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Spanish Names Starting with A

Whether you’re looking for a name for your child, a new pet, or even a character in a story you’re writing, there are tons of ideas out there. We’ve compiled helpful guides of names and their meanings...
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A feminine name of Spanish origin, the meaning of Abrienda is 'opening'. When given as a name it means 'blossoming', and talks about someone who welcomes change and opportunities. 'Inauguration' is another meaning for this name. Brought into existence by the Armadian sailors, it became a well-known name in Ireland and Spanish-speaking countries. However, being traditional, it is out of fashionable use now.

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Acevedo is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Acevedo is 'grove of holly trees'. This name is usually given to someone who lives near holly trees or hollywood. It is usually used as a surname.

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A name of Spanish origin, the meaning of Acosta is 'coast'. It is usually used as a surname. The name derives its meaning from the word 'encostas', translating to 'mountains'. Another origin is from the Portuguese word 'da Costa' and the Spanish word 'de Acosta', translating to 'coast'. The name is usually given to a person who lives near the coast or near the mountains.

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The meaning of Adabella is ‘noble’ and ‘lovely’. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Spanish origin. It is made up of the German word ‘adal’ which means ‘noble’ and the Spanish word ‘bella’ which means ‘pretty’ or ‘lovely’.

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The meaning of Adan is ‘of the earth’ or ‘the ground’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Spanish origin. It is the Spanish version of Adam, the name of the first man on earth who was created by God out of earth and clay. The name is also considered a variant of Aidan which means ‘little fire'. Adan is a name of a city in Yemen.

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The meaning of Adelina is ‘noble’. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Spanish origin. It comes from the Old German word ‘adal’, translating to ‘noble'. Adelina is the Spanish version of the names Adele and Adeline. A notable bearer of the name is Adelina Patti, an Italian opera singer known for her incredible singing voice. She was popular in the 19th century and was deemed a ‘stupendous artist’.

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The meaning of Adelio is 'noble'. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Spanish origin. The name is derived from the Old German word 'adal' which means 'noble'. Adele and Adelaide are famous variants of this Spanish name.

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A feminine name of Spanish origin, the meaning of Adoncia is 'sweet'. When given as a name, it refers to someone who is sweet as honey. It is derived from the diminutive name 'Doncia'. Its meaning can also be associated with being 'beautiful'. Ranking at the bottom of the popularity list, this name is out of fashionable use now.

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The meaning of Adriano is ‘from Hadria, Italy’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Spanish origin. It is the Spanish version of the name Hadria. Another meaning of the name is ‘water’ which comes from the word ‘adur'. A popular variant of this name is Adrian. Adriano is the name of a Brazilian professional soccer player.

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The meaning of Agapito is 'beloved' or 'charity'. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Spanish origin. Agapito is the Spanish version of the Greek names Agapetos and Agapetus. The name is derived from the Greek word 'agape', meaning 'beloved' or 'affection'. The word 'agape' is also used in Christianity to denote 'the highest form of love' while also meaning 'God's love for man and man's love for God'. A notable bearer of this name is Agapito Butz Aquino, a Filipino politician who was the former Senator of the Philippines.

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Agueda is a name that parents typically use as a girl's name. The meaning of Agueda is 'good' and the name is of Spanish origin. This name is popular in the United States, Spain, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong, China, and Ukraine. Agueda is the name of a Portuguese city. A famous personality with this name is Agueda Lopez who is a Spanish model.

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The meaning of Agustina is ‘magnificent’ or ‘great’. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Spanish origin. It comes from the Latin name Augustus which means ‘majestic’ and ‘venerable’. The name is thought to have been influenced by the Latin verb ‘augere’, meaning ‘to increase’. It is the female version of Agustine. The most notable bearer of the name Agustina is Agustina of Aragon. She was a Spanish heroine who earned the nickname 'The Spanish Joan of Arc’ after she fought and defended Spain during the Peninsula War.

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A name of Spanish origin, the meaning of Alameda is ‘cottonwood grove’. The name Alameda also means ‘promenade’. The meaning of Alameda can also be ‘poplar tree’. Alameda is a girl's name. The name Alameda is mostly used in English and Spanish-speaking countries. A public park located in Mexico City is named The Alameda Park. A famous person sharing this name is Irene Zoe Alameda, a Spanish writer, and a film director.

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The meaning of Alberto is ‘noble’ or ‘bright’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Spanish origin. It is a variant of the Latin name Albertus which comes from the German names Adalbert and Adelbert, comprised of the German words ‘adal’, meaning ‘noble’ and ‘beraht’, meaning ‘bright’. Alberto is the Spanish version of this name. A notable bearer of this name is Alberto Angel Fernandez who was elected as the 53rd president of Argentina in 2019.

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The meaning of Aldonza is 'good-natured'. It is a Spanish-originated name and primarily chosen for naming girls. When given as a name, it means 'sweet', and 'nice'. A notable bearer of this name includes Aldonza Alfonso de Leon, an illegitimate daughter of King Alfonso IX and his mistress Aldonza Martinez de Silva. This name was popularly used in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period. However, over the years, this name is out of fashionable use.

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The name Alegria is of Spanish origin and is traditionally used as a girls name. The meaning of Alegria is ‘happiness’ and ‘merry’. The name is also used as a common surname. Miguel Jose de Azanza y Alegria was a Spanish viceroy, politician, and diplomat in the 16th century and Michael Lopez-Alegria is a Spanish-American astronaut.

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full of grace, Favor

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The meaning of Alejandro is 'defender of man'. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Spanish origin. It is the Spanish version of the Greek name Alexandros,which is composed of the Greek words 'alexein', translating to 'defender', and 'anr', translating to 'man'. The name was popularized in the 21st century when the famous pop singer, Lady Gaga, released a track titled 'Alejandro'. The track has over 400 million views on Youtube. The most notable bearer of this name is Alejandro Sanz. He is a multi-award-winning Spanish singer known for his songs titled 'El Alma Al Aire' and 'La Tortura' that won him several Latin Grammy awards. The feminine version of this name is Alejandra.

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The meaning of Alejo is ‘man’s defender’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Spanish origin. The name is a short form of Alejandro which comes from Alexandros that is composed of the Greek words ‘alexein’, meaning ‘defender’ and ‘aner', meaning ‘man’. A notable bearer of this name is Alejo Carpentier, a Cuban novelist who was famous in Latin America for his novels and contributions to musicology.

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