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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HERNÁN m Spanish
Short form of HERNANDO.
HERNANDO m Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of FERDINAND. A famous bearer of this name was Hernando Cortés (1485-1547), a Spanish conquistador.
HIGINI m Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of HYGINUS.
HILARGI f Basque
Means "moon" in Basque.
HILARIO m Spanish
Spanish form of HILARIUS.
HILDA f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Anglo-Saxon (Latinized), Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element hild "battle". The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names. Saint Hilda of Whitby was a 7th-century English saint and abbess. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.
HIPÓLITO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HIPPOLYTOS.
HIRUNE f Basque
Means "trinity" in Basque, derived from hiru meaning "three".
HODEI m Basque
Means "cloud" in Basque.
HORACIO m Spanish
Spanish form of HORATIUS.
HORTENSIA f Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name Hortensius, possibly derived from Latin hortus "garden".
HUG m Catalan
Catalan form of HUGH.
HUGO m Spanish, Portuguese, English, Dutch, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of HUGH. As a surname it has belonged to the French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885), the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
HUMBERTO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HUMBERT.
IAGO m Welsh, Galician, Portuguese
Welsh and Galician form of JACOB. This was the name of two early Welsh kings of Gwynedd. It is also the name of the villain in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Othello' (1603).
IBAI m Basque
Means "river" in Basque.
IBÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of IBAN.
IBAN m Basque
Basque variant form of JOHN.
IDA f English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element id meaning "work, labour". The Normans brought this name to England, though it eventually died out there in the Middle Ages. It was strongly revived in the 19th century, in part due to the heroine in Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'The Princess' (1847), which was later adapted into the play 'Princess Ida' (1884) by Gilbert and Sullivan.... [more]
IDOYA f Spanish
From the Spanish place name Idoia, possibly meaning "pond" in Basque, an important place of worship of the Virgin Mary.
IGNACIA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIO m Spanish
Spanish form of IGNATIUS.
IGNASI m Catalan
Catalan form of IGNATIUS.
IGON m Basque
Means "ascension" in Basque.
IGONE f Basque
Feminine form of IGON. It is a Basque equivalent of Ascensión.
IHINTZA f Basque
Means "dew" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Rocío.
IKER m Basque
Means "visitation" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Visitación.
ILDEFONSO m Spanish
Spanish form of the Visigothic name Hildefons, which meant "battle ready", derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and funs "ready". This was the name of a 7th-century saint, an archbishop of Toledo.
ILEANA f Romanian, Spanish, Italian
Possibly a Romanian variant of ELENA. In Romanian folklore this is the name of a princess kidnapped by monsters and rescued by a heroic knight.
IMANOL m Basque
Basque form of EMMANUEL.
IMELDA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of IRMHILD. The Blessed Imelda was a young 14th-century nun from Bologna.
IMMACULADA f Catalan
Catalan cognate of INMACULADA.
IÑAKI m Basque
Basque form of IGNATIUS.
INÉS f Spanish
Spanish form of AGNES.
ÍNGRID f Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of INGRID.
ÍÑIGO m Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of ENEKO. This was the birth name of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, who changed it in honour of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. As such, this name is sometimes regarded as a form of IGNATIUS.
INMA f Spanish
Short form of INMACULADA.
INMACULADA f Spanish
Means "immaculate" in Spanish. This name is given to commemorate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.
INOCENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
ION (1) m Basque, Romanian
Basque and Romanian form of JOHN.
IRATI f Basque
Means "fern field" in Basque.
IRENE f English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ειρηνη (Eirene), derived from a word meaning "peace". This was the name of the Greek goddess who personified peace, one of the ‘Ωραι (Horai). It was also borne by several early Christian saints. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, notably being borne by an 8th-century empress, who was the first woman to lead the empire. She originally served as regent for her son, but later had him killed and ruled alone.... [more]
IRIA f Portuguese, Galician
Possibly a Portuguese and Galician form of IRENE. This was the name of a 7th-century saint (also known as Irene) from Tomar in Portugal. This is also the name of an ancient town in Galicia (now a district of Padrón).
IRIS f Greek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish, Greek
Means "rainbow" in Greek. Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow, also serving as a messenger to the gods. This name can also be given in reference to the word (which derives from the same Greek source) for the iris flower or the coloured part of the eye.
IRMA f German, English, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Lithuanian, Hungarian (Rare), Ancient Germanic
German short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen, which meant "whole, universal". It is thus related to EMMA. It began to be regularly used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century.
IRUNE f Basque
Variant of HIRUNE.
ISAAC m English, Spanish, Catalan, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name יִצְחָק (Yitzchaq) meaning "he will laugh, he will rejoice", derived from צָחַק (tzachaq) meaning "to laugh". The Old Testament explains this meaning, by recounting that Abraham laughed when God told him that his aged wife Sarah would become pregnant with Isaac (see Genesis 17:17), and later Sarah laughed when overhearing the same prophecy (see Genesis 18:12). When Isaac was a boy, God tested Abraham's faith by ordering him to sacrifice his son, though an angel prevented the act at the last moment. Isaac went on to become the father of Esau and Jacob with his wife Rebecca.... [more]
ISABEL f Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German
Medieval Occitan form of ELIZABETH. It spread throughout Spain, Portugal and France, becoming common among the royalty by the 12th century. It grew popular in England in the 13th century after Isabella of Angoulême married the English king John, and it was subsequently bolstered when Isabella of France married Edward II the following century.... [more]
ISAÍAS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISAIAH.
ISAURA f Portuguese, Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "from Isauria". Isauria was the name of a region in Asia Minor.
ISIDORA f Spanish, Portuguese, Serbian, Russian (Rare), Italian (Rare), English (Rare), Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ISIDORE. This was the name of a 4th-century Egyptian saint and hermitess.
ISIDORO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of ISIDORE.
ISIDRO m Spanish
Spanish variant of ISIDORE.
ISMAEL m Spanish, Portuguese, Biblical Greek
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISHMAEL. This is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ITSASNE f Basque
Variant of ITSASO.
ITSASO f Basque
Means "ocean" in Basque.
ITXARO f Basque
Means "hope" in Basque.
ITXASO f Basque
Diminutive of ITSASO.
ITZAL m Basque
Means "shadow" in Basque.
ITZIAR f Basque, Spanish
From the name of a Basque village that contains an important shrine to the Virgin Mary, possibly meaning "old stone".
IVÁN m Spanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of IVAN.
IVETTE f Spanish
Spanish form of YVETTE.
IVONNE f Spanish, German, Dutch
Spanish, German and Dutch variant of YVONNE.
IZAN m Spanish (Modern)
Spanish form of ETHAN, reflecting the English pronunciation.
IZAR f Basque
Means "star" in Basque.
IZARO f Basque
Meaning unknown, from the name of a small island off the Spanish coast in the Bay of Biscay.
IZOTZ m Basque
Means "ice" in Basque.
JACINTA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
JACINTO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HYACINTHUS.
JACOBO m Spanish
Spanish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAFET m Spanish
Spanish form of JAPHETH.
JAIME (1) m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JAMES.
JAIR m Biblical, Biblical Portuguese, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "he shines" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a son of Manasseh and one of the ruling judges of the Israelites.
JAKES m Basque
Basque form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAN (1) m Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Polish, Slovene, German, Catalan, Sorbian
Form of JOHANNES used in various languages. This name was borne by the 15th-century Flemish painter Jan van Eyck and the 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer.
JAUME m Catalan
Catalan form of JAMES.
JAUMET m Catalan (Rare)
Diminutive of JAUME.
JAVI m Spanish
Short form of JAVIER.
JAVIER m Spanish
Spanish form of XAVIER.
JAVIERA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of XAVIER.
JENARO m Spanish
Spanish form of JANUARIUS.
JENNIFER f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish
From a Cornish form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar (see GUINEVERE). This name has only been common outside of Cornwall since the beginning of the 20th century, after it was featured in George Bernard Shaw's play 'The Doctor's Dilemma' (1906).
JENNY f English, Swedish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Spanish
Originally a medieval English diminutive of JANE. Since the middle of the 20th century it has been primarily considered a diminutive of JENNIFER.
JEREMÍAS m Spanish
Spanish form of JEREMIAH.
JERÓNIMO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JEROME.
JESSICA f English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish
This name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock. Shakespeare probably based it on the biblical name ISCAH, which would have been spelled Jescha in his time. It was not commonly used as a given name until the middle of the 20th century. Notable bearers include actresses Jessica Tandy (1909-1994) and Jessica Lange (1949-).
JESÚS m Spanish
Spanish form of JESUS, used as a personal name.
JESUSA f Spanish
Feminine form of JESÚS.
JIMENA f Spanish
Variant of XIMENA.
JOAN (2) m Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOANA f Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOAN PAU m Catalan
Combination of JOAN (2) and PAU.
JOAQUIM m Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of JOACHIM.
JOAQUIMA f Catalan
Catalan feminine form of JOACHIM.
JOAQUÍN m Spanish
Spanish form of JOACHIM.
JOAQUINA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of JOACHIM.
JOEL m English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el) meaning "YAHWEH is God", from the elements יוֹ (yo) and אֵל ('el), both referring to the Hebrew God. Joel is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Joel, which describes a plague of locusts. In England, it was first used as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation.
JOFRE m Catalan
Catalan form of GEOFFREY.
JOKIN m Basque
Basque form of JOACHIM.
JON (1) m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Basque
Scandinavian and Basque form of JOHN.
JONATAN m Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Spanish form of JONATHAN, as well as a Scandinavian and German variant form.
JONE (1) f Basque
Basque feminine form of JON (1).
JORDÀ m Catalan
Catalan form of JORDAN.
JORDÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of JORDAN.
JORDI m Catalan
Catalan form of GEORGE.
JORGE m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GEORGE.
JOSÉ m & f Spanish, Portuguese, French
Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSEPH, as well as a French variant. In Spanish-speaking regions it is occasionally used as a feminine middle name (or the second part of a double name), often paired with María.
JOSÉ ÁNGEL m Spanish
Combination of JOSÉ and ÁNGEL.
JOSÉ ANTONIO m Spanish
Combination of JOSÉ and ANTONIO.
JOSEBA m Basque
Basque form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFA f Spanish, Portuguese, Czech
Spanish, Portuguese and Czech feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFINA f Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish
Spanish, Portuguese and Swedish feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSÉ LUIS m Spanish
Combination of JOSÉ and LUIS.
JOSÉ MANUEL m Spanish
Combination of JOSÉ and MANUEL.
JOSÉ MARÍA m Spanish
Combination of JOSÉ and MARÍA, the names of the parents of Jesus.
JOSEP m Catalan
Catalan form of JOSEPH.
JOSEPE m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish variant of JOSEPH.
JOSEP MARIA m Catalan
Combination of JOSEP and MARIA, the names of the parents of Jesus.
JOSU m Basque
Basque form of JESUS.
JOSUÉ m French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSHUA.
JOSUNE f Basque
Feminine form of JOSU.
JOVITA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of the Roman name Iovita (masculine), which was derived from the name of the god JOVE. This was the name of an early saint and martyr, the brother of Faustinus.
JUAN (1) m Spanish, Manx
Spanish and Manx form of Iohannes (see JOHN). This name is borne by Don Juan, a character from Spanish legend who, after killing his lover's father, is dragged to hell by the father's ghost.
JUANA f Spanish
Spanish form of Iohanna (see JOANNA), making it the feminine form of JUAN (1). This name was borne by Juana the Mad, a 16th-century queen of Castile.
JUAN BAUTISTA m Spanish
Combination of JUAN (1) and BAUTISTA, given in honour of Saint John the Baptist.
JUAN CARLOS m Spanish
Combination of JUAN (1) and CARLOS.
JUANITA f Spanish
Diminutive of JUANA.
JUANITO m Spanish
Diminutive of JUAN (1).
JUAN PABLO m Spanish
Combination of JUAN (1) and PABLO.
JUDIT f Hungarian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Form of JUDITH used in several languages.
JUDITH f English, Jewish, French, German, Spanish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוּדִית (Yehudit) meaning "Jewish woman", feminine of יְהוּדִי (yehudi), ultimately referring to a person from the tribe of Judah. In the Old Testament Judith is one of the Hittite wives of Esau. This is also the name of the main character of the apocryphal Book of Judith. She killed Holofernes, an invading Assyrian commander, by beheading him in his sleep.... [more]
JULEN m Basque
Basque form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JÚLIA f Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian and Slovak form of JULIA.
JULIA f English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Roman, Biblical
Feminine form of the Roman family name JULIUS. Among the notable women from this family were Julia Augusta (also known as Livia Drusilla), the wife of Emperor Augustus, and Julia the Elder, the daughter of Augustus and the wife of Tiberius. A person by this name has a brief mention in the New Testament. It was also borne by a few early saints and martyrs, including the patron saint of Corsica. Additionally, Shakespeare used it in his comedy 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).... [more]
JULIÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIANA f Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN). This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr from Nicomedia, and also of the Blessed Juliana of Norwich, also called Julian, a 14th-century mystic and author. The name was also borne by a 20th-century queen of the Netherlands. In England, this form has been in use since the 18th century, alongside the older form Gillian.
JULIE f French, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Danish, Norwegian and Czech form of JULIA. It has spread to many other regions as well. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the early 20th century.
JULIETA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of JULIET.
JULIO m Spanish
Spanish form of JULIUS.
KATALIN f Hungarian, Basque
Hungarian and Basque form of KATHERINE.
KATTALIN f Basque
Basque form of KATHERINE.
KEMEN m Basque
Means "courage, vigour" in Basque.
KEPA m Basque
Basque form of CEPHAS.
KERMAN m Basque
Basque form of GERMANUS.
KIKE m Spanish
Diminutive of ENRIQUE.
KISTIÑE f Basque
Basque form of CHRISTINA.
KOLDO m Basque
Short form of KOLDOBIKA.
KOLDOBIKA m Basque
Basque form of LOUIS.
LAIA f Catalan
Catalan diminutive of EULALIA.
LALO m Spanish
Diminutive of EDUARDO.
LARA (1) f Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).
LAURA f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Lithuanian, Latvian, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LAURITA f Spanish
Diminutive of LAURA.
LÁZARO m Spanish
Spanish form of LAZARUS.
LEANDRO m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LEANDER.
LEIRE f Basque, Spanish
Basque form and Spanish variant of LEYRE.
LEOCADIA f Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name that might be derived from the name of the Greek island of Leucadia or from Greek λευκος (leukos) meaning "bright, clear, white" (which is also the root of the island's name). Saint Leocadia was a 3rd-century martyr from Spain.
LEOCADIO m Spanish
Masculine form of LEOCADIA.
LEÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of LEON. León is also the name of a province in Spain, though the etymology is unrelated.
LEONARDO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEONARD. A notable bearer was Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), an Italian artist and scientist of the Renaissance. He is known as the inventor of several contraptions, including flying machines, as well as the painter of the 'Mona Lisa'. Another famous bearer was Leonardo Fibonacci, a 13th-century Italian mathematician. A more recent bearer is American actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974-).
LEONCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of LEONTIOS.
LEONEL m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of LIONEL.
LEONOR f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ELEANOR. It was brought to Spain in the 12th-century by Eleanor of England, who married King Alfonso VIII of Castile.
LEOPOLDO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEOPOLD.
LETICIA f Spanish
Spanish form of LETITIA.
LEYRE f Spanish
From the name of a mountain in Navarre in northern Spain, the site of the old monastery of San Salvador of Leyre. It is from Basque Leire, possibly derived from Latin legionarius meaning "pertaining to a legion".
LÍA f Galician
Galician form of LEAH.
LÍDIA f Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian
Portuguese, Catalan and Hungarian form of LYDIA.
LIDIA f Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian
Polish, Italian, Spanish and Romanian form of LYDIA.
LIGIA f Spanish
Spanish form of LIGEIA.
LILIA f Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
Spanish and Italian form of LILY, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Лилия or Ukrainian Лілія (see LILIYA).
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.
LLORENÇ m Catalan
Catalan form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LLUC m Catalan
Catalan form of Lucas (see LUKE).
LLÚCIA f Catalan
Catalan form of LUCIA.
LLUÍS m Catalan
Catalan form of LOUIS.
LLUÏSA f Catalan
Catalan feminine form of LOUIS.
LOIDA f Spanish
Spanish form of LOIS (1).
LOIS (2) m Galician
Galician form of LOUIS.
LOLA f Spanish, English
Diminutive of DOLORES.
LOLITA f Spanish
Diminutive of LOLA.
LOPE m Spanish
Spanish form of Lupus (see LOUP).
LORE (2) f Basque
Means "flower" in Basque.
LOREA f Basque
Variant of LORE (2).
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.
LUCHO m Spanish
Diminutive of LUIS.
LUCÍA f Spanish
Spanish form of LUCIA.
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.
LUKEN m Basque
Basque form of LUCIANUS.
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 Μακαριος (Makarios), which was in turn derived from Greek μακαρ (makar) meaning "blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints.
MAIA (3) f Basque
Basque form of MARIA.
MAIALEN f Basque
Basque form of MAGDALENE.
MAIDER f Basque
From the name of the goddess MARI (3) combined with Basque eder meaning "beautiful".
MAITE (1) f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and TERESA.
MAITE (2) f Basque
Means "lovable" in Basque.
MALENA f Swedish, Spanish, Czech
Swedish and Spanish short form of MAGDALENA, and a Czech short form of MAHULENA.
MANEL m Catalan
Catalan form of MANUEL.
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, English, Italian, French, Romanian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Spanish and Portuguese form of EMMANUEL. In the spelling Μανουηλ (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.
MARC m French, Catalan, Welsh
French, Catalan and Welsh form of MARK.
MARCEL m French, Catalan, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German
Form of MARCELLUS used in several languages. A notable bearer was the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922).
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 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 MARK.
MARGARIDA f Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan
Portuguese, Galician, Catalan and Occitan form of MARGARET. This is also the Portuguese and Galician word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGARITA f Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Greek, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARÍA f & m Spanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA. It is occasionally used as a masculine middle name (or the second part of a double name) in Spanish-speaking regions.
MARIA f & m Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARÍA DEL CARMEN f Spanish
Means "MARÍA of CARMEN" in Spanish.
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.
MARIA JOSEP f Catalan
Combination of MARIA and JOSEP, the names of the parents of Jesus.
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.
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-).
MARIONA f Catalan
Catalan diminutive of MARIA.
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.
MARKEL m Basque
Basque form of Martialis (see MARTIAL).
MARTÍ m Catalan
Catalan form of MARTIN.
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.
MARTITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of MARTA.
MARTZEL m Basque
Basque form of MARCELLUS.
MARUXA f Galician
Galician diminutive of MARIA.
MATEO m Spanish, Croatian
Spanish form of MATTHEW. This form is also sometimes used in Croatia, from the Italian form MATTEO.
MATEU m Catalan
Catalan form of MATTHEW.
MATIA m Basque
Basque form of MATTHEW.
MATÍAS m Spanish
Spanish form of MATTHIAS.
MATILDE f Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of MATILDA.
MATTIN m Basque
Basque form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MATXIN m Basque
Diminutive of MATTIN.
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.