Galician Names

Galician names are used in Galicia in northwestern Spain.
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AFONSOmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALFONSO.
ALBERTE (1)mGalician
Galician form of ALBERT.
ALEIXOmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALEXIS.
ALEXANDREmFrench, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), who wrote 'The Three Musketeers'.
ANTÍAfGalician
Galician feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTÓNmGalician
Galician form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANXOmGalician
Galician form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
BARTOLOMEUmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BIEITOmGalician
Galician form of BENEDICT.
BRAISmGalician
Galician form of BLAISE.
BRANCAfPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of BLANCHE.
BREIXOmGalician
Galician form of VERÍSSIMO.
CARME (1)fGalician, Catalan
Galician and Catalan form of CARMEL.
CATARINAfPortuguese, Occitan, Galician
Portuguese, Occitan and Galician form of KATHERINE.
CIBRÁNmGalician
Galician form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
DORESfPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of DOLORES.
ESTEVOmGalician
Galician form of STEPHEN.
IAGOmWelsh, Galician, Portuguese
Welsh and Galician form of JACOB. This was the name of two early Welsh kings of Gwynedd. It is also the name of the villain in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Othello' (1603).
IRIAfPortuguese, Galician
Possibly a Portuguese and Galician form of IRENE. This was the name of a 7th-century saint (also known as Irene) from Tomar in Portugal. This is also the name of an ancient town in Galicia (now a district of Padrón).
LÍAfGalician
Galician form of LEAH.
LINOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician form of LINUS.
LOIS (2)mGalician
Galician form of LOUIS.
MARGARIDAfPortuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan
Portuguese, Galician, Catalan and Occitan form of MARGARET. This is also the Portuguese and Galician word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARÍAf & mSpanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA. It is occasionally used as a masculine middle name in Spanish-speaking regions.
MARUXAfGalician
Galician diminutive of MARIA.
NICOLAUmPortuguese, Galician, Catalan
Portuguese, Galician and Catalan form of NICHOLAS.
NOELAfGalician
Galician feminine form of NOËL.
PAULOmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Paulus (see PAUL).
RODRIGOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian, Galician
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of RODERICK. A notable bearer was Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid, an 11th-century Spanish military commander.
ROI (1)mGalician
Galician short form of RODRIGO.
ROSALÍAfSpanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of ROSALIA.
SABELAfGalician
Galician form of ISABEL.
UXÍAfGalician
Galician form of EUGENIA.
UXÍOmGalician
Galician form of EUGENE.
VÍTORmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of VICTOR.
XABIERmBasque, Galician
Basque and Galician form of XAVIER.
XACOBEmGalician
Galician form of JACOB (or JAMES).
XAIMEmGalician
Galician form of JAMES.
XESÚSmGalician
Galician form of JESUS, used as a personal name.
XIÁNmGalician
From Xulián, the Galician form of JULIAN.
XIANAfGalician
From Xuliana, the Galician form of JULIANA.
XOÁNmGalician
Galician form of JOHN.
XOANAfGalician
Galician feminine form of JOHN.
XOELmGalician
Galician form of JOEL.
XOSÉmGalician
Galician form of JOSEPH.
XULIAfGalician
Galician form of JULIA.
XULIOmGalician
Galician form of JULIUS.
XURXOmGalician
Galician form of GEORGE.