Common Spanish Boys' Names

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ALBERTO: Spanish form of Albert (noble)

ALEJANDRO: Spanish form of Alexander (defends mankind)

ALFREDO: Spanish form of Alfred (counsels the elves)

ANDRES: Spanish form of Andrew (manly)

ANGEL, ANGELO: angel

ARTURO: handsome

BELTRAN: bright raven

BERNARDO: brave as a bear

BERTO: intelligent

CARLOS: manly

CESAR, CESARO: long-haired

DIEGO: supplanter

EDMUNDO: wealthy protector

EDUARDO: wealthy guardian

ELOY: renowned warrior

EMILIO: flattering

ERNESTO: serious

ESTEBAN, ESTEFAN: crowned in victory

EUGENIO: noble

FAUSTO, FELIX: lucky

FEDERICO: Spanish form of Frederick (peaceful ruler)

FELIPE: Spanish form of Phillip (loves horses)

GARCIA: brave in battle

GERARDO: Spanish form of Gerard (spear courageous)

GILBERTO: Spanish form of Gilbert (hostage)

GREGORIO: watchful

HORACIO: Spanish form of Horace (timekeeper)

HUMBERTO, HUGO: intelligent

IGNACIO, IGNAZIO, INCENDIO: fire

JOAQUIN: prepared

JORGE: Spanish form of George (farmer)

JOSE: God will increase

JOSUE: Spanish form of Joshua (He shall add)

JUAN, JUANITO: Spanish form of John (gracious gift from God)

JULIAN, JULIO: youth

LEANDRO, LEONARDO, LEON, LEONIDES: lion

LORENZO: Spanish form of Lawrence (laurel)

LUCIO, LUCERO: Spanish form of Luke (light)

MANUEL: God is with us

MARCO, MARCOS, MARIO, MARTIN, MARTINO, MARTINEZ: warring

MATEO, MATRO: gift of God

MAURICIO, MAURO: Moorish

MIGUEL: Spanish form of Michael (God-like)

MOISES: Spanish form of Moses (from the water)

NALDO: strong

NATANAEL, NATANIEL: gift from God

PEDRO: stone

PEPE, PEPILLO: Spanish form of Joseph (He shall add)

RAFAEL: God has healed

RAMIRO, RAMIREZ: judicious

RAMON, RAIMUNDO: wise defender

RAUL, RAULO: wise

REY: king

RICO, RICARDO: strong ruler

ROBERTO: Spanish form of Robert (shining fame)

RODERIGO, RODRIGO: notable leader

RODOLFO: Spanish form of Rudolph (famous wolf)

ROGELIO: famous soldier

RUBEN: son

SALOMON: peaceful

SANCHO, SANTOS: saint

SANTIAGO: named for Saint James

STEFANO: crown of laurels

TITO: giant

TOMAS: twin

VINCENTE, VICTOR, VICTORO: victor

XAVIER, XEVER: owns a new house