Central American Submitted Names

Central American names include those from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
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Aamor f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Aanor influenced by Latin amor "love".
Abdel m Spanish, Arabic
Spanish form of Abdeel.
Abdero m Italian (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Abderos.
Abdías m Biblical Spanish, Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare)
Spanish and Galician form of Obadiah via Biblicas Latin Abdias.
Abdón m Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare), Kashubian
Spanish, Galician and Kashubian form of Abdon.
Abejundio m Spanish (Rare, Archaic)
From Spanish abeja (meaning bee) and a suffix. It means "bee-like".
Abelarda f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Provençal, Niçard
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Abelardo and Niçard feminine form of Abelart.
Abelardo m Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of Abelard.
Abelia f Spanish (Rare), Catalan (Rare)
Feminine form of Abel. Abelia is also a type of flowering shrub in the honeysuckle family, named after British surgeon and naturalist Clarke Abel (1780-1826).
Abelina f German (Rare), Spanish, Provençal, Niçard
Spanish elaboration of Abelia, Niçard diminutive Abelìa as well as a German feminine form of Abel and a German elaboration of Abela.
Abercio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Abercius (see Aberkios).
Abgaro m Spanish
Spanish form of Abgar.
Abibo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Abib.
Abigael f & m English, English (African), Spanish (Latin American), Filipino
Variant of Abigail. Masculine usage is mostly restricted to Latin America and the Philippines (though it is still more often used as a feminine name in that part of the world).
Abisay m Spanish
Spanish form of Abishai.
Abrahán m Spanish, Judeo-Spanish
Spanish and Ladino form of Abraham.
Abrán m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Abram.
Abundancia f Spanish
Means "abundance" in Spanish.
Abundancio m Spanish
Spanish form of Abundantius.
Acardio m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Archibald.
Aciano m Spanish
Means "the blue bottle flower" in Spanish.
Acilino m Spanish
Spanish variant of Aquilino.
Acteo m Spanish
Spanish form of Actaeus.
Adaluna f Spanish (Latin American)
Combination of Ada and Luna. This was also the name given by the Romans for the river now known as Lune.
Adamaris f Spanish (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".
Adamay f Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Adamaris or a combination of Ada and May.
Adaucto m Spanish
Spanish form of Adauctus.
Adauto m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adauctus. A bearer of this name was Adauto Puñales (1935-2009), a former Uruguayan politician.
Adelelmo m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian, Spanish and (Brazilian) Portuguese form of Adelhelm via Adelelmus.... [more]
Adelio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish masculinization of Adelia.... [more]
Adelmo m Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the Old High German name elements ath, which is of uncertain origin and meaning, and helm "helmet; protection".
Adelys f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Hispanic variant of Adelissa (compare Adelise).
Adeodato m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adeodatus.
Admiel m Hebrew, Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Means "man of God" in Hebrew.
Adonay m Spanish
Spanish variant of Adonai.
Adonaya f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Adonay.
Adonías m Spanish
Spanish form of 'Adoniyah (see Adonijah) via its hellenized form Adonias.
Adosindo m Spanish (Rare)
Masculine variant of Adosinda.
Adrasto m Galician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Adrastus (see Adrastos).
Adri f & m Italian, English, Spanish, French, Danish, Portuguese
Diminutive of Adrian, Adriana, and other names beginning with Adri.
Adroaldo m Spanish, Portuguese
Derived from a Germanic name that was apparently composed of the elements odal or uodal "heritage, fatherland" and wald "rule". This name was borne by several Brazilian politicians, such as Adroaldo Mesquita da Costa (1894-1985) and Adroaldo Peixoto Garani (b... [more]
Aecio m Spanish
Spanish form of Aetius.
Afareo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aphareus.
Afrania f Ancient 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.
Afranio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Afranius.
Áfrico m Spanish (Rare)
Masculine form of África.
Afrodisio m Italian (Archaic), Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aphrodisius (see Aphrodisios).
Ágabo m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Agabus.
Agapio m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Agapios.
Agatoclia f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
The name of a saint, the patron saint of Mequinenza, derived from αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good" and κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory".
Agatodoro m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian Spanish and Portuguese form of Agathodorus via Agathodoros.
Agesandro m Italian (Archaic), Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Agesander.
Agilulfo m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish form of Agilulf and Italian and Portuguese variant of Agilolfo.
Agreo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Agreus.
Agripina f Galician (Rare), Georgian (Archaic), Romanian (Rare), Spanish, Provençal, Niçard
Galician, Georgian, Romanian, Niçard and Spanish form of Agrippina. The traditional Georgian form of the name is Agrapina, which is still in use (albeit barely).
Aguedo m Spanish
Masculine form of Águeda.
Aguinaldo m Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian (Archaic)
From the Latin expression hoc in anno meaning "during this year". Aguinaldo in Spain and Latin America is the thirteen salary. It is also a folk genre of Christmas music based on an archaic form of Spanish Christmas carols (also called villancicos).
Agustine m Spanish, English
Variant of Augustine. Mexican army general and politician Augustine I of Mexico (1783 - 1824) is a notable bearer.
Agusto m Spanish
Variant of Augusto.
Aharón f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Aharon.
Ahenobarbo m Spanish
Spanish form of Ahenobarbus.
Ahinara f Spanish
Variant of Ainara.
Ahinoa f Spanish
Variant of Ainhoa.
Aian m Spanish (Latin American), Filipino
Possibly a form of Aia or AINA or Ian.
Aída f Spanish
Spanish form of Ayda.
Airam f & m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
María (Spanish) or Maria (Portuguese) spelled backwards.
Aladino m Italian (Rare), Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aladdin.
Alaiza f Basque, Filipino, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American)
Taken from the name of a Marian church in the greater Álava area.... [more]
Alarico m Galician, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Alaric.
Alavivo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alavivus.
Alber m Spanish
Diminutive of Alberto.
Albertito m Spanish
Diminutive of Alberto.
Albia f Basque, 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".
Alboino m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alboin.
Alceo m Italian, Galician, Spanish
Italian, Galician and Spanish form of Alcaeus.
Alcínoo m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Alkínoös (see Alcinous).
Alcíone f Spanish (Rare), Catalan (Rare)
Spanish and Catalan form of Alcyone.
Alcioneo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alcyoneus.
Alegna f English (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Angela (English) or Ángela (Spanish) spelled backwards (compare Spanish Legna).
Alegría f Spanish, Galician (Rare)
Derived from Spanish and Galician alegría "joy, happiness", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de la Alegría, meaning "Our Lady of Joy".
Aleja f Spanish
Diminutive of Alejandra. It might also be the feminine form of Alejo.
Alejandrina f Spanish
Spanish form of Alexandrina.
Alejandrino m Spanish
Spanish form of Alexandrino.
Aleo m Italian, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Aleus.
Álexa f Spanish
Short form of Alejandra or Alexandra.
Alfo m Spanish, Lithuanian
Diminutive of Alfonso.
Alfon m Spanish
Diminutive of Alfonso.
Alfonsa f Spanish, Italian, Polish, Sicilian
Spanish and Italian feminine form of Alfonso and Polish feminine form of Alfons.
Alicita f Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of Alicia (Spanish) or Alícia (Portuguese).
Alipio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Alypius.
Alira f Spanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Aliria and feminine form of Aliro.
Alirio m & f Spanish (Rare)
Origin uncertain, though it could be derived from the Roman name Hilarius or the Greek Hilarion, as suggested by Hanks and Hodges in 'A Dictionary of First Names' (they also go on to note a possible connection with Allyre, the name of a Gallo-Roman saint)... [more]
Aliro m Spanish
Variant form of Alirio.
Almeda f Spanish, English, Breton (Archaic)
Transferred use of the Spanish surname Almeda.... [more]
Almu f Spanish
Short form of Almudena.
Altaira f English (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).
Altamiro m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian), Literature
This name is either a variant form of Aldemaro or derived from the Spanish locational surname Altamira, which takes its name from a place called Altamiros or Altamira... [more]
Alto m Spanish, Portuguese, English, Italian, German, Dutch
Directly taken from Latin altus meaning "to raise, to make high, to elevate". As a musical term it refers to the contrapuntal part higher than the tenor and its associated vocal range.... [more]
Aluhé f & m Spanish (Latin American), Mapuche
Derived from Mapudungun alwe (also used as am), referring to (the spirit/soul of) a dead person.
Álvara f Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of Álvaro.
Alvarita f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Álvara.
Alvarito m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Álvaro. A known bearer of this name is the Spanish retired soccer player Álvaro Rodríguez Ros (b. 1936), who is commonly known as Alvarito.
Alvino m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Alvin.
Amabilidad f Spanish
Spanish word for "kindness".
Amadora f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Galician, Portuguese (Rare)
Feminine form of Amadore (Italian) and Amador (Spanish, Galician, Portuguese).
Amairani f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly an elaboration of Amara.
Amalarico m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Amalaric.
Amalfi f & m Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the place name Amalfi. It is mainly used in Colombia.
Amalio m Spanish
Masculine form of Amalia.
Amaltea f Catalan (Rare), Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Catalan, Italian and Spanish form of Amalthea.
Amancay f Quechua, Spanish (Latin American)
From the Quechua amánkay which is the name of a yellow lily with red streaks native to South America. By extension, the word also means "yellow".
Amancia f Spanish (Rare), Galician (Rare)
Spanish and Galician feminine form of Amantius.
Amanecer f Spanish
Means "dawn" in Spanish.
Amapola f Spanish
Amapola is the name by which plants of the genus Papaver Hroeas are known, that is the poppies. One type of poppy to Papave Sonipherum is the plant with which makes up the opium and morphine, because its elements have hallucinogenic and anesthetic power... [more]
Amaranto m Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare, ?)
Spanish and Italian form of Amarantus. In other words, this is the masculine form of Amaranta. The 3rd-century Christian saint Amaranthus, who was martyred at Vieux near Albi in the south of France, is known by this name in Spanish.
Amarinceo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Amarynceus.
Amatalá f Spanish
Variant form of Amatallah used by hispanophone muslims.
Amatista f Greek (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Greek and Spanish form of Amethyst.
Amiana f Spanish (Archaic)
Spanish form of Ammiana. Also compare the masculine counterpart Amiano.
Amiano m Spanish (Archaic), Portuguese (Archaic)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Ammianus.
Aminandro m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Amynander.
Amorosa f Spanish (Rare), Medieval Basque
As a Spanish name, Amorosa is derived from Spanish amoroso, amorosa "loving; caring; affectionate". ... [more]
Amoroso m Spanish (Rare)
Means "loving (of god)" in Spanish.
Amós m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Amos.
Amparito f Spanish, Asturian
Diminutive of Amparo.
Ámpelo m Spanish
Spanish form of Ampelus via Ampelos.
Anabet f Spanish (Rare, ?)
Combination of Ana and Elisabet.
Anahí f Guarani, 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]
Anaida f Spanish (Latin American)
This name is probably either a combination of the names Ana and Ida, or the Spanish form of Anaïs.
Anaís f Catalan, Spanish (Latin American), Occitan, Gascon, Provençal
Catalan form and Occitan variant of Anaïs.
Anais f Catalan, Galician, Spanish (Latin American), Occitan
Catalan and Galician form and Occitan variant of Anaïs.
Analena f English, Spanish
Combination of Ana and Lena.
Analía f Spanish
Short form of the compound name Analucía, which is a combination of Ana and Lucía.
Analuisa f Spanish (Rare)
Combination of Ana and Luisa.... [more]
Analys f Spanish (Latin American)
Elaboration of Ana using the suffix -lys.
Anarda f Spanish, Literature
An elaboration of Ana created by Cervantes for his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605).
Anatalia f Filipino, Spanish (Latin American)
Alteration of Anatolia, perhaps influenced by Natalia. In some cases it may be a combination of Ana and Talia.
Anatolio m Italian, Galician, Spanish
Italian, Galician and Spanish form of Anatolius.
Anaxágoras m Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of Anaxagoras.
Anaxandro m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Anaxander.
Anaxarco m Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of Anaxarchus.
Anaxidamo m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Anaxidamus.
Anaxímenes m Catalan, Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of Anaximenes.
Anaya f Spanish (Modern), Asturian (Modern)
Possibly derived from Basque anai "brother" or a rhyming variant of Amaya, influenced by Ana.
Anayansi f Literature, Spanish (Latin American)
Used by Panamanian author Octavio Méndez Pereira for a character in his historical novel Núñez de Balboa, el tesoro de Dabaibe (1934), where it belongs to an indigenous princess who falls in love with the Spanish conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa... [more]
Andi m Spanish
Diminutive of Andres.
Andreo m Italian, Esperanto, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Andreus and Esperanto form of Andrew.
Andrésa f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Andrés.
Andrisco m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Andriscus.
Androgeo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Androgeus.
Andrómeda f Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of Andromeda.
Andrónico m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Andronikos.
Anel f Spanish (Latin American)
Short form of Ana Elena. A known bearer of this name is Ana Elena "Anel" Noreña Grass (1944-), a Mexican actress, vedette and former model.
Anfíloco m Spanish
Spanish form of Amphilochus.
Anfímaco m Spanish
Spanish form of Amphimachus.
Ángel de Jesús m Spanish
Means "angel of Jesus" in Spanish, a compound of Ángel and Jesús.
Ángel Gabriel m Spanish
Combination of Ángel and Gabriel.
Angelines f Spanish
Diminutive of Ángeles.
Angeliño m Spanish
Spanish variant of Angelino.
Angelito m Spanish (Rare), Filipino
Diminutive of Ángel used particularly in the Philippines.
Angelmiro m Spanish (Latin American)
Combination of Ángel and -miro, taken from names ending with this pattern, e.g. Clodomiro. It is mainly used in Colombia.
Ángelo m Spanish
Variant of Ángel, perhaps inspired by Italian Angelo.
Angely f & m English, Spanish
Variant of Angelie.
Angilberto m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian Spanish and Portuguese form of Angilbert.
Angustia f Spanish (Rare)
Singular form of Angustias.
Angustias f Spanish (Rare)
Means "anguishes", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de las Angustias, meaning "Our Lady of Anguishes".
Ania f Asturian, Spanish
Asturian form of Ana.
Aniana f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Aniano.
Aniceto m Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, Portuguese, and Italian form of Anicetus.
Anicia f Ancient 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.
Anifer f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Combination of Ani 1 and Fer (a short form of Fernanda)... [more]
Anitza f Spanish (Latin American)
Latin American diminutive of Ana, using the popular -itza suffix found in Maritza.
Annelys f Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Anneliese using the suffix -lys found in Adelys, Coralys, Marlys and similar names.
Ansano m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Ansanus.
Ansilta f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Allegedly taken from the name of a mountain in the Argentinian Andes.
Antandro m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Antander.
Anteo m Italian, Spanish, Galician
Italian, Galician and Spanish form of both Antaeus and Antheus.
Antero m Galician, Aragonese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Aragonese, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Anteros.
Anteros m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology, Croatian (Rare), Polish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Derived from the Greek noun ἀντέρως (anteros) meaning "counter-love". It consists of Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" combined with the Greek noun ἔρως (eros) meaning "love" (see Eros).... [more]
Antifonte m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Antiphon.
Antígona f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Antigone.
Antigua f Spanish (Rare)
From a title of Virgin Mary, which came to be in Seville Cathedral's Virgen de la Antigua chapel. The word antigua "old, ancient" referred to a fresco depicting Virgin Mary, which was sculpted on the wall of an ancient mosque which served as the basis for the new cathedral... [more]