Boy Names of Spanish language or origin
Spanish names for baby boys, with 1817 entries. Spanish is one of the most dominant languages in the world, widely spoken in Latin America and of course, Spain. Spanish names, like the language itself, is incredibly phonetic and consistently spoken the way it is written – full of vowels and short syllables. Many English names have Spanish equivalents: Mary, for instance, would be Maria, and Alexander, Alejandro.
Spanish names are very popular baby names for boys. The names rose in popularity from the 1900s up to the 2000s. At the height of their usage in 2006, 7.523% of baby boys were given Spanish names. There were 65 Spanish names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Spanish names have since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2018, 58 Spanish names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 6.465%. Within all Spanish names, the Dutch, German, Irish, Scandinavian, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish Lucas was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #8 and a usage of 0.6525%.