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Spanish Names
For Beautiful Boys



Many of the boys Spanish names have been used by Saints and Popes, such as Benigno, Clemente, Donato, Eligio, Fortunato, Ramiro. Perhaps you feel it is rather unlikely that your little boy will end up being a saint, even if you do choose one of these Spanish names! This may be just as well, for some of the early Saints seem to have met with very unpleasant deaths and their mothers must have had a lot of heartache.

If Art is more your scene, how about Pablo - as in Pablo Picasso; or Francisco - as in Francisco de Goya. Just make sure the latter doesn t end up to be a right little dictator (Francisco Franco!).

As far as Literature goes, there are the Spanish names Miguel de Cervantes (author of Don Quijote) and Federico Garcia Lorca - a renowned Spanish poet.

And, if you have an interest in Latin American leaders, how about Fidel, after the President of Cuba?!

Anyway, below you will find a list of boys Spanish names, along with their meanings.

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SPANISH NAMES A - B

AAR N ................. exalted
ALBERTO ............... bright and noble
ALEJANDRO ............. defender, helper
ALFONSO ............... noble and ready
ALFREDO ............... counsellor
LVARO ................ guarding wisely
ANDR S ................ manly
AUGUSTO ............... great, venerable
AURELIO ............... golden, gilded
BENIGNO ............... kind, friendly
BENITO ................ blessed
BENJAM N .............. son of the right hand
BERNARDO .............. brave bear
BRUNO ................. brown

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SPANISH NAMES C - E

CARLOS ................ manly
CELESTINO ............. celestial, heavenly
CELINO/CELIO .......... heavenly
CLEMENTE .............. merciful, gentle
CRISTI N .............. Christian
CRIST BAL ............. bearing Christ
DANIEL ................ God is my judge
DAV D ................. beloved
DOMINGO ............... of the Lord
DONATO ................ given
EDMUNDO ............... blessed protector
EDUARDO ............... richly guarding
EFR N ................. fruitful
ELIGIO ................ chosen
ENRIQUE ............... home ruler
ERNESTO ............... serious
EST BAN ............... crown

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SPANISH NAMES F - G

FEDERICO .............. peaceful ruler
FELICIANO ............. lucky, successful
FELIPE ................ friend of horses
FERNANDO .............. ready to journey
FIDEL ................. faithful
FORTUNATO ............. blessed, happy, fortunate
FULGENCIO ............. shining
GABRIEL ............... strong man of God
GERALDO ............... rule of the spear
GERARDO ............... brave spear
GILBERTO .............. bright pledge
GREGORIO .............. watchful, alert
GUSTAVO ............... staff of the Goths

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SPANISH NAMES H - L

HECTOR ................ to hold, possess
HERNANDO .............. ready to journey
HUGO .................. heart, mind, spirit
IGNACIO ............... firey
JAVIER ................ new house
JORGE ................. farmer
JOS .................. he will add
JUAN .................. God is gracious
JULI N/JULIO .......... bearded
LEANDRO ............... lion of a man
LEONARDO .............. brave lion
LUC O ................. light
LU S .................. famous warrior

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SPANISH NAMES M - P

MACARIO ............... blessed
MANUEL ................ God is with us
MATEO ................. gift
M XIMO ................ greatest
MIGUEL ................ who is like God
MOIS S ................ drawn from the water
NAZARIO ............... from Nazareth
NICOL S ............... victory of the people
OCTAVIO ............... eighth
PABLO ................. humble
PASCUAL ............... relating to Easter
PEDRO ................. stone
PL CIDO ............... quiet, calm
PR SPERO .............. fortunate, successful

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SPANISH NAMES R onwards

RAFAEL ................ divine healer
RAMIRO ................ famous advisor
RENATO ................ born again
REYNALDO .............. ruling advisor
RICARDO ............... brave power
ROBERTO ............... bright flame
RODRIGO ............... famous power
ROLANDO ............... famous land
RUB N ................. behold, a son
SALVADOR .............. saviour
SERGIO ................ servant
TEODORO ............... gift of God
TOM S ................. twin
VICENTE ............... conquerer
V CTOR ................ victor
VIDAL ................. full of life, vital

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As with the Spanish names for girls, boys Spanish names can be double-barrelled. For example, the Spanish names Juan and Manuel are often added together and a child called Juan Manuel.

Another of the very common Spanish names for boys is Jos Mar a. Here, a female name (Mar a) is used with a male name (Jos ), but it is a name used for boys.

To get the girl s equivalent of this, you just reverse the names, ie Mar a Jos . Both of these double-barrelled Spanish names are very popular.



If you wish to see a list of Spanish names for girls, please click here.

For the introduction to Spanish names and their origins, please click here.

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