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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Spanish
Other Forms FormsAlmada, Almanzar, Salvador, Alameda, Olmeda, Palomar, Amendola

Meaning & History

Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (1949-) is a Spanish filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor who was born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain. His films are marked by his employment of certain actors and creative personnel, complex narratives, melodrama, pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humor, strong colors, and glossy décor. He is also known for his positive representation of women in his films.

Spanish (Almodóvar) and Portuguese (Almodôvar): habitat name from places called Almodóvar, in the provinces of Ciudad Real and Córdoba and near Cuenca, Spain, or from Almodôvar, Portugal. These are named with Arabic al-mudawwar 'the round', 'the circular', referring to a hill, fort, or other topographic feature.
Added 9/22/2020 by noisynora
Edited 1/6/2021 by noisynora