Spanish Word Names

The parent in search of truly distinctive baby names has to move farther than ever away from the established roster. One new direction -- or is it two? -- for the intrepid baby namer is toward foreign-word names, which combine two of today's coolest trends. We combed our own diccionarios for French, Italian, and Spanish words that could make perfectly appropriate, attractive baby names, and here are some Spanish ideas. But no reason to stop here--consider words from the language of your own ethnic background, be it Czech or Chinese, and add them to the list of your personal possibilities.
  • Mira

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    This name owes its present life to actress Sorvino. Mira and Mirra have an arty aura. Mira is a true cross-cultural choice, with the literal meaning of "look" in Spanish, a peaceful meaning in... Read More 

  • Ola

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    Simple, friendly, distinctive name heard in several cultures. In Scandinavia, Ola is a male variant of Olaf.Read More 

  • Orilla

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  • Paloma

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    Paloma is vibrant and ruby-lipped a la jewelry designer Paloma Picasso, but it also suggests peace, as symbolized by the dove. Paloma is a highly recommended striking but soft name. ... Read More 

  • Perla

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    Consistently popular Latina gem name; good choice for those who can't shake Pearl's grandmotherly vibe.Read More 

  • Quinta

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  • Reina

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    An appellation for the Virgin Mary, "Queen of the apostles." After three years off the US popularity charts, Reina rejoined the list in 2014, though it lags behind alternate spellings Raina,... Read More 

  • Reno

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    Has a lively and swaggering sound, and also some unfortunate associations with Reno, city of gambling and failed marriages. Read More 

  • Sabio

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  • Semilla

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