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 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
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
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,
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).
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
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
Julio Roca was the President of Argentina in the late 19th century. Julio Iglesias is a best-selling Spanish singer and father of singer Enrique Iglesias.
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
Portuguese and Spanish cognates of Marcellus.
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
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.
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.
Roberto Cavalli is a fashion designer.
Spanish form of Roland.
Iago is the Spanish version of James. Santiago de Compostela (Saint James of Compostela) in Spain is a Christian pilgrimage destination that has been popular since the Middle Ages.
The Old Man and the Sea is a short novel written by Ernest
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
Xavier comes from the Basque place name "Etcheberria," which means "the new house." Though traditionally a Roman Catholic name, Xavier has grown to be one of the top 100 boys names in the U.S.
St Francis Xavier was the founder of the Jesu
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
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
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.
Diana is derived from either an Indo-European root meaning "divine," or from the Latin "diviana," though neither theory is particularly well-sourced.
Diana was the Roman goddess of the moon who eventually took on the huntress identity of th
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).
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
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
Spanish and Portuguese variation of of Letitia.
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
Luciana is a main character of Shakespeare's play "The Comedy of Errors".
Latin form of Mary.
It arose as a back-formation from the early Christian Greek name Mariam, which was taken as a Latin accusative case, and is ultimately derived from Hebrew Miryam.
In the English-speaking world, Maria was the writ
An elaboration of Maria.
Feminine form of Martinus. The name is popular throughout Europe.
The original form of the English name "Natalie," Natalia is derived from the Italian "natale," meaning "birthday." The term refers specifically to Christ's birthday - the Italian phrase for "merry Christmas" is "buon natale!", literally "good birthday!"
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
Rosa is the Latin name and the name of the genus of the rose plant.
Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights leader, who famously refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, wh
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.
As a masculine name Ana is the Malayalam for 'elephant'. As a feminine name it is derived from Anna (ultimately Hannah) and used in Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Spain. It is also used in English-speaking countries.
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
Ariel is generally regarded as the masculine spelling of this name, with the feminine forms Ariela and Arielle. A famous male Ariel is Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Ariel appears in the Bible as a name for the city of Jerusalem and a
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