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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]
ABERRIA f Basque (Rare, Archaic)
Coined in the 19th century, this name means "fatherland; homeland". It was in use until 1939. After the Spanish Civil War, however, women answering to Aberria were forced to change their name due to its "conflict-laden meaning".
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]
AFON m Galician
Hypocoristic of AFONSO
. Not generally used as a given name in its own right.
AFRODITA f Basque, Albanian, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Galician, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Cognate of APHRODITE
AGER m Basque
Famous bearer of this name is Spanish professional footballer Ager Aketxe.
AGERNE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Basque agertu
"to reveal; to appear", this name is a fairly recent coinage (most likely by Sabino Arana) intended as a variant of AGERKUNDE
AGINARTE f Basque (Rare)
Taken from the name of an ancient monastery near Ihabar (in the general area of Navarre). This monastery doesn't exist anymore, however it is known that García Sánchez III of Navarre made a donation to it in 1025.
AGIRI f Basque (Rare)
Taken from the name of an ancient village that disappeared around the 1300s. Today, Agiri is the name of a mountain peak.
AGIRRE f Basque
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
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".
AIALA f Basque
Taken from the name of a village (and its church) near Álava, Spain.... [more]
AINHIZE f Basque
Meaning and origin unknown. It is taken from the name of a Basque town, Ainhize-Monjolose
AINTZILA f Basque (Rare)
Means "hill of mud" in Basque. It is the name of a town in the Basque region of France.
AIORA f Basque
Feminine form of AIORO
that has been in use since the 11th century.
AITZOL m Basque
Used by the Basque writer and Catholic priest José de Ariztimuño Olaso (1896-1936), who was killed by the Fascists in the Spanish Civil War. Aitzol was a pseudonym possibly taken from letters in his surname, (A)r(iz)timuño (Ol)aso
; or perhaps Aitzol came from the hypothetical Basque place name h(aitz ol)a
meaning "quarry, stonemason's workshop" from the words haitz
"rock, stone" and ola
AITZURIAGA f Basque
From the name of a little village near Lizoain (in the general area of Navarre) that disappeared shortly after the 13th century.
AIZPEA f Basque
Name taken from an eremitage dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
ALAITZ f Basque
From the name of a mountain range in the Basque region of Spain.
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".
ALCEU m Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian, Sicilian
Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian and Sicilian form of ALCAEUS
. Known bearers of this name include Brazilian writer and journalist Alceu Amoroso Lima (1893-1983) and Brazilian soccer player Alceu Rodrigues Simoni Filho (b... [more]
ALDA f Basque
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
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".
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
ALOIA f Galician
Transferred use of the name of Monte Aloia
, a summit in the mountains of Galicia, Spain.
ALOMA f Catalan (Rare), Literature
This name was used by the medieval writer and philosopher Ramon Llull in his novel Blanquerna
(1283), where it belongs to the mother of the main character. Llull possibly based it on the masculine name Alomar
(nowadays found as a surname - see Alomar
), which derives from the Germanic name ALDEMAR