynu, 2005.Beider, Alexander. "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia." Avotaynu, 2004.Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. "A Dictionary of Surnames." Oxford University Press, 1989.Hanks, Patrick. "Dictionary of American Family Names." Oxford University Press, 2003.Smith, Elsdon C. "American Surnames." Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.