Spanish (Latin American) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of Spanish names used more often in Latin America. See also about Spanish names.
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AAMORfBreton (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Aanor influenced by Latin amor "love".
ACADIAfAmerican (Rare), Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
From the name of a colony in New France in North America, derived from Arcadia and coinciding with Mi'kmaq suffix -akadie, meaning "place of abundance". This is also the name of a National Park in Maine.
ADALIRAfSpanish (Latin American)
Possibly a (rhotacized) variant of Adalida, a cognate of Adelaide.
ADALUNAfSpanish (Latin American)
Combination of Ada and Luna. This was also the name given by the Romans for the river now known as Lune.
ADAMARISfSpanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic), English
Either a combination of Ada and Maris, or a combination of the prefix a with Damaris, or from Latin adamō meaning "I love truly, earnestly, deeply or greatly; covet".
ADELITZAfSpanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of Adela used particularly in Latin America.
ADELMAfSpanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
This name is probably a short form of Adelmara.
ADMIELmHebrew, Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Means "man of God" in Hebrew.
AFRANIAfAncient Roman, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American)
Feminine form of Afranius. A bearer of this name was the ancient Roman woman Gaia Afrania, wife of the senator Licinius Buccio.
AHTZIRIfSpanish (Mexican)
Possibly a variant of the name Yatziri. May be of Mayan or Aztec origin, with some sources claiming it means "corn flower" or "corn goddess".
AIANmSpanish (Latin American), Filipino
Possibly a form of AIA or AINA or IAN.
ALAIZAfBasque, Filipino, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American), Belarusian
Taken from the name of a Marian church in the greater Álava area.... [more]
ALBIAfBasque, Spanish (Latin American)
Taken from the name of a grotto in the Aralar Range in the Basque Mountains where a dolmen was discovered in 1915, as well as from the name of a suburb of Bilbao where Sabino Arana Goiri was born. Goiri was a writer, creator of the Basque flag, founder of the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) and is generally considered "the father of Basque nationalism".
ALEKZANDERmEnglish (Modern), Russian (Rare), Spanish (Mexican, Modern, Rare)
Rare Russian variant transcription of Aleksandr as well as a modern English variant of Alexander.
ALERAfSpanish (Latin American)
The name for a genus of South American butterflies.
ALIRAfSpanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Aliria and feminine form of Aliro.
ALTAIRAfEnglish (Modern, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
The name of a character in the classic 1956 science fiction film, Forbidden Planet. Altaira Morbius was the daughter of the scientist and space voyager Dr. Edward Morbius. The name Altaira is derived from Altair, the brightest star in the constellation of the Eagle (Aquila).
AMAIRANIfSpanish (Latin American)
Possibly an elaboration of Amara.
AMANCAYfQuechua, Native American, Spanish (Latin American)
The name Amancay comes from the quechua "amánkay". It is the name given to a yellow lily with red streaks native to South America. By extension, the word also means "yellow".... [more]
AMARISfSpanish (Latin American), English (Modern)
Amaris is a modern Latin American elaboration of the Spanish name Amara, a feminine form of Amaro. Amaro comes from the Latin word amarus, meaning "bitter". Amaris coincides with the Latin word amaris, which means "you are loved"... [more]
AMILAMIAfBasque, Basque Mythology, Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
In Basque mythology, Amilamia is a benevolent being who helps those in need.... [more]
ANAHÍfSpanish (Latin American), Tupí
Meaning uncertain. In Tupi-Guarani legend this is the name of a princess killed by Spanish conquistadors, who was turned into a flower--usually identified with the flower of the Ceibo tree (Erythrina crista-galli)... [more]
ANAIDAfSpanish (Latin American)
This name is probably either a combination of the names Ana and Ida, or the Spanish form of Anaïs.
ANICIAfAncient Roman, Spanish (Latin American, Rare), English (Rare), French (Rare)
Feminine form of Anicius. The most well-known bearer of this name was Anicia Juliana, the daughter of Western Roman Emperor Olybrius.
ANITZAfSpanish (Latin American)
Latin American diminutive of Ana, using the popular -itza suffix found in Maritza.
ANSILTAfSpanish (Latin American, Rare)
Allegedly taken from the name of a mountain in the Argentinian Andes.
ANTINEAfItalian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
The name of the queen of Atlantis is the 1919 novel L'Atlantide by Pierre Benoit.
ARACYfPortuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant of Araci. A known bearer of this name was Aracy de Almeida (1914-1988), a Brazilian singer.
ARCADIOmGalician, Italian (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Galician, Italian and Spanish form of Arkadios.
ARELYfSpanish (Latin American)
Possibly an Hispanicized form of Aurélie.
ARGELIOmSpanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Masculine form of Argelia. Famous bearers of this name include the Cuban comedian Argelio García Rodríguez (1925–1992) and the retired Honduran soccer referee Argelio Sabillón (b. 1957), who has a stadium named after him (located in the Honduran city Santa Bárbara).
ARGENIDAfSpanish (Latin American), Literature
The name of a minor character in 100 Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez. Argenida is the trusted servant and confidante of Rebeca.
ARISMENDImSpanish (Latin American), Spanish (Caribbean)
Transferred from the Basque surname meaning "mountain of oaks" from aris "oak" and mendi "mountain".
ARSINOEfAncient Greek, Greek (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American), Italian (Rare)
Derived from Greek arsis "to rise, to lift" combined with Greek nous "mind, intellect". This name was borne by a princess from the Ptolemaic dynasty of ancient Egypt.
ASALIAfSpanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of Azalia. A known bearer of this name is Asalia Nazario, the Puerto Rican mother of American actress Zoe Saldana (b. 1978).
AULOmItalian, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Aulus.
AURALUBYfSpanish (Latin American, Latinized, Modern, Rare)
Spanish feminine corruption of the latin name "Aurelius." Native to Belize Central America.
AURITAfSpanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of names beginning with Aur-.
AURORITAfSpanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of Aurora used primarily used in Latin America.
AUXILIOf & mSpanish (Mexican), Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish form of Auxilius. Used as a predominately feminine name in Mexico, but is masculine in other Spanish speaking countries.
AYALIEfSpanish (Latin American)
Feminine form of Spanish surname Ayala
AZALIAfEnglish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
In English-speaking countries, this name is usually a variant spelling of Azaliah and Azalea, but there are also cases where it is a variant spelling of Azelia.... [more]
BASILIAfSpanish (Latin American), German (Rare), Medieval English
Feminine form of Basil. As an English Christian name, this was much used in the Middle Ages (though the reason for its popularity remains somewhat of a mystery - perhaps a reference to Saint Veronica as Basilia in the medieval Death of Pilate was responsible for the name's use), but has long been obsolete.
BELKISfSpanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Apparently an Hispanic variant of Bilqis (or Balqis, the name of the queen of Sheba in Islamic tradition). It is borne by Turkish folk singer Belkis Akkale (1956-), as well as the late Cuban artist Belkis Ayón (1967-1999).
BELLEZAfSpanish (Mexican, Rare)
From Spanish belleza meaning "beauty, lovely".
BENEHAROmSpanish (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]
BETHZYfSpanish (Mexican), Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Latin American variant of Betsy. This name was brought to public attention by Bethzy Zamorano, a contestant on the Mexican reality television series Bailando por un Sueño. She and her partner, actor/comedian Adrián Uribe, were runner-ups in the first season (2005), which most likely influenced the name's spike in popularity in 2006.
BETITAfSpanish (Latin American)
A shortened and diminutive form of Elizabeth.... [more]
BETSAIDAfBiblical (Hispanicized), Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from Betsaida, which is the Spanish form of Bethsaida, the name of two places in the New Testament. For both places, the name is either of Aramaic or Hebrew origin and means either "house of hunting" or "house of fishing"... [more]
BETZAIDAfSpanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of Betsaida. This name is the most popular out of the two.... [more]
BONNICAfSpanish (Latin American)
name meaning beautiful or a form of beauty
BRISENIAfSpanish (Mexican)
This given name is probably a combination of Briseida or Brigida with any name ending in -enia or -senia (depends on which name is used for the first part of the name), such as Eugenia and Yesenia.
CALÍOPEfSpanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Calliope (see Kalliope).
CANIOmItalian, Spanish (Latin American)
Italian and Spanish form of Canius.
CATEDRAfSpanish (Latin American)
Maybe derived from the catholic feast day 'Cathedra Petri'. The word cathedra derives from Ancient Greek καθέδρα ‎(kathédra) "chair of a teacher, throne".
CATIRAfSpanish (Caribbean)
Means "blonde" in the Cumanagota dialect, a Carib language most common to the native peoples of Venezuela. It is now a name and slang for a blonde-haired person in Venezuela.
CECIAfSpanish (Latin American)
Latin American variant of Cecía.
CELESTITAfSpanish (Latin American)
Means "celestite" in Spanish. Also known as celestine, celestite is a colourless, orange or blue mineral with orthorhombic crystals, so named from Latin caelestis "heavenly, pertaining to the sky" (compare Caelestis) after its usual pale sky-blue shade.
CELICAfSpanish (Latin American)
Means "heavenly, celestial", from Latin coelica, from caelicus 'heavenly, celestial'.
CELIDAfSpanish (Mexican)
the most beautiful one of all
CELIMARfSpanish (Latin American, Rare), English
Celimar stands for the sky and the lovely ocean.... [more]
CHICHIfSpanish (Latin American, Americanized, Rare)
This version comes from the american word Chiwawa mixed with the name Chloe meaning "Small" or "Tiny"
CHIQUINQUIRÁfSpanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish feminine name given in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá. Chiquinquirá itself is of Chibcha origin and means "Place of swamps covered with fog".
CIELAfEnglish (Modern, Rare), Filipino, Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare)
Either a modern variant of Cielo or a truncated form of names that end in -ciela.
CIRAfItalian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese
Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese feminine form of Cyrus.
CLARINELLfSpanish (Caribbean)
Mixture of the words Clarinet and Claribell.
CLEMENCIAfSpanish (Latin American), Medieval Occitan, Medieval English
Spanish and Occitan form of Clementia as well as an English variant of this name.
CLEMENSIAfAmerican (Rare, Archaic), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
A feminine form of Clemens. Clemensia is also a genus of moths.
CLIOTIDEfFrench (Rare, Archaic), Spanish (Mexican, Rare, Archaic)
Local vernacular corruption of Clothilde found in the Poitou-Charentes region.
CONDORITOmSpanish (Latin American)
From the Chilean comic strip Condorito, based on a condor
CORALYSfSpanish (Caribbean)
Combination of Coral and -lys.
CORDEROmSpanish (Latin American), African American
From Spanish cordero "lamb", perhaps via the Spanish surname Cordero (originally denoting either a shepherd or someone thought to resemble a lamb).
DAIRAfGreek Mythology, Spanish (Latin American)
The name of an Okeanid Nymph of the town in Eleusis in Attika, Greece. It is derived from the element δαο (dao), meaning "the knowing one, teacher".
DALEYZAfSpanish (Latin American)
Possibly an elaborated variant of Dalia with the name suffix -iza.... [more]
DANIELYSfSpanish (Caribbean)
Combination of Daniela and -lys.
DANITZAfSpanish (Latin American)
Latin American diminutive of Daniela, using the popular -itza ending found in Maritza. Coincides with the Serbian and Croatian pronunciation of Danica.
DANUBIAfSpanish (Latin American, Rare)
Feminine variant for the name of the Danube River, located in Central and Eastern Europe.
DARCIAfEnglish (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Spanish (Mexican, Rare), Swiss (Rare)
In English-speaking countries, this name is probably a variant of Darcy, one that may have been inspired by the name Marcia.... [more]
DARIELAfSpanish (Latin American)
Possibly a feminine form of Dariel or an elaborated form of Daria.
DARLINGf & mEnglish, Spanish (Latin American), Filipino
Transferred use of the surname Darling, or else derived directly from the word.
DAYANAfSpanish (Latin American), Haitian Creole
Probably an Hispanic variant of Diana, reflecting the English pronunciation, though it coincides with a botanical name belonging to more than one South American orchid, which derives from the surname of English botanist John Day (1824-88)... [more]
DAYANARAfSpanish (Latin American), English
Possibly an elaborated form of Dayana or a variant of Deianira... [more]
DEIDADf & mSpanish (Latin American, Rare)
This name means "deity," from Latin deitās, coined by Augustine of Hippo, who derived it from deus meaning "god."
DELISIAfSpanish (Mexican), English
Presumably a Spanish form of Delicia.
DERLISmSpanish (Latin American)
This name is borne by Paraguayan footballer, Derlis González.
DINORAHfEnglish, Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Mexican), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Theatre
Possibly derived from Aramaic dinur (also denur) meaning "of fire", derived from di "of" and nur "fire, light". Because of the similarity with the Hebrew word din "trial, judgement", this name is sometimes seen as a more elaborate form of the name Dinah... [more]
DIOSMARYfSpanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant of Josmary apparently influenced by Spanish Dios "God". It was used for a character in the Venezuelan telenovela 'Toda una dama' (2007-2008).
DOREIDAfSpanish (Latin American)
Of unknown meaning; possibly inspired by Nereida.
DUNESKAfSpanish (Caribbean)
Dominican Republic
DUNIXEfBasque (Modern), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Spanish Dionisia (making it a cognate of Denise).
EDGMERmSpanish (Latin American)
This name is mostly used in Venezuela.
EDIERmSpanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown. It may possibly be a Latin American form of the Basque names Eder or Edur. Known bearers of this name include the Colombian-born Swedish soccer player Edier Frejd (b. 1979) and the Colombian soccer player Edier Tello (b... [more]