25.8k readers

Famous People From Honduras

Updated June 8, 2017 25.8k views470 items
Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

List of famous people from Honduras, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Honduras, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Honduras you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Honduras, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list below has a variety of people, like Mariano Acevedo and Maria Arita, in it.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Honduras?" or "Which celebrities were born in Honduras?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • 51

    Aurelio Martinez

    Aurelio Martinez is a Honduran musician and politician who is also a member of the Garifuna community. He is the first black person to become a congressman in the National Congress of Honduras. His...  more
  • 52

    Keylin Suzette Gómez

    Keylin Suzette Gómez is a beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universo Honduras 2011 and represented her country in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant....  more
  • 53

    Romeo Vásquez Velásquez

    Age: 64


    Romeo Vásquez Velásquez (born 20 January 1957) is a Honduran politician and retired brigadier general. He was the head of the military of Honduras from January 11, 2005 to January 25, 2010. He was...  more
  • 54

    Ruth Eisemann-Schier

    Age: 79


    Ruth Eisemann Schier (born 1941 or 1942) was the first woman to appear on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list....  more
  • 55

    Enrique Ortez

    Age: 89

    BirthplaceOlancho Department, Honduras

    Enrique Ortez Colindres is a Honduran politician and member of the Liberal Party who came to prominence during his time as Foreign Minister in the interim government of Roberto Micheletti in 2009....  more
  • 56

    Hesler Phillips

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceSan Lorenzo, Valle, Honduras

    Hesler Enrique Phillips Baca is a retired Honduran football player....  more
  • 57

    Ricardo Jaar

    Ricardo Jorge Jaar is a Honduran academic and businessman, known for his contributions in higher education and corporate social responsibility....  more
  • 58

    BirthplaceSan Pedro Sula, Honduras

    Óscar David Suazo Velázquez (born 5 November 1979) is a retired Honduran professional footballer turned coach who played as a striker. Suazo played more than 300 league games and scored over 100...  more
  • 59

    BirthplaceLa Ceiba, Honduras

    Jairo Manfredo Martínez Puerto (born 14 May 1978) is a retired Honduran football forward....  more
  • 60

    BirthplacePuerto Cortés, Honduras

    Roger Aníbal Espinoza Ramírez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈroʝeɾ espiˈnosa]; born 25 October 1986) is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer. Capable...  more
  • 61

    BirthplaceSan Pedro Sula, Honduras

    Ned Arnel Mencia (born October 22, 1967), known professionally as Carlos Mencia (and previously Ned Holness) is a Honduran-born American comedian, writer, and actor known for stealing jokes. His...  more

    #63 of 279 American Stand-Up Comedians: The Best Comics In the USA#90 of 100 100 Famous People Who Have Entertained The Troops On USO Tours#227 of 468 Celebrities You Didn't Know Use Stage Names

  • 62

    BirthplaceJutiapa, Honduras

    Maynor Alexis Figueroa Róchez (born 2 May 1983) is a Honduran professional footballer who plays as a centre back or left back for the Houston Dynamo in MLS. He currently plays for the Honduras...  more
  • 63

    Wilmer Crisanto

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceLa Ceiba, Honduras

    Wilmer Crisanto Casildo (born 24 June 1989 in La Ceiba, Honduras) is a Honduran football player, who plays as right back for F.C. Motagua in the Honduran National League. He also plays for his...  more
  • 64

    Steve Van Buren

    Dec. at 91 (1920-2012)

    BirthplaceLa Ceiba, Honduras

    Stephen Wood Van Buren (December 28, 1920 − August 23, 2012) was an American football halfback who played professionally for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) from 1944 to...  more

    #220 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#77 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#35 of 146 The Best LSU Football Players of All Time

  • 65

    Hendry Thomas

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceLa Ceiba, Honduras

    Hendry Bernardo Thomas Suazo (born 23 February 1985) also known as Buchuca, is a Honduran footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer...  more
  • 66

    Walter Martínez

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceTegucigalpa, Honduras

    Walter Julián Martínez Ramos (28 March 1982 – 11 August 2019) was a Honduran professional footballer who played as a striker. ...  more
  • 67

    Donis Escober

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceSan Ignacio, Francisco Morazán, Honduras

    Donis Salatiel Escober Izaguirre (born 3 February 1981) is a Honduran retired football goalkeeper....  more
  • 68

    Augusto Monterroso

    Dec. at 81 (1921-2003)

    BirthplaceTegucigalpa, Honduras

    Augusto Monterroso Bonilla (December 21, 1921 - February 7, 2003) was a Honduran writer who adopted Guatemalan nationality, known for the ironical and humorous style of his short stories. He is...  more
  • 69

    Juan José Alvarado

    Age: 223

    BirthplaceIntibucá Department, Honduras

    Juan José Alvarado (1798–1857) was Supreme Director of Honduras from 15 April 1839 to 27 April 1839. Alvarado was born in Ciudad de la Esperanza, Intibucá, but later lived in Gracias a Dios in the...  more
  • 70

    Jerry Bengtson

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceSanta Rosa de Aguán, Honduras

    Jerry Ricardo Bengtson Bodden (born 8 April 1987 in Santa Rosa de Aguán, Honduras) is a Honduran footballer who plays as a forward for Club Deportivo Olimpia. He has played for the Honduras national...  more
  • 71

    José Azcona del Hoyo

    Dec. at 78 (1927-2005)

    BirthplaceLa Ceiba, Honduras

    José Simón Azcona del Hoyo (26 January 1927 – 24 October 2005) was President of Honduras from 27 January 1986 to 27 January 1990 for the Liberal Party of Honduras (PLH). He was born in La Ceiba in...  more
  • 72


    Age: 37

    BirthplaceTegucigalpa, Honduras

    Raquel Roxanne "Rocsi" Diaz (born November 17, 1983), also known as just Rocsi, is a Honduran-American television and radio personality and model. She is best known as the co-host on the BET program...  more
  • 73

    BirthplaceSan Pedro Sula, Honduras

    Allan Gutiérrez Castro is a Honduran swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 400 metre freestyle, finishing in 28th place in the heats, failing to reach the final....  more
  • 74

    Milton Flores

    Dec. at 28 (1974-2003)

    BirthplaceLa Lima, Honduras

    Milton Javier Flores Miranda (5 December 1974 – 19 January 2003) was a Honduran football player....  more
  • 75

    José María Medina

    Dec. at 51 (1826-1878)

    BirthplaceSensenti, Honduras

    José María Medina (8 September 1826 – 1878) served as the President of Honduras three times during the 1860s and 1870s. Medina was born in Sensenti. He joined the Honduran army age 18, and fought...  more