Spanish Names

Spanish names are used in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries (such as those in South America). See also about Spanish names.
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CRISTINA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian form of CHRISTINA.
CRISTÓBAL   m   Spanish
Spanish form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRUZ   f & m   Spanish, Portuguese
Means "cross" in Spanish or Portuguese, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
CRUZITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of CRUZ.
CURRO   m   Spanish
Andalusian diminutive of FRANCISCO.
CUSTODIA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of CUSTODIO.
CUSTODIO   m   Spanish
Means "guardian" in Spanish, from Latin custodia "protection, safekeeping".
DALIA (1)   f   Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Spanish form of DAHLIA. The Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico.
DANEL   m   Basque
Basque form of DANIEL.
DANI (2)   m   Hungarian, Spanish
Hungarian diminutive of DÁNIEL and Spanish diminutive of DANIEL.
DANIEL   m   English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
DARÍO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of DARIUS.
DAVID   m   English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning "beloved". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him.... [more]
DÉBORA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, French
Spanish, Portuguese and French form of DEBORAH.
DELFINA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DELPHINA.
DELIA (1)   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Greek Mythology
Means "of Delos" in Greek. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, given because she and her twin brother Apollo were born on the island of Delos. The name appeared in several poems of the 16th and 17th centuries, and it has occasionally been used as a given name since that time.
DEMETRIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DEMETRIUS.
DESI   m   Spanish
Diminutive of DESIDERIO.
DESIDERIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of DESIDERIO. This was the Latin name of a 19th-century queen of Sweden, the wife of Karl XIV. She was born in France with the name Désirée.
DESIDERIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DESIDERIUS.
DIANA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Roman Mythology
Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS). Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.... [more]
DÍDAC   m   Catalan
Catalan form of DIDACUS.
DIEGO   m   Spanish
Possibly a shortened form of SANTIAGO. In medieval records Diego was Latinized as Didacus, and it has been suggested that it in fact derives from Greek διδαχη (didache) "teaching". Saint Didacus (or Diego) was a 15th-century Franciscan brother based in Alcalá, Spain. Other famous bearers of this name include Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona (1960-).
DIMAS   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of DISMAS.
DIONISIO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of DIONYSIUS.
DOLORES   f   Spanish, English
Means "sorrows", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary María de los Dolores, meaning "Mary of Sorrows". It has been used in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, becoming especially popular in America during the 1920s and 30s.
DOLORS   f   Catalan
Catalan form of DOLORES.
DOMINGA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of DOMINIC.
DOMINGO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of DOMINIC.
DOMITILA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of DOMITILLA.
DONAT   m   French, Occitan, Catalan, Polish
French, Occitan, Catalan and Polish form of DONATO.
DONATO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the Late Latin name Donatus meaning "given". Several early saints had this name. The name was also borne by two Renaissance masters: the sculptor Donato di Niccolo di Bette Bardi (also known as Donatello), and the architect Donato Bramante.
DORES   f   Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of DOLORES.
DORITA   f   English (Rare), Spanish
Diminutive of DORA.
DUILIO   m   Italian, Spanish
From the Roman name Duilius, which is possibly derived from Latin duellum "war". This was the name of a Roman consul who defeated the Carthaginians in a naval battle.
DULCE   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Means "sweet" or "candy" in Spanish.
EBERARDO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of EVERARD.
EDELMIRA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of ADELMAR.
EDELMIRO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of ADELMAR.
EDER (2)   m   Basque
Means "handsome, beautiful" in Basque.
EDERNE   f   Basque
Feminine variant of EDER (2).
EDGARDO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EDGAR.
EDMUNDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EDMUND.
EDORTA   m   Basque
Basque form of EDWARD.
EDUARDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EDWARD.
EDUR   m   Basque
Means "snow" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Nieves.
EDURNE   f   Basque
Feminine form of EDUR.
EFRAÍN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of EPHRAIM.
EGUZKI   m   Basque
Means "sun" in Basque.
EGUZKIÑE   f   Basque
Feminine form of EGUZKI.
EIDER   f   Basque
Feminine form of EDER (2).
EKAIN   m   Basque
Means "June (the month)" in Basque.
EKAITZ   m   Basque
Means "storm" in Basque.
ELADIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HELLADIUS.
ELBA   f   Spanish
Possibly a Spanish variant form of ALBA (3).
ELENA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, German, Medieval Slavic
Cognate of HELEN, and a variant transcription of Russian YELENA.
ELEUTERIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of ELEUTHERIUS.
ELI (3)   f   Spanish, Norwegian, Danish
Spanish, Norwegian and Danish short form of ELISABET or ELIN.
ELIANA (1)   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ÉLIANE.
ELÍAS   m   Spanish, Icelandic
Spanish and Icelandic form of ELIJAH.
ELIGIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ELIGIUS.
ELISABET   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Biblical Greek
Scandinavian and Finnish form of ELIZABETH. It is also used in Spain alongside the traditional form Isabel.
ELISEO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ELISHA.
ELIXABETE   f   Basque
Basque form of ELIZABETH.
ELODIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of ALODIA.
ELOI   m   French, Catalan
French and Catalan form of ELIGIUS.
ELOÍSA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of ELOISE.
ELOY   m   Spanish
Spanish form of ELIGIUS.
ELPIDIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ELPIDIUS.
ELVIRA   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian
Spanish form of a Visigothic name, possibly composed of the Germanic elements ala "all" and wer "true". This is the name of a character in Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni' (1787).
EMELINA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of Amelina (see EMMELINE).
EMIGDIA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Emygdius (see EMIDIO).
EMIGDIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Emygdius (see EMIDIO).
EMILIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Finnish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIANA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of EMILIANO.
EMILIANO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of the Roman cognomen Aemilianus, which was itself derived from the family name Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMMA   f   English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of king Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of king Canute. It was also borne by an 11th-century Austrian saint, who is sometimes called Hemma.... [more]
EMPERATRIZ   f   Spanish
Means "empress" in Spanish.
ENCARNA   f   Spanish
Short form of ENCARNACIÓN.
ENCARNACIÓN   f   Spanish
Means "incarnation" in Spanish. This is given in reference to the Incarnation of Jesus in the womb of the Virgin Mary.
ENCARNITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of ENCARNACIÓN.
ENDIKA   m   Basque
Basque form of HENRY.
ENEIDA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American)
From the Portuguese and Spanish name of the 'Aeneid' (see AENEAS).
ENEKO   m   Basque
Possibly derived from Basque ene "my" and ko, a diminutive suffix. This was the name of the first king of Pamplona or Navarre (9th century), whose name is usually rendered as Íñigo.
ENRIC   m   Catalan
Catalan form of HENRY.
ENRIQUE   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HENRY.
EPIFANIO   m   Spanish, Italian
From the Latin name Epiphanius, which was from the Greek name Επιφανιος (Epiphanios), itself derived from the Greek word επιφανεια (epiphaneia) meaning "appearance, manifestation". This name was borne by a few early saints. It is associated with the event known in English as the Epiphany (Spanish Epifanía, Italian Epifania, Latin Epiphania), the coming of the three Magi to visit the infant Jesus.
ERASMO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERASMUS.
ERCILIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of HERSILIA.
ÈRIC   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ERIC.
ERIC   m   English, Swedish, German, Spanish
From the Old Norse name Eiríkr, derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and ríkr "ruler". A notable bearer was Eiríkr inn Rauda (Eric the Red in English), a 10th-century navigator and explorer who discovered Greenland. This was also the name of several early kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway.... [more]
ERLANTZ   m   Basque
Means "glow, shine" in Basque.
ERLEA   f   Basque
Means "a bee" in Basque.
ERNESTO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERNEST.
ERRAMUN   m   Basque
Basque form of RAYMOND.
ESKARNE   f   Basque
Means "mercy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Mercedes.
ESMERALDA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, English, Literature
Means "emerald" in Spanish and Portuguese. Victor Hugo used this name in his novel 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' (1831), in which Esmeralda is the Gypsy girl who is loved by Quasimodo. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since that time.
ESPERANZA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Sperantia which was derived from sperare "to hope".
ESPIRIDIÓN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of SPYRIDON.
ESTAVAN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of STEPHEN.
ESTEBAN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of STEPHEN.
ESTEBE   m   Basque
Basque form of STEPHEN.
ESTEFANÍA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of STEPHEN.
ESTELA   f   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of ESTELLE.
ESTEVE   m   Catalan
Catalan form of STEPHEN.
ESTEVO   m   Galician
Galician form of STEPHEN.
ESTHER   f   English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly means "star" in Persian. Alternatively it could be a derivative of the name of the Near Eastern goddess ISHTAR. The Book of Esther in the Old Testament tells the story of Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of the king of Persia. The king's advisor Haman persuaded the king to exterminate all the Jews in the realm. Warned of this plot by her cousin Mordecai, Esther revealed her Jewish ancestry and convinced the king to execute Haman instead. Her original Hebrew name was Hadassah.... [more]
ESTI   f   Basque
Means "sweet, honey" in Basque.
ESTIÑNE   f   Basque
Variant of ESTI.
ESTRELLA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of STELLA (1), coinciding with the Spanish word meaning "star".
ETELVINA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of ADALWIN.
EUFEMIA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of EUPHEMIA.
EUGENIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, English, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Feminine form of Eugenius (see EUGENE). It was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century saint who escaped persecution by disguising herself as a man. The name was occasionally found in England during the Middle Ages, but it was not regularly used until the 19th century.
EUGENIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUKENE   f   Basque
Basque form of EUGENIA.
EULÀLIA   f   Catalan
Catalan form of EULALIA.
EULALIA   f   Spanish, Italian, English, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ευλαλος (eulalos) meaning "sweetly-speaking", itself from ευ (eu) "good" and λαλεω (laleo) "to talk". This was the name of an early 4th-century saint and martyr from Merida in Spain. She is a patron saint of Barcelona.
EURIA   f   Basque
Means "rain" in Basque.
EUSEBIO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EUSEBIUS.
EUSTAQUIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
EUTIMIO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EUTHYMIUS.
EUTROPIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of EUTROPIUS.
EVA   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.
EVANGELINA   f   Spanish, English
Latinate form of EVANGELINE.
EVARISTO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of EVARISTUS.
EVELIA   f   Spanish
Elaborated form of EVA.
EVITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of EVA.
EZEQUIEL   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EZEKIEL.
EZTEBE   m   Basque
Basque form of STEPHEN.
FABIÁN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FABIANA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FABIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of FABIUS.
FABIOLA   f   Italian, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Diminutive of FABIA. This was the name of a 4th-century saint from Rome.
FABRICIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Fabricius (see FABRICE).
FANNY   f   English, French, Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCES. In the English-speaking world this has been a vulgar slang word since the late 19th century, and the name has subsequently dropped out of common use.
FÁTIMA   f   Portuguese, Spanish
From the name of a town in Portugal, which is derived from the Arabic feminine name FATIMAH, apparently after a Moorish princess who converted to Christianity during the Reconquista. The town became an important Christian pilgrimage center after 1917 when three local children reported witnessing repeated apparitions of the Virgin Mary.
FAUSTINO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Faustinus, which was itself derived from the Roman name FAUSTUS. Faustinus was the name of several early saints.
FAUSTO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FAUSTUS.
FEBE   f   Dutch, Spanish, Italian
Dutch, Spanish and Italian form of PHOEBE.
FEDERICO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of FREDERICK. Spanish poet Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) and Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini (1920-1993) are famous bearers of this name.
FELICIA   f   English, Spanish, Hungarian, Romanian, Dutch, Swedish, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Latin name Felicius, a derivative of FELIX. In England, it has occasionally been used since the Middle Ages.
FELICIANA   f   Spanish, Italian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
FELICIANO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman name Felicianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name FELIX.
FELICIDAD   f   Spanish
Spanish form of FELICITAS. It also means "happiness" in Spanish.
FELIP   m   Catalan
Catalan form of PHILIP.
FELIPA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PHILIP.
FELIPE   m   Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese form of PHILIP.
FELIU   m   Catalan
Catalan form of FELIX.
FÉLIX   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of FELIX.
FERMÍN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of FIRMIN.
FERMIN   m   Basque
Basque form of FIRMIN.
FERMINTXO   m   Basque
Basque diminutive of FIRMIN.
FERNANDA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian feminine form of FERDINAND.
FERNANDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of FERDINAND.
FERRAN   m   Catalan
Catalan form of FERDINAND.
FIDEL   m   Spanish
From the Late Latin name Fidelis which meant "faithful". A famous bearer is revolutionary leader Fidel Castro (1926-), the former president of Cuba.
FIDELA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of FIDEL.
FIDELIA   f   Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of FIDEL.
FILOMENA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch form of PHILOMENA.
FITO   m   Spanish
Diminutive of ADOLFO or RODOLFO.
FLAVIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of FLAVIUS.
FLORENCIA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENCIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENTINA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of FLORENTINUS.
FLORENTINO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of FLORENTINUS.
FLORINA   f   Romanian, Spanish, Dutch, Late Roman
Feminine form of FLORINUS.
FLORINDA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Elaborated form of Spanish or Portuguese flor meaning "flower".
FORTUNATO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Fortunatus meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
FRAN   m & f   Spanish, English, Croatian, Slovene
Short form of FRANCIS, FRANCES or related names.
FRANCESC   m   Catalan
Catalan form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCESCA   f   Italian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISCA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Late Roman
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISCO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). A notable bearer was Francisco de Goya, a Spanish painter and engraver. The name was also borne by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.
FRANTZISKA   f   Basque
Basque feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISKO   m   Basque
Basque form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FULGENCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Fulgentius, which meant "shining" from Latin fulgens. Saint Fulgentius was a 6th-century bishop from Tunisia who was a friend of Saint Augustine.
GABINO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Gabinus (see GAVINO).
GABRIEL   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man". Gabriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition, often appearing as a messenger of God. In the Old Testament he is sent to interpret the visions of the prophet Daniel, while in the New Testament he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Qur'an to Muhammad.... [more]
GAIZKA   m   Basque
Means "saviour" in Basque.
GALO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of GALLUS.
GANIX   m   Basque
Basque form of JOHN.
GARAILE   m   Basque
Means "victor" in Basque.
GARBI   f   Basque
Means "clean, pure" in Basque.
GARBIÑE   f   Basque
Variant of GARBI.
GARDEN   f   Basque
Means "transparent, clear" in Basque.
GASPAR   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Judeo-Christian Legend
Spanish and Portuguese form of JASPER, as well as the Latin form.
GASTÓN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of GASTON.
GEMA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of GEMMA.
GEMMA   f   Italian, Catalan, English (British), Dutch
Medieval Italian nickname meaning "gem, precious stone". It was borne by the wife of the 13th-century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.
GENOVEVA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GENEVIÈVE.
GEORGINA   f   English, Dutch, German, Spanish
Feminine form of GEORGE.
GERALDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GERALD.
GERARD   m   English, Dutch, Catalan, Polish
Derived from the Germanic element ger "spear" combined with hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It was initially much more common than the similar name Gerald, with which it was often confused, but it is now less common.
GERARDO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GERARD.
GERMÁN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of GERMANUS.
GERÓNIMO   m   Spanish
Variant of JERÓNIMO.
GERTRUDIS   f   Spanish
Latinized form of GERTRUDE.
GERVASIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GERVASIUS.
GIL (1)   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GILES.
GILBERTO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GILBERT.
GISELA   f   German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
German, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese form of GISELLE.
GLAUCO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GLAUCUS.
GLORIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish
Means "glory" in Latin. The name (first?) appeared in E. D. E. N. Southworth's novel 'Gloria' (1891) and subsequently in George Bernard Shaw's play 'You Never Can Tell' (1898). It was popularized in the early 20th century by American actress Gloria Swanson (1899-1983). Another famous bearer is feminist Gloria Steinem (1934-).
GODOFREDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GODFREY.
GOIZANE   f   Basque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning".
GOIZARGI   f   Basque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and argi "light".
GOIZEDER   f   Basque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and eder "beautiful".
GONÇAL   m   Catalan
Catalan form of GONZALO.
GONZALO   m   Spanish
From the medieval name Gundisalvus, which was the Latin form of a Germanic name composed of the elements gund "war" and salv which is of unknown meaning.
GORKA   m   Basque
Basque form of GEORGE.
GOTZON   m   Basque
Means "angel" in Basque.
GOTZONE   f   Basque
Feminine form of GOTZON.
GOYO   m   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of GREGORIO.
GRACIA   f   Spanish
Means "grace" in Spanish, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACIANA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of GRACIANO.
GRACIANO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRACIELA   f   Spanish
Elaboration of GRACIA.
GREGORIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GREGORY.
GRISELDA   f   English, Scottish, Spanish, Literature
Possibly derived from the Germanic elements gris "grey" and hild "battle". It is not attested as a Germanic name. This was the name of a patient wife in medieval tales by Boccaccio and Chaucer.
GUADALUPE   f & m   Spanish
From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, meaning "Our Lady of Guadalupe". Guadalupe is a Spanish place name, the site of a famous convent, which means "river of the wolf" in Arabic. In the 16th century Our Lady of Guadalupe supposedly appeared in a vision to a native Mexican man, and she is now regarded as a patron saint of the Americas.
GUALTERIO   m   Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of WALTER.
GUIFRÉ   m   Catalan
Catalan form of WILFRED. This was the name of a 9th-century count of Barcelona.
GUILLEM   m   Catalan
Catalan form of WILLIAM.
GUILLERMO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of WILLIAM.
GUIOMAR   f & m   Portuguese, Spanish, Arthurian Romance
Possibly derived from the Germanic name Wigmar, which is formed of the elements wig "war, battle" and meri "famous". In the medieval 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle he plays a minor role as a cousin of Guinevere, who banishes him after he becomes a lover of Morgan le Fey. In modern Portugal and Spain it is a feminine name.
GURUTZ   m   Basque
Means "cross" in Basque.
GURUTZE   f   Basque
Feminine form of GURUTZ.
GUSTAVO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GUSTAV.
GUTXI   m   Basque
Possibly means "little" in Basque.
HAIZEA   f   Basque
Means "wind" in Basque.
HARKAITZ   m   Basque
Variant of ARKAITZ.
HAROLDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HAROLD.
HAYDÉE   f   Spanish, French
Spanish and French form of HAIDEE, from Byron's 'Don Juan' (1819). It was later used by Alexander Dumas for a character in 'The Count of Monte Cristo' (1844).
HÉCTOR   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HECTOR.
HÈCTOR   m   Catalan
Catalan form of HECTOR.
HELIODORO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
From the Greek name ‘Ηλιοδωρος (Heliodoros), derived from the elements ‘ηλιος (helios) "sun" and δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Heliodoro was a 4th-century bishop of Altino.
HERACLIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HERACLIUS.
HERBERTO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.
HERIBERTO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.
HERMENEGILDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of a Visigothic name which meant "complete sacrifice" from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, entire" and gild "sacrifice, value". It was borne by a 6th-century saint, the son of Liuvigild the Visigothic king of Hispania.
HERMINIA   f   Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HERMINIUS.
HERNÁN   m   Spanish
Short form of HERNANDO.
HERNANDO   m   Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of FERDINAND. A famous bearer of this name was Hernando Cortés (1485-1547), a Spanish conquistador.
HIGINI   m   Catalan
Catalan form of HYGINUS.
HILARGI   f   Basque
Means "moon" in Basque.
HILARIA   f   Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of HILARIUS.
HILDA   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Anglo-Saxon (Latinized), Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element hild "battle". The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names. Saint Hilda of Whitby was a 7th-century English saint and abbess. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.
HIPÓLITO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HIPPOLYTOS.
HIRUNE   f   Basque
Means "trinity" in Basque, derived from hiru meaning "three".
HODEI   m   Basque
Means "cloud" in Basque.
HORACIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HORATIUS.
HORTENSIA   f   Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name Hortensius, possibly derived from Latin hortus "garden".
HUGO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of HUGH. As a surname it has belonged to the French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885), the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
IAGO   m   Welsh, 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).
IBAI   m   Basque
Means "river" in Basque.
IDA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element id meaning "work, labour". The Normans brought this name to England, though it eventually died out there in the Middle Ages. It was strongly revived in the 19th century, in part due to the heroine in Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'The Princess' (1847), which was later adapted into the play 'Princess Ida' (1884) by Gilbert and Sullivan.... [more]
IDOYA   f   Spanish
From the Spanish place name Idoia, possibly meaning "pond" in Basque, an important place of worship of the Virgin Mary.
IGNACIA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of IGNATIUS.
IGNASI   m   Catalan
Catalan form of IGNATIUS.
IGON   m   Basque
Means "ascension" in Basque.
IGONE   f   Basque
Feminine form of IGON. It is a Basque equivalent of Ascensión.
IHINTZA   f   Basque
Means "dew" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Rocío.
IKER   m   Basque
Means "visitation" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Visitación.
ILDEFONSO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of the Visigothic name Hildefons, which meant "battle ready", derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and funs "ready". This was the name of a 7th-century saint, an archbishop of Toledo.
ILEANA   f   Romanian, Spanish, Italian
Possibly a Romanian variant of ELENA. In Romanian folklore this is the name of a princess kidnapped by monsters and rescued by a heroic knight.
IMANOL   m   Basque
Basque form of EMMANUEL.
IMELDA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of IRMHILD. The Blessed Imelda was a young 14th-century nun from Bologna.
IMMA   f   Italian, Catalan
Short form of IMMACOLATA or IMMACULADA.
IMMACULADA   f   Catalan
Catalan cognate of INMACULADA.
IÑAKI   m   Basque
Basque form of IGNATIUS.
INÉS   f   Spanish
Spanish form of AGNES.
ÍÑIGO   m   Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of ENEKO. This was the birth name of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, who changed it in honour of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. As such, this name is sometimes regarded as a form of IGNATIUS.
INMA   f   Spanish
Short form of INMACULADA.
INMACULADA   f   Spanish
Means "immaculate" in Spanish. This name is given to commemorate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.
INOCENCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
ION (1)   m   Basque, Romanian
Basque and Romanian form of JOHN.
IRATI   f   Basque
Means "fern field" in Basque.
IRENE   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ειρηνη (Eirene), derived from a word meaning "peace". This was the name of the Greek goddess who personified peace, one of the ‘Ωραι (Horai). It was also borne by several early Christian saints. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, notably being borne by an 8th-century empress, who was the first woman to lead the empire. She originally served as regent for her son, but later had him killed and ruled alone.... [more]
IRIA   f   Portuguese, 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).
IRIS   f   Greek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish
Means "rainbow" in Greek. Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow. This name can also be given in reference to the word (which derives from the same Greek source) for the name of the iris flower or the coloured part of the eye.
IRMA   f   German, English, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Lithuanian, Hungarian (Rare), Ancient Germanic
German short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen, which meant "whole, universal". It is thus related to EMMA. It began to be regularly used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century.
IRUNE   f   Basque
Variant of HIRUNE.
ISA (2)   f   German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish
Short form of ISABELLA.
ISABEL   f   Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German
Medieval Occitan form of ELIZABETH. It spread throughout Spain, Portugal and France, becoming common among the royalty by the 12th century. It grew popular in England in the 13th century after Isabella of Angoulême married the English king John, and it was subsequently bolstered when Isabella of France married Edward II the following century.... [more]
ISABELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian
Latinate form of ISABEL.
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