Happy Cinco de Mayo! To celebrate the occasion, here is a selection of the most popular Latino baby names for boys and girls, according to BabyCenter Español. Whether you’re celebrating Latino heritage in your family or looking for a unique baby name, here are twenty lovely Latino baby names for your own little niño and niña on the way!
LATINA BABY NAMES FOR GIRLS
This female variant of Alejandro, this is the Spanish variant of Alexandra and means “protector.”
Names that begin with a hard C are caliente right now, one of the baby name trends I predicted for 2014. Carmen means “song” in Latin.
Another girl’s name beginning with an on-trend hard C, this Latina name has Greek origins meaning “pure.” You may be more familiar with its more commonly known version, Catherine.
A new addition to BabyCenter Español’s list this year, Delfina is a girl’s name with Greek origins meaning “From Delphi.”
Despite sounding like the Germanic girl’s name Amelia, Emilia actually has Roman roots meaning “to excel.”
This was the #2 Latina baby name for girls in 2013 and the #3 baby name for all girls in the United States overall in 2012. A Romantic language derivation of the Hebrew name Elisheva, Isabella means “God’s promise.”
This beautiful Spanish variant of the Latin-origin Juliet is such a lovely, feminine name meaning “Jove’s child.”
Basically the “mother” of all baby names for girls, this Latina baby name means “great mother.”
According to BabyCenter Español, this was the #1 Latina baby name for girls in 2013. A variant spelling, Sophia, was the #1 baby name for all girls in the United States in 2013, according to the Social Security Administration. Sofia is a lovely name meaning “wise” or “knowledgeable.”
This #3 most popular Latina baby name for girls in 2013 was a little less popular in the general population: it ranked #165 for baby girls in 2012. Valentina is a name with Roman roots meaning “strong.”
See the complete list of 100 most popular Latina baby names for girls at BabyCenter Español.
LATINO BABY NAMES FOR BOYS
This newcomer to BabyCenter Español’s list is a strong Spanish name meaning “He who speaks truth.”
A Spanish name meaning “free man,” Carlos is a variant of the baby boy name Charles.
Most commonly associated with the Italian poet, Dante as a Latino baby name is charming, romantic, and alluring. The name Dante means “enduring.”
While you may be tempted to think of the Californian city, Francisco is a great Latino baby name for boys!
This Spanish variant of the French Guillaume and more commonly known English William means “protection.”
This lovely Spanish variant of Xavier means “bright.”
A Spanish variant of the name Louis, it means “famous warrior.”
This was the #2 Latino baby name for boys in 2013 and the 12th most popular baby names for all boys in the United States in 2012.
This variant of Matthew meaning “gift from God” was the third most popular baby boy name for Latino boys in 2013.
This #1 Latino baby name for boys according to BabyCenter Español is Spanish for “Saint James.”
See the complete list of 100 most popular Latino baby names for boys at BabyCenter Español.