Caribbean Submitted Names
are used on the islands of the Caribbean Sea.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AGWÉ m Haitian Creole, Mythology
Haitian name meaning "spirit of the sea". In Vodou, and especially in Haiti, Agwé (also spelt Goue, Agoueh, or Agive), is a loa who rules over the sea, fish, and aquatic plants, as well as the patron loa of fishermen and sailors.
ALPHARITA f Caribbean
This name is best known for being the name of the Cuban-Jamaican singer Rita Marley (b. 1946), who was born as Alpharita Constantia Anderson. She is the widow of the Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley (1945-1981)... [more]
ANASTAGIA f Haitian Creole, Italian (Archaic)
Italian variant and Haitian Creole form of Anastasia
. A famous bearer of this name is Anastagia Pierre (1988-) who is a Bahamian-Haitian-American beauty queen, model, spokesperson, and television host, elected as Miss Bahamas Universe 2011.
ASEFI f Haitian Creole
Means "Enough Girls" in Haitian Creole. Usually given after having many daughters, in hopes the next child will be a boy.
ASELHOMME m Haitian Creole
Means "Enough Men" in Haitian Creole. Usually given after having many sons, in hopes the next child will be a girl.
ASNAGE m Haitian Creole
A famous bearer of this name is Asnage Castelly (1978-) a Haitian-American wrestler who competed for Haiti at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
CATIRA f Spanish (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.
CEDELLA f Caribbean, Jamaican Patois
This name is best known for being the name of Cedella Booker (1926-2008), the mother of the Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley (1945-1981). Her full name at birth was Sidilla Editha Malcolm. Given how similar the name Sidilla is to her later name Cedella, it is possible that Cedella is a variant spelling or form of Sidilla... [more]
CELDIEU m Haitian Creole
Litelly means 'it is God, he is God'. One of the children in 2006 book 'Ad Haiti si nasce ultimi' by Alessandro Corallo.
DAYANA f Spanish (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]
GILLAIN f Jamaican Patois
Possibly a misspelling of Gillian
, a famous bearer of this name is Gillain Berry who is a Jamaican-Aruban model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Aruba 2010 on December 4, 2010 and represented her country in Miss Universe 2011 and Miss World 2011.
IRIE m & f Jamaican Patois, African American
Irie is used in the music and culture of Jamaica. The meaning is to have no worries or be at peace with everything around you. You hear the saying feeling Irie in many Regea songs.
JAHSHARA f Jamaican Patois (Modern, Rare)
has been a signifier of God. In Sumerian mythology, Shara
is a minor god of war. And in Hebrew, it is a verb meaning "she sings". Together, the name means that she endures the good and the bad and is able to keep positive through to the end.
JALEVINA f Caribbean
This girl is smart and witty. She can be funny but sometimes serious, she is nice and kind to most people but do not cross her. She is attractive but she doesn't see her own beautiful. She is most likely insecure and she looks for love but truly doesn't know the real meaning.
LARIMAR f Spanish (Caribbean)
From the name for a rare turquoise-blue variety of pectolite mineral, discovered around 1916 in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican who discovered the stone named it after his daughter Larissa, and the word mar, the Spanish word for sea.
MAUDRITH f Papiamento (?), Caribbean
Found on Curaçao at least twice, this name may be Papiamento in origin - it may also be made up by creative parents, or have been inspired by a word or name from a different language. The exact etymology is difficult to tell with a name that is so obscure, so for the time being, one can only speculate about its origins.