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.
ABDÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of Abdon.
ABELARDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish 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
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).
ABIGAEL m Spanish
Variant of Abigail, primarily used on males in Spanish speaking countries.
ABISAY m Spanish
Spanish form of Abishai.
ABRAHÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of Abraham.
ABRÁN m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Abram.
ABUNDANCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Abundantius.
ACARDIO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Archibald.
ACÉPSIMAS m Spanish
Spanish form of Acepsimas (see Akepsimas).
ACIANO m Spanish
Means "the blue bottle flower" in Spanish.
ACILINO m Spanish
Spanish variant of Aquilino.
ACTEO m Spanish
Spanish form of Actaeus.
ADALBERTA f Spanish
Feminine form of Adalberto.
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".
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.
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).
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.
AGREO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Agreus.
AGRIPINA f Georgian (Rare), Spanish, Romanian
Georgian and Spanish form of Agrippina.
AGRIPINO m Spanish
Spanish masculine form of Agrippina.
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.
AHENOBARBO m Spanish
Spanish form of Ahenobarbus.
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), Belarusian
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, Spanish
Italian 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
Means "joy, happiness" in Spanish, 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.
ÁLEX m Spanish
Short form of Alejandro.
ALEXANDRO m Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Interlingua, English (American)
Brazilian Portuguese and Interlingua form of Alexander.
ALFO m Spanish, Lithuanian
Diminutive of Alfonso.
ALFON m Spanish
Diminutive of Alfonso.
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.
ALITA f Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of Adelita. It means also "little wing" from the Spanish ala "wing" combined with the suffix -ita.
ALMEDA f Spanish, English, Breton (Archaic)
As a Spanish given name, Almeda is a transfer of the Spanish surname which is derived from Almeida, a habitational name from Arabic al-medina "the city". Its use has been influenced by Alameda, a topographic name from Spanish alameda "poplar grove", and ultimately by the Spanish word álamo "poplar".... [more]
ALMU f Spanish
Diminutive of Almudena.
ALTAGRACIA f Spanish
Means "high grace", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia meaning "Our Lady of High Grace". She is considered the patron saint of the Dominican Republic.
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. Both mean "high view" in Spanish, as they consist of the words alta meaning "high" and mira meaning "view, sight"... [more]
ALTO m Spanish, Portuguese, English, Italian, German, Dutch
Means "loud, tall, high" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Means "old, older" in German. From Latin altus 'high, deep, profound'. Possibly influenced by the Portuguese surname that originated as a nickname for a 'big man', or from the English word referring to 'the musical part or section', or the German saint Alto of Altomünster, or as a diminutive or variant of Alton.
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.
AMADORA f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Feminine form of Amadore (Italian) and Amador (Spanish and Portuguese).
AMAIRANI f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly an elaboration of Amara.
AMALARICO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Amalaric.
AMALTEA f Catalan (Rare), Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Catalan, Italian and Spanish form of Amalthea.
AMANCAY f Quechua, Native American, 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, Italian
Spanish and Italian masculine form of Amarantha.
AMARINCEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Amarynceus.
AMARIS f Spanish (Latin American), English (Modern)
Amaris is a modern Latin American elaboration of the Spanish name Amara, a feminine form of Amaro. Amaro comes from the Latin word amarus, meaning "bitter". Amaris coincides with the Latin word amaris, which means "you are loved"... [more]
AMATALÁ f Spanish
Variant form of Amatallah used by hispanophone muslims.
AMELITA f Spanish, Italian
Diminutive of Amelia.
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.
AMORA f English, Spanish, Popular Culture
Meaning, "love."
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.
ÁMPELO m Spanish
Spanish form of Ampelus via Ampelos.
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
Catalan form and Occitan variant of Anaïs.
ANAIS f Catalan, Spanish (Latin American), Occitan
Catalan 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.
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, Spanish
Italian 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.
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.
ANFÍLOCO m Spanish
Spanish form of Amphilochus.
ANFÍMACO m Spanish
Spanish form of Amphimachus.
ÁNGELES f Spanish
This name means "angels" and is derived from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles which means "Our Lady the Queen of the Angels."
ÁNGEL GABRIEL m Spanish
Combination of Ángel and Gabriel.
ANGELINES f Spanish
Possibly an elaborate form of Ángela or Ángeles. Compare Angelina.
ANGELIÑO m Spanish
Spanish variant of Angelino.
ANGELITO m Spanish (Rare), Filipino
Diminutive of Ángel used particularly in the Philippines.
ANGELY f & m English, Spanish
Variant of Angelie.
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".
ANICETO m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, 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.
ANITZA f Spanish (Latin American)
Latin American diminutive of Ana, using the popular -itza suffix found in Maritza.
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
Italian and Spanish form of both Antaeus and Antheus.
ANTEROS m Greek Mythology, Croatian (Rare), Polish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Means "love returned" in Greek. Anteros was the Greek god of requited love and the avenger of unrequited love, one of an order of winged love gods called the Erotes. ... [more]
ANTIFONTE m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Antiphon.
ANTÍGONA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Antigone.
ANTÍMACO m Spanish
Spanish form of Antimachus.
ANTIMO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Anthimos via Anthimus. This was the name of a 9th-century duke of Naples.
ANTINEA f Italian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
The name of the queen of Atlantis is the 1919 novel L'Atlantide by Pierre Benoit.
ANTÍOCO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Antiochus.
ANTÍPATRO m Spanish
Spanish form of Antipater.
ANTOLINA f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Diminutive of Antonia. Perhaps most famously borne by author Anaïs Nin, whose full birth name was Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell.
ANTOLINO f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Diminutive of Antonio and masculine form of Antolina.
ANTONIETA f Catalan, Galician, Occitan, Portuguese, Spanish
Catalan, Galician, Occitan, Portuguese and Spanish form of Antoinette.
ANTOÑITA f Spanish
Diminutive of Antonia.
ANTOÑITO m Spanish
Diminutive of Antonio.
ANTUCO m Spanish
Diminutive of Antonio.
ANTUQUITO m Spanish
Diminutive of Antonio.
APIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Appius.
APOLODORO m Spanish
Spanish form of Apollodorus.
APOLODOTO m Spanish
Spanish form of Apollodotus.
APSANDRO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Apsander.
AQUARIO m Spanish, Brazilian
Masculine form of Aquaria.
AQUELOIS f Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Achelois.
AQUEO m Spanish
Spanish form of Achaios via Achaeus.
AQUILES m Spanish
Spanish form of Achilles.
AQUILIA f Ancient Roman, Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of Aquillius. This name was borne by Aquilia Severa, the second and fourth wife of Emperor Elagabalus.
AQUILINO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aquilinus.
AQUILIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Aquillius.
ARACY f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant of Araci. A known bearer of this name was Aracy de Almeida (1914-1988), a Brazilian singer.
ARAMITA f English, Spanish, Indian
Possibly derived from the Latin aramen, from aerāmen meaning "copper, bronze". As used in India, it's likely a variant of Paramita.
ARANZA f Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Galician (Rare)
Possibly a Spanish and Galician form of Basque Arantza.
ARCADIO m Galician, Italian (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Galician, Italian and Spanish form of Arkadios.
ARCHIBALDO m Spanish
Spanish form of Archibald.
ARCTINO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Arctinus.
ARDARICO m Spanish
Spanish form of Ardaric.
ARDON m Spanish
Several cities and locations in Europe are named Ardon. You will find it in France (in Loiret and Jura), Switzerland (Valais), Spain (a village in the province of Leon), Russia, and the US.
ARELY f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly an Hispanicized form of Aurélie.
ARENA f Spanish (Modern, Rare), Catalan (Modern, Rare)
Means "sand," derived from Latin (h)arēna, from an earlier version *hasēna, which may be Etruscan in origin.
AREO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Areios via Areus.
ARETEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aretaeus.
ARGELIA f Spanish
Derived from Argelia, which is the Spanish name for the North African country Algeria. The country's name is in turn derived from the name of its capital city, namely Algiers (which is known as Argel in Spanish)... [more]
ARGELIO m Spanish (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).
ARGENIDA f Spanish (Latin American), Literature
The name of a minor character in 100 Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez. Argenida is the trusted servant and confidante of Rebeca.
ARGENTINA f Spanish, Medieval English
From Argentina, the name of a country in South America. It is derived from the Latin argentum (silver), which in turn comes from the Ancient Greek ἀργήντος (argēntos), from ἀργήεις (argēeis), "white, shining"... [more]