Are you expecting in 2019? Whether you are expecting a boy or girl, choosing a baby name can be challenging.
If you are looking for a name with Spanish influence, here are some adorable names perfect for little boys or little girls.
25. Adriana (ah-dree-AH-nah) or (ay-dree-AN-ah)
Adriana is the feminine form of Adrien, which is from the Latin Adrianus. The meaning of the name Adriana is “dark”.
Most famously known with the name Adirana is model, Adriana Lima. Musician William Frederick (Fred) Durst chose the name Adriana for his daughter born in 1991.
24. Alejandro (ah-lay-KHAHN-droh)
A cognate of Alexander, ‘alexein’ meaning “to defend, to help” and ‘andros’ meaning “man”, the name means: “defender or helper of mankind”.
Most well known with the name Alejandro is musician, Alejandro Manzano — the Puerto Rican musician best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist and pianist for the all-brother band Boyce Avenue.
23. Andres (ahn-DRAYS)
The name Andres, pronounced (ahn-DRAYS) means: “brave, manly”. It is both a personal name and a surname, and would make a very sweet name for a little boy.
Most famously known with the name Andres is director, Andres Muschietti. In 2017, he directed a live action adaptation of Stephen King’s novel It.
22. Cruz (KROOS) or (KROOZ)
The name Cruz is a unisex name, but most commonly used as a male name. Derived from the Spanish cruz “cross, crucifix”, which is from the Latin crux.
Most famously known with the name Cruz is son of athlete, David Beckham and his wife Victoria Beckham (musician/designer). Athlete, Lleyton Hewitt also chose the name Cruz for their son born in 2008.
21. Dante (DAHN-tay)
A contracted form of Durante “enduring, lasting, steadfast”, which is from the Latin durans “enduring”.
Most famously known with the name Dante include: Dante Myles Hoagland (actor), Dante Basco (actor), and Dante Brown (actor). Celebs Tom Colicchio (chef/reality tv star), Jordan Knight (musiciain), and Christopher Meloni (actor), all chose the name Dante for their sons.
20. Diego (dee-AY-go)
The name Diego is the Hispanic version of the name James (or Jamie) meaning: “supplanter”. Diego is also popularly bestowed as an independent given name for little boys.
Most famously known with the name Diego include: Diego Valazquez (actor), Diego Tinoco (actor), and Diego Boneta (actor). Actor, John Turturro chose the name Diego for his son born in 2000.
19. Esmeralda (ehz-mah-RAHL-dah)
The Spanish name Esmeralda means: “emerald”. Popular nicknames for the name include: Es, Essy, Esme, and Emmy. You may recognize the name Esmeralda as the name of the Gypsy girl loved by the hunchback Quasimodo in Victor Hugo’s novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Most famously known with the name Esmeralda is the first child of A-list actors Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes. Esmeralda was born in September of 2014.
18. Estella (eh-STEHL-ah)
The name Estella is derived from the Latin word stella meaning: “star”. Common nicknames for the name Estella include: Stella, Ella, Estee, and Essie.
Most famously known with the name Estella is Estella Warren (actress). Estella is also the name of the main female character in Charles Dicken’s Great Expectations.
17. Javier (khah-vee-AYR)
Javier is the Spanish spelling of the masculine name Xavier. The name derives from the Catholic Saint called Francis de Xavier, where Xavier refers to the saint’s birthplace.
Most famously known with the name Javier includes: Javier Bardem (actor), Javier Botet (actor), and Javier Hernandez (athlete).
16. Lola (LOH-la)
The name Lola is a diminutive form of the Spanish name Dolores, which means: “sorrows, aches”. Lola is also a short form of the unrelated German name Aloisia.
Most famously known with the name Lola include: Lola Flanery (actress), Lola Glaudini (actress), and Lola Monroe (rapper). The name has also been very popular among celebrity parents including: Mark Consuelos (actor) and wife Kelly Rippa (actress/tv host), Peter Facinelli (actor) and Jennie Garth (actress), as well as Lisa Bonet (actress) and husband Jason Momaoa (actor) — to name only a small few!
15. Lorenzo (loh-REHN-zoh)
The name Lorenzo is an Italian and Spanish masculine given name of Latin origin. The name was derived from the Roman surname Laurentius, which means: “frome Laurentum”. Common nicknames for the name Lorenzo include: Enzo, Lore, Renzo, Leo, and Lorrie.
Most famously known with the name Lorenzo include: Lorenzo James Henrie (actor), Lorenzo Lamas (actor), and Lorenzo Cain (athlete). Lorenzo is also the name of reality tv star, Nicole Polizzi’s son, born in 2012.
14. Lourdes (LOOR-dahs) or (LUWRDZ)
The origin of the name Lourdes comes from the transferred use of a Basque place-name meaning: “craggy slope”. Lourdes is a town in southwestern France, that was popularized as a given name after St. Bernadette experienced visions of the Virgin Mary there in 1858.
Most famously known with the name Lourdes include: Lourdes Benedicto (actress), and Lourdes Ciccone Leon — daughter to pop singer Madonna. Lourdes took up acting and fashion design when she was young and then went into music herself, like her mother.
13. Magdalena (mag-dah-LAY-nah)
The name Magdalena is the original version of the given name Magdalene (the surname of Mary Magdalene), and used in my languages including: West Slavic (Czech, Polish & Slovak), Hungarian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Georgian, and Spanish — to name a few.
Most famously known with the name Magdalena includes: Magdalena Frackowiak (model), Magdalena Gessler (tv chef), and Magdalena Graaf (model).
12. Mateo (mah-TAY-oh)
The name Mateo is a Spanish baby name that means: “God’s gift”. Common nicknames for the name Mateo include: Teo, Mo, and Mat.
Most famously known with the name Mateo is Mateo Arias (actor). Celebs Tom Colicchio (tv chef) as well as Benjamin Bratt (actor) and Talisa Soto (actress) chose the name Mateo for their sons.
11. Miguel (mee-GEHL)
The name Miguel is the Spanish cognate of the Hebrew name Michael meaning “Who is like God”. The name Miguel is used by both the Spanish and Portuguese.
Most famously known with the name Miguel includes: Miguel Cabrera (athlete), Miguel Jontel Pimentel (musician), Miguel Bernardeau (actor), Miguel Herran (actor) and Miguel Sandoval (actor). Mike Tyson (athlete) also chose the name Miguel for his son born in 2002.
10. Mila (MEE-lah)
The name Mila is the female name that is a diminutive of Slavic names beginning or ending with Mila. It is derived from the element ‘Mil’ meaning: “gracious” or “dear”.
Most famously known with the name Mila include: Mila Kunis (actress) and Mila Brener (actress). Mila is also the name of model, Elsa Benitez’ daughter, born in 2003.
9. Marisol (mah-ree-SOHL)
Marisol is a popular Spanish name composed from Maria and Soledad (solitude). If you translate it literally ‘mar’ (sea), “i” and, ‘sol’ (sun), but this was not it’s original meaning.
Most famously known with the name Marisol is actress, Marisol Nichols who currently stars as Hermione Lodge on CW’s Riverdale.
8. Nina (NEE-nah)
The name Nina is a Russian diminutive form of Anne, meaning: “gracious, full of grace” and Antonia. In a Spanish context, the name Nina means: “child, infant”.
Most famously known with the name Nina is actress Nina Dobrev. Celebs James Todd Smith (actor/musician) and Alfred Yankovic (comedian/musician/writer) both chose the name Nina for their daughters born in 2000 and 2003, respectively.
7. Rafael (rah-fiy-EHL)
The name Rafael is of Hebrew origin and means “God is Healer” or “God has Healed”. There are various spellings of the name, depending on language. One of the most popular alternative spellings of the name is Raphael.
Most famously known with the name Rafael include: Rafael Nadal (athlete), Rafael Amaya (actor) and Rafael de la Fuente (actor). Celebs Ana Ortiz as well as Guy Ritchie both chose the name Raphael for their sons who were born in 2011.
6. Ramona (rah-MOH-nah)
Ramona is the feminine form of the name Ramon (Spanish) which means: “wise protection” and is the feminine form of the name Raymond (Old German) meaning: “protecting hands”.
Most famously known with the name Romona include: Ramona Marquez (actress), Ramona Milano (actress), and Ramona Singer (reality star). Celebs Maggie Gyllenhaal (actress) and Peter Sarsgaard (actor) chose the name Ramona for their daughter born in 2006.
5. Rio (REE-oh)
The name Rio is a Spanish given name meaning: “river”. It is most commonly used as a boys name, however it is also a girls name, too.
Most famously known with the name Rio include: Rio Mangini (actor), Rio Sage (actress) and Rio Ferdinand (athlete). Celeb Tom Dumont (musician) chose the name Rio for his son born in 2008.
4. Santiago (sahn-tee-AH-goh)
The name Santiago is composed from the Spanish san (saint) and Diego (James), hence meaning: St. James.
Most famously known with the name Santiago includes: Santiago Segura (screenwriter), Santiago Cabrera (actor), and Santiago Casilla (athlete). In 2018, actress Eva Longoria chose the name for her first born son.
3. Savannah (sah-VA-nah)
The name Savannah is Spanish in origin. It is derived from the Spanish word sabana meaning: “a treeless plain”.
Most famously known with the name Savannah include: Savannah Chrisley (reality star) and Savannah Guthrie (news anchor). Celebs Marcia Cross as well as Stephen Seagal both chose the name Savannah for their daughters born in 2007 and 1996, respectively.
2. Sierra (see-EHR-ah)
The name Sierra is Spanish in origin. It is derived from the Spanish word ‘sierra’ meaning: “saw”.
Most famously known with the name Sierra include: Sierra McCormick (actress), Sierra Capri (actress), and Sierra McClain (actress). Celebs Brooke Burke Charvet (model/reality tv star) as well as Cindy Margolis (actress/model) both chose the name Sierra for their daughters.
1. Xavier (ZAY-vyer) or (ehk-SAY-vyer)
The name Xavier is derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria meaning: “the new house”.
Most famously known with the name Xavier include: Xavier Woods (wrestler), Xavier Samuel (actor), and Xavier Henry (athlete). Celeb Dwyane Wade (athlete) chose the name Xavier for his son born in 2013.