Spanish Baby Names: New Trends

In southern Spain recently, researching Spanish baby names, I came up against the fact that Spain is a widely varied country with different languages and cultures — and different names depending on ethnicity and region.

Rather than simply Spanish baby names, there are Catalonian baby names and Basque names, names more popular in Galicia and those favored in Navarre. And of course names popular in Spain may be different from those used most widely in other Spanish-speaking countries, such as Mexico or Brazil.

Spanish baby names that are stylish today and may be ready for import to the U.S. include:

girls

* Aitana
* Alba
* Amada
* Aniceta

* Arcelia
* Aroa
* Blanca
* Calida
* Candela
* Clementina
* Estela
* Estrella
* Eulalia
* Felicidad
* Ines
* Irati
* Jimena
* Laia
* Lorena
* Lucia
* Marisol
* Marta
* Natalia
* Nerea
* Noa
* Nuria
* Pilar
* Raquel
* Soledad
* Trinidad
* Yara
* Ysabel
boys

* Alejandro
* Alvaro
* Arnau
* Asier
* Bardo
* Brendano
* Cayo
* Galo
* Hugo
* Iker
* Izan
* Javier
* Navarro
* Octavio
* Pablo
* Palomo
* Pol
* Tadeo
* Vivaldo

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6 Responses to “Spanish Baby Names: New Trends”

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Beth Says:

June 12th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

These are some beautiful names! I love Arcelia and Lorena.

chapitaism Says:

January 31st, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Nerea is SOOO beautiful. I would consider it as an option for italian Mia 🙂

kateinindia Says:

March 20th, 2012 at 8:46 am

This is a lovely list. However, Brazil is not a spanish-speaking country. The people there speak Portuguese.

heatherleila Says:

May 3rd, 2012 at 3:41 am

I´m going to seconde Kate in India – Brazil is not a Spanish-speaking country. There are many Portuguese names that are totally different than their Spanish translations. Portuguese names deserve their own list.

vaning Says:

January 21st, 2013 at 10:56 am

Well I understand ‘Spanish’ as from Spain, if it were a latin american list then I guess they would include Brazil.
The list is full of beautiful names I haven’t heard before, I’m liking Aitana 🙂

carolinemchd Says:

November 4th, 2014 at 11:45 am

I know this is old, but I just came across to it now. Really, Nameberry? Brazil is not a spanish speaking country. Yes, we are latin, but we were colonized by Portugal, which makes our language and naming traditions way different. A quick google verification would have avoided such a culturally ignorant statement. Portuguese names deserve their own list.

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