Spanish Boy Names We Love
Famous Latino Names
Top Pick: Oscar
Did you sense your baby’s star power the moment you saw him on the sonogram screen? Then why not name him after a star of the big screen? We love the name Oscar for Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac. Not only does it have a mighty meaning – “divine spearman” – but it implies only good things (and big awards!) to come.
- Javier, for Javier Bardem
- Pedro, for Pedro Pascal
- Benicio, for Benicio del Toro
- Antonio, for Antonio Banderas
- Gael, for Gael García Bernal
- Diego, for Diego Luna
Names of Wisdom and Honor
Top Pick: Hugo
You have big hopes for your little scholar. Maybe he’ll be a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher...or all three! So give him a name that’s full of wisdom, honor, and truth. We love Hugo, which means “intelligent.”
Classic Spanish Names
Top Pick: Mateo
If a trendy name feels too, well, trendy, an old-school name might be the way to go. After all, it’ll never go out of style. Our favorite option? Mateo, or Matias, aka the Spanish version of Matthew, which means “gift of God.”
Indigenous Latin American Names
Top Pick: Taiyari
Honor the men and women who came before you by picking an indigenous Latin American name. We love Taiyari, a Huichol name that means “our heart.”
- Ikal, a Maya name that means “spirit”
- Tanok, a Tepehuan name that means “Sun”
- Yooko, a Yaqui name that means “Tiger”
- Polo, a K’iche’name that means “sea”
- Masawa, a Popoluca name that means “evening wind”
Top Pick: Esteban
Give your príncipe a name that’s worthy of the throne (even if that throne is his car seat for the time being!). Esteban, which means “crowned,” is subtly royal without being over-the-top.
Celebrity Kids Names
Top Pick: Santiago
You know their kids from Instagram. So it’s no surprise that celebrities’ kids often influence the most popular baby names every year. (Check out the 100 Most Popular Baby Names of 2019!) Eva Longoria Bastón and her husband, José, stuck with a classic Spanish name for their adorable son – Santiago, or Santi for short. It’s a variant of St. James, aka the patron saint of Spain.
Top Pick: Teófilo
A spiritual name – like one with special meaning or one that pays homage to a saint – can show the world just how much of a blessing your baby boy is. We love the name Teófilo, which means “friend of God.”
Top Pick: Radamel
You can tell by the way he kicks – your baby is destined to be a sports star! So give him a name that fits his talent. Like Radamel, after Colombian fútbol great Radamel Falcao.
Top Pick: Rigoberto
He’s one in a million, so it only makes sense that his name should be unlike anyone else’s at the playground. Not only is Rigoberto, which means “wealthy,” unique, but it comes with a lot of nickname potential.