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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).
ABENCHARA f Spanish (Canarian, Rare)
Of Guanche origin, possibly from *abănăšar(a)
meaning "great tear" or "great separation". This was the name of the wife of TENESOR
, the last guanarteme
or king of Gáldar on the island of Gran Canaria, during the European conquest of the Canary Islands in the late 15th century... [more
ABIAN m Spanish (Canarian)
From Guanche *abbian
, meaning "thief". This was the name of a pre-Hispanic warrior from Telde (Gran Canaria) who was known for stealing cattle.
ADISODA f Spanish (Canarian, Archaic)
From Guanche *adis-uda
, meaning "satisfied belly" (stopped giving birth). This was recorded as the name of a 30-year-old Guanche woman who was sold at the slave market in Valencia in 1494.
ADROALDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Derived from a Germanic name that was apparently composed of the elements odal
"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
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
AHTZIRI f Spanish (Mexican)
Possibly a variant of the name YATZIRI
. May be of Mayan or Aztec origin, with some sources claiming it means "corn flower" or "corn goddess".
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".
ALCÁNTARA f Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
Given in honour of Peter of Alcántara, a Spanish Franciscan friar canonized in 1669. The name of the place Alcántara is itself from the Arabic word al-Qanṭarah (القنطرة)
meaning "the bridge".
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".
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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".