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.
  • Karina

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    This sweet and loving name, favored in recent years by a mix of Hispanic-American parents and Bob Dylan fans, was chosen for her daughter by TV actress Melina Kanakaredes. Read More 

  • Leonardo

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    For centuries this name was associated primarily with the towering figure of Italian Renaissance painter-scientist-inventor Leonardo da Vinci, and was scarcely used outside the Latin culture. But... Read More 

  • Liliana

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    This melodious and feminine Latin variation of the Lily family is a favorite in the Hispanic community and would work beautifully with an Anglo surname as well. It is currently ranked at Number... Read More 

  • Luis

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    Luis is one of the most popular Hispanic names in America, long within the Top 100. It's familiar, yet would add an exotic touch to an unexotic surname.

    Luis has many notable... Read More 

  • Manuel

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    A staple of Hispanic naming, the Spanish variation of the English Emmanuel. Read More 

  • Marco

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    Simple and universal, Marco is a Latin classic that would make a much livelier namesake for an Uncle Mark. It was used for her son by actress Jill Hennessy and goes well with any straightforward... Read More 

  • Mariana

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    Combination of popular traditional names Maria and Ana.Read More 

  • Miguel

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    Miguel's just outside the U. S. Top 150, suggesting that perhaps not only Latinos are using this Spanish classic. Mike Tyson put a twist on his own name by naming a son Miguel. The first name of... Read More 

  • Penelope

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    Penelope is a classic name that's been leaping up the charts, thanks to the glamorous image of Spanish actress Penelope Cruz and its choice by Kourtney Kardashian for her young daughter. It's one... Read More 

  • Rodrigo

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    Rhythmically appealing international spin on the stiff original. Read More 

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