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BENEHARO m Spanish (Canarian), Spanish (Latin American)
From Guanche ⴱⵏⵂⴰⵔ (benehar), from *we-n-ăwəssar
, composed of *we-n
"one of the" and *wəššər
"to be old". Beneharo was the name of a late 15th century leader (mencey) of the kingdom of Anaga on the island of Tenerife... [more]
CATHAYSA f Spanish (Canarian)
Allegedly means "beautiful (big) daisy" in the Guanche language. Recorded as the name of a 7-year-old Guanche girl who was sold as a slave in Valencia in 1494. Cathaysa is also the title of a song recorded by singer Pedro Guerra in the 1980s.
CHAXIRAXI f Spanish (Canarian), Guanche Mythology
Means "she who sustains the firmament" in the Guanche language (source: Dr. Ignacio Reyes García). This is the name of the mother goddess in Guanche mythology. After the conquest of the Canary Islands and their subsequent Christianization, Chaxiraxi became identified with the Virgin of Candelaria
, an alleged appearance of the Virgin Mary on the island of Tenerife.
DÁCIL f Spanish (Canarian)
The name of a Guanche princess of Tenerife who lived during the 15th century. She is best known for her marriage to a Spanish conqueror of the island. According to the scholar Ignacio Reyes García, the name means "footprint, step" in the Guanche language.
ECHEDEY m Spanish (Canarian)
From Guanche ⵂⴻⴷⴻⵢ (ehedey), from *ezădăy
, "to unite, to reconcile" or "to recognize, to acknowledge". Echedey was the name of a mid-15th century leader (mencey) of the kingdom of Tihuya on the island of La Palma.
HAÑAGUA f Spanish (Canarian)
From Guanche ⴰⵐⴰⵓⴰ (añawa), through palatalisation from aniawa, from *ha-nya-wa
"this one is melody". Hañagua was the name of the wife of the 15th century leader (mencey) Bencomo of the kingdom of Taoro on the island of Tenerife.
ITAHISA f Spanish (Canarian)
Possibly derived from a Guanche word meaning "skeleton" or "bones". This was recorded as the name of a 6-year-old Guanche girl who was sold as a slave in Valencia in 1494. The name was revived in the Canary Islands in the 1970s... [more]
JONAY m Spanish (Canarian)
Jonay is assumed to be derived from the second half of the name of Garajonay peak (the highest point on the island of La Gomera), formerly Garagono(c)he, from Guanche *garagônaše
, from *gar-g-Wunẓiẓ
"Eiunche a Guanche seer possesses superiority" or "Eiunche is at the highest height"... [more]
MEAGENS f Spanish (Canarian)
From Guanche ⵎⴰⵗⵏⵙ (*m-aɣens) "like a needle; thin, slender". The name was found on a list of Guanche slaves as the name of a 30-year-old woman from La Palma, sold on the slave market of Valencia on 28 January 1494.
NAIRA f & m Spanish (Canarian)
Recorded ca. 1484 by Pedro Gómez Escudero as the name of a Guanche (male) warrior from Telde. According to the scholar Ignacio Reyes García, the name means "front" or "to guide" in the Guanche language.... [more]
NÁYADE f & m Spanish (Canarian, Latinized, Rare)
En la mitología griega, las náyades son las Ondinas eran las ninfas de los cuerpos de agua dulce — fuentes, pozos, manantiales, arroyos y riachuelos —, y encarnaban la divinidad del curso de agua que habitaban, de la misma forma que los oceánidas eran las personificaciones divinas de los ríos.
TENESOR m Spanish (Canarian, Rare)
Of Guanche origin, meaning "you precede (others)", "lead the way" or "you stay ahead". This was the name of an Aboriginal chieftain from Gran Canaria who converted to Christianism and allied with the Spaniards, aiding them in the conquest of the Canary Islands... [more]
XERACH m & f Spanish (Canarian)
Apparently derives from a Guanche word meaning "bad omens" (source: Dr. Ignacio Reyes García). Recorded as the name of a 17-year-old Guanche girl from Tenerife who was sold as a slave in Valencia in 1497... [more]
YÁIZA f Spanish (Canarian), Folklore, Literature
Origin and meaning unknown, perhaps from the name of a village on the Canarian island of Lanzarote, which may be of indigenous Guanche origin. Allegedly Yáiza was the name of a Guanche princess who inhabited the Canary Islands in pre-colonial times... [more]
YERAY m Spanish (Canarian)
Apparently lifted from a Canarian place name, which is derived from a Guanche word meaning "big, grand".
YURENA f Spanish (Canarian)
Canarian name said to mean "evil spirit" in a Guanche language. Yurena has been used as a feminine given name since at least the 1970s. It is the middle name of Spanish beauty queen Patricia Yurena Rodríguez Alonso (b... [more]