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From Laurita to Mateo: 40 exotic Spanish baby names you’ll LOVE

Maybe you’re a huge fan of Enrique Iglesias or you loved the way the words rolled off your tongue in Spanish class… So if you’re looking for a Hispanic name for your baby, you can’t go wrong!

Not only is Spanish second most popular language in the world, but the monikers also sound extremely exotic.

We’ve pulled together 40 of our favourites…

Hispanic Girl Names

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Alma

Meaning: Soul.

Alvera

Meaning: Speaker of truth.

Antonia

Meaning: Invaluable.

Catalina

Meaning: The Spanish form of Katherine; it means pure.

Damita

Meaning: Baby Princess.

Estella

Meaning: Star.

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 Elisa

Meaning: Consecrated to God.

Fiorella

Meaning: Flower.

Jazmin

Meaning: Climbing flower.

Laurita

Meaning: The laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic of honour and victory.

Natalia

Meaning: Christmas Day.

Maria

Meaning: Spanish for Mary. It means sea of sorrow.

Magdalena

Meaning: Woman from Mandala.

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 Paola

Meaning: The female of Paul. It means small.

Ramona

Meaning: Wise defender.

Romina

Meaning: Christian land.

Paloma

Meaning: Dove.

Roja

Meaning: Red.

Sofia

Meaning: Wisdom.

Sierra

Meaning: Saw-toothed.

Valeria

Meaning: To be strong.

Hispanic Boy Names

Andres

Meaning: Brave.

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Alejandro

Meaning: Spanish for Alexander, means defender of mankind.

Cruz

Meaning: The cross bearer.

Diego

Meaning: Hispanic word for James, it means supplanter.

Eduardo

Meaning: Spanish for Edward. It means rich guard.

Enrique

Meaning: The Spanish name for Henry. It means powerful ruler.

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Fernando

Meaning: Adventurous and bold.

Jorge

Meaning: The Spanish name for George. It means farmer or earth worker.

Jose

Meaning: May God give increase.

Lazaro

Meaning: The help of God.

Luis

Meaning: The Spanish name for Louis, it means renowned warrior.

Lucas

Meaning: Light.

Miguel

Meaning: The Spanish and Portuguese form of Michael. This means who is like God or Gift from God.

Mateo

Meaning: God’s gift.

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Pedro

Meaning: The Spanish name for Peter. It means stone, rock.

Ricardo

Meaning: The Spanish and Portuguese name for Richard. It means powerful and great leader.

Rio

Meaning: River.

Santiago

Meaning: Saint James.

Teodora

Meaning: The Spanish name for Theodore. It means gift from God.

Thiago / Iago

Meaning: The Portuguese name for James. The Spanish version is Iago. It means supplanter.

Maybe you would also like to check out some Irish baby names. Here are cute Popular Monikers From Ireland. Or maybe you like French Names?

Meanwhile, check out The Most Popular Baby Names From The Last 100 Years.

If you’re looking for baby names based on a specific letter of the alphabet, then have a look at The Ultimate Alphabetical List Of Adorable Baby Names.

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