Spanish (Latin American) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of Spanish names used more often in Latin America. See also about Spanish names.
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AAMOR f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a variant of AANOR influenced by Latin amor "love".
ACADIA f American (Rare), Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
From the name of a colony in New France in North America, derived from ARCADIA and coinciding with Mi'kmaq suffix -akadie, meaning "place of abundance"... [more]
ADALIRA f Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
Possibly a (rhotacized) variant of Adalida, a cognate of ADELAIDE.
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.
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).
ADMIEL m Hebrew, Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Means "man of God" in Hebrew.
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.
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".
AIAN m Spanish (Latin American), Filipino
Possibly a form of AIA or AINA or IAN.
AIRAM f & m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
MARÍA (Spanish) or MARIA (Portuguese) spelled backwards.
ALAIZA f Basque, Filipino, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American), Belarusian
Taken from the name of a Marian church in the greater Álava area.... [more]
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".
ALEGNA f English (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
ANGELA (English) or ÁNGELA (Spanish) spelled backwards (compare Spanish LEGNA).
ALEKZANDER m English (Modern), Russian (Rare), Spanish (Mexican, Modern, Rare)
Rare Russian variant transcription of ALEKSANDR as well as a modern English variant of ALEXANDER.
ALIRA f Spanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of ALIRIA and feminine form of ALIRO.
ALTAÍR f Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish form of ALTAIR.
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).
ALTURO m Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
Possibly a corrupted form of ARTURO.
ALUHÉ f & m Spanish (Latin American), Mapuche
Derived from Mapudungun alwe (also used as am), referring to (the spirit/soul of) a dead person.
AMAIRANI f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly an elaboration of AMARA.
AMALFI f & m Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the place name AMALFI. It is mainly used in Colombia.
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".
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"... [more]
AMILAMIA f Basque, Basque Mythology, Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
In Basque mythology, Amilamia is a benevolent being who helps those in need.... [more]
AMPARA f Spanish (Mexican)
Variant form of AMPARO.
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, Galician, Spanish (Latin American), Occitan
Catalan and Galician form and Occitan variant of ANAÏS.
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.
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.
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 English (American, Modern), Brazilian, Spanish (Mexican)
The name Anifer was popularised by the Mexican telenovela 'Papá a toda madre' where it is the name of a little girl.
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.
ANTINEA f Italian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
The name of the queen of Atlantis is the 1919 novel L'Atlantide by Pierre Benoit.
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.
ARANZA f Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Galician (Rare)
Spanish and Galician form of Basque ARANTZA.
ARCELY f American (Hispanic, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant of ARACELI with the spelling more or less phonetical in English nature.
ARELY f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly an Hispanicized form of AURÉLIE.
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... [more]
ARGENIS m & f Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Caribbean)
Likely a derivation of a family of words/names stemming from Latin argentum meaning "silver" with the -is suffix (coinciding with the word argén, referring to the argent herald).
ARIANYS f Spanish (Caribbean)
Variant of ARIANA with the -ys suffix.
ARIATNA f Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
Most likely a variant of ARIADNA.
ARIELA f Hebrew, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian), Croatian, Italian (Rare), Polish
Variant of ARIELLA, Italian feminine form of ARIELE and Polish feminine form of ARIEL.
ARISMENDI m Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Caribbean)
Transferred from the Basque surname meaning "mountain of oaks" from aris "oak" and mendi "mountain".
ARLETH f Spanish (Latin American)
Form of ARLETTE. The name was borne by Mexican actress Arleth Terán.
ARSINOE f Ancient Greek, Greek (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American), Italian (Rare)
Derived from Greek arsis "to rise, to lift" combined with Greek nous "mind, intellect". This name was borne by a princess from the Ptolemaic dynasty of ancient Egypt.
ARTEMIA f Spanish (Mexican), Italian (Tuscan, Rare), Sicilian, Polish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of ARTEMIO, Sicilian feminine form of ARTEMIU and Polish feminine form of ARTEMIUSZ.
ASALIA f Spanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of AZALIA. A known bearer of this name is Asalia Nazario, the Puerto Rican mother of American actress Zoe Saldana (b. 1978).
AULO m Italian, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of AULUS.
AURITA f Spanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of names beginning with Aur-.
AURORITA f Spanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of AURORA used primarily used in Latin America.
AUXILIO f & m Spanish (Mexican), Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish form of AUXILIUS. Used as a predominately feminine name in Mexico, but is masculine in other Spanish speaking countries.
AYALIE f Spanish (Latin American)
Feminine form of Spanish surname Ayala
AZALIA f English (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
In English-speaking countries, this name is usually a variant spelling of AZALIAH and AZALEA, but there are also cases where it is a variant spelling of AZELIA.... [more]
BASILIA f Spanish (Latin American), German (Rare), Medieval English, Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of BASIL (1) via its latinized form Basilius. This was borne by an obscure early saint. As an English name it has long been obsolete, but was much used in the Middle Ages; perhaps a reference to Saint Veronica as Basilia in the medieval 'Mors Pilati' ('Death of Pilate') was responsible for the name's popularity.
BELKIS f Spanish (Latin American)
Latin American Spanish variant of BILQIS.... [more]
BELLEZA f Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
From Spanish belleza meaning "beauty, lovely".
BETHZY f Spanish (Mexican), Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Latin American variant of BETSY. This name was brought to public attention by Bethzy Zamorano, a contestant on the Mexican reality television series Bailando por un Sueño... [more]
BETIANA f Spanish (Latin American)
First made known and popularised by Argentine actress Betiana Blum (1939-), in this case being a mix of her given names BETTY and ANA.
BETITA f Spanish (Latin American)
A shortened and diminutive form of ELIZABETH.... [more]
BETSAIDA f Biblical (Hispanicized), Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from Betsaida, which is the Spanish form of BETHSAIDA, the name of two places in the New Testament. For both places, the name is either of Aramaic or Hebrew origin and means either "house of hunting" or "house of fishing"... [more]
BETY f Spanish (Latin American), English (Rare)
Variant of BETTY, also used in Latin American countries as a short form of names containing Be- (or -be-) and -t-, like BEATRIZ and ALBERTA.
BETZAIDA f Spanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of BETSAIDA. This name is the most popular out of the two.... [more]
BEYANCA f Spanish (Mexican)
“White”, “pure”
BIRON m Various, English (Rare), Theatre, Spanish (Latin American, Rare, ?)
Presumably, a variant of BYRON. Shakespeare used this name in one of the three companions of King Ferdinand in Love's Labour Lost (1594).
BRAITÓN m Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Likely a Hispanicised form of BRIGHTON.
BRICIA f Spanish (Mexican)
Feminine form of BRICIO (compare BRIZIA). This name coincides with the name of a town in Castile and León, Spain.
BRISENIA f Spanish (Mexican)
This given name is probably a combination of BRISEIDA or BRIGIDA with any name ending in -enia or -senia (depends on which name is used for the first part of the name), such as EUGENIA and YESENIA.
CALÍOPE f Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Calliope (see KALLIOPE).
CANIO m Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Italian and Spanish form of CANIUS.
CARTERIO m Italian (Archaic), Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of KARTERIOS via its latinized form CARTERIUS.
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.
CECIA f Spanish (Latin American)
Latin American variant of CECÍA.
CELESTITA f Spanish (Latin American)
Means "celestite" in Spanish. Also known as celestine, celestite is a colourless, orange or blue mineral with orthorhombic crystals, so named from Latin caelestis "heavenly, pertaining to the sky" (compare CAELESTIS) after its usual pale sky-blue shade.
CELICA f Spanish (Latin American)
Means "heavenly, celestial", from Latin coelica, from caelicus 'heavenly, celestial'.
CHICHI f Spanish (Latin American, Americanized, Rare)
This version comes from the american word Chiwawa mixed with the name CHLOE meaning "Small" or "Tiny"
CHIQUINQUIRÁ f Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish feminine name given in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá. Chiquinquirá itself is of Chibcha origin and means "Place of swamps covered with fog".
CIELA f English (Modern, Rare), Filipino, Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare)
Either a modern variant of CIELO or a truncated form of names that end in -ciela.
CIRA f Italian, Spanish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese, Galician (Rare)
Italian, Spanish, Galician and Portuguese feminine form of CYRUS.
CIRILO m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Galician
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of CYRIL.
CLAUDET f Brazilian (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Primarily Brazilian dialectical variant of CLAUDETTE.
CLEMENCIA f Catalan, Spanish (Latin American), Medieval Occitan, Medieval English
Catalan, Spanish and Occitan form of CLEMENTIA as well as an English variant of this name.
CLIOTIDE f French (Rare, Archaic), Spanish (Mexican, Rare, Archaic)
Local vernacular corruption of CLOTHILDE found in the Poitou-Charentes region.
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