Gender: Female Meaning of Diablo: "devil" Origin of Diablo: Spanish

Diablo Origin and Meaning

The name Diablo is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "devil".

Diablo Cody, self-named (she's really Brook Busey) screenwriter of Juno, singlehandedly helped popularize not just her heroine's name and her own but all o-ending names for girls. You don't need us to tell you that it takes a brave parent, in every way, to name a baby Diablo. Diablo is one of the Spanish baby names that diverges furthest from the well-paved camino.

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Ella Says:



paulapuddephatt Says:


What a horrible name and meaning. It made me think of "diabolical", but it turns out that the actual meaning is worse than that.

jolynch Says:


if your kid has fire powers, name him/her Diablo.

iipostmvh Says:


I'm just commenting about your thoughts on Jezebal. While its not exactly my style, it's such a beautiful name. It's a shame it has that kind of connotation. With all that being said, if I liked it more, I'd use it!

katinka Says:


Lilith, yes. But the others I'm really not sure about. Jezebel has come to literally mean "whore", and Lucifer is totally off-limits in my view as well, no matter what the meaning technically is.

I do think Diablo is deliberately controversial and attention-seeking as a baby name, but for some reason it's far less shocking to me than the others you mentioned. Maybe it's because the impact of Spanish here in the UK is far less than across the pond. I'm not even sure the average Brit would be aware that this is Spanish for "devil".

LavenderLullabies Says:


I'm okay with Lucifer. I'm okay with Lilith. I'm okay with Jezebel. But for some reason, I'm not okay with this.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Why would you do this to a child?

Zelliew Says:


This is one of the worst names I've heard

indiefendi2 Says:


Go head and name your kid Lucifer while you're at it.

I have met a Diablo though.

htw Says:


Oh my god how tragic.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


Diablo is a male word. Diabla is the feminine version. Therefore, it stands to reason that the feminine version is for girls and the masculine version is for boys. However, Nameberry seems to have ignored that, and hasn't even bothered to give Diablo a male page even though it is an all-male word with no exceptions.

THAT is what sex has to do with it. It's not a girl name. It's not a name at all, actually, and given that it literally translates to 'Devil' and amounts to around about the same as calling your child 'Satan' - it shouldn't be displayed so positively on this site, especially not for a girl...

alexandra mae Says:


What's sex have to do with it?

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


So... Lucifer isn't ok for a boy, but Diablo, for a GIRL, is fine? Seriously? -_-

Lydia Walker Says:


It's unusual, and was actually named after the Lamborghini diablo
. His 2 sisters are named urban and illusion.

Guest Says:


umm why?

Lydia Walker Says:


My son's name is diablo. We often get frowned upon, but we wouldn't have it any other way

Guest Says:


A few years ago I met a Latino guy who had Diablo on his name tag and I was quite scared of course because it means "devil" I think it was a joke name though. Haha

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Don't you even dare. There's just no excuse for naming your kid Diablo.