Latin Baby Names

Latin culture is having an important influence on the United States, and that includes Latin baby names. Baby names that a generation ago might have been used exclusively by Hispanic parents are now filtering into the mainstream. Here, some Latin baby names increasing in popularity.
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  • Alejandra

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    Alejandra, the Spanish form of this popular and multivaried name, is attracting good reviews both in and outside the Latino community. Read More 

  • Alicia

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    Alicia was more popular than its mother name for several years, adding a lacy, more balletic feel to the original. Taken for its sound alone, Alicia is a lovely, feminine name, but parents should ... Read More 

  • Alondra

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    A Spanish TV show made this one popular, along with single-named Mexican singer, Alondra.  Read More 

  • Ana

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    Pared-down form loses none of the name's grace or power.  Read More 

  • Angel

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    Many more sightings of earthly Angels of both sexes have been reported recently, with a good proportion of them Latin males. Spice Girl Melanie Brown named her daughter Angel Iris. Read More 

  • Antonio

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    Shakespearean and sexy.  Read More 

  • Bianca

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    Bianca, the livelier Italian and Shakespearean version of Blanche, has been chosen by many American parents since the 1990s, just as Blanca is a favorite in the Spanish-speaking community. Miss B... Read More 

  • Camila

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    The Spanish Camila, pronounced ka-MEE-la, is the fastest rising version of this ancient Roman name, but recent royal Camilla may have helped promote the British brand. In Roman myth, Camilla was a ... Read More 

  • Carlos

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    Carlos' popularity in the Hispanic community puts it just outside the U.S. Top 100 -- though Carlos could work equally well with an Anglo surname.  Read More 

  • Carolina

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    Languid, romantic, and classy, this variation heats up Caroline and modernizes Carol, adding a southern accent. Pronounced Caro-LINE-a in English-speaking countries, it is heard as Caro-LEEN-a in ... Read More 

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