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, has fans both in and outside the Latino community. Still, it has lost ground since its peak in the 1990s. 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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    Antonio is a Shakespearean favorite--the Bard used it in no less than five of his plays, and has long been a ubiquitous classic in Spanish-speaking countries, where the nickname Tonio is also prev... 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. Notable namesakes include musician Santana, writer... 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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