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Here are some Spanish names that we went over when we were naming our baby. We had a hard time but were happy when we found the perfect Spanish name. Boys and girls Spanish names are below:

  • Tristán: spanish form of french tristan, probably meaning "riot, tumult."
  • Santos: portuguese and spanish name meaning "saints." this name is sometimes bestowed on a child to invoke the protection of the saints. It is also given to baby boys born on the feast of all saints.

  • Bautista: spanish equivalent of italian battista, meaning "baptist."
  • Almudena: spanish name derived from arabic al-madinah (???????), meaning "the city."
  • Roberta: feminine form of latin robertus, meaning "bright fame." in use by the italians, portuguese and spanish. Compare with another form ofroberta.
  • Dorotea: italian and spanish form of latin dorothea, meaning "gift of god." compare with another form of dorotea.
  • Ynez: spanish form of greek hagne, meaning "chaste; holy."
  • Alfredo: italian and spanish form of latin alfredus, meaning "elf counsel."
  • Domitila: portuguese and spanish form of latin domitilla, meaning "little tame one."
  • Luisina: pet form of spanish luisa, meaning "famous warrior."
  • Rubén: spanish form of hebrew reuwben, meaning "behold, a son!" 
  • Ermenegildo: variant spelling spelling of portuguese/spanish hermenegildo, meaning "all-giving."
  • Alfonso: italian and spanish form of latin alfonsus, meaning "noble and ready."
  • Edgardo: spanish form of anglo-saxon eádgár, meaning "rich spear." 
  • Inmaculada: spanish name meaning "immaculate."
  • Susanita: spanish pet form of latin susana, meaning "lily."

  • Reyes: spanish religious name meaning "kings," given in reference to the magi who visited the baby jesus.
  • Gonzalo: spanish form of visigothic gundisalv, meaning "battle genius; war elf."
  • Aleta: spanish name meaning "winged."
  • Narciso: italian, portuguese and spanish form of latin narcissus, possibly meaning "numbness; sleep."
  • Juanita: pet form of spanish juana, meaning "god is gracious." this is the feminine form of juanito.
  • Vidal: spanish form of roman latin vitalis, meaning "of life; vital."
  • Eduarda: feminine form of spanish eduardo, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
  • Paquita: spanish pet form of portuguese/spanish francisca, meaning "french."
  • Candelas: pet form of spanish candelaria, meaning "candle."
  • Claudio: italian, portuguese and spanish form of latin claudius, meaning "lame."
  • Emelina: spanish feminine form of italian/portuguese/spanish emilio, meaning "rival."
  • Aarón: spanish form of english aaron, meaning "light-bringer."
  • José: portuguese and spanish form of latin josephus, meaning "(god) shall add (another son)." 
  • Cruz: spanish unisex name meaning "cross."
  • Rosario: spanish unisex name derived from one of the virgin mary's titles: nuestra señora del rosario ("our lady of the rosary"), hence "rosary."
  • Ria: spanish name meaning "small river." compare with another form of ria.
  • Anunciación: spanish form of italian annunziata, meaning "announces."
  • Sol: spanish name derived from the latin word sol, meaning "sun." this was a common name for spanish girls in the middle ages. Compare with masculine sol.
  • Araceli: spanish name meaning "altar of the sky."
  • Chicky: variant spelling of spanish chickie, meaning "little one."
  • Alano: spanish form of celtic alan, possibly meaning "little rock." 
  • Priscila: portuguese and spanish form of latin priscilla, meaning "ancient."
  • Leonor: portuguese and spanish form of latin eleanora, meaning "foreign; the other."
  • Alba: italian and spanish name meaning "dawn."
  • Consuela: variant spelling of spanish consuelo, meaning "consolation."
  • Ernesta: feminine form of italian/spanish ernesto, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
  • Valeriano: italian, portuguese and spanish form of roman latin valerianus, meaning "to be healthy, to be strong."
  • Cande: short form of spanish candelaria, meaning "candle."

  • Juanito: pet form of spanish juan, meaning "god is gracious." this is the masculine form of juanita.
  • Marcelina: feminine form of spanish marcelino, meaning "defense" or "of the sea." compare with another form of marcelina.
  • Nieve: variant spelling of spanish nieves ("snows"), meaning "snow."
  • Catherina: spanish form of greek aikaterine, meaning "pure."
  • Emiliano: italian and spanish form of latin æmilianus, meaning "rival."
  • Macario: italian, portuguese and spanish form of latin macarius, meaning "blessed."
  • Concha: pet form of spanish concepción, meaning "conception."
  • Cayetano: spanish form of roman latin caietanus, meaning "from caieta (gaeta, italy)."
  • Esperanza: spanish form of latin sperantia, meaning "hope."
  • Clavileno: spanish name meaning "wooden-pin wing-bearer." this is the name of the wooden horse don quixote and sancho panza mounted to achieve the liberation of dolori'da and her companions. 
  • Custodia: feminine form of spanish custodio, meaning "guardian, keeper."
  • Vicente: spanish form of latin vincentius, meaning "conquering."
  • Chus: unisex pet form of spanish jesús and jesúsa, meaning "god is salvation."
  • Javier: spanish form of basque xavier, meaning "new house."
  • Emiliana: feminine form of italian/spanish emiliano, meaning "rival."
  • Yesenia: variant spelling of spanish yessenia, a type of palm tree found in south america.
  • Sabas: spanish form of arabic saba, meaning "ole man."
  • Fabián: spanish form of latin fabianus, meaning "like fabius." 
  • Felipe: spanish form of latin philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
  • Simón: spanish form of hebrew shimown, meaning "hearkening."
  • Cenobia: spanish form of greek zenobia, meaning "life of zeus."
  • Fons: short form of italian/spanish alfonso, meaning "noble and ready."
  • Amadis: spanish form of latin amadeus, meaning "to love god." in the medieval romance amadis of gaul, this is the name of the gaulish knight who married the king's daughter oriana.
  • Ramiro: spanish form of latin ramirus, meaning "wise and famous."
  • Emperatriz: spanish name meaning "empress."

  • Manolito: pet form of spanish manuel, meaning "god is with us."
  • Natanael: portuguese and spanish form of greek nathanael, meaning "given of god" or "whom god gave."
  • Florencio: portuguese and spanish form of latin florentius, meaning "blossoming."
  • Vito: italian and spanish form of roman latin vitus, meaning "life."
  • Eutropio: spanish form of latin eutropius, meaning "versatile."
  • Sancho: spanish form of latin sanctius, meaning "holy."
  • Ricardo: spanish form of latin ricardus, meaning "powerful ruler."
  • Antonietta: diminutive form of latin antonia, possibly meaning "invaluable." in use by the italians and spanish.
  • Paco: spanish pet form of portuguese/spanish francisco, meaning "french."
  • Ascención: spanish name meaning "ascension."
  • Feliciano: italian, portuguese and spanish form of roman latin felicianus, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  • Lorita: spanish pet form of latin lora, meaning "sorrowful." 
  • Trini: feminine short form of spanish unisex trinidad, meaning "trinity."
  • Ángelita: diminutive form of spanish ángela, meaning "little angel/messenger."
  • Fausto: italian, portuguese and spanish form of roman latin faustus, meaning "lucky."
  • Fidelia: feminine form of spanish fidel, meaning "faithful."

  • Josue: french and spanish form of hebrew yehowshuwa, meaning "god is salvation."
  • Clarisa: spanish form of latin clarissa, meaning "fame."
  • Ovidio: italian and spanish form of roman latin ovidius, meaning "sheep herder."
  • Macaria: feminine form of spanish macario, meaning "blessed."
  • Eugenio: italian and spanish form of latin eugenius (2), meaning "well born."
  • Suelo: short form of spanish consuelo, meaning "consolation."
  • Antonello: pet form of italian and spanish antonio, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
  • Emygdia: feminine form of spanish emygdio, meaning "half-god, demigod." 
  • Peppi: pet form of spanish perpetua, meaning "everlasting."
  • Bolívar: spanish name derived from the basque place name bolibar, composed of bolu "mill" and ibar "meadow, riverbank," hence "meadow mill" or "riverbank mill."
  • Maricela: contracted form of spanish maría célia, meaning "rebel-heaven."
  • Emerico: portuguese and spanish form of latin emericus, meaning "work-power." 
  • Rosita: spanish pet form of latin rosa, meaning "rose."
  • Rosario: spanish unisex name derived from one of the virgin mary's titles: nuestra señora del rosario ("our lady of the rosary"), hence "rosary."
  • Gabino: spanish form of latin gabinus, meaning "of gabium."
  • Merlín: spanish form of latin merlinus, meaning "sea fort."
  • Renato: italian, portuguese and spanish form of latin renatus, meaning "reborn."
  • Thera: pet form of spanish theresa, meaning "harvester." compare with another form of thera.
  • Asunción: spanish name meaning "assumption," in reference to the virgin mary's assumption into heaven.
  • Jimena: variant spelling of spanish ximena, meaning "hearkening."
  • León: spanish form of latin leo, meaning "lion."

  • Maritza: pet form of spanish maría, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  • Toño: spanish pet form of italian/spanish antonio, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
  • Fonsie: pet form of italian/spanish alfonso, meaning "noble and ready."
  • Pablo: spanish form of latin paulus, meaning "small."
  • Edelmira: spanish feminine form of german adelmar, meaning "nobly famous." 
  • Balduino: spanish form of old high german baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
  • Alejo: pet form of spanish alejandro, meaning "defender."
  • Manuelita: pet form of spanish manuela, meaning "god is with us."
  • Ivette: spanish form of french yvette, meaning "yew tree."

  • Aina: spanish form of latin anna, meaning "favor; grace." compare with other forms of aina.
  • Benito: contracted form of spanish benedicto, meaning "blessed." 
  • Izabelle: variant spelling of spanish isabel, meaning "god is my oath."
  • Xiomara: feminine form of spanish guiomar, possibly meaning "famous warrior."
  • Donato: italian, portuguese and spanish form of latin donatus, meaning "given (by god)."
  • Estefanía: feminine form of spanish estéban, meaning "crown."
  • César: french and spanish form of roman latin cæsar, meaning "severed."
  • Idoya: spanish name derived from the basque place name idoia, meaning "pond."
  • Leocadio: masculine form of spanish leocadia, meaning "bright, clear, light."
  • Jerónimo: spanish form of latin hieronymus, meaning "holy name."
  • Sarita: spanish pet form of hebrew sarah, meaning "noble lady, princess."
  • Lino: italian and spanish form of latin linus, meaning either "a cry of grief" or "flax, linen."
  • Anselmo: italian and spanish form of german anselm, meaning "divine helmet."
  • Tere: short form of spanish teresa, meaning "harvester." 
  • Ignacio: spanish form of latin ignatius, possibly meaning "unknowing."
  • Goyo: spanish pet form of portuguese/spanish gregorio, meaning "watchful; vigilant."
  • Curro: pet form of spanish francisco, meaning "french."
  • Ramona: feminine form of spanish ramón, meaning "wise protector."
  • Humberto: spanish form of latin humbertus, possibly meaning "bright support." 
  • Celso: italian and spanish form of latin celsus, meaning "upright, stately."
  • Piedad: spanish name meaning "mercy."
  • Juana: feminine form of spanish juan, meaning "god is gracious."
  • Perla: italian and spanish form of english pearl, meaning "pearl."
  • Jaime: portuguese and spanish form of latin jacomus, meaning "supplanter." compare with feminine jaime.
  • Tiburcio: portuguese and spanish form of roman tiburtius, meaning "of the tiber (river)."
  • Nacio: pet form of spanish ignacio, possibly meaning "unknowing."
  • Eloy: spanish and portuguese form of latin eligius, meaning "to choose."
  • Elicia: variant spelling of spanish alicia, meaning "noble sort."
  • Cruz: spanish unisex name meaning "cross."
  • Maximino: portuguese and spanish form of roman latin maximinus, meaning "the greatest."
  • Sanchia: variant spelling of spanish sancha, meaning "holy."
  • Raymundo: portuguese and spanish form of german raginmund, meaning "wise protector."
  • Velasco: medieval spanish name derived from the surname velázquez, meaning "crow."
  • Crescencia: spanish feminine form of latin crescentius, meaning "to spring up, grow, thrive."
  • Chuy: pet form of spanish jesús, meaning "god is salvation."
  • Venceslás: spanish form of middle latin venceslaus, meaning "more glory." 
  • Rodrigo: spanish and portuguese form of old high german hrodric, meaning "famous power."
  • Brunilda: italian and spanish form of old norse brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
  • Tadeo: spanish form of latin thaddaeus, meaning "courageous, large-hearted."
  • Eurico: spanish form of visigothic euric, meaning "ever-ruler."
  • Gualtiero: italian and spanish form of old high german walther, meaning "ruler of the army."
  • Encarna: short form of spanish encarnación, meaning "incarnation."
  • Nieves: spanish religious name derived from a title of the virgin mary, nuestra señora de las nieves ("our lady of the snows"), hence "snows."
  • Jacinta: feminine form of portuguese/spanish jacinto, meaning "hyacinth flower."
  • Sergio: italian, portuguese and spanish form of latin sergius, possibly meaning "sergeant."
  • Salvador: spanish name derived from latin salvator, meaning "savior."
  • Ximen: spanish form of basque ximun, meaning "hearkening." 
  • Rogerio: spanish form of latin rogerius, meaning "famous spear." 
  • Graciana: feminine form of spanish graciano, meaning "pleasing, agreeable."
  • Leoncio: spanish form of latin leontius, meaning "lion-like."
  • Adelaida: spanish form of old high german adalhaid, meaning "noble sort."
  • Adelina: italian and spanish diminutive form of latin adela, meaning "little noble." compare with another form of adelina.
  • Hilario: portuguese and spanish form of latin hilarius, meaning "joyful, happy."
  • Vinicio: italian and spanish form of roman latin vinicius, meaning "vine."
  • Conchita: diminutive form of spanish concha, meaning "conception."
  • Margaretta: spanish pet form of latin margarita, meaning "pearl."
  • Asdrubal: spanish form of latin hasdrubal, meaning "help of ba'al."
  • Jesús: spanish form of latin jesus, meaning "god is salvation."
  • Concepción: spanish religious name referring to the immaculate conception.
  • Ismael: spanish form of hebrew yishmael, meaning "god will hear."
  • Magdalena: latin form of greek magdal?N?, meaning "of magdala." in use by the germans, scandinavians and spanish.
  • Encarnita: pet form of spanish encarnación, meaning "incarnation."
  • Maricruz: contracted form of spanish maría cruz, meaning "rebel-cross."
  • Trinidad: spanish unisex name meaning "trinity."
  • Bajardo: spanish form of french bayard, meaning "bay color." this was the name of reynaldo's horse, once the property of amadis of gaul. It was found by malagigi, the wizard, in a cave guarded by a dragon which the wizard slew. According to tradition, the horse still lives, but flees at the approach of man, so that no one can ever hope to catch him.
  • Pedro: portuguese and spanish form of latin petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  • Desideria: feminine form italian/spanish desiderio, meaning "longing."
  • Marcelo: portuguese and spanish form of roman latin marcellus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  • Novia: spanish name meaning "girlfriend."
  • Charo: pet form of spanish rosario, meaning "rosary."
  • Melania: italian and spanish form of latin melaena, meaning "black, dark." 
  • Chickie: pet form of spanish chiquita, meaning "little one."

  • Leticia: portuguese and spanish form of latin lætitia, meaning "happiness." compare with another form of leticia.
  • Leta: short form of spanish aleta, meaning "winged." compare with another form of leta.
  • Teodosio: italian and spanish form of latin theodosius, meaning "god-giving."
  • Gervasi: spanish form of latin gervasius, meaning "spear servant."
  • Núria: catalan religious name derived from a title of the virgin mary, nostra senyora de núria, "our lady of núria." núria is the name of a spanish sanctuary containing a statue of mary; it is a form of aramaic nura (hebrew nurya), meaning "illumination, wisdom (of god)."
  • Estéban: spanish form of latin stephanus, meaning "crown."
  • Ramira: feminine form of spanish ramiro, meaning "wise and famous."
  • Estavan: spanish form of latin stephanus, meaning "crown."
  • Celestina: feminine form of italian/spanish celestino, meaning "heavenly."
  • Gervasio: italian, portuguese and spanish form of latin gervasius, meaning "spear servant."
  • Patricio: portuguese and spanish form of latin patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
  • Eliseo: italian and spanish form of hebrew eliysha, meaning "god is salvation."
  • Pío: spanish form of latin pius, meaning "pious."
  • Alphonso: variant spelling of italian/spanish alfonso, meaning "noble and ready."
  • Bermudo: spanish form of visigothic vermundo, meaning "protector of man." 
  • Pía: feminine form of spanish pío, meaning "pious."
  • Quique: pet form of spanish enrique, meaning "home-ruler." compare with another form of quique.
  • Rebeca: portuguese and spanish form of hebrew ribqah, meaning "ensnarer." 
  • Julián: spanish form of roman latin julianus, meaning "descended from jupiter (jove)."
  • Clemente: italian, portuguese and spanish form of latin clementius, meaning "gentle and merciful."
  • Rodolfo: italian, portuguese and spanish form of latin rudolphus, meaning "famous wolf."
  • Marcelino: portuguese and spanish form of roman latin marcellinus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  • Arnaldo: spanish form of latin arnoldus, meaning "eagle power."
  • Celio: italian and spanish form of latin cælius, meaning "heaven."
  • Blas: spanish form of latin blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
  • Ercilia: spanish form of latin hersilia, meaning "delicate, tender."
  • Gael: spanish name, possibly meaning "a gael." 
  • Faramundo: italian and spanish form of german faramund, meaning "journey protection."
  • Bolivar: castilian form of spanish bolívar, meaning "meadow mill" or "riverbank mill."
  • Manola: pet form of spanish manuela, meaning "god is with us."
  • Víctor: spanish form of roman latin victor, meaning "conqueror."
  • Novio: spanish name meaning "boyfriend."
  • Ernesto: italian and spanish form of latin ernestus, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
  • Manolita: pet form of spanish manuela, meaning "god is with us."
  • Josefina: spanish feminine form of latin josephus, meaning "(god) shall add (another son)." 
  • Teodoro: italian and spanish form of latin theodorus, meaning "gift of god."
  • Socorro: spanish religious name derived from a title of the virgin mary, maría del socorro ("mary of perpetual succor"), hence "succor."
  • Nicolás: spanish form of latin nicolaus, meaning "victor of the people."
  • Basilio: italian and spanish form of latin basilius, meaning "king."
  • Violeta: spanish diminutive form of latin viola, meaning "violet color" or "violet flower." compare with another form of violeta.
  • Therasia: spanish name, probably derived from greek therizo, meaning "harvester."
  • Moisés: spanish form of hebrew moshe, meaning "drawn out."
  • Fabricio: spanish form of roman latin fabricius, meaning "craftsman."
  • Eusbio: spanish name derived from latin eusebius, meaning "pious."
  • Francisca: feminine form of portuguese/spanish francisco, meaning "french." compare with another form of francisca.
  • Efraín: spanish form of hebrew efrayim, meaning "double-land; twin-land."
  • Mercedes: spanish name derived from a title of the virgin mary, maría de las mercedes ("mary of mercies"), meaning "mercies."
  • Agapeto: variant spelling of italian/spanish form of agapito, meaning "beloved."
  • Visitación: spanish religious name meaning "visitation."
  • Belén: spanish name for bethlehem also used as a personal name, meaning "house of bread."
  • Verónica: spanish form of latin veronica, meaning "bringer of victory."
  • Manuela: feminine form of spanish manuel, meaning "god is with us."
  • Soledad: spanish religious name derived from a title of the virgin mary, maría de soledad, "mary of solitude," hence "solitude."
  • Chus: unisex pet form of spanish jesús and jesúsa, meaning "god is salvation."
  • Remigio: italian, portuguese, and spanish form of roman latin remigius, meaning "oarsman."
  • Guadalupe: from the name of a town in western spain, from arabic w?D? Al-lubb, meaning "river of the wolf."
  • Leopoldo: italian form of old high german liutpold, meaning "people-bold." in use by the portuguese and spanish.
  • Óscar: spanish form of old high german ansgar, meaning "god-spear."
  • Agustín: spanish form of latin augustinus, meaning "venerable."
  • Raúl: spanish form of german radulf, meaning "wise wolf."
  • Noelia: italian and spanish form of french noëlle, meaning "day of birth."
  • Federico: italian and spanish form of latin fredericus, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  • Chiquita: spanish name meaning "little one." 
  • Silvio: italian, portuguese and spanish form of roman latin silvius, meaning "from the forest." 
  • Rocío: spanish religious name derived from a title of the virgin mary, maría del rocío ("mary of the dew"), hence "dew."
  • Adolpho: spanish form of latin adolphus, meaning "noble wolf."
  • Reina: spanish name meaning "queen." compare with another form of reina.
  • Custodio: old spanish name derived from latin custodis, meaning "guardian, keeper."
  • Remedios: spanish name derived from a title of the virgin mary, nuestra señora de los remedios ("our lady of the remedies"), hence "remedies."
  • Valentín: spanish form of latin valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong."
  • Susana: variant spelling of latin susanna, meaning "lily." in use by the italians, portuguese and spanish.
  • Bonita: spanish name meaning "pretty."
  • Ulises: spanish form of latin ulixes, probably meaning "to be angry, to hate."
  • Mario: italian and spanish form of latin marius, meaning "male, virile."

  • Zacarías: spanish form of hebrew zekaryah, meaning "whom jehovah remembered."
  • Buenaventura: spanish form of italian bonaventura, meaning "good fortune."
  • Agata: italian and spanish form of latin agatha, meaning "good." compare with another form of agata.
  • Ruperto: spanish form of latin robertus, meaning "bright fame."
  • Encarnación: spanish name meaning "incarnation."
  • Julio: portuguese and spanish form of roman latin julius, meaning "descended from jupiter (jove)."
  • Vasco: contracted form of spanish velasco, meaning "crow."
  • Camilo: spanish form of roman latin camillus, possibly meaning "attendant (for a temple)."
  • Berengária: feminine form of spanish berenguer, meaning "bear-spear."
  • Adalina: variant spelling of italian/spanish adelina, meaning "little noble."
  • Theresa: contracted form of spanish therasia, meaning "harvester." also in use by the english and portuguese.
  • Dimas: portuguese and spanish form of greek dismas, meaning "sunset."
  • Tito: italian and spanish form of roman latin titus, meaning "fire; to burn" or "straining."
  • Isabel: originally a spanish form of latin isabella, meaning "god is my oath." it later became an english royal name and its popularity was enhanced by the fact that it was borne by queen isabella (1296-1358), despite the fact that she was a murderess.
  • Gertrudis: spanish form of german gertrude, meaning "spear strength."
  • Severo: italian and spanish form of roman latin severus, meaning "stern."
  • Pilar: spanish name derived from a title of the virgin mary, maría del pilar "mary of the pillar," hence "pillar."
  • Milagros: spanish name derived from a title of the virgin mary, nuestra senora de los milagros ("our lady of miracles"), meaning "miracles."
  • Francisco: portuguese and spanish form of latin franciscus, meaning "french."
  • Marcio: spanish form of roman latin marcius, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  • Marcela: feminine form of spanish marcelo, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  • Catalina: spanish form of greek aikaterine, meaning "pure."
  • Prospero: italian and spanish form of latin prosperus, meaning "fortunate, successful." shakespeare used this name in his play "the tempest."
  • H�ctor: spanish form of latin hector, meaning "defend; hold fast."
  • Matilde: portuguese and spanish form of latin mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle." compare with other forms of maltide.
  • Bernardo: italian and spanish form of latin bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."
  • Pancho: spanish pet form of portuguese/spanish francisco, meaning "french."
  • Amaranto: spanish name derived from latin amaranthus, meaning "unfading."
  • Adelita: probably a mexican variant spelling of italian/spanish adelina, meaning "noble." this name was used for the heroine of the mexican folk song "la adelita," one of the most famous corridos to come out of the mexican revolution. The song tells the story of a young woman in love with a sergeant. She traveled with him and his regiment. Due to this song, the term "la adelita" came to signify a woman of strength and courage, the archetype of a woman warrior.
  • Pili: pet form of spanish pilar, meaning "pillar." compare with other forms of pili.
  • Imelda: italian and spanish form of teutonic erminhild, meaning "all warrior." 
  • Hieronimo: spanish form of latin hieronymus, meaning "holy name."
  • Inéz: spanish form of english agnes, meaning "chaste; holy."
  • Leonardo: italian, portuguese and spanish form of german leonhard, meaning "lion-strong."
  • Wilfredo: spanish form of german wilfried, meaning "desires peace." 
  • Emigdia: feminine form of spanish emigdio, meaning "half-god, demigod." 
  • Tecla: italian and spanish form of greek thekla, meaning "glory of god."
  • Silvestre: spanish form of latin silvester, meaning "from the forest."
  • Geraldo: spanish form of latin geraldus, meaning "spear ruler."
  • Natalio: spanish masculine form of latin natalia, meaning "birthday," or in church latin "christmas day." 
  • Dominga: feminine form of spanish domingo, meaning "belongs to the lord."
  • Alarico: spanish form of latin alaricus, meaning "all-powerful; ruler of all."
  • Chucho: pet form of spanish jesús, meaning "god is salvation."
  • Herberto: portuguese and spanish form of latin herbertus, meaning "bright army."
  • Elena: italian and spanish form of greek helén?, possibly meaning "torch."
  • Paca: spanish pet form of portuguese/spanish francisca, meaning "french."
  • Arsenio: italian and spanish form of latin arsenius, meaning "virile."
  • Edmundo: portuguese and spanish form of anglo-saxon eadmund, meaning "protector of prosperity."
  • Paloma: spanish name meaning "dove, pigeon."
  • Natalia: latin name derived from (dies) natalis, meaning "birthday," or in church latin "christmas day." in use by the spanish.
  • Pastora: feminine form of spanish pastor, meaning "shepherd."
  • Roldán: spanish form of latin orlandus, meaning "famous land." 
  • Carlito: pet form of portuguese/spanish carlos ("man"), meaning "little carlos" or "little man."
  • Celestino: italian and spanish form of latin cælestinus, meaning "heavenly."
  • Sara: anglicized form of greek sarra, meaning "noble lady, princess." in the bible, this is the name that god gave to sarai, wife of abraham. This form of the name is in wide use throughout europe: dutch, german, greek, italian, polish, portuguese, spanish, scandinavian, and slovene.
  • Lucinda: spanish elaborated form of roman latin lucia, meaning "light." although the name first appeared in cervantes's don quixote, it was not used much by the spanish; it was however popular with the english in the 18th century.

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