Spanish is the 4th most-spoken language in the world so it’s no surprise that it’s responsible for some pretty amazing baby names. We’ve studied both common and unusual names from Spain, Hispanic countries and Spanish regions like Catalonia and the Basque Country and picked out our favourite Spanish boy names and Spanish girl names.

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Some of the names will seem very familiar to you, while others may be ones you have never come across before. As well as Spanish names you may already know and love, there are some names which are linked to traditional names in the UK but come with an Iberian flavour. For example, Alejandro is closely linked to the more commonly used Alexander, while Miguel is the Spanish version of Michael.

With 300 Spanish baby names to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find one to suit your little señor or señorita.

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These are the most popular baby names of Spanish-origin in the UK. All the girl’s names on this list appeared in the top 100 UK baby girl names for 2021, according to the Office for National Statistics. Perhaps surprisingly, none of the Spanish boy’s names earned a place in the top 100, so we’ve included those which are most popular in the United States instead.

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These common Spanish first names are likely to be names you’re already aware of and include some timeless classics like Maria and Antonio.

1. Alejandro

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: defender, warrior
  • Boy

2. Ángel

  • Origin: Hispanic
  • Meaning: angel
  • Boy, sometimes unisex

3. Antonio

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: priceless
  • Boy

4. Carlos

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: free man, Spanish version of Charles
  • Boy

5. Diego

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: supplanter
  • Boy

6. Emilia

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Latin
  • Meaning: rival
  • Also: Emily, Emilie, Amelia
  • Girl

7. Emiliano

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Latin
  • Meaning: eager, striving, working to excel
  • Boy

8. Emilio

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: rival
  • Boy

9. Felipe

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: friend of horses, Spanish version of Phillip
  • Boy

10. Isabel

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: pledged to God
  • Also: Isobel, Isabelle
  • Girl

11. Isabella

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: devoted to God
  • Also: Izabella
  • Girl

12. Isla

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: island
  • Girl

13. Joaquin

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: God will judge
  • Boy

14. Jorge

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: farmer, Spanish version of George
  • Also: Jorges
  • Boy

15. José

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: God will give, Spanish version of Joseph
  • Boy

16. Juan

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: God is gracious, Spanish version of John
  • Boy

17. Lola

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: sorrows
  • Girl

18. Lorenzo

  • Origin: Spanish/Latin
  • Meaning: laurel, from Laurentium
  • Boy

19. Luis

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: famous warrior
  • Also: Lewis, Louis
  • Boy

20. Maria

  • Origin: Spanish/Latin
  • Meaning: of the sea
  • Girl

21. Mateo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: divine gift
  • Also: Teo
  • Boy

22. Miguel

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: who is like God, Spanish version of Michael
  • Boy

23. Mila

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: miracles
  • Girl

24. Pedro

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: rock, Spanish version of Peter
  • Boy

25. Rodrigo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: famous ruler
  • Boy

26. Salvador

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: saviour
  • Boy

27. Santiago

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: St James, supplanter
  • Boy

28. Sofía

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Greek
  • Meaning: wisdom
  • Also: Sofia, Sophia
  • Girl

Traditional Spanish baby names

When it comes to picking a baby name, you might want to go for something with a bit of history to it. These traditional Spanish baby names have been given to newborns time and time again, and will likely continue to be used well into the future. Some of the options like Arturo, Alfredo and Esmeralda may feel a little on the old-fashioned side but all the names on this list are dependable classics.

29. Alejandra

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: defender of the people
  • Girl

30. Alfredo

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: elf counsellor
  • Boy

31. Alicia

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: noble
  • Girl

32. Anita

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: gracious, merciful
  • Girl

33. Arturo

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: bear, this is the Spanish version of Arthur
  • Boy

34. Aurelia

  • Origin: Spanish/Latin
  • Meaning: golden
  • Girl

35. Camila

  • Origin: Spanish/Latin
  • Meaning: young ceremonial attendant
  • Girl

36. Carlota

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: free man
  • Girl

37. Carmen

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: garden
  • Girl

38. Catalina

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: pure, Spanish version of Catherine
  • Girl

39. Conchita

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: conception
  • Girl

40. Constanza

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: constant, unchanging
  • Girl

41. Consuela

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: consolation
  • Also: Consuelo
  • Girl

42. Dolores

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: sorrows
  • Also: Dolors
  • Girl

43. Eduardo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: wealthy guard
  • Boy

44. Elena

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian/Greek
  • Meaning: shining light
  • Also: Eleanor, Helena, Helene
  • Girl

45. Elisa

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: God’s promise
  • Girl

46. Ernesto

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: earnest, sincere
  • Also: Earnesto, Earnest, Erneste
  • Boy

47. Esmeralda

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: emerald
  • Girl

48. Estela

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: star
  • Also: Estella, Estelle
  • Girl

49. Fernando

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: daring, adventurous, bold
  • Boy

50. Fidel

  • Origin: Spanish/Latin
  • Meaning: faithful
  • Boy

51. Francisco

  • Origin: Spanish/Portuguese
  • Meaning: free man or Frenchman
  • Boy

52. Gabriella

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: God is my strength
  • Also: Gabrielle
  • Girl

53. Gerardo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: strong with the spear
  • Boy

54. Jaime

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: the supplanter, a form of James
  • Unisex

55. Javier

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: new house
  • Also: Xavier
  • Boy

56. Josefina

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: God will add
  • Girl

57. Julieta

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: youthful
  • Girl

58. Julio

  • Origin: Spanish/Mexican
  • Meaning: youthful
  • Boy

59. Leticia

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: joy
  • Also: Letitia
  • Girl

60. Linda

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: pretty
  • Girl

61. Lucía

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: light
  • Also: Lucy, Lucia
  • Girl

62. Lucinda

  • Origin: Spanish/Latin
  • Meaning: light
  • Girl

63. Margarita

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: pearl, Spanish version of Margaret
  • Girl

64. Manuel

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: God is with us, derived from Emmanuel
  • Also: Manu, Manny
  • Boy

65. Natalia

  • Origin: Spanish/Latin
  • Meaning: Christmas day
  • Girl

66. Pablo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: small, Spanish version of Paul
  • Boy

67. Patricio

  • Origin: Spanish/Portuguese
  • Meaning: noble, Spanish version of Patrick
  • Boy

68. Paulina

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: small
  • Also: Pauline
  • Girl

69. Placido

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: calm
  • Boy

70. Rafael

  • Origin: Spanish/Portuguese
  • Meaning: God has healed
  • Also: Raphael
  • Boy

71. Ramon

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: counsel, protection, Spanish version of Raymond
  • Boy

72. Raquel

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: innocent
  • Also: Racquel, Rachel
  • Girl

73. Raúl

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: wolf counsel, Spanish version of Ralph
  • Also: Raoul
  • Boy

74. Ricardo

  • Origin: Spanish/Portuguese
  • Meaning: powerful leader, Spanish version of Richard
  • Boy

75. Roberto

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian/Portuguese
  • Meaning: bright, shining, version of Robert
  • Boy

76. Sergio

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: from the Latin name Sergius, protector
  • Boy

77. Teresa

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: to harvest
  • Also: Theresa
  • Girl

Unusual Spanish baby names

When it comes to naming your baby, you don’t have to follow the crowd. These Spanish baby names are on the unusual side so are ideal if you are looking for something rare, distinctive or unique. Just make sure your family and friends know how to pronounce your favourite unusual Spanish baby name.

78. Ainhoa

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: name of a town where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared
  • Girl

79. Airam

  • Origin: Canarian
  • Meaning: freedom
  • Boy

80. Baila

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: dance
  • Girl

81. Belen

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Bethlehem, house of bread
  • Girl

82. Berilo

  • Origin: Spanish/Greek
  • Meaning: pale green gemstone
  • Boy

83. Casimiro

  • Origin: Spanish variant of the Polish name Kazimierz
  • Meaning: bringer of peace
  • Boy

84. Chaxiraxi

  • Origin: Guanche
  • Meaning: the name of a goddess known as the Sun Mother
  • Girl

85. Efrain

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: fruitful, Spanish version of the Hebrew name Ephraim
  • Boy

86. Illuminada

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: illuminated
  • Girl

87. Itzel

  • Origin: Mayan
  • Meaning: rainbow goddess
  • Girl

88. Jonay

  • Origin: Canarian/Guanche
  • Meaning: prince of fire
  • Boy

89. Nauzet

  • Origin: Canarian/Guanche
  • Meaning: most elegant/one who thinks and imagines
  • Also: Nuhazet
  • Boy

90. Pilar

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: pillar
  • Girl

91. Quixote

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: from the classic Spanish novel Don Quixote about a daydreamer
  • Boy

92. Soledad

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: solitude
  • Girl

93. Ximena

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: one who hears
  • Girl

94. Yaiza

  • Origin: Guanche
  • Meaning: one who shares equally
  • Girl

95. Yeray

  • Origin: Canarian
  • Meaning: big, grand
  • Also: Yerai
  • Boy

Cute Spanish baby names

These cute Spanish baby names are super-sweet. Delightful and charming, just like your newborn, we’ve picked out some lovable options for both boys and girls. Even the meanings are cute; we particularly love Chico, which means boy, Bonita (pretty) and Pau (small).

96. Alba

  • Origin: Spanish/Catalan
  • Meaning: dawn
  • Girl

97. Amada

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: loved
  • Girl

98. Amaia

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: resolution, end
  • Girl

99. Beatriz

  • Origin: Galician
  • Meaning: brings joy,
  • Also: Beatrix, Beatrice
  • Girl

100. Blanca

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: white
  • Girl

101. Bonita

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: pretty
  • Girl

102. Ché

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: God will increase, diminutive of José
  • Boy

103. Chico

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: boy
  • Boy

104. Chilo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Frenchman
  • Boy

105. Dulce

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Latin
  • Meaning: sweet
  • Girl

106. Jovita

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: made happy
  • Girl

107. Marita

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: diminutive of Maria
  • Girl

108. Pau

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: small, Catalan version of Paul
  • Boy

109. Pol

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: small
  • Boy

110. Tavia

  • Origin: Spanish/Latin
  • Meaning: eighth
  • Girl

111. Querida

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: beloved
  • Girl

112. Quito

  • Origin: Spanish/Ecuadorian
  • Meaning: fifth, city in Ecuador
  • Boy

Spanish baby names inspired by nature

The natural world has been an amazing source for baby names all over the world, including Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. All of the names on this list have been inspired by nature, from trees and flowers to mountains and valleys. If you love exploring the great outdoors, one of these choices could be a great way of passing on your passion to your little one.

113. Alamo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: poplar tree
  • Boy

114. Alondra

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: lark
  • Girl

115. Aranza

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: among the thorns
  • Girl

116. Crisanta

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: chrysanthemum
  • Girl

117. Delmar

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: of the sea
  • Boy

118. Estrella

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: star
  • Girl

119. Figueroa

  • Origin: Galician
  • Meaning: fig tree
  • Boy

120. Flor

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: flower
  • Also: Fleur
  • Girl

121. Guadalupe

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: valley of the wolves
  • Girl

122. Helio

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: sun
  • Boy

123. Irati

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: fern field
  • Girl

124. Itziar

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: ancient stone
  • Girl

125. Jacinta

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: hyacinth
  • Also: Jacinda
  • Girl

126. Liliana

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: lily
  • Girl

127. Liliosa

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: lily
  • Girl

128. Lorena

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: laurel
  • Girl

129. Lourdes

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: craggy slope
  • Girl

130. Lupita

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: valley of the wolf, diminutive form of Guadalupe
  • Girl

131. Mariana

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: of the sea
  • Also: Marianna, Marianne
  • Girl

132. Mariposa

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: butterfly
  • Girl

133. Marisa

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: of the sea
  • Girl

134. Maritza

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: star of the sea
  • Girl

135. Montez

  • Origin: Spanish/Portuguese
  • Meaning: of the mountain
  • Also: Montes, Monteze, Montiz
  • Boy

136. Montserrat

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: serrated mountain
  • Girl

137. Nieve

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: snow
  • Also: Niamh, Neve
  • Girl

138. Paloma

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: dove
  • Girl

139. Rio

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: river
  • Unisex

140. Rocio

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: dew
  • Unisex

141. Rodolfo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: famous wolf, Spanish version of Rudolph
  • Boy

142. Savannah

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: flat, grassy plain
  • Girl

143. Silvia

  • Origin: Spanish/Latin
  • Meaning: from the woods
  • Also: Sylvia
  • Girl

144. Silvio

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian/Portuguese
  • Meaning: forest, wood
  • Boy

145. Tierra

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Earth
  • Girl

146. Uxue

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: dove
  • Girl

147. Vasco

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: crow, raven
  • Boy

148. Yesenia

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: palm tree
  • Girl

149. Yolanda

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Greek
  • Meaning: violet flower
  • Girl

What are the most popular baby names in Spain?

Our list of 300 Spanish baby names is made up of names which are all Spanish in origin. But what are the most popular names for babies in Spain itself?

We consulted the official list of names given to newborns in Spain during 2021 (2022’s data hasn’t been released yet) to see which were the most common. While many of the most popular names are Spanish, others come from elsewhere in Europe and Latin names also feature strongly on the top 10 lists for boys and girls.

Top 10 baby girl names in Spain

  • Lucia. Origin: Spanish; Meaning: light
  • Martina. Origin: Spanish/Latin; Meaning: warlike
  • Sofia. Origin: Spanish/Greek; Meaning: wisdom
  • Maria. Origin: Spanish/Latin; Meaning: of the sea
  • Valeria. Origin: Latin; Meaning: strength, health
  • Julia. Origin: Latin; Meaning: youthful
  • Paula. Origin: Latin; Meaning: small, humble
  • Emma. Origin: German; Meaning: universal
  • Daniela. Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: God is my judge
  • Carla. Origin: German/Italian; Meaning: feminine form of Charles, free man

Top 10 baby boy names in Spain

  • Martin. Origin: Latin; Meaning: God of War
  • Hugo. Origin: German; Meaning: mind
  • Mateo. Origin: Spanish; Meaning: gift of God
  • Leo. Origin: Latin; Meaning: lion
  • Lucas. Origin: Latin; Meaning: bringer of light, man from Lucania
  • Manuel. Origin: Spanish; Meaning: God is with us, derived from Emmanuel
  • Daniel. Origin: Hebrew; Meaning: God is my judge
  • Alejandro. Origin: Spanish; Meaning: defender, warrior
  • Pablo. Origin: Spanish; Meaning: small, Spanish version of Paul
  • Enzo. Origin: German/Italian; Meaning: ruler of the home, a version of Henry

Short Spanish baby names

A great name doesn’t have to be long and complicated, in fact you might find you prefer your baby names to be short and simple. These short Spanish baby names for boys and girls may not use many letters but they still manage to pack a punch.

150. Aday

  • Origin: Canarian
  • Meaning: the one who lives under the water
  • Boy

151. Ana

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: gracious
  • Girl

152. Anxo

  • Origin: Galician
  • Meaning: angel
  • Boy

153. Biel

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: God is my strength, Catalan version of Gabriel
  • Boy

154. Brais

  • Origin: Galician
  • Meaning: Galician version of Blaise, which means lisping
  • Boy

155. Brisa

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: breeze
  • Girl

156. Cruz

  • Origin: Castilian/Spanish
  • Meaning: cross
  • Boy

157. Diaz

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: days, popular Hispanic surname
  • Boy

158. Eloi

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: the chosen
  • Boy

159. Esai

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Hebrew
  • Meaning: gift, God is salvation
  • Boy

160. Fe

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: trust
  • Girl

161. Iker

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: visitor
  • Boy

162. Jon

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: God has given, Basque version of John
  • Boy

163. Laia

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: well-spoken
  • Girl

164. Mesa

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: table
  • Girl

165. Mora

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: small blueberry
  • Girl

166. Oier

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: twisted
  • Boy

167. Oro

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: gold
  • Boy

168. Paco

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: free
  • Boy

169. Ria

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: small river
  • Girl

170. Rey

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: king
  • Also: Ray
  • Boy

171. Rosa

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Latin
  • Meaning: rose
  • Girl

172. Sol

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: sun
  • Boy

173. Tajo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: day
  • Also: Taio
  • Boy

174. Tia

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: aunt
  • Girl

175. Tuto

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: fair, righteous
  • Boy

176. Unai

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: cowherd
  • Boy

177. Xosé

  • Origin: Galician
  • Meaning: God will increase, Galician version of Joseph
  • Boy

178. Ynez

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: pure, chaste
  • Girl

179. Yuli

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: youthful
  • Boy

Double Spanish baby names

Don’t worry if you can’t pick between your favourite names, you could always give your baby 2 for the price of 1. Double Spanish baby names are particularly popular in Hispanic cultures, especially in Mexico. Also known as compound names, this isn’t a case of giving a first and middle name – both names are used all the time. We’ve given our favourite combinations here but you can experiment with any of the Spanish names you love and see if they work well together.

180. Ana Paula

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: cherished
  • Girl

181. Andrés Felipe

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: warrior and friend of horses
  • Boy

182. Diego Alejandro

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: supplanter and defender
  • Boy

183. Dulce Maria

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: sweet and of the sea
  • Girl

184. Francisco Javier

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: free man and new house
  • Boy

185. José Luis

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: God will give and famous warrior
  • Boy

186. Juan Esteban

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: God is gracious and crown
  • Boy

187. Maria Fernanda

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: of the sea and bold adventurer
  • Girl

188. Maria Jose

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: of the sea and God increases, Spanish versions of Mary and Joseph
  • Girl

189. Miguel Ángel

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: who is like God and angel
  • Boy

Spanish baby names from different regions

Although this list is made up of Spanish baby names, in this section we celebrate the rich and distinctive cultures found in the different regions in Spain. Some like Catalonia even have their own language and they all have a unique and interesting heritage of their own which has created many baby names for boys and girls. This list includes Catalan, Basque, Galician and Guanche names so have a look and pick out your favourite.

190. Abril

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: to open, Catalan version of April
  • Girl

191. Aitana

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: glory
  • Girl

192. Aitor

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: good father
  • Boy

193. Aleix

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: defender, Catalan version of Alexis, pronounced Ah-laysh
  • Boy

194. Ayoze

  • Origin: Canarian/Guanche
  • Meaning: he arrives
  • Also: Ajose, Ajoze, Ayose, Aysse, Ayozé
  • Boy

195. Bartoli

  • Origin: Spanish/Catalan
  • Meaning: ploughman
  • Boy

196. Beneharo

  • Origin: Canarian/Guanche
  • Meaning: name of a Guanche king on the island of Tenerife
  • Boy

197. Cibrán

  • Origin: Galician
  • Meaning: a native of Cyprus
  • Boy

198. Dácil

  • Origin: Guanche
  • Meaning: footprint, name of a Guanche princess
  • Girl

199. Dídac

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: teacher
  • Boy

200. Idaira

  • Origin: Guanche
  • Meaning: originally the name of a Guanche princess
  • Girl

201. Ignacio

  • Origin: Galician
  • Meaning: fire
  • Boy

202. Inigo

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: fiery
  • Boy

203. Iria

  • Origin: Galician
  • Meaning: peace, Galician version of Irene
  • Girl

204. Izaro

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: island
  • Girl

205. Jordi

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: farmer, Catalan version of George
  • Boy

206. Josep

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: God will increase, Catalan version of Joseph
  • Boy

207. Mayte

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: loveable
  • Girl

208. Mikel

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: who is like God, Basque version of Michael
  • Boy

209. Mireia

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: to admire
  • Girl

210. Nahia

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: wish, desire
  • Girl

211. Naiara

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: name of a Basque city
  • Girl

212. Navarro

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: from Navarre
  • Boy

213. Nerea

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: mine
  • Girl

214. Uxía

  • Origin: Galician
  • Meaning: well-born, Galician version of Eugenia
  • Girl

215. Valencio

  • Origin: Valencian
  • Meaning: health, strength
  • Boy

216. Vidal

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: life, vitality
  • Boy

217. Xabier

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: new house, Basque version of Xavier
  • Boy

Spanish baby names with a religious meaning

Whether you are religious yourself or simply like the idea of your baby’s name having a divine meaning, these baby names could be just the ticket. We’ve chosen our favourite Spanish baby names with a religious meaning linked to God, saints, faith and spirituality. Some are ideal for babies born during a holiday, including Pasqual for Easter and Noelia for Christmas.

218. Aracely

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: heavenly altar
  • Also: Araceli
  • Girl

219. Bembé

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: prophet
  • Boy

220. Benicio

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: blessed
  • Boy

221. Candela

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: candlemas
  • Girl

222. Cristina

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: follower of Christ
  • Also: Christina
  • Girl

223. Domingo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: of the Lord
  • Boy

224. Jadiel

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is my fortune, from the Hebrew name Yehudiel, which was one of the archangels
  • Boy

225. Juana

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is gracious, Spanish version of Jane
  • Girl

226. Macario

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Greek
  • Meaning: blessed, happy
  • Boy

227. Maceo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: gift of God, variation of Matthew
  • Boy

228. Manolo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: God is with us
  • Boy

229. Matias

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Hebrew
  • Meaning: gift of God
  • Boy

230. Mercedes

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: gracious gifts, mercies
  • Girl

231. Milagros

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: miracles
  • Girl

232. Nilo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: God is my judge
  • Boy

233. Noelia

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Christmas
  • Also: Noelle
  • Girl

234. Núria

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: fire of the Lord
  • Girl

235. Pasqual

  • Origin: Catalan
  • Meaning: born at Easter, Easter child
  • Also: Pascal, Pasquale, Pascale, Pascalle, Pascual, Pascoal
  • Boy

236. Renata

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: reborn
  • Also: Renee, Renate
  • Girl

237. Sanchia

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: holy
  • Girl

238. Sancho

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: saint
  • Boy

239. Santana

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: holy, follower of St Anne
  • Girl

240. Timoteo

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Greek
  • Meaning: God’s honour, Spanish version of Timothy
  • Boy

241. Trinidad

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: holy Trinity
  • Girl

Strong Spanish baby names

Strong baby names work well for both boys and girls. If you’re looking for a name which will make a statement, take a look at this selection of strong Spanish baby names. These mighty monikers sound impressive and have meanings to match. Some are fiery and fit for a warrior, while others celebrate virtues like bravery and a sense of adventure.

242. Alejo

  • Origin: Spanish/Old Greek
  • Meaning: defender of men
  • Boy

243. Alonzo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: noble, ready for battle
  • Also: Alonso
  • Boy

244. Álvaro

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: guardian
  • Boy

245. Amidio

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: demigod
  • Boy

246. Ander

  • Origin: Basque
  • Meaning: warrior, manly, Basque version of Andrew
  • Boy

247. Andrés

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: warrior
  • Also: Andras, Andrez
  • Boy

248. Armando

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: soldier
  • Boy

249. Arrio

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: warlike
  • Boy

250. Arsenio

  • Origin: Spanish/Greek
  • Meaning: virile, strong
  • Boy

251. Belisario

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: swordsman
  • Boy

252. Braulio

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: shining, fiery
  • Boy

253. Bronco

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: rough, unbroken horse
  • Boy

254. Carlito

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: manly
  • Boy

255. Cortez

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: courteous, a common Hispanic surname
  • Boy

256. Eldora

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: gold
  • Girl

257. Enrique

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: home ruler, Spanish version of Henry
  • Boy

258. Esperanza

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: hope, expectation
  • Girl

259. Gonzalo

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: fight, battle
  • Boy

260. Guillermo

  • Origin: Spanish/Mexican
  • Meaning: resolute protector or gilded helmet
  • Also: Guille, Memo, Gillermo
  • Boy

261. Gutierre

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: he who rules
  • Also: Gutierrez
  • Boy

262. Hernando

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: be courageous, adventurer
  • Boy

263. Iago

  • Origin: Galician
  • Meaning: supplanter, Spanish version of Jacob
  • Boy

264. Isandro

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: liberator, alternative to Alejandro
  • Boy

265. Isidro

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Greek
  • Meaning: gift of Isis
  • Boy

266. Leandro

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: lion man
  • Boy

267. Lucero

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: light
  • Unisex

268. Luisa

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: renowned warrior
  • Also: Louisa
  • Girl

269. Marc

  • Origin: Catalan/French/Romanian
  • Meaning: warlike
  • Boy

270. Marcello

  • Origin: Spanish/Latin
  • Meaning: young warrior
  • Boy

271. Martez

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: god of war
  • Also: Martes
  • Boy

272. Martina

  • Origin: Spanish/Latin
  • Meaning: warlike
  • Girl

273. Maximiliano

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Latin
  • Meaning: greatest
  • Also: Max
  • Boy

274. Maximo

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: greatest
  • Also: Max
  • Boy

275. Perez

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: son of Peter, a common Hispanic surname
  • Boy

276. Ramona

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: wise protector
  • Girl

277. Regina

  • Origin: Spanish/Latin
  • Meaning: queen
  • Girl

278. Reyna

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: queen
  • Also: Reina
  • Girl

279. Rogelio

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: renowned spearman
  • Boy

280. Ulises

  • Origin: Spanish, derived from Greek
  • Meaning: to hate, Spanish version of Ulysses
  • Boy

281. Valencia

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: brave
  • Girl

282. Vicente

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: victorious, Spanish version of Vincent
  • Boy

283. Xiomara

  • Origin: Guanche
  • Meaning: ready for battle
  • Girl

284. Zamora

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: name of a city in Spain
  • Girl

Beautiful Spanish girl’s names

Our list of Spanish baby names wouldn’t be complete without a selection of beautiful girl’s names. With dreamy pronunciations and significant meanings, these Spanish first names have a lot going for them and are worth considering if you’re expecting a little girl.

285. Anahi

  • Origin: Tupi-Guarani (South America)
  • Meaning: beautiful like a flower, name of a Guarani princess

286. Analia

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: grace, light

287. Arcelia

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: treasure

288. Calida

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: warm

289. Clementina

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: mild, merciful
  • Also: Clementine

290. Elodia

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: foreign riches
  • Also: Elodie

291. Elvira

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: white, beautiful

292. Gracia

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: grace

293. Jacaranda

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: fragrant

294. Jimena

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: heard
  • Also: Ximena

295. Marisol

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: sea and sun, comes from a name for the Virgin Mary

296. Perla

  • Origin: Spanish/Italian
  • Meaning: pearl

297. Quintana

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: fifth girl

298. Serafina

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: ardent angel, fiery ones

299. Solana

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: sunshine

300. Sierra

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: saw

How to choose the right name for your baby

Naming a baby is a big decision. After all, you want to choose something which will last your child for life from being a newborn infant right up until they reach old age.

With so many different names to pick from, it can be challenging to narrow it down to just 1 or 2. It’s worth considering what type of name you’d like to go for. Do you want something popular or unusual? Would you like to use a family name or something from a particular culture?

Here are our top tips for choosing the right name for your new baby:

  • Talk to your partner about which names you both like and draw up a shortlist. Practice saying them out loud and remember to try them out with your surname to check how each name sounds.
  • Think about nicknames. Many names can be shortened or have obvious nicknames associated with them. Consider whether you want something which has a shorter alternative or not. If there are nicknames, do you like them as much as the name itself?
  • Research your favourite names and find out where they are from and what they mean.
  • Think about how easy the name is to spell and pronounce. You might want something which is unusual, but bear in mind that you and your child will probably spend a lot of time correcting people if it isn’t something simple and familiar.
  • Look at how popular your favourite names are. If it is in the top 10 lists in the UK, you might find your child will share their name with some of their classmates so think about whether that is something that will bother you.
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Sarah has worked as a writer for over 15 years, writing about parenting for Family Traveller, Baby magazine and 5 Minute Fun, MadeForMums and The Independent’s IndyBest.

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