Inside: A collection of 100 plus of the best and most popular Hispanic baby boy names and their meanings to use for your baby boy this 2022.
One of the most exciting yet nerve-racking parts of pregnancy is choosing the best baby name.
Will you choose a popular, common baby name or a unique and rare baby name? I need to know!
The decision becomes even more strenuous when you are in a multicultural family like myself. Choosing the perfect bilingual baby name while making sure both sides of the family can pronounce it correctly can get tricky!
If you do plan on raising a multicultural child, you have landed at the right place.
Not only do I have great bilingual parenting tips and advice that can help you once your little bilingual nugget comes earthside. But, I also have multiple lists of the best bilingual baby names for your multicultural family, starting with this list of 100+ Hispanic baby boy names to use in 2022.
Now, I use Latino as an umbrella term for all of the Latin American countries speaking Spanish. So, whether you are looking for Spanish baby boy names, Mexican baby names, Salvadoran baby names, Chilean baby names, etc., this list will cover 100 of the best Spanish baby boy names that will work perfectly for your Spanish and English bilingual family!
And if you don’t find the name on this list of Hispanic baby boy names, do not fret. I have several other posts with the perfect bilingual baby names that translate from other romance languages and more. You can check them out below!
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My history with choosing my baby’s first name and middle name:
Before I got pregnant with my son, I always wanted the name Thiago/Tiago for a boy.
It was the perfect combination for my little multicultural, bilingual family. My hubby is from Central America, and my ancestors are from Italy, so Thiago (with Italian orthography) was the perfect name to represent our different languages and cultures.
It would also have been easy to pronounce for my family and dear hubby’s family.
I used to say Thiago in my head all day long, imagining the day I would meet my little prince.
Unfortunately, I shared my good choice with a fellow pregnant coworker. Guess what happened? YUP! She ended up naming her little boy Thiago! What!
I was horrified.
Fast forward a few months later, I became pregnant myself, so I had to start my own baby name search.
At the end of the day, I am relieved that she took that name because not only did I find one that I like a lot better, but Thiago also turned about to be a trendy name.
I for sure did not want a common name. I wanted a classic name, a powerful name, the right name for my little boy with Latin roots. And I found it!
It didn’t end up being a Spanish baby boy name per se, but it was the perfect choice for our child. If you haven’t already guessed from the name of my blog, that choice was Lennox!
Well, now that you know my baby name story, let’s get on with this list of Spanish boy names so you can pick yours out too!
The 8 most popular Hispanic baby names of 2021:
Before I share this list of 100 + Latino baby names, I wanted to share the top ten Latino baby names of 2021.
This way, if you are looking for a popular Latino baby boy name, it’s right at the top, and if you are looking for a more unique Latino baby boy name, you can keep on scrolling!
According to Bebés y más, the top 8 Latino baby boy names are:
Other baby name posts you might enjoy:
- Unique Italian Baby Boy Names to Use in 2021
- 100 Beautiful Latina Baby Girl Names to Use in 2021
- 100+ Beautiful Brazilian Baby Girl Names to Use in 2021
And now for the list of 100+ Hispanic baby boy names
Sources for origins and meanings of baby names: Babynames.com, Thebump.com, Thenamemeaning.com, babycenter.com
This great name is of French and Romanian origin, and it means “great.”
This boy name is of Spanish origin. It means noble and bright.
This wonderful four-letter boy’s name means Old or Noble from Italian origin.
Alejandro is of Spanish origin and means “Defender of the People.
You might like the Italian baby boy version of this name: Alessandro
This gender-neutral baby name derives from the Greek origin. It also means Defender of the People
Alfonso is of Italian and Spanish origin, meaning “of noble birth or ready.”
Alfredo is of Spanish origin and is a variation of Alfred, which means “Wise counselor.”
Álvaro is a Portuguese, Galician and Spanish male given name and surname of Visigothic origin. It derives from the Old Norse name Alfarr, alf meaning elf and arr meaning warrior.
Angel is the perfect fit if you are looking for a name with a biblical meaning. With a greek origin, Ángel means “messenger of God.’
Andrés is the Spanish baby name of the popular boy name Andrew which is the anglicized form of the Greek form Andreas meaning “Warrior.”
This traditional name is the Spanish and Italian version of Anthony which comes from an old Roman Family name, “Antonius” (originating out of modern-day Tuscany).
Arturo is the Spanish and Italian version of Arthur, deriving from Celtic origins meaning “pure or strong as a bear.”
This unique name is the Scandinavian and German form of the old Biblical name Absalom, which means “My Father Is Peace.”
Báez or Baez is a surname of Hispanic origin with an unclear meaning. However, it is a city in Villa Clara Province, Cuba, and it was the 20th most popular surname in Paraguay in 2008.
Benicio is a male name of Spanish origin that means “Benevolent One.”
Benjamin is a popular name given to males. It derives from Hebrew Bīnyāmīn, meaning “son of the right hand.”
Camilo as a boy’s name is pronounced ka-MEE-loh. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Camilo is “helper to the priest.”
Carlos is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Charles, and it means “free man.”
The name Claudio is primarily a male name of Latin origin that means Lame.
Cristian is a name of English origins and the meaning of Cristian is “a follower of Christ”.
The name Damian is primarily a male name of Greek origin that means “To Tame, Subdue.”
“Diego is a Spanish name. It originally derived from the medieval names Didacus, Didaco and Didago, but is today seen as a variant of the Hebrew name Jacob, because it derived from Medieval Spanish “Sant Yago “(=” Saint James “), who was Saint James the Great. From this came the name Santiago and the short form Diego.” – Source Charlies Names
Domenic is a masculine name meaning “lord” that derives from the Latin name Dominic.
Edgar derives from English origins meaning “wealthy spear.”
The name Eduardo is primarily a male name of Spanish origin that means “Wealthy Guardian.”
Elias is primarily a male name of English origin that means “The Lord Is My God”
Elmer is primarily a male name of English origin that means “Noble And Famous.”
Emmanuel is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means “God Is With Us.”
Emiliano is a strong name of Italian origin that means “Rival.”
Emilio is a name of Italian origin that means “To Strive, Excel or Rival.”
The name Enrique is a male name of Spanish origin that means “Home Ruler.”
This interesting name is pronounced EE-sah or with Spanish pronunciation Es-ah-ooh. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Esau is “hairy.”
Eugenio (e(u)-ge-nio) is an Italian and Spanish masculine given name deriving from the Greek origin name ‘Eugene’.
This great choice for a short baby boy name is from Hebrew and English origins meaning “Eternity or Beyond.”
Felipe is the Spanish and Portuguese equivalent to Philip. The names Philip/Felipe are derived from the Greek masculine name Phílippos, from the components “philein” meaning “to love” and “hippos” meaning “horse.” Felipe therefore means “horse lover.”
Fernando is the Spanish, Portuguese and Italian equivalent of Ferdinand which comes from the Germanic origins meaning “Prepared for the Journey.”
Francisco derives from Spanish origin meaning “Free,” Francisco is a very popular Mexican boy name.
The name Gabriel is of Hebrew origin that means “God Is My Strength.”
The name Gael is primarily a gender-neutral name of Irish origin that means “A Gaelic Person.”
This is one of the middle names I picked for my son!
Gonzalo is of Spanish origin, meaning “Battle.”
Guillermo as a boy’s name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Guillermo is “will helmet or protection.”
Gustavo is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Gustavo is “royal staff or staff of the gods.”
From Greek origin and means “Anchor, Steadfast.”
This beautiful Hispanic name is a boy’s name of Spanish origin, meaning “fiery.”
The name Iker is primarily amale name from the Basque region that means Visitor. Iker is a very popular name in Spanish.
Israel is from Hebrew origins, and it means “he who struggles with God.”
The name Jacinto is a boy’s name of Spanish origin, meaning “hyacinth”. Less familiar and appealing than the feminine Jacinta.
This Spanish and Portuguese boys’ name, a favorite of Latinos in the US, means “bright.”
Jerónimo is of Spanish origin and means “Sacred Name.”
Joaquin, pronunced wah-KEEN is of Hebrew origin meaning “established by God.”
This short and adorable name is of Hebrew origin meaning “Jehovah is the Lord.”
Jorge is one of the most popular Mexican names. It is of Mexican origin meaning “farmer.
José is the Spanish for of Joseph or the Hebrew form of Yosef. They all derive from the Greek Iosephos and the Latin Iosephus, meaning “God will give.”
The name Josue is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Josue is ‘God is salvation’. The name derives its meaning from the Hebrew word meaning Yahweh is salvation, where ‘Yahweh’ means God in Hebrew.
Juan is of Spanish origin, meaning “God is gracious.” Juan is a very popular hispanic name.
The name Julio is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Julio is ‘soft-haired’.
The name Julian is a boy’s name of English, Latin origin meaning “youthful, downy-bearded, or sky father.”
The name Leonardo is of German origin and means “lion-hearted.” It is a Spanish and Italian variation of the name Leonard.
The name Leon is of Greek origin and means “lion.” It derives from the Greek Leon, meaning the same thing. During the Middle Ages, this was a common name among Jewish people.
The name Lionel is primarily a male name of French origin that means Little Lion. Diminutive of the name Leon.
Luca derives from the Latin name, Lucas, meaning “bringer of light.”
Lucas is derived from Latin and means “light-giving” or “illumination.”
Lucero is the Spanish diminutive of little light.
Luciano is an Italian, Spanish and Portuguese given name and surname. It is derived from Latin Lucianus, patronymic of Lucius (“Light”).
The name Luis is of German origin and means “famed warrior.” It is the Spanish form of Louis.
Manuel is a male given name originating in the Hebrew name Immanu’el (עִמָּנוּאֵל, which means “God with us.”
Marcos is the Spanish and Portuguese equivalent to the ancient Roman male name Marcus after the Roman fertility god Mars.
The name Mario is primarily a male name of Italian origin that means “Warlike.”
The name Matias is primarily a gender-neutral name of Spanish origin that means “Gift Of God.”
The name Miguel is of Hebrew origin and means “who is like God.” It is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Michael.
Nicolas derives from Greek Nike, the goddess of victory.
The name Omar is a boy’s name of Arabic origin, meaning “flourishing, thriving; eloquent.”
The name Oscar is a boy’s name of English, Irish origin meaning “God spear, or deer-lover or champion warrior.”
The name Pablo is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Pablo is “small, humble.”
The name Paulo is primarily a male name of Portuguese origin that means “Small.”
The name Pedro is derived via the Latin word “petra”, from the Greek word “η πέτρα” meaning “stone, rock.”
The name Rafael is a boy’s name of Spanish origin meaning “God has healed.”
The name Ramon is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Ramon is ‘”counsel protection.”
Raulin is of Scandinavian origin and means “little wise wolf.”
René is a common first name in French-speaking, Spanish-speaking, and German-speaking countries. It means “born again.” The feminine form of Rene is Renee
Ricardo is the Spanish and Portuguese version of Richard which means “Brave Ruler.”
Rodrigo is of Spanish origin, meaning “Famous Ruler.”
Rolando is of Spanish origin and means “Famous land.”
Romeo is primarily a male name of Italian origin that means From Rome, Italy.
Ronaldo is primarily a male name of Spanish origin that means “Advice Ruler.”
The name Raul is a boy’s name of Spanish origin meaning “wolf counsel.”
Roque as a boy’s name is related to the German and Italian name Rocco and the English name Rocky. The meaning of Roque is “rest.”
Ruben is the Scandinavian and Dutch equivalent to Reuben, which is a Hebrew name borne from the Bible.
Rufino is of Latin origin and means “red-haired.”
The name Salvador is a boy’s name of Spanish origin meaning “savior.”
The name Samuel is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “told by God.”
The name Santiago is of Hebrew and Spanish origin and means “supplanter.”
Sebastián derives from Latin and means “venerable, or revered.”
The name Sergio is primarily a male name of Italian origin that means Servant.
Telmo is of Greek origins meaning “beloved.”
Tiago is a boy’s name of Portuguese origin meaning “may God protect.”
The meaning of Valentino is ‘strong’ and the name is of Italian origin.
The name Vicente is primarily a male name of Spanish origin that means “Victorious.”
The name Victor is a boy’s name of Latin origin meaning “conqueror”.
The name Xavier is a boy’s name of Arabic, Basque origin meaning “new house.”
Did you find a name that you like? I hope so! Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below which names are your favorite!