Today is Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexican culture. The name literally translates to "the fifth of May," which is pretty direct. But there is a certain musical quality to the word "Cinco," which may be why a handful of people and characters have shown up with the name Cinco over the past few years. When you think about it, meeting somebody named "Five" would be somewhat absurd, but "Cinco" sounds totally normal. (Really, birth order-related names aren't all that absurd, considering the number of people out there named "Trey," "Tripp," "Quint" or "Junior.")
Here are our favorite people walking this planet with "Cinco" somewhere in their names.
Lance Armstrong's Unborn Son
Armstrong refers to his currently-in-development fifth child (his second with girlfriend Anna Hansen) as Cinco Armstrong (the baby even has its own Twitter account). While Armstrong says the name will ultimately end up being either Jack (if it's a boy) or Olivia (if it's a girl), as long as that kid is in the womb, it will be called Cinco.
The man born Chad Johnson — an accomplished wide receiver for the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals — flipped the script in 2008 when he legally changed his surname to "Ochocinco." He wore jersey number 85 and wanted to put the Spanish words for "eight" and "five" on the back of his shirt, but the NFL wouldn't let him. He got around the rule by changing his name, and he currently competes under the name Chad Ochocinco on "Dancing With the Stars." Of course, it should be noted that "85" would actually be "Ochentacinco," but that hardly matters to the star.
Numero Cinco From "Angel
In a memorable episode from the Joss Whedon-created, David Boreanaz-starring vampire series' final season, the title character meets a retired luchador named Numero Cinco. The two team up to fight off an ancient undead Aztec warrior named Tezcatcatl.
Who is your favorite persona named Cinco? Let us know in the comments!