What are some popular Spanish baby names?


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Some baby names popular in the United States in 2014 that can be of Spanish origin are Olivia, Sofia, Camila and Eva for girls and Angel, Jose, Juan and Luis for boys. All were among the Social Security Administration's 100 most popular names for babies.

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The Social Security Administration's list of popular baby girl names offers more examples that can be of Spanish origin slightly further down the list, including Clara, Natalia, Valentina, Eliana and Liliana, and all are within the top 120. Names that may more easily be recognized as Spanish include Maria, ranked 115th, Elena, ranked 121st, and Isabel, ranked 144th.

Other popular baby boy names that can be of Spanish origin include Elias, Leonardo and Santiago, and all rank within the top 130, as do the seemingly more traditional or familiar Spanish first names Mateo, Jesus, Carlos, Diego and Antonio.

The top five names for girls in Spain in 2013 were Lucia, Maria, Paula, Daniela and Martina, according to Behind the Name. For boys, they were Hugo, Daniel, Pablo, Alejandro and Alvaro. Baby Name Wizard lists the top five names for Mexican girls in 2013 as Ximena, Maria Jose, Valentina, Maria Fernanda and Valeria. The top five for boys were Santiago, Mateo, Diego, Miguel Angel and Emiliano.

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