Spanish Boy Names

  1. 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.
  2. Efren
    • Elian
      • Origin:

        Dutch variation of Elijah
      • Description:

        This variation has the popular Eli (or for femalies Elli) prefix and nickname. Elian ranks in the Top 20 in Puerto Rico.
    • German
      • Origin:

        Spanish and Russian variation of Herman, German
      • Meaning:

        "warrior"
      • Description:

        German might seem like an unlikely occupant of the Top 1000 list, unless you realize that it's a Spanish name, with the accent on the second syllable. It's been on the U.S. list since 1973.
    • Iker
      • Origin:

        Basque
      • Meaning:

        "visitation"
      • Description:

        Long an extremely popular name in Spain, Iker (usually pronounced EE-kuhr in the English speaking world) is the rare Basque name that's starting to make it big in the States also, thanks to soccer player Iker Casillas. Indeed, it's been one of the fastest growing boys' names of the decade.
    • Maximo
      • Origin:

        Spanish variation of Maximus
      • Description:

        With the ubiquitous Max heard at every playground across the country, international versions have been gaining traction in an attempt to provide a fresh avenue to the highly sought nickname. This Spanish iteration has been in the US Top 1000 for most of the 21st century. This is one of many Spanish baby names with international power.
    • Montego
      • Origin:

        Place-name
      • Description:

        Montego Bay is a beach resort in Jamaica.
    • Placido
      • Origin:

        Italian and Spanish
      • Meaning:

        "serene"
      • Description:

        Opera star Domingo was responsible for giving this popular Latin name its green card. It was commonly used by early Christians to convey their serenity in the faith, and it was borne by several minor saints.
    • Quinto
      • Origin:

        Spanish variation of Quintin
      • Meaning:

        "fifth"
      • Description:

        Quint or Quinton played to a Latin rhythm.
    • Santiago
      • Origin:

        Place-name or Latin
      • Meaning:

        "Saint James"
      • Description:

        Santiago is a spirited Spanish name with great crossover potential. It's a place-name (a city in Chile), a surname, and the name of the patron saint of Spain.
    • Tadeo
      • Origin:

        Spanish variation of Thaddeus
      • Description:

        Has a lot of energy and charm, as does the Italian form, Taddeo.