Spanish (Latin American) Submitted Names
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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".
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".
ANAHÍfGuarani, Tupi, Spanish (Latin American)
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]
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).
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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]