A Spanish form of Adam, Adan is sometimes used in the US as a variant spelling of Aidan or Aodhán. It should be noted, however, that Adan is not pronounced in the same way as Aidan or Aodhán.
Adolfo is a Spanish and Italian variant of the Germanic name Adolf.
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Albert.
The name is borne by former President of Peru Alberto Fujimori, who is currently on trial for human rights abuses and charges of corruption. Other bearers include former US Attorney-General A
Alejandro is the Spanish form of the name Alexander.
Notable bearers include film director Alejandro Amenábar, Mexican film director Alejandro González Iñárritu, former Argentine president Alejandro Lanusse and Peruvian politician Alejandro
Spanish form of Alexander
Spanish form of Alphonse, from Adalfuns which comes from the Germanic elements "adal", meaning "all, noble" and "funs" meaning "ready, apt".
It was the name of 13 Kings of Castile and later Spain, and 5 Kings of Aragon.
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of Alfred.
The name has been borne by various South American Presidents: Alfredo Stroessner - President of Paraguay from 1954 to 89, Alfredo Zayas y Alfonso - President of Cuba from 1921 to 25, Alfredo P
Short form of Alfonso
Popular name in the Middle ages, Alvaro was a 14th century saint who established a Dominican learning and education center. Occasionally also found as a surname, but in that case more often spelled Alvarro.
Álvaro Uribe is the current Presi
Italian and Spanish form of the Greek name Angelos.
Angelo is a character in Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure'.
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish cognates of Arsenios.
Italian and Spanish form of Arthur.
The name was borne by Italian musician and conductor Arturo Toscanini.
The exact origin and etymology of the name Braulio is unclear, although it is a Spanish name which stems from an ancient Germanic root name meaning "shine" or "fire". It is found more commonly as a surname than as a given name.
Carlos I of Portugal was the penultimate King there. He was assassinated in 1908, along with his son and heir. Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican businessman, he has recently been reported as the richest man in the world.
Carlos was the 11th mos
Respelling of the Spanish surname Cordero. More commonly found as a surname. The surname was an occupational one adopted by families who made their living as sheperds.
More commonly found as a surname. The surname was an occupational one adopted by families who made their living as sheperds.
Also commonly found used as a surname.
Diego comes from Santiago, the Spanish for Saint James. Santiago de Compostela (Saint James of Compostela) in Spain is a Christian pilgrimage destination that has been popular since the Middle Ages.
Diego Rivera was a Mexican painter who,
A Spanish form of the name Edgar.
Cognate of Edward.
Spanish cognate of Stephen (crown, garland).
Alternate spelling of the Spanish cognate of Stephen, which is from the Latin Stephanus, a derivative of the Greek Stephanos, which has its root in stephanos (a crown, a garland).
Spanish and Portugese cognate of Ezekiel.
There have been several St Felixs. St Felix and his sister, St Regula, are the patron saints of Zurich. St Felix of Burgundy is known as the bishop who introduced Christianity into East Anglia, in England. There have been four Popes named Felix.
Famous bearers of this Spanish form of Ferdinand include Formula One driver Fernando Alonso, Chilean tennis player Fernando González and poet Fernando Pessoa.
'Fernando' is also the name of a song by the Swedish pop band ABBA.
Latinised form of the Greek Hektor. In Greek mythology Hector was the son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. According to Homer's Iliad, the warrior Hector was killed by Achilles in a fit of vengeful wrath after slaying Achilles' comrade Patroclus in
Victor Hugo was a French novelist and poet, famous for 'Les Misérables' and 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'.
The current President of Venezuela is Hugo Chávez and Hugo Banzer is a former Bolivian president.
Hugo Grotius, who
Frequently used Spanish cognate of the Hebrew name.
Spelt Julián in Spanish.
Julian is a common saint name. Saint Julian the Hospitaler was a saint from the Middle Ages and is the patron saint of travelers. Julian is rarely used as a female name; Julian of Norwich, the only famous female be
Famous bearers include Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci - most famous for his painting the 'Mona Lisa' but also a skilled architect, inventor, scientist, musician and writer. It's more recent popularity may be attributed to actor Leonardo Di
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of Mark.
Marco Polo was a Venetian trader and explorer who was one of the first Westerners to travel the Silk Road to China and and visit the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. "Marco Polo" is also the na
Surname occasionally found as a first name. Original meaning is undoubtedly traced back to Martinez from Martinus, meaning "belonging to Mars".
Spanish form of Matthew.
This French and Spanish spelling of Nicolas is borne by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and actor Nicolas Cage.
Nicolas is also the name of a chain of French wine retailers.
It was the 8th most popular name in Chile in 2006.
Variant traditional spelling of Osvaldo.
Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor, principal in the formation of the cubist art movement.
Pablo was the 3rd most popular name in Spain in 2006.
Pedro was the name of five kings of Portugal and five kings of Aragon (in north-east Spain).
Don Pedro is the Prince of Aragon in William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado about Nothing'.
Pedro Almodóvar is a Spanish film director.
Ramiro is ancient and Tuetonic in origin. The surname Ramirez derives from the name Ramiro. The meaning is derivative from Ramiro, a Spanish martial who served under King Leovigild of the Visigoths.
Of Tuetonic origin, Rigoberto was the name of a 7th century Archbishop of Rheims, France.
Roberto Cavalli is a fashion designer.
Rogelio was the name of a 13th century disciple of Saint Francis.
Spanish form of Roland.
In early Christian lore, Saint Sebastian was a Roman soldier who was martyred when his Christian faith was discovered. Sebastian was an extremely popular saint in the Middle Ages.
In Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', Sebastian is the twin br
The Spanish and Portuguese cognate of Vincent.
There have been three Popes named Victor. It was also a name used by the House of Savoy, which later became the family that ruled Italy following its unification in 1860 - Victor Emmanuel II was the first king of Italy.
Other famous Victor
The origin and meaning of this name are completely unknown. Its recent popularity (from nothing to 674 on the US top 1000 names list according to the Social Security Administration) seems to have come from the popularity of the Grammy winning Puerto Rican
Adriana is a main character of Shakespeare's play "The Comedy of Errors".
Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model, and Adriana Barraza is a Mexican actress.
Spanish form of Alexandra.
The name is borne by Mexican singer Alejandra Guzmán.
Alicia is the Spanish and modern Latinate form of Alice.
Bearers include American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, actresses Alicia Silverstone and Alicia Witt, and Australian tennis player Alicia Molik.
A diminutive form of the Persian Ahahita, Anahi is a shortened form or nickname that is also accepted and used on it's own.
Angela is derived from the same origin as the vocabulary word 'Angel' - angels being the messengers of God.
Famous bearers include German Chancellor Angela Merkel (who pronounces her name with a hard 'g'), actress Angela Lansbury and Briti
Variant of Araceli.
The origin and meaning of Belinda is still uncertain, but it very likely comes from the Germanic lindi meaning "serpent" and Latin bellus meaning "beautiful."
Belinda loses a lock of her hair in Alexander Pope's satirical poem "The Rape of
Berenice is the name of several Ptolemaic and Seleucid queens in Cyrenaica and Egypt and of two Judean princesses.
"Bérénice" is a tragedy by the French 17th-century dramatist Jean Racine.
The subject was taken from the Roman histori
To create this name the spelling of Carmel was altered to fit the Latin noun 'carmen' (song). Carmen is the name of a famous opera by Bizet.
Carmen Electra (born Tara Leigh Patrick), is an American glamor model, actress, television personal
The Spanish word for heaven. Some have used this word as a name.
St Claudia was supposedly the mother of the second pope, Linus. Claudia Schiffer is a German supermodel, and Claudia Winkleman is a British TV presenter. The real first name of 'Lady Bird' Johnson (wife of US President Lyndon Johnson) was Claudia.
Daniela Hantuchová is a Slovak tennis player. In the US, the name is particularly popular in California, where it was #60 in 2006. In Spain it was #19.
The name of the daughter of Jacob and Leah in the Bible. Also a diminutive of many Spanish female names ending in "dina" such as Bernardina and Geraldina.
Can also be a nickname for the Russian name Dinara.
Elena is the Spanish and Italian form of Helen.
Bearers include the Infanta Elena of Spain, eldest daughter of King Juan Carlos and tennis players Elena Dementieva and Elena Baltacha.
The name is particularly popular in Spa
Diminutive feminine form of the Spanish cognate of Stephen, which is from the Latin Stephanus, a derivative of the Greek Stephanos, which has its root in stephanos (a crown, a garland).
Feminine form of the Spanish cognate of Stephen, which is from the Latin Stephanus, a derivative of the Greek Stephanos, which has its root in stephanos (a crown, a garland).
An alternate spelling of the diminutive feminine form of the Spanish cognate of Stephen, which is from the Latin Stephanus, a derivative of the Greek Stephanos, which has its root in stephanos (a crown, a garland).
Latinate form of Eve, Eva was also used to Anglicize Aoife in Ireland, an old name believed to be derived from aoibh (beauty). Eabha is the Gaelic form of Eva.
Eva Braun was the companion and later the wife of Adolf Hitler. Eva Perón (also
A feminine form of Franciscus, Francisca is also the name of a type of Germanic throwing axe.
Our Lady of Guadalupe was a Mexican Virgin Mary apparition of the 16th century. She is a symbol of the Mexican nation. Our Lady of Guadalupe also applies to a Castilian apparition of the 14th century.
There are various places named Guadalup
In Greek mythology, Eirene or Irene was the goddess who personified peace. Although she did not play an active part in many myths, Eirene was still a source of inspiration for several ancient artists, writers, and poets. Child of Zeus and Themis, the godd
Although of disputed origin, Isabel is often taken as a form of Elizabeth. Isabel first gained popularity in Spain in the Middle Ages, and it was soon exported to France and England.
Isabel was the name of the Princess Imperial of Brazil
Julia is a feminine form of the name Julius; this name was given to every female in the Julius family in ancient Rome. Julia was the name of several early Christian saints and martyrs. Julia was also the name of a character in William Shakespeare's "Two G
The popularity and use of this name can be attributed to the mexican born Karyme Lozano, one of the most recognizable actresses involved in international television. Another case of this same kind of popularity can be evidenced in the name Arleth.
Spanish and Portuguese variation of of Letitia.
Modern coinage. Litzy is perhaps copied on Mitzie. This is the name of a Mexican pop singer, who may be responsible for the recent fashion for the name.
Saint Lucia is an island in the Caribbean. It was named after Saint Lucy (Lucia) of Syracuse.
Saint Lucia enjoys a high degree of popularity in Scandinavian countries, where her feast day is celebrated every December 13th. Her connection
Spanish name composed from Maria and Isabel.
It may also stand as a variant of the name Mariabella and then mean "beautiful Maria".
An elaboration of Maria.
Modern American English coinage, which could possibly have been fashioned after names such as Noelie and Nayeli. No known meaning or direct line of etymology.
Recently popular in Poland.
St Paula was a follower of St Jerome. Paula Abdul is an American singer and judge on the show 'American Idol'. Paula Radcliffe is a British runner, the current holder of the women's marathon world record. Paula Y
Variant of Sarah. Sara may also be a Sanskrit male name [sah-ruh] meaning "the Essence."
Sara Lee is a food company that specialises in frozen and packaged foods. Sara Ramírez is an actress, and Sara Evans is a country singer-songwriter.
From legend, Rhea Silvia was the mother of Remus and Romulus, the founders of Rome.
St Silvia was the mother of Pope Gregory the Great.
Scandinavian and Spanish spelling of Sophia.
Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria. It was named after the second oldest church in the capital, the Hagia Sophia or St Sofia Church.
Sofia Coppola is an American film director.
The exact meaning of Teresa is unknown, but it is likely to be from either the Greek word meaning "to harvest", the Greek word meaning "summer", or from the Greek island of Thera.
This is a very popular Catholic name.
Ximena is considered an Old Spanish feminine form of Simon.
Spanish for of Jamila, used by many hispanic people, particularly Cuban.
Spanish for of Jamila, used by many hispanic people, particularly Venezualian.
The etymology of this name is obscure. Many sources indicate that it is a modern creation of Hispanic origins with no known or true meaning.
A feminine name in the English speaking world, but used for boys in Italy.
Examples of it being used as a female name include Irish singer Andrea Corr, and author Andrea Levy.
Male Andreas include singer Andrea Bocelli, pain
Modern respelling of the legitimate masculine Hebrew name, Areli.
Also could be a shortened form of nickname for Ariela or Aurelio/Aurelia. Found more frequently used in the Hispanic/Latino culture.
As a female name, Lola is a diminutive form of Dolores.
As a Sanskrit male name, Lola [lo-luh] means "moving to and fro" and is a name of Sri Krishna as a flute player.
The German film awards are also known as the Lolas. Lola
As a Spanish girls' name, Luz means "light". As a Hebrew boys' name, Luz means "almond tree" or "hazel tree". Luz was the ancient name of the biblical town, Beth El. It is also a symbolic name for children born on Tu b’Shvat, the Jewish Arbor Day.
Although this is a traditionally masculine name, it is found in the title of the blessed Virgin Nuestra Señora del Rocio, and is therefore also used for girls. Nuestra Señora del Rocio means "Our Lady of the Dew".