You’re about to have a beautiful bebé. No matter your background, you may be considering unique Spanish baby names for the little niña or niño that will be in your life forever.
Spanish names are classics— they have been used for decades, often generationally, around the globe. These traditional names are always cool, whether they pay homage to abuela/abuelo or were found in your favorite Allende novel (you can’t go wrong with Alba, Blanca, Clara, Pedro or Miguel… although you may think twice about Ferula).
Traditionally hispanic names like Sofia, Isabella and Valentina have reached celebrity status in their popularity amongst Spanish baby girl names. Other traditional latino names like Mateo, Santiago and Alejandro have also become mainstream Spanish baby boy names in the 2020’s.
Unique Spanish names often have deep, religious meanings that give naming your baby an even bigger importance. It may take years before they understand the true meaning of their names, but you and your family all know these names mean baby is special.
A few of our favorite names with religious references are:
Mateo - meaning gift of god.
Sofia - meaning wisdom. It was the name of a Roman saint.
Alejandro - meaning defender of the people.
Isabella - meaning pledged to god.
Santiago - meaning Saint James, the patron saint of Spain.
Valentina - meaning health and strength.
What are popular Spanish girl names?
Among the most popular baby names in the US, you’ll find Isabella, Ava and Sophia consistently in the top 10. Gaining popularity are Ana, Angelina, Elena, Gabriela, Liliana, Maya, and Sofia.
Here’s a list of the most popular girl’s names in Spain - most have roots in Spanish, but some others are found elsewhere in Europe:
- Ana Paula
- Maria Jose
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What are some Spanish names for a boy?
Spanish boys’ names rank high in the top names every year. Mateo, Jose, Angel, Santiago, Leonardo, Deigo, Luis, Miguel, Alejandro, Hugo and Pablo are all very popular these days (and all days). These names never go out of style, and do just as well with a Jr or Sr after them.
Here are some of the most popular names in Spain - some with Spanish origins, others drawing inspiration from other European countries.
- Juan Diego
- Juan Pablo
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What are unisex Spanish baby names?
If you want to add a little intrigue or ambiguity to your kids’ life, you may want a name that doesn’t scream boy or girl, like these:
What are cute Hispanic names?
The cutest hipanic names are short names, only 1-2 syllables. Your littles will be saying their own names as soon as they learn to talk! We love Ana, Bella, Ava, Sofia and Maia as well as Alex, Mateo, Pablo, Mario and Hugo.
What are cute Mexican girl names?
10 of the most popular (and super sweet!) names are Olivia, Ava, Isabella, Emily, Camila, Luna, Sofia, Valentina, Stella and Aurora.
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