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Spanish Baby Names

Spanish baby names are widely-used in the US, and many of the same Spanish names are on the popularity lists throughout North and South America as well as in Spain. The names on this list include the best-known Spanish baby names and the most usable Spanish names for girls and boys that bridge cultures.

  • Adriana

    This a-ending feminine form of Adrian, from the northern Italian city of Adria, is a soft and lovely Italian choice. It appears as a character in Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. ... Read More 

  • Ainara

    Ainara is among the Top 100 girls' names in Spain but used for fewer than 100 baby girls last year in the US. A distinctive nature name and member... Read More 

  • Ainhoa

    Name of the French town where a vision of the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared, this name, virtually unknown elsewhere, is in the Spanish Top 100.Read More 

  • Aitana

    Aitana is the name of a Spanish mountain used by the poet Rafael Alberti for his daughter. He reportedly chose it because the mountain was his last glimpse of Spain when he went into exile after... Read More 

  • Alba

    Alba is quietly making a behind-the-scenes comeback, perhaps thanks to actress turned baby-product mogul Jessica Alba. Last on the Top 1000 a century ago, the name was given to more than 150 baby... Read More 

  • Alberto

    Alberto is the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese variation of Albert and lends a more exotic and fashionable edge to this name which is still a grandpa name to many.Read More 

  • Alejandra

    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 

  • Alejandro

    Softer and smoother than Alexander, this classic Spanish name for boys has made a seamless transition to this culture.... Read More 

  • Alexia

    This diminutive, similar to Alex or Alexis, has been yo-yoing in popularity since the turn of the 21st century.Read More 

  • Alicia

    Alicia is a Latinized variation of Alice, a name ultimately derived from the German Adalhaidis. It emerged in the 19th century, but the 20th saw many spelling evolutions for Alicia, including... Read More 

  • Alma

    Alma is a somewhat solemn, soulful name that had a burst of popularity a century ago, then faded into the flowered wallpaper, and is now finding its footing once more.

    In addition to... Read More 

  • Alonso

    Alonso is the Spanish and Portuguese diminutive version of Alfonso, itself deriving from an old Germanic name “Adalfuns” meaning "noble and ready." Although the Italian spelling Alonzo is more... Read More 

  • Alvaro

    A well-used Spanish saint's name with a lot of flair that could definitely cross over to more general usage. It reached its peak in the United States in 1985, when it ranked Number 456.Read More 

  • Amira

    This shimmery name, often given to girls born on the harvest feast of Shavuot, and also used in the Arab community, is increasing in popularity. Read More 

  • Ana

    Pared-down form loses none of the name's grace or power. Ana is one of the most popular Spanish names for girls in the US.Read More 

  • Angel

    Angel is a perennial Hispanic boys’ name, but it was Buffy the Vampire Slayer that brought it into the Anglo-male camp, where it's now heard... Read More 

  • Antonio

    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... Read More 

  • Ariadna

  • Arlet

    Arlet's current popularity in Spain, where it's in the Top 100, may be related to its use as the name of a main character in hit show "Infidels."Read More 

  • Aroa

    Spanish actress Aroa Gimeno introduced this one.Read More 

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