Unnamed List

  1. Calida
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "heated"
    • Description:

      Unusual but accessible Hispanic choice with stylish sound.
  2. Capucine
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "nasturtium"
    • Description:

      Capucine was a chic French actress half a century ago and has been one of the most fashionable girl names in France in recent decades, ranking in France's Top 100. Capucine is also popular in French-speaking Belgium. To Americans and other English speakers, this name still feels fresh -- so fresh that last year, no baby girls were named Capucine in the US.
  3. Carmelo
    • Origin:

      Spanish and Italian from Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "garden"
    • Description:

      Carmelo is a well-used Hispanic name associated with Mt. Carmel, home of the prophet Elijah and the location of the convent for the order of Carmelites. Carmelo is also a saint's name and — in modern times — tied to basketball player Carmelo Anthony.
  4. Carmen
    • Origin:

      Spanish variation of Carmel
    • Meaning:

      "garden"
    • Description:

      Carmen has long been associated with the sensuous, tragic heroine of Bizet's opera, based on a novel by Prosper Merimee; more recently it has called to mind two other bombshells: Carmen Miranda (born Maria) and Carmen Electra (born Tara), as well as the great jazz singer Carmen McRae. In the celebrity baby name world, this classic Spanish name for girls was used by Hilaria and Alec Baldwin for their daughter.
  5. Caruso
    • Origin:

      Italian surname
    • Description:

      Naples-born Enrico Caruso was one of the greatest opera singers of all time. Recordings of his powerful singing voice are still in circulation today, nearly 100 years after his death.
  6. Chavez
    • Origin:

      Spanish place-name
    • Description:

      The perfect Latin-accented hero name to honor labor activist César Chavez.
  7. Chavela
    • Esperanza
      • Origin:

        Spanish
      • Meaning:

        "hope, expectation"
      • Description:

        Esperanza is a Spanish classic that's found its way onto the national popularity list in recent years. It came into the spotlight not long ago when jazz singer Esperanza Spalding "stole" the Best New Artist Grammy from favorite Justin Bieber. It's also the name of the main character in the novel The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, about a young Latina growing up in Chicago.
    • Luciana
      • Origin:

        Feminine variation of Lucianus
      • Meaning:

        "light"
      • Description:

        Lushly elaborate name that makes Lucy more grownup and sensual. Carnie Wilson chose it for her daughter. Lucianus is an ancient Roman family name and Lucianus of Samosata was an early satirist. Heard most often in the Italian and Spanish cultures, Luciana is usually pronounced loo-chee-anna.
    • Miró
      • Origin:

        Spanish artist name
      • Description:

        Unique option honoring Spanish surrealist painter Joan Miró. Could have some pronunciation problems, but preferable to calling your little boy Joan.
    • Raquel
      • Origin:

        Spanish variation of Rachel
      • Meaning:

        "ewe"
      • Description:

        Attractive name popular in the Latino community, long identified with half-Bolivian actress Raquel Welch. Similarly to the Hebrew form Rachel, Raquel is past its peak. Nonetheless, it retains a certain sparkle and would feel newly refreshing for a baby today.
    • Trinidad
      • Origin:

        Spanish
      • Meaning:

        "holy trinity"
      • Description:

        Rhythmic name with both religious and geographical ties, commonly heard in Latin countries.
    • Tupac
      • Origin:

        Variation of Topa or Tupa, Native American
      • Meaning:

        "native Inca accountant"
      • Description:

        The first Tupac was the 15th century Incan ruler whose name was an extension of the Quechua Topa or Tupa. The second was the 20th century musician who put the gansta in rapper. Will your baby boy be the third? Such a singular name is undoubtedly a heavy mantle. When asked what his name meant, Tupac Shakur said, "I just say it means determined because I’m determined to never ever negotiate again."
    • Vivica
      • Origin:

        Spelling variation of Viveca
      • Description:

        The attractive actress Vivica A. Fox has done a lot to add this version of the name into the mix.
    • Xaverie