Category: unusual Spanish names
I took Spanish in high school, but that was so long ago that my ability to speak and understand the language is so poor that on a recent research trip to the country, I was forced to hire a translator and guide. That didn’t stop me from appreciating the beauty of the language, though, or of thinking what great names some of the Spanish words would make.
So with the help of my translator Isabella, I came up with the following list of Spanish words that might make wonderful names — at least for an American girl. In Spain, the whole word name thing hasn’t hit yet — and maybe once it does, they’ll prefer the English versions of these words as names.
One note: I’ve excluded here accents that may be authentically Spanish but that don’t work accurately with our database. And of course a few of these — Alba, Aurora, Blanca — are already used as names.
Spanish word names with meanings, particularly pretty for girls, include:
Alba — dawn
Aleta — wing
Alondra — lark