Hispanic Baby Names
Are you interested in Hispanic baby names and their meanings? If so, you will enjoy the list of Latino baby names presented here.
A great number of Spanish baby names originate (obviously) in Spain. And many Spanish names are variations of Latin names.
You will also find that many Hispanic names have been adopted from other cultures, including Italian and Portuguese traditions. One example is the name Claudia, which is Italian (Latin) in origin. By the way, this name is very popular in Colombia and Central America. Just as an example, there are several "Claudias" in my family alone.
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Hispanic Baby Name Sources
Many Hispanic babies are named after their mother or father, grandparents, great-grandparents, and/or favorite aunts and uncles.
Names taken from the Bible, names of saints, and names with religious roots are also popular.
José and María, for example, are very common Spanish baby names. Other popular religious names include: Ester (Esther), Noemí (Naomi), María (Mary), Ana, Míriam, José (Joseph), Isaías (Isaiah), Jeremías (Jeremiah), Juan (John), Pablo (Paul), and Betsabé (Bathsheba).
Keep in mind that Hispanic parents give their children at least two names. You will rarely find a Hispanic baby with only one name.In addition, Hispanic children have two last names: the paternal last name and the maternal last name! Yes, we have very long names.
You will also find that many Hispanic parents get creative when selecting a name for their children. Some parents will use a combination of both parents’ names to come up with a unique name.
The worlds of sport and entertainment are also sources of inspiration for Hispanic parents. You will find many Hispanic babies named after famous athletes, soccer and baseball players, actors and actresses, and singers.
Hispanic babies born in the United States are sometimes given an English first name. You will find, for example, children with names such as John Garcia or Amy Rodriguez.
Latino Baby Names
Here’s a short list of Hispanic baby names with their meanings. This selection includes Hispanic names for both girls and boys. Click here for more Latino baby names.
Jehova is Lord
From the Latin Adrianus, which means from Hadria
Feminine form of Adrián
Spanish form of the Latin Agatha, which means "good"
Venerated, Variant of Agustín
From the city of Alba
Defender, Variant of Alejandra
Spanish version of the English Alice, meaning "noble"
From the Latin Amatus, meaning "beloved"
Male version of the name Amada
Annunciation, To Announce
Spanish for Bethlehem
Short version of the name Benedicta, meaning "blessed"
Short version of the name Benedicto, meaning "blessed"
From the Latin candela, meaning "light" or "torch"
Male version of the name Candida
From the Latin Carolus, which means "man"
Feminine version of the name Delfín
From the Latin Eduardus, meaning "guardian of riches"
from the Latin Helladius, which means "from Hellas" the Ancient name of Greece
From Latin Elwisa, meaning "whole and healthy"
Sweet, soft, tender
Variant of Esmeralda
From the Latin Estella, which means "Star"
From Latin, meaning "lucky"
From the Latin name Phillipus, meaning "horse lover"
Derived from the Latin word fidelis, which means "faithful"
From the French name Gilles, meaning "shield of goatskin"
Spanish form of the Latin name Isabella, which means "God is my oath"
I hope you enjoyed going through this list of Hispanic baby names. I really like most of them. Did you find a favorite Hispanic baby name? Keep checking back as I will add more Spanish names for babies.
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