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Popular Hispanic baby names
  • Popular Hispanic baby names around the world.
  • Are you looking for a name for your baby?
  • The meaning behind the names.

Choosing your babies name is one of the most significant things you will do after finding out you’re pregnant

Some parents spend the nine months of pregnancy trying to come up with something special and original. Others wait until their little ones are born to choose the name that’s perfect for them.

A name is, essentially, a label —in one word, we tell the world who we are… Strong! Delicate! Majestic! Creative! Therefore, it’s worth taking seriously.

We have undertaken the meticulous task of compiling the 30 most popular Hispanic baby around the world.

One of the most popular Hispanic baby names is Sofia

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Sofia is extremely delicate and is perfect for a beautiful and calm girl.

In Greek, Sophia means wisdom.

Among celebrities with this name Sofia Carson, an American actress, singer and songwriter known for starring in Disney’s Descendants.

Sofia Coppola is a renowned director, actress, producer and screenwriter, while Sofia Vergara is a famous Colombian actress and model.


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Santiago is a fairly common name for places — for example; Santiago de Compostela in Spain and Santiago de Chile, the capital of the latter.

Santiago was also one of the 12 apostle. Santiago Roncagliolo is a prominent Peruvian writer and Santiago Ramón y Cajal was a Spanish doctor who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1906.

Santiago means «rewarded by God» or «held by the heel» just like Jaime, Jacobo, or Yago and they all share the same Latin etymology.

Santiago comes from Tiago, which is currently one of its diminutives (another is Santi).

Isabella is one of the most popular Hispanic baby names

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A lovely, classic and elegant girl’s name that is the Italian form of the name Isabel.

It’s a variant of Elisabeth coming from the Hebrew name Elisheba and means «promise of God» or «who loves God.»

It was quite popular among ancient nobility. Isabella of France, queen of England and wife of Edward II or  Isabella I of Castile, married to Ferdinand II of Aragon, for instance.

Isabella Rosellini is a famous Italian actress, the daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini.

Alejandro is a popular name for boys

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Alejandro has its etymological roots in the Greek name Alexandros, composed of alexein «to defend» or «to protect» and aner «man, warrior.» This is a strong name brimming with charisma.

Among the most Alejandros is Alexander the Great.

Alejandro Sanz is a singer-songwriter from Andalusia, Spain, winner of an impressive 20 Latin Grammys and three American Grammys.

Alejandro Dumas was a renowned French playwright, author of many masterpieces including The Man in the Iron Mask.


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Valentina originates from the Latin «valentinus,» which means «vital» and, by extension, «brave.»

Furthermore, this name is also closely related to love since its male counterpart is Valentin, the saint of love and friendship.

Among the most notable people with this name is Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, a Soviet cosmonaut who was the first woman in history to travel to space, aboard Vostok 6 in 1963.

It seems that Valentinas are very adventurous and, of course, brave.


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From the Latin name Didacus and the Greek didakh, comes the name Diego, which means «teacher.»

Among the famous Diegos stand out are Diego Luna, a Mexican actor and director of television, theater and movies.

Diego Velázquez was one of the greatest Spanish baroque painters. Diego Boneta is Mexican actor and singer known for portraying Luis Miguel in the television series about his life.

And lastly, the prominent Mexican muralist and husband of the celebrated painter Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera.

Ángel is one of the most popular Hispanic baby names

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Originating from the Greek word aggelos, which means «messenger,» this divine name describes the winged messengers of god.

It’s a concept found in many religions and it is widely accepted by many Christians that these spiritual beings actually exist to watch over and protect us.

No wonder it’s so popular in Hispanic countries like Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Colombia since their populations are predominantly Catholic.


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Abril is as fresh as a newly opened flower — simple and refined!

This cute name comes from the Latin word «aprilis,» meaning «opening» and «breadth.»

Its meaning is entwined with the Roman custom of assigning the name of the current month to newborns.

It’s synonymous with «freshness, vigor, youth» and everything associated with spring — fresh, clean air, flowers, abundance and growth.

Ana couldn’t be missing from our list of popular Hispanic baby names

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Ana is a short name that many people love.

It has a classic and delicate aura which makes it very appropriate for a newly born creature but also suits an elegant and charming lady perfectly.

It derives from the Hebrew «channah» meaning favor of God or «grace.» In Hebrew, Ana is Hannah. Ana has another advantage: its initial, the «A» is one of the favorite letters when choosing a name.

The letter A is often associated with positive things. According to Christian tradition, Saint Ana was the mother of the Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus of Nazareth.


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Matteo is a variant of Matthew, coming from the Hebrew name Mattiyahu, derived from the Greek name Mathaios and the Latin Matthaeus.

Mateo means «gift of God.» How apt for a newborn! Matthew the Evangelist was one of the twelve apostles chosen by Jesus of Nazareth.

Mateo is also the name chosen soccer player Lionel Messi and singer Ricky Martin both gave their sons this name.

Above all, the name is very simple, very noble and refined.


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A name as beautiful as it is modern. It comes from the Greek word «zoe» which translates to «life.»

It is one of the most popular Hispanic baby names and there are several celebrities who also have it, among them is Zoé Valdés, a Cuban writer born in 1959.

Zoe Saldana, a Dominican actress best known for her role as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy and Zoe Isabella Kravitz is an American actress.

Some people write the name with an accent, while others don’t.


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From the Greek loukas, comes the name Lucas.

It means «the one who illuminates», which is very moving since babies usually bring a lot of light and joy to their parents.

Lucas the Evangelist is considered the author of the Gospel according to Saint Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.

Lucas Sinclair is a character on the television series Stranger Things.


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Emma has Germanic roots and translates to «the one who is strong.» Emma means “universal” or “whole.”

Emma is a classic novel by Jane Austen about the dangers of misinterpreting love.

Emma Watson and Emma Stone are both popular actresses.

There is also Julia Roberts’ niece, Emma Roberts.

David is definitely one of the most popular Hispanic baby names

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Originating from the Hebrew name Dawid, which means «beloved» or «favorite,» David was originally used in the Bible. The first David of all times was a King of Israel.

If you are familiar with the Holy Scriptures, he really was one of the most fortunate and favorites of God. Saint David is the patron saint of Wales.

David Bowie was a timeless and talented British musician and composer who passed away in 2016. David Bisbal Ferre is a Spanish singer who rose to fame with Operación Triunfo, born in 1979.

David Beckham, born in 1975, is a famous and stylish former English footballer.


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The name Daniela has a Hebrew and biblical origin. It comes from Dan, meaning «judge or justice,» and el, abbreviation of Elohim, or «God.» It means «God is my judge.»

In Greek, it became Danièl, in Latin Daniel, and in Italian Daniele. Its male counterpart, Daniel, is more popular, although in recent years the name Daniela has experienced a great boom.

Daniela is a feminine but strong name with a very interesting and moving story of faith.

He was appreciated in his time for his wisdom, for his gift for interpreting dreams, and for his exemplary action in favor of just causes.


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Oliver comes from the Latin olivirius, meaning «olive tree.» There may be more etymological explanations but this is the most common and accepted one. It’s a name that has a knightly touch, subtle but solid.

Olivier Phelps is a British actor who played the character of George Weasley in the entire Harry Potter saga; and Oliver Twist was the second novel by English author Charles Dickens.

It’s a widely known and read masterpiece around the world.

Perhaps the popularity of the name Oliver is due, in large part, to the literary character protagonist of this book, or at least, the name of the book since poor Oliver really had a difficult life.


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Javier comes from the Basque etcheberri, or «new house.»

Apt enough, we believe, for the arrival of a new child since in him, parents will surely find a new home, love and joy.

It’s worth noting two famous Javiers. The first is Javier Bardem, an excellent Spanish actor born in 1969.

There is also one of the sons of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias. Both are ambitious and hardworking.


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From the Hebrew name Yahweh, from yah and el, which mean «God» comes the name Joel.

It also comes from the biblical character Joel, minor prophet.

This Prophet spoke about the destruction of the world and is associated with the book of Revelation.

Some famous Joels are Joel Madden, Joel Coen and Joel McHale.

Popular Hispanic baby names include Alan and Alana

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Finally, we give you a two-for-one bonus! There are two etymological currents regarding the origin of the name Alan and consequently its feminine variant Alana.

The first is Scottish ailin, meaning «precious little rock» or from Old French meaning «handsome, cheerful.»

Either way, the name Alan is fashionable, as is Alana. They are two ideal names for twins.

We hope your twins are authentic and sincere and that they have a lot of energy but not too much to exhaust you and that they almost always achieve everything they propose as long as they are good propositions.

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