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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NIKOLEfBasque, English
Basque form of NICOLE, as well as an English variant.
NOELAfGalician
Galician feminine form of NOËL.
NOELIAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of NOËL.
NOEMÍfSpanish
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
NOHEMIfSpanish
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
NORBERTOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of NORBERT.
NÚRIAfCatalan, Portuguese
From a Catalan title of the Virgin Mary, Nostra Senyora de Núria, meaning "Our Lady of Nuria". Nuria is a sanctuary in Spain in which there is a shrine containing a famous statue of Mary.
NURIAfSpanish
Spanish form of NÚRIA.
NYDIAfEnglish (Rare), Spanish, Literature
Used by British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton for a blind flower-seller in his novel 'The Last Days of Pompeii' (1834). He perhaps based it on Latin nidus "nest".
OBDULIAfSpanish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a saint from Toledo, Spain. The details of her life are unknown.
OCTAVIAfEnglish, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of OCTAVIUS. Octavia was the wife of Mark Antony and the sister of the Roman emperor Augustus. In 19th-century England it was sometimes given to the eighth-born child.
OCTAVIOmSpanish
Spanish form of OCTAVIUS.
ODALISf & mSpanish
Spanish form of ODILIA.
ODALYSfSpanish
Variant of ODALIS.
OFELIAfSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of OPHELIA.
OIERmBasque
Meaning unknown, of Basque origin.
OIHANAfBasque
Means "forest" in Basque.
OLALLAfSpanish
Spanish variant of EULALIA. This was the name of two 4th-century saints from Spain.
OLEGARIOmSpanish
Spanish form of a Germanic name, possibly Aldegar, derived from the elements ald "old" and ger "spear". This was the name of a 12th-century saint, a bishop of Barcelona.
OLGAfRussian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, grand prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
OLIVIAfEnglish, Italian, Spanish, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
This name was first used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy 'Twelfth Night' (1602). Shakespeare may have based it on OLIVER or OLIVA, or perhaps directly on the Latin word oliva meaning "olive". In the play Olivia is a noblewoman who is wooed by Duke Orsino but instead falls in love with his messenger Cesario.... [more]
OMAR (1)mArabic, English, Spanish
Variant transcription of UMAR. This is the usual English spelling of the 12th-century poet Umar Khayyam's name. In his honour it has sometimes been used in the English-speaking world, notably for the American general Omar Bradley (1893-1981).
ONA (2)fCatalan
Short form of MARIONA. It also coincides with a Catalan word meaning "wave".
ONOFREmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ONUPHRIUS.
ORFEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ORPHEUS.
ORIANAfItalian, Spanish
Possibly derived from Latin aurum "gold" or from its derivatives, Spanish oro or French or. In medieval legend Oriana was the daughter of a king of England who married the knight Amadis.
ORIOLmCatalan
From a Catalan surname meaning "golden". It has been used in honour of Joseph Oriol, a 17th-century saint.
OROITZmBasque
Means "memory" in Basque.
ORTZImBasque
Means "sky" in Basque.
OSANEfBasque
Means "cure, remedy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Remedios.
ÓSCARmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of OSCAR.
ÒSCARmCatalan
Catalan form of OSCAR.
OSVALDOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of OSWALD.
OVIDIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Ovidius (see OVID).
PABLOmSpanish
Spanish form of Paulus (see PAUL). Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
PACAfSpanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PACÍFICAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of the Late Latin name Pacificus meaning "peacemaker".
PACOmSpanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
PALOMAfSpanish
Means "dove, pigeon" in Spanish.
PANCHOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of FRANCISCO. This name was borne by Pancho Villa (1878-1923), a Mexican bandit and revolutionary.
PÁNFILOmSpanish
Spanish form of PAMPHILOS.
PAOLAfItalian, Spanish
Italian feminine form of PAUL.
PAQUITAfSpanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PAQUITOmSpanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
PASCUALmSpanish
Spanish form of PASCAL.
PASCUALAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of PASCAL.
PASTORmSpanish, Late Roman
From a Late Latin name meaning "shepherd". This was the name of at least three saints.
PASTORAfSpanish
Feminine form of PASTOR.
PATRICIAfEnglish, Spanish, German, Late Roman
Feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK). In medieval England this spelling appears in Latin documents, but this form was probably not used as the actual name until the 18th century, in Scotland.
PATRICIOmSpanish
Spanish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATXImBasque
Basque form of FRANCIS.
PAUmCatalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of PAUL. It also coincides with the Catalan word for "peace".
PAULAfGerman, English, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman saint who was a companion of Saint Jerome.
PAULINOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman family name Paulinus, which was itself derived from Paulus (see PAUL). Saint Paulinus of Nola was a 5th-century nobleman from Gaul who gave up his wealthy lifestyle and became bishop of Nola. He was also noted for his poetry. Another saint by this name was a 7th-century missionary to England who became the first bishop of York.
PAULOmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAZ (1)fSpanish
Means "peace" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, meaning "Our Lady of Peace".
PEDROmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of PETER. This was the name of the only two emperors of Brazil.
PEIOmBasque
Basque form of PETER.
PEPEmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of JOSEPH.
PEPITAfSpanish
Spanish feminine diminutive of JOSEPH.
PEPITOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of JOSEPH.
PEREmCatalan
Catalan form of PETER.
PERLAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of PEARL.
PERLITAfItalian, Spanish
Diminutive of PERLA.
PERPETUAfSpanish (Rare), Late Roman
Derived from Latin perpetuus meaning "continuous". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint martyred with another woman named Felicity.
PERUmBasque
Basque form of PETER.
PETRImFinnish, Basque
Finnish and Basque form of PETER.
PETRONAfSpanish
Possibly a feminine form of PETRONIUS.
PÍAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of PIUS.
PIEDADfSpanish
Means "mercy, piety" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin pietas.
PILARfSpanish
Means "pillar" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María del Pilar, meaning "Mary of the Pillar". According to legend, when Saint James the Greater was in Saragossa in Spain, the Virgin Mary appeared on a pillar.
PILIfSpanish
Diminutive of PILAR.
PÍOmSpanish
Spanish form of PIUS.
PLÁCIDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PLINIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Plinius (see PLINY).
POLmCatalan
Catalan form of PAUL.
PONCIOmSpanish
Spanish form of PONTIUS.
PORFIRIOmItalian, Spanish
Derived from the Greek name Πορφυριος (Porphyrios), which was derived from the word πορφυρα (porphyra) meaning "purple dye". This was the name of several early saints.
PRIMITIVAfSpanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of PRIMITIVUS. Saint Primitiva was an early martyr from Rome.
PRIMITIVOmSpanish
Spanish form of PRIMITIVUS.
PRISCILAfPortuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of PRISCILLA.
PRUDENCIAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUDENCIOmSpanish
Spanish form of PRUDENTIUS.
QUERALTfCatalan
From the name of a Spanish sanctuary (in Catalonia) which is devoted to the Virgin Mary.
QUIQUEmSpanish
Diminutive of ENRIQUE.
QUIRINOmItalian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of QUIRINUS.
RAFAmSpanish
Spanish short form of RAFAEL.
RAFAELAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAIMONmCatalan
Catalan variant form of RAYMOND.
RAIMUNDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of RAYMOND.
RAINERIOmSpanish
Spanish form of RAYNER.
RAMIROmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Ramirus, a Latinized form of a Visigothic name derived from the Germanic elements ragin "advice" and mari "famous". Saint Ramirus was a 6th-century prior of the Saint Claudius Monastery in Leon. He and several others were executed by the Arian Visigoths, who opposed orthodox Christianity. This name was subsequently borne by kings of León, Asturias and Aragon.
RAMÓNmSpanish
Spanish form of RAYMOND.
RAMONmCatalan
Catalan form of RAYMOND.
RAMONAfSpanish, Romanian, English
Feminine form of RAMÓN. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by Helen Hunt Jackson's novel 'Ramona' (1884), as well as several subsequent movies based on the book.
RAQUELfSpanish, Portuguese, English
Spanish and Portuguese form of RACHEL.
RAÚLmSpanish
Spanish form of RADULF.
RAYMUNDOmSpanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Portuguese form of RAYMOND.
REBECAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REBECCA.
REGINAfEnglish, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Means "queen" in Latin (or Italian). It was in use as a Christian name from early times, and was borne by a 2nd-century saint. In England it was used during the Middle Ages in honour of the Virgin Mary, and it was later revived in the 19th century. A city in Canada bears this name, in honour of Queen Victoria.
RÉGULOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REGULUS.
REINA (1)fSpanish
Means "queen" in Spanish.
REINALDOmPortuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of REYNOLD.
REMEDIOSfSpanish
Means "remedies" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, meaning "Our Lady of the Remedies".
REMEIfCatalan
Means "remedy" in Catalan, a Catalan equivalent of REMEDIOS.
REMIGIOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Remigius (see RÉMY).
RENATOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RENATUS.
RENÉmFrench, German, Spanish, Slovak, Czech
French form of RENATUS. A famous bearer was the French mathematician and rationalist philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650).
REYESf & mSpanish
Means "kings" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, La Virgen de los Reyes, meaning "The Virgin of the Kings". According to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared to King Ferdinand III of Castile and told him his armies would defeat those of the Moors in Seville.
REYNALDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REYNOLD.
RICARDmCatalan
Catalan form of RICHARD.
RICARDAfSpanish, German
Spanish and German feminine form of RICHARD.
RICARDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of RICHARD.
RICO (1)mSpanish
Short form of RICARDO.
RITAfItalian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of MARGHERITA and other names ending in rita. A famous bearer was American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
ROBERTAfEnglish, Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of ROBERT.
ROBERTINAfItalian, Spanish
Feminine diminutive of ROBERTO.
ROBERTOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ROBERT. Saint Roberto Bellarmine was a 16th-century cardinal who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. Another famous bearer was Roberto de Nobili, a Jesuit missionary to India in the 17th century.
ROCmCatalan
Catalan form of ROCCO.
ROCÍOfSpanish
Means "dew" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María del Rocío meaning "Mary of the Dew".
RODOLFITOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of RODOLFO.
RODOLFOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RUDOLF. This is the name of the hero in Puccini's opera 'La Bohème' (1896).
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.
ROGELIOmSpanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Rogelius, which was possibly derived from the name Rogatus, which was itself derived from Latin rogatus "request".
ROGERmEnglish, French, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch
Means "famous spear" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ger "spear". The Normans brought this name to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hroðgar (the name of the Danish king in the Anglo-Saxon epic 'Beowulf'). It was a common name in England during the Middle Ages. By the 18th century it was rare, but it was revived in following years. The name was borne by the Norman lords Roger I, who conquered Sicily in the 11th century, and his son Roger II, who ruled Sicily as a king.
ROI (1)mGalician
Galician short form of RODRIGO.
ROLANDOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of ROLAND.
ROLDÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of ROLAND.
ROMÀmCatalan
Catalan form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMÁNmSpanish, Hungarian (Rare)
Spanish and Hungarian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
RÓMULOmSpanish
Spanish form of ROMULUS.
ROQUEmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ROCCO.
ROSA (1)fSpanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Generally this can be considered a Latin form of ROSE, though originally it may have come from the Germanic name ROZA (2). This was the name of a 13th-century saint from Viterbo in Italy. In the English-speaking world it was first used in the 19th century. A famous bearer was civil rights activist Rosa Parks (1913-2005).
ROSALÍAfSpanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of ROSALIA.
ROSALINDAfSpanish, Italian
Latinate form of ROSALIND.
ROSARIOf & mSpanish, Italian
Means "rosary", and is taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora del Rosario meaning "Our Lady of the Rosary". This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Italian.
ROSENDAfSpanish
Feminine form of ROSENDO.
ROSENDOmSpanish
Spanish form of a Visigothic name composed of the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and sinths "path". This was the name of a 10th-century Galician saint, also known as Rudesind.
ROSERfCatalan
Catalan (feminine) form of ROSARIO.
ROSITAfSpanish
Spanish diminutive of ROSA (1).
ROXANAfEnglish, Spanish, Romanian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latin form of Ρωξανη (Roxane), the Greek form of the Persian or Bactrian name روشنک (Roshanak) which meant "bright" or "dawn". This was the name of Alexander the Great's first wife, a daughter of the Bactrian nobleman Oxyartes. In the modern era it came into use during the 17th century. In the English-speaking world it was popularized by Daniel Defoe, who used it in his novel 'Roxana' (1724).
RUBÉNmSpanish
Spanish form of REUBEN.
RUFINOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RUFINUS.
RUPERTAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of RUPERT.
RUPERTOmSpanish
Spanish form of RUPERT.
RUTH (1)fEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From a Hebrew name which was derived from the Hebrew word רְעוּת (re'ut) meaning "friend". This is the name of the central character in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament. She was a Moabite woman who accompanied her mother-in-law Naomi back to Bethlehem after Ruth's husband died. There she met and married Boaz. She was an ancestor of King David.... [more]
RUYmPortuguese, Spanish
Medieval Portuguese and Spanish short form of RODRIGO. It is another name of the 11th-century Spanish military commander Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid.
SABASmSpanish, Late Greek
From a Greek name which was derived from Hebrew סַבָא (sava') meaning "old man". Saints bearing this name include a 4th-century Gothic martyr, a 5th-century Cappadocian hermit, and a 12th-century archbishop of Serbia who is the patron saint of that country.
SABELAfGalician
Galician form of ISABEL.
SABINAfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Swedish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Sabinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "Sabine" in Latin. The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy, their lands eventually taken over by the Romans after several wars. According to legend, the Romans abducted several Sabine women during a raid, and when the men came to rescue them, the women were able to make peace between the two groups. This name was borne by several early saints.
SALOMÉfFrench, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of SALOME.
SALUDfSpanish
Spanish cognate of SALUT.
SALUTfCatalan
Means "health" or "cheers" in Catalan.
SALVADORmSpanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Salvator, which meant "saviour". A famous bearer of this name was the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí (1904-1989).
SAMANTAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SAMANTHA.
SAMUELmEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SANCHAfSpanish
Feminine form of SANCHO.
SANCHIAfSpanish
Feminine form of SANCHO.
SANCHOmSpanish, Portuguese
Possibly a Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Sanctius, which was derived from the word sanctus meaning "saintly, holy". Alternatively, Sancho and Sanctius may be derived from an older Iberian name. This was the name of a 9th-century saint who was martyred by the Moors at Cordoba. It was also borne by several Spanish and Portuguese kings. Miguel de Cervantes used it in his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605), where it belongs to the squire of Don Quixote.
SANDALIOmSpanish
Spanish form of Sandalius, a Latinized form of the Gothic name Sandulf which meant "true wolf" from sand "true" and ulf "wolf". This was the name of a 9th-century Spanish saint martyred by the Moors.
SANDRAfItalian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian
Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887). A famous bearer is American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
SANTIAGOmSpanish, Portuguese
Means "Saint James", derived from Spanish santo "saint" combined with Yago, an old Spanish form of JAMES, the patron saint of Spain. This is the name of the capital city of Chile, as well as several other cities in the Spanish-speaking world.
SANTOSmSpanish
Means "saints" in Spanish.
SARITA (1)fSpanish
Spanish diminutive of SARAH.
SATURNINAfAncient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of SATURNINUS. This was the name of a legendary saint who was supposedly martyred in northern France.
SATURNINOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of SATURNINUS.
SEBASTIÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEGISMUNDOmSpanish
Spanish form of SIGISMUND.
SELENAfSpanish, Russian, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of SELENE. This name was borne by popular Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995), who was known simply as Selena.
SENDOAmBasque
Means "strong" in Basque.
SERAFINAfItalian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish (Rare)
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Polish form of SERAPHINA.
SERGImCatalan
Catalan form of SERGIUS.
SERGIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SERGIUS.
SEVEmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of SEVERIANO or SEVERINO.
SEVERIANOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Roman cognomen Severianus, which was derived from SEVERUS.
SEVERINOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SEVERINUS.
SEVEROmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SEVERUS.
SIGFRIDOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SIEGFRIED.
SILVESTREmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVESTER.
SÍLVIAfPortuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of SILVIA.
SILVIAfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, English, German, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of SILVIUS. Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. This was also the name of a 6th-century saint, the mother of the pope Gregory the Great. It has been a common name in Italy since the Middle Ages. It was introduced to England by Shakespeare, who used it for a character in his play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594). It is now more commonly spelled Sylvia in the English-speaking world.
SILVIOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVIUS.
SIMÓNmSpanish
Spanish form of SIMON (1). This name was borne by the South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar (1783-1830).
SOCORROfSpanish
Means "succour, help, relief" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María del Socorro meaning "Mary of Perpetual Succour".
SOFÍAfSpanish
Spanish form of SOPHIA.
SOFRONIOmSpanish
Spanish form of SOPHRONIUS.
SOL (1)fSpanish, Portuguese
Means "the sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
SOLEDADfSpanish
Means "solitude" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María de Soledad, meaning "Mary of Solitude".
SORAYAfPersian, Spanish, French
Persian form of THURAYYA. It became popular in some parts of Europe because of the fame of Princess Soraya, wife of the last Shah of Iran, who became a European socialite.
SORNEfBasque
Means "conception" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Concepción.
SOSIMOmSpanish
Spanish form of ZOSIMUS.
SUSANAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SUSANNA.
SUSANITAfSpanish
Spanish diminutive of SUSANNA.
SUSANNAfItalian, Catalan, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσαννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah). This was derived from the Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshan) meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"), perhaps ultimately from Egyptian sšn "lotus". In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.... [more]
TACITOmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TACITUS.
TADEOmSpanish
Spanish form of THADDEUS.
TAMARAfRussian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian
Russian form of TAMAR. Russian performers such as Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Tamara Drasin (1905-1943), Tamara Geva (1907-1997) and Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996) introduced it to the English-speaking world. It was also borne by the Polish cubist painter Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980).
TANCREDOmSpanish
Spanish form of TANCRED.
TATIANAfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Greek, Georgian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia (as Татьяна) and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
TECLAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of THEKLA.
TELMOmPortuguese, Spanish
Derived from a misdivision of Spanish Santelmo meaning "saint ELMO". This name is given in honour of Pedro González Telmo, a 13th-century Spanish priest.
TEOmItalian, Spanish, Croatian
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo.
TEOBALDOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of THEOBALD.
TEODOROmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Theodoros (see THEODORE).
TEODOSIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of THEODOSIUS.
TEÓDULOmSpanish
Spanish form of THEODULUS.
TEÓFILAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of THEOPHILUS.
TEÓFILOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of THEOPHILUS.
TERCEROmSpanish (Rare)
Means "third" in Spanish. This name was traditionally given to the third child born.
TEREfSpanish
Spanish short form of TERESA.
TERESAfSpanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Finnish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Cognate of THERESA. Saint Teresa of Ávila was a 16th-century Spanish nun who reformed the Carmelite monasteries and wrote several spiritual books. It was also borne by the beatified Albanian missionary Mother Teresa (1910-1997), who worked with the poor in Calcutta. She adopted the name in honour of the French saint Thérèse de Lisieux, who is the patron of missionaries.
TERESEfBasque, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Basque and Scandinavian form of TERESA.
TERESITAfSpanish
Spanish diminutive of TERESA.
TIBURCIOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Tiburtius which meant "of Tibur". Tibur (now called Tivoli) was a resort town near Rome. Saint Tiburtius was a 3rd-century martyr from Rome.
TIMOTEOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TIMOTHY.
TITOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of TITUS.
TOMÁSmSpanish, Portuguese, Irish
Spanish, Portuguese and Irish form of THOMAS.
TOMÀSmCatalan
Catalan form of THOMAS.
TOMASAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of THOMAS.
TONI (1)mFinnish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Spanish, Portuguese, German
Short form of ANTTONI, ANTUN, and other related names.
TOÑOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of ANTONIO.
TORIBIOmSpanish
Spanish form of the Roman cognomen Turibius, of unknown meaning. Saint Toribio was a 16th-century archbishop of Lima.
TRINIfSpanish
Short form of TRINIDAD.
TRINIDADf & mSpanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity. An island in the West Indies bears this name.
TRISTÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of TRISTAN.
TULIOmSpanish
Spanish form of TULLIO.
TXOMINmBasque
Basque form of DOMINIC.
UDANEfBasque
Derived from Basque uda meaning "summer".
ULISESmSpanish
Spanish form of ULYSSES.
UNAImBasque
Means "cowherd" in Basque.
URBANOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Urbanus (see URBAN).
ÚRSULAfPortuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of URSULA.
USOAfBasque
Means "dove" in Basque.
UXÍAfGalician
Galician form of EUGENIA.
UXÍOmGalician
Galician form of EUGENE.
UXUEfBasque
From the Basque name of the Spanish town of Ujué where there is a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque usoa "dove".
VALENTÍNmSpanish, Slovak
Spanish and Slovak form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTINAfItalian, Russian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene, Romanian, Spanish, Greek, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)). A famous bearer was the Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (1937-), who in 1963 became the first woman to visit space.
VALERIAfItalian, Spanish, Romanian, German, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of VALERIUS. This was the name of a 2nd-century Roman saint and martyr.
VALERIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VALERIUS.
VALEROmSpanish
Spanish variant of VALERIUS.
VASCOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
From the medieval Spanish name Velasco which possibly meant "crow" in Basque. A famous bearer was the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the first person to sail from Europe around Africa to India.
VENCESLÁSmSpanish
Spanish form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VERA (1)fRussian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Georgian
Means "faith" in Russian, though it is sometimes associated with the Latin word verus "true". It has been in general use in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.
VERÓNICAfSpanish
Spanish form of VERONICA.
VICENÇmCatalan
Catalan form of VINCENT.
VICENTmCatalan
Valencian form of VINCENT.
VICENTEmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of VINCENT.
VÍCTORmSpanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of VICTOR.
VICTÒRIAfCatalan
Catalan form of VICTORIA.
VICTORIAfEnglish, Spanish, Romanian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Means "victory" in Latin, being borne by the Roman goddess of victory. It is also a feminine form of VICTORIUS. This name was borne by a 4th-century saint and martyr from North Africa.... [more]
VICTORINOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of VICTORINUS.
VIDALmSpanish
Spanish form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VINICIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Roman family name Vinicius, which was possibly derived from Latin vinum "wine".
VIRGILIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VIRGIL.
VIRGINIAfEnglish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman family name Verginius or Virginius which is of unknown meaning, but long associated with Latin virgo "maid, virgin". According to a legend, it was the name of a Roman woman killed by her father so as to save her from the clutches of a crooked official.... [more]
VISITACIÓNfSpanish
Means "visitation" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth.
VITOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VITUS.
VÍTORmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of VICTOR.
VIVIANAfItalian, Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of Vivianus (see VIVIAN). Saint Viviana (also known as Bibiana) was a Roman saint and martyr of the 4th century.
WILFREDOmSpanish
Spanish form of WILFRED.
XABImBasque
Basque diminutive of XAVIER.
XABIERmBasque, Galician
Basque and Galician form of XAVIER.
XACOBEmGalician
Galician form of JACOB (or JAMES).
XAIMEmGalician
Galician form of JAMES.
XANTImBasque
Basque form of SANTIAGO.
XAVImCatalan
Catalan diminutive of XAVIER.
XAVIERmEnglish, French, Portuguese, Catalan, Spanish (Archaic)
Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria meaning "the new house". This was the surname of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) who was borne in a village of this name. He was a missionary to India, Japan, China, and other areas in East Asia, and he is the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries. His surname has since been adopted as a given name in his honour, chiefly among Catholics.
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.
XIMENAfSpanish
Feminine form of XIMENO. This was the name of the wife of El Cid.
XIMOmCatalan
Valencian diminutive of JOAQUIM.
XIMUNmBasque
Basque form of XIMENO.