Home / Spanish

Spanish names - Baby names with the origin Spanish

Spicy & Noble Spanish Names Nombre is the Spanish word for name. Many Spanish speaking countries in Latin America, as well as Spain, use Spanish naming customs to choose names (nombres) for their children. A Spanish name consists usually of 1 or more given names and 2 surnames (family names). The first surname is considered to be the primary, and is a patronym (father’s last name). The second surname is a matronym (from the mother’s father), as women traditionally retain their maiden names upon marriage. The word y which means "and" is sometimes placed between the 2 last names. For example, if José Garcia Lopez and María Cruz Reyes wed and have a child with a given name Carlos. Then, their son’s full name will be Carlos Garcia Cruz. Saintly names are usual sources for Spanish given names, as with other European Catholic regions. See English Baby Names, Irish Baby Names, and American Baby Names. Many female names, like Consolata, Dolores, Mercedes, Rosario, Pilar, and Luz, honor the virgin mother of Jesus, Mary. Spanish Royalty The Islamic Caliphate of Cordoba controlled nearly all of Spain, except the Spanish March and the northern Kingdoms (Navarre & Asturias) in the 10th century. In the early 11th century, Navarre’s King Sancho III united the greater realms which was split into 3 upon his death to his sons: Navarre, Castile, and Aragon. Castile and Aragon continued to expand their borders until the two were united in 1479 as Spain when Isabel I of Castile and Fernando III of Aragon ascended the throne in marriage. The last Muslim possession, Granada, in Spain lasted from 1248 until 1492. Spain was also ruled by the Habsburgs in the 1700’s, and the French in the 1800’s. The monarchy was not present during 1808 – 1814 (due to Napoleon), and again from 1931-1975. Spanish Royal Names origin/"meaning"/namesake variants (masculine)     Alphonso derived from Germanic elements / "noble or battle &  ready"/ namesake for 13 kings Alf, Alfi, Alphie, Fons, Alfons Fernando namesake for 8 kings Fern Felipe namesake for 5 kings Phillip, Phil, Felix Carlos namesake for 5 kings Carl, Los Juan, Pedro, Sancho namesakes for 5 kings/each Sanchi José, Luis, Martín namesakes for 1 king/each Louis, Luie, Lu, Martin, Marti  (feminine)     Isabel & Juana namesakes for 1 queen/each Bella, Isabella, Isabelle Urraca & Petronilla namesakes for 1 queen/each Uri, Petri, Nilla, Raca       Many Spanish names are derived from Germanic elements used for Visigothic names in the first few centuries A.D. For example, Ildefonso is the Spanish form of Hildefons (Germanic origin) meaning "battle ready", from the two Germanic elements hild & funs. Common usages in variant forms/languages are Alphonso (Spanish, American), Alonzo (Italian), and Fons (Dutch). Another theory, still derives Alphonso from Germanic but from another element for "noble" adal combined with the same funs (ready). Regardless of it’s specific meaning, the designation is undoubtedly royal. Along with the thirteen ancient Spanish kings who bore the famous name, six of Portugal’s kings have also carried the popular royal name. Popular Spanish Baby Names Many Spanish names which are trending in Spain, are sharing variant name popularity in the West. Alexander, Daniele, Daniella, and Sophie are all English language or variant forms of Spanish origin which are very popular in the USA. Trending Spanish Boy Names Trending Spanish Girl Names Daniel Lucia Hugo Maria Alejandro (Alexander #8 in US) Sara David Claudia Mario Sofia Diego Daniela Pablo Alba Javier Paula

Sort : Alphabetical | Date
Name Origin Meaning M/F Celebrity Baby? Celebrity? Shortlist
Balinda Spanish Beautiful woman; Bringer of wisdom
Boy Shortlist
Dalila Spanish A jewel name that became popular in the 19th century, from the name of the yellowish resin used in jewellery-making. Used regularly since the publication of 2Oth century writer Kathleen Winsor's novel 'Forever Amber. '.
Gentle (Tanzanian and Swahili),
Desired or languishing,
Boy Shortlist
DIA Spanish - Boy Shortlist
Latoya Spanish Victorious one; possibly derived from Victoria
Boy Shortlist
Anitra Spanish Variant of Anne.
Spanish diminutive form of Ana
Boy Shortlist
Candie Spanish - Boy Shortlist
Jaide Spanish The gemstone, Green. A form of Jade.
Girl Shortlist
Luella Spanish Blend of Louise (renowned warrior) and Ella (all),
Boy Shortlist
RYO Spanish River
Girl Shortlist
Engel Spanish - Boy Shortlist
Erlina Spanish Noble woman,
Girl from Ireland,
Boy Shortlist
Lora Spanish The laurel or sweet bay tree is symbolic of honor and victory; old name with many variants.,
The laurel or sweet bay tree, symbolic of honor and victory; old name with many variants,
The laurel or sweet bay tree is symbolic of honor and victory; old name with many variants.,
Boy Shortlist
Ora Spanish Gentle breeze,
Golden, variant of Aura and Aurelia
Boy Shortlist
Marietta Spanish Italian pet form of Maria,
Boy Shortlist
Monte Spanish From the wealthy man's mountain,
Mountain. Abbreviation of Montague and Montgomery.,
Boy Shortlist
Bebe Spanish Stranger. The short form of Barbara and Babette.
Girl Yes Shortlist
Emerald Spanish Precious green gem stone.
Green gemstone; the birthstone for May,
Boy Shortlist
Gerard Spanish Rules by the spear
Boy Yes Shortlist
Ivette Spanish Yew
Boy Shortlist
Louise Spanish See also Heloise.
Boy Yes Shortlist
Marianne Spanish Boy Yes Shortlist
Monika Spanish - Boy Shortlist
Pascual Spanish Passover.
Boy Shortlist
Simone Spanish Hearkening, listening; feminine form of Simon
Girl Yes Shortlist
Alonsa Spanish Ready or noble
Boy Shortlist
Arlo Spanish Bayberry (tree).
Boy Shortlist
Hugo Spanish Variant of Hugh a thinker. See also Keegan.,
Boy Yes Shortlist
Karla Spanish Strong; also a familiar form of Carolyn,
Boy Yes Shortlist
Leopoldo Spanish A bold man.,
Boy Shortlist
Marlis Spanish - Boy Shortlist
Rudy Spanish Abbreviation of Rudolph,
Boy Shortlist
LALI Spanish Abbreviation of Eulalie: well-spoken.
Boy Shortlist
Hector Spanish Steadfast; from Greek legend, a hero of Troy in the Trojan war,
Boy Shortlist
Lenore Spanish shining light.
Boy Yes Shortlist
Magdalen Spanish - Boy Shortlist
Maya Spanish Abbreviation of Amalia; variant of Maia.
Illusion, fantasy or God's power; also a variant of Maia,
Boy Shortlist
Nestor Spanish Traveler; Ruler of Pylos and a great warrior of Greek mythology, Nestor was known for his wisdom and longevity.,
Boy Shortlist
PAX Spanish - Girl Shortlist
PIRRO Spanish Red haired,
Red haired
Boy Shortlist
Santos Spanish Saint
Saints.,
Boy Shortlist
Thelma Spanish Bear of Thor
Will; wilful.
Boy Yes Shortlist
Theresa Spanish Boy Yes Shortlist
Xenon Spanish Receiver of life from Zeus.
Boy Shortlist
ZENON Spanish Receiver of life from Zeus.
Boy Shortlist
Bettina Spanish A Spanish or Italian variant of the Hebrew Elizabeth; meaning 'My God is plentiful.
Boy Shortlist
Erelah Spanish - Boy Shortlist
Gavrila Spanish Worships God
God is my strength; One of seven archangels, Gabriel appeared to Mary to give her the news of her pregnancy and impending birth of Jesus. He appears in Christian, Jewish, and Muslim texts.,
Boy Shortlist
Ranee Spanish Catcher; Royal; To Gaze, Look; Frog
Girl Shortlist
Benito Spanish A Spanish diminutive of the Latin Benedict meaning blessed. Italian dictator Benito Mussolini died in 1945.
Boy Shortlist
Demario Spanish - Boy Shortlist