Spanish Names

Spanish Baby Names, Hispanic names and meanings

Spanish Names are the names used in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries of South America and Europe including Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela and is also spoken by the people of Belize, Andorra and Gibraltar but also by other communities in many other countries all over the world.

Most of the baby names used in all these countries is of Spanish origin, influenced by the meaningful names of the Spanish culture. Most people in these countries are given one or two names followed by two surnames; the first surname which is considered primary comes from the father’s paternal surname followed by the mother’s paternal surname, as women usually keep their surnames when they get married. But this rule is dropped by laws and many modern parents.

Hispanic names, Basque Names, Catalan Names etc. provide a deep meaningful name choice that might be part of your family’s ethnic heritage or tradition. Spanish language is the second most spoken language of the world, descendent from Latin. The Spanish word for “name” is “nombre”.

Spanish names are amongst the most popular names for boys and girls across the centuries and never go out of style. There are many common names but also rare names that come from the Hispanic culture. Most Spanish names are of Latin origin. The Bible is another source of many Spanish names. There are many unique Spanish names to choose from when searching for the most popular Spanish names for your baby, from the Old Testament, New Testament, Saints names and other biblical references. (See here the most popular biblical names.)

If you are searching for the perfect Spanish name for your new born baby boy or girl, you will find below our wide selection of Spanish boy names and Spanish girl names, as categorized by our name experts research, our readers feedback and other sources. Click on a name to read the meaning, popularity, pronunciation and other useful information.