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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LINA (2) f English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Lithuanian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Short form of names ending in lina.
LINO (1) m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician form of LINUS.
LISANDRO m Spanish
Spanish form of LYSANDER.
LOIDA f Spanish
Spanish form of LOIS (1).
LOLA f Spanish, English
Diminutive of DOLORES.
LOLITA f Spanish
Diminutive of LOLA.
LOPE m Spanish
Spanish form of Lupus (see LOUP).
LORENA (1) f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian
Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian form of LORRAINE.
LORENZA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORENZO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)). Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492), known as the Magnificent, was a ruler of Florence during the Renaissance. He was also a great patron of the arts who employed Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists.
LORETO f & m Italian, Spanish
From the name of a town in Italy, originally called Lauretum in Latin, meaning "laurel grove". Supposedly in the 13th century the house of the Virgin Mary was miraculously carried by angels from Nazareth to the town.
LOURDES f Spanish
From the name of a French town. It became a popular center of pilgrimage after a young girl from the town had visions of the Virgin Mary in a nearby grotto.
LUCAS m English, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Biblical Latin
Latin form of Greek Λουκᾶς (see LUKE), as well as the form used in several other languages.
LUCHO m Spanish
Diminutive of LUIS.
LUCÍA f Spanish
Spanish form of LUCIA. This is the most popular name for girls in Spain beginning in 2003.
LUCIANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LUCIANUS.
LUCILA f Spanish
Spanish form of LUCILLA.
LUCIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of LUCIUS.
LUIS m Spanish
Spanish form of LOUIS.
LUISA f Spanish, Italian
Feminine form of LUIS.
LUIS ÁNGEL m Spanish
Combination of LUIS and ÁNGEL.
LUISINA f Spanish
Diminutive of LUISA.
LUISITA f Spanish
Diminutive of LUISA.
LUISITO m Spanish
Diminutive of LUIS.
LUNA f Roman Mythology, Italian, Spanish, English
Means "the moon" in Latin. Luna was the Roman goddess of the moon, frequently depicted driving a white chariot through the sky.
LUPE f & m Spanish
Short form of GUADALUPE.
LUPITA f Spanish
Diminutive of GUADALUPE.
LUZ f Spanish
Means "light" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Luz, meaning "Our Lady of Light".
MACARENA f Spanish
From the name of a barrio (district) in Seville, which got its name from a temple that may have been named for a person named Macarius (see MACARIO). The Virgin of Macarena, that is Mary, is widely venerated in Seville.
MACARIA f Spanish
Feminine form of MACARIO.
MACARIO m Spanish
Spanish form of the Latin name Macarius, derived from the Greek name Μακάριος (Makarios), which was in turn derived from Greek μάκαρ (makar) meaning "blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints.
MAIKEL m Dutch (Modern), Spanish (Modern)
Dutch and Spanish variant of MICHAEL (based on the English pronunciation).
MAITE (1) f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and TERESA.
MALENA f Swedish, Spanish
Swedish and Spanish short form of MAGDALENA.
MANOLA f Spanish
Spanish feminine diminutive of MANUEL.
MANOLO m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of MANUEL.
MANU (2) m & f French, Spanish, German, Finnish
Short form of MANUEL or EMMANUEL (and also of MANUELA in Germany).
MANUEL m Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Romanian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Spanish and Portuguese form of EMMANUEL. In the spelling Μανουήλ (Manouel) it was also used in the Byzantine Empire, notably by two emperors. It is possible this form of the name was transmitted to Spain and Portugal from Byzantium, since there were connections between the royal families (king Ferdinand III of Castile married Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen, who had Byzantine roots, and had a son named Manuel). The name has been used in Iberia since at least the 13th century and was borne by two kings of Portugal.
MANUELITA f Spanish
Diminutive of MANUELA.
MAR f Spanish, Catalan
Means "sea" in Spanish and Catalan. It is from the title of the Virgin Mary, María del Mar.
MARCELINA f Polish, Spanish
Polish and Spanish feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELINO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLUS.
MARCIA f English, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of MARCIUS. It was borne by a few very minor saints. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 18th century.
MARCIAL m Spanish
Spanish form of Martialis (see MARTIAL).
MARCIANO m Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of MARCIANUS.
MARCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of MARCIUS.
MARCO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch
Italian form of Marcus (see MARK). During the Middle Ages this name was common in Venice, where Saint Mark was supposedly buried. A famous bearer was the Venetian explorer Marco Polo, who travelled across Asia to China in the 13th century.
MARCOS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARGARITA f Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Greek, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also the Spanish word for the daisy flower (species Bellis perennis, Leucanthemum vulgare and others).
MARÍA f & m Spanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA.... [more]
MARÍA ÁNGELES f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and ÁNGELES.
MARÍA BELÉN f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and BELÉN.
MARÍA CARMEN f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and CARMEN. This was the most popular name for girls in Spain in the 1940s to the 1970s.
MARÍA CRISTINA f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and CRISTINA.
MARÍA DEL CARMEN f Spanish
Means "MARÍA of CARMEN" in Spanish.
MARÍA DOLORES f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and DOLORES.
MARÍA FERNANDA f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and FERNANDA.
MARÍA JESÚS f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and JESÚS.
MARÍA JOSÉ f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and JOSÉ, the names of the parents of Jesus.
MARÍA LUISA f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and LUISA.
MARÍA MANUELA f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and MANUELA.
MARIANA f Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Roman feminine form of MARIANUS. After the classical era it was frequently interpreted as a combination of MARIA and ANA. In Portuguese it is further used as a form of MARIAMNE.
MARIANELA f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and ESTELA.
MARIANITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of MARIANA.
MARIANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of MARIANUS. It is also used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARÍA PILAR f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and PILAR.
MARÍA TERESA f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and TERESA.
MARIBEL f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and ISABEL.
MARICELA f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and CELIA.
MARICRUZ f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and CRUZ.
MARINO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MARINUS.
MARIO m Italian, Spanish, German, Croatian
Italian and Spanish form of MARIUS. Famous bearers include American racecar driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-).
MARISA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese combination of MARIA and LUISA.
MARISELA f Spanish
Elaborated form of MARISA.
MARISOL f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and SOL (1) or SOLEDAD. It also resembles Spanish mar y sol "sea and sun".
MARISTELA f Spanish, Portuguese
From the title of the Virgin Mary, Stella Maris, meaning "star of the sea" in Latin. It can also be a combination of MARÍA and ESTELA.
MARITZA f Spanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of MARIA used particularly in Latin America.
MARTÍN m Spanish
Spanish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINA f German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Hungarian, English, Swedish, Dutch, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN). Saint Martina was a 3rd-century martyr who is one of the patron saints of Rome.
MARTIRIO f Spanish
Means "martyrdom" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Martirio, the patron saint of the Spanish town of Ugíjar.
MARTITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of MARTA.
MATEO m Spanish, Croatian
Spanish form of MATTHEW. This form is also sometimes used in Croatia, from the Italian form MATTEO.
MATÍAS m Spanish
Spanish form of MATTHIAS.
MATILDE f Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of MATILDA.
MAURICIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAXI m & f Spanish, German
Spanish short form of MAXIMILIANO (masculine) or German short form of MAXIMILIANE (feminine) or MAXIMILIAN (masculine).
MÁXIMA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMIANO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMIANUS.
MAXIMILIANO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMINO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMINUS.
MÁXIMO m Spanish
Spanish form of MAXIMUS.
MAYTE f Spanish
Variant of MAITE (1).
MELANIA f Italian, Spanish, Polish, Late Roman
Italian, Spanish and Polish form of MELANIE.
MELCHOR m Spanish
Spanish form of MELCHIOR.
MELISA f Spanish, Bosnian
Spanish and Bosnian form of MELISSA.
MERCEDES f Spanish
Means "mercies" (that is, the plural of mercy), from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, María de las Mercedes, meaning "Mary of Mercies". It is ultimately from the Latin word merces meaning "wages, reward", which in Vulgar Latin acquired the meaning "favour, pity".
MERCHE f Spanish
Diminutive of MERCEDES.
MIGUEL m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MICHAEL. A notable bearer of this name was Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), the Spanish novelist and poet who wrote Don Quixote.
MIGUELA f Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of MIGUEL.
MIGUEL ÁNGEL m Spanish
Spanish cognate of MICHELANGELO.
MILAGROS f Spanish
Means "miracles" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de los Milagros, which means "Our Lady of Miracles".
MIREIA f Catalan, Spanish
Catalan form of Mirèio (see MIREILLE).
MIREYA f Spanish
Variant of MIREIA.
MIRIAM f Hebrew, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MARY. It is used in the Old Testament, where it belongs to the elder sister of Moses and Aaron. She watched over the infant Moses as the pharaoh's daughter drew him from the Nile. The name has long been popular among Jews, and it has been used as an English Christian name (alongside Mary) since the Protestant Reformation.
MIRTA f Spanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Italian and Croatian cognate of MYRTLE.
MODESTA f Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of MODESTUS.
MODESTO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of MODESTUS.
MOISÉS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MOSES.
MONCHO m Spanish
Diminutive of RAMÓN.
MÓNICA f Spanish, Portuguese (European)
Spanish and Portuguese form of MONICA.
MORENA f Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of MORENO.
MORENO m Italian, Spanish
Derived from Italian moro or Spanish moreno meaning "dark-skinned".
NACHO m Spanish
Diminutive of IGNACIO.
NACIO m Spanish
Short form of IGNACIO.
NADIA (1) f French, Italian, Spanish, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the western world, as well as an alternate transcription of the Slavic name. It began to be used in France in the 19th century. The name received a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-).
NANDO m Spanish
Short form of FERNANDO.
NARCISO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NARCISSUS. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
NATALIO m Spanish
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATANAEL m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NATHANAEL.
NATIVIDAD f Spanish
Means "nativity" in Spanish.
NAYARA f Spanish
Spanish form of NAIARA.
NAYELI f Indigenous American, Zapotec, Spanish (Mexican)
Possibly from Zapotec nadxiie lii meaning "I love you" or nayele' meaning "open".
NAZARET f & m Spanish, Armenian
From Nazareth, the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Armenian.
NAZARIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of NAZARIUS.
NEIZAN m Spanish (Modern)
Spanish form of NATHAN, reflecting the English pronunciation.
NÉLIDA f Literature, Spanish
Created by French author Marie d'Agoult for her semi-autobiographical novel Nélida (1846), written under the name Daniel Stern. It was probably an anagram of her pen name DANIEL.
NEREIDA f Spanish
Derived from Greek Νηρηΐδες (Nereides) meaning "nymphs, sea sprites", ultimately derived from the name of the Greek sea god NEREUS, who supposedly fathered them.
NÉSTOR m Spanish
Spanish form of NESTOR.
NICANOR m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Spanish
From the Greek name Νικάνωρ (Nikanor), which was derived from νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man". This name was borne by several notable officers from ancient Macedon.
NICO m Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of NICHOLAS (or sometimes NICODEMUS).
NICODEMO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NICODEMUS.
NICOLÁS m Spanish
Spanish form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLASA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIDIA f Spanish
Variant of NYDIA.
NIEVES f Spanish
Means "snows" in Spanish, derived from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de las Nieves meaning "Our Lady of the Snows".
NILDA f Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of BRUNILDA.
NILO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NEILOS (and also of the Nile River).
NOA (1) f Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Biblical
Modern Hebrew form of NOAH (2), the daughter of Zelophehad in the Bible. It is also the form used in several other languages, as well as the spelling used in some English versions of the Old Testament.
NOELIA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of NOËL.
NOEMÍ f Spanish
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
NOHEMI f Spanish
Spanish variant form of NAOMI (1).
NORBERTO m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of NORBERT.
NURIA f Spanish
Spanish form of NÚRIA.
NYDIA f English (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".
OBDULIA f Spanish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a saint from Toledo, Spain. The details of her life are unknown.
OCTAVIA f English, 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.
OCTAVIO m Spanish
Spanish form of OCTAVIUS.
ODALIS f & m Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly an elaboration of ODILIA used in Latin America. In most countries it is a feminine name, but in the Dominican Republic it is commonly masculine.
OFELIA f Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of OPHELIA.
OLALLA f Spanish
Spanish variant of EULALIA. This was the name of two 4th-century saints from Spain.
OLEGARIO m Spanish
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.
OLGA f Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian, 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.
OLIVIA f English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
This name was used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy Twelfth Night (1602). This was a rare name in Shakespeare's time that may have been based on OLIVA or OLIVER, or directly from 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) m Arabic, English, Spanish, Italian
Alternate transcription of Arabic عمر (see 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).
ONOFRE m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ONUPHRIUS.
ORFEO m Italian, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of ORPHEUS.
ORIANA f Italian, 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.
ÓSCAR m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of OSCAR.
OSVALDO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of OSWALD.
OTILIA f Romanian, Spanish
Romanian and Spanish form of ODILIA.
OVIDIA f Ancient Roman, Spanish (Rare), Romanian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ovidius (see OVID).
OVIDIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Ovidius (see OVID).
PABLO m Spanish
Spanish form of Paulus (see PAUL). Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
PACA f Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PACÍFICA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of the Late Latin name Pacificus meaning "peacemaker".
PACO m Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
PALOMA f Spanish
Means "dove, pigeon" in Spanish.
PANCHO m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of FRANCISCO. This name was borne by Pancho Villa (1878-1923), a Mexican bandit and revolutionary.
PÁNFILO m Spanish
Spanish form of PAMPHILOS.
PAOLA f Italian, Spanish
Italian feminine form of PAUL.
PAQUITA f Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PAQUITO m Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
PASCUAL m Spanish
Spanish form of PASCAL.
PASCUALA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PASCAL.
PASTOR m Spanish, Late Roman
From a Late Latin name meaning "shepherd". This was the name of at least three saints.
PASTORA f Spanish
Feminine form of PASTOR.
PATRICIA f English, 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.
PATRICIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PAULA f German, English, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Latvian, 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.
PAULINO m Spanish, 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.
PAZ (1) f Spanish
Means "peace" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, meaning "Our Lady of Peace".
PEDRO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of PETER. This was the name of the only two emperors of Brazil.
PELAYO m Spanish
Spanish form of PELAGIUS.
PEPE m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of JOSEPH.
PEPITA f Spanish
Spanish feminine diminutive of JOSEPH.
PEPITO m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of JOSEPH.
PERLA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of PEARL.
PERLITA f Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of PERLA.
PERPETUA f Spanish (Rare), Late Roman
Derived from Latin perpetuus meaning "continuous". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint martyred with another woman named Felicity.
PETRONA f Spanish
Possibly a feminine form of PETRONIUS.
PÍA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PIUS.
PIEDAD f Spanish
Means "mercy, piety" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin pietas.
PILAR f Spanish
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.
PILI f Spanish
Diminutive of PILAR.
PÍO m Spanish
Spanish form of PIUS.
PLÁCIDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PLINIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Plinius (see PLINY).
PONCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of PONTIUS.
PORFIRIO m Italian, Spanish
Derived from the Greek name Πορφύριος (Porphyrios), which was derived from the word πορφύρα (porphyra) meaning "purple dye". This was the name of several early saints.
PRIMITIVA f Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of PRIMITIVUS. Saint Primitiva was an early martyr from Rome.
PRIMITIVO m Spanish
Spanish form of PRIMITIVUS.
PRISCILA f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of PRISCILLA.
PRÓSPERO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of PROSPER.
PRUDENCIA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUDENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of PRUDENTIUS.
PURIFICACIÓN f Spanish
Means "purification" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the ritual purification of the Virgin Mary after her childbirth.
QUIQUE m Spanish
Diminutive of ENRIQUE.
QUIRINO m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of QUIRINUS.
RAFA m Spanish
Spanish short form of RAFAEL.
RAFAEL m Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovene, Hebrew
Form of RAPHAEL in various languages.
RAFAELA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAIMUNDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of RAYMOND.
RAINERIO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of RAYNER.
RAMIRO m Spanish, 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.
RAMÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of RAYMOND.
RAMONA f Spanish, 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.
RAQUEL f Spanish, Portuguese, English
Spanish and Portuguese form of RACHEL.
RAÚL m Spanish
Spanish form of Radulf (see RALPH).
RAYMUNDO m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Portuguese variant form of RAYMOND.
REBECA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REBECCA.
REGINA f English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Estonian, 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.
RÉGULO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REGULUS.
REINA (1) f Spanish
Means "queen" in Spanish.
REINALDO m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of REYNOLD.
REMEDIOS f Spanish
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".
REMIGIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Remigius (see RÉMY).
RENATO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RENATUS.
RENÉ m French, German, Spanish, Slovak, Czech
French form of RENATUS. A famous bearer was the French mathematician and rationalist philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650).
REYES f & m Spanish
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.
REYNA f Spanish
Variant of REINA (1).
REYNALDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REYNOLD.
RICARDA f Spanish, German
Spanish and German feminine form of RICHARD.
RICARDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of RICHARD.
RICO (1) m Spanish
Short form of RICARDO.
RITA f Italian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese, Latvian, Lithuanian
Short form of MARGHERITA and other names ending in rita. A famous bearer was American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
ROBERTINA f Italian, Spanish
Feminine diminutive of ROBERTO.
ROBERTO m Italian, 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.
ROCÍO f Spanish
Means "dew" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María del Rocío meaning "Mary of the Dew".
RODOLFITO m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of RODOLFO.
RODOLFO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RUDOLF. This is the name of the hero in Puccini's opera La Bohème (1896).
RODRIGO m Spanish, 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.
ROGELIO m Spanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Rogelius, which was possibly derived from the name Rogatus, which was itself derived from Latin rogatus "request".
ROLANDO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of ROLAND.
ROLDÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of ROLAND.
ROMÁN m Spanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
RÓMULO m Spanish
Spanish form of ROMULUS.
ROQUE m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ROCCO.
ROSA (1) f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Generally this can be considered a Latin form of ROSE, though originally it may have come from the unrelated 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).
ROSALÍA f Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of ROSALIA.
ROSALINA f Portuguese, Spanish
Latinate form of ROSALINE.
ROSALINDA f Spanish, Italian
Latinate form of ROSALIND.
ROSALVA f Spanish
Variant of ROSALBA.
ROSA MARÍA f Spanish
Combination of ROSA (1) and MARÍA.
ROSARIO f & m Spanish, 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.
ROSAURA f Spanish
Means "golden rose", derived from Latin rosa "rose" and aurea "golden". This name was (first?) used by Pedro Calderón de la Barca for a character in his play Life Is a Dream (1635).
ROSENDA f Spanish
Feminine form of ROSENDO.
ROSENDO m Spanish
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.
ROSITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of ROSA (1).
ROXANA f English, Spanish, Romanian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latin form of Ῥωξάνη (Rhoxane), 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).
RUBÉN m Spanish
Spanish form of REUBEN.
RUFINO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RUFINUS.
RUPERTA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of RUPERT.
RUPERTO m Spanish
Spanish form of RUPERT.
RUT f Spanish, Icelandic, Swedish, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Form of RUTH (1) in several languages.
RUTH (1) f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From a Hebrew name that 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]
RUY m Portuguese, 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.
SABAS m Spanish
From the Greek name Σάββας (Sabbas), 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.
SABINA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Swedish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Sabinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "a 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.
SALOMÉ f French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of SALOME.
SALUD f Spanish
Spanish cognate of SALUT.