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Spanish Names Starting with S

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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The meaning of Salena is 'moon' and it is a variant of the name Selena. It is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a girl's name. According to Greek mythology, the name is derived from Selene, who is believed to be the daughter of the god of light and the sky goddess. A famous personality with this name is Salena Jones, who was a popular jazz and cabaret dancer in the '40s.

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The name Salvador is of Spanish origin. It is traditionally used as a masculine given name, and it is associated with the Christian religion. It is used in honor of Jesus Christ. Salvador is derived from the Latin term 'salvator' meaning ‘savior’. The meaning of Salvador is also ‘savior’. One of the several notable public figures known to have this name is Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens. He was a Chilean physician and politician and a former president of Chile. Another noteworthy figure is the Italian microbiologist Salvador Edward Luria.

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The name Sancha is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Sancha is ‘holy or sacred’. The name derives its meaning from the Latin word ‘Sanctius’, which means ‘saint-like’ or ‘pure’. This name was borne by multiple holy saints in the 3rd and 4th century.

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The name Sancho is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Sancho is 'holy'. This name is used in Spanish and Portuguese. The name finds its meaning in the Late Latin name Sanctius, which is derived from the Latin word 'sanctus', meaning 'saintly', 'holy'. The name also is a variant of the Iberian name Sanctius, meaning the same. Historically, this name was used in the ninth century and was the name of several Spanish and Portugese kings. The name gained popularity thanks to a character in the novel 'Don Quixote' by Miguel de Cervantes, who was the squire to the main protagonist, Don Quixote.

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The origin of Santana is Spanish and the meaning of Santana is 'the follower of St. Anna'. It is said to have originated in Aragon, the ancient Spanish kingdom. It is a gender-neutral name and means 'the disciple of St. Anna'. St. Anna was the mother of Virgin Mary, and the grandmother of Jesus.

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The meaning of Santiago is 'of Saint James' and the name is of Spanish origin. Another meaning is 'gift of God'. Typically, it is a popular first name for boys. The name is said to have been discovered in Galicia, a Christian kingdom in medieval Spain. The name has popularly appeared in many works of fiction. There was a character called Santiago in 'The Old Man And The Sea'. The name also featured in Paulo Coehlo’s most famous work, 'The Alchemist'. More recently, Amy Santiago is a Spanish-American character played by Melissa Fumero in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'. Santiago has also been used as a pen name, most notably by Elena Fernandez Gomez, who went by the name 'Elena Santiago'. Santiago is the capital city of Chile.

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Spanish

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The name Santo is derived from Spanish origin. The meaning of Santo is 'holy'. The name is pronounced as SAN-to. Santo is the diminutive of the religious name Santino, which comes from the Latin word 'sanctus' meaning 'saint'. There are many other variants to this name such as Santa, Santina, and Santuzza.

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Spanish

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The name Santos is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Santos is 'saint, holy'. The name is used in Spanish and Portuguese. It is derived from the Latin word ‘Sanctius’, derived in turn from ‘sanctus’, which means ‘holy, saintly, blessed’.

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Spanish

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This name comes from the country of the La Tomatina festival, Spain. The meaning of Savanna is ‘an open plain without trees'. Savanna primarily refers to the geographical feature that is recognised as an open plain, with few to no trees. The largest areas of savanna are found in South America, African and Australia. Animals that can be found on a savanna include lions, zebras, elephants and cheetahs.

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Spanish

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The meaning of Secia is 'diminutive of Cecilia'. A Spanish-originated name, this name is primarily chosen for naming girls. When given as a name, it means 'gift', as well in Latin. Comparing to the Italian word 'Secchia', the name means 'bucket', or 'pail'. Having no other meanings attached, this name is barely used as a first name and has been replaced by the modern new-age names.

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Spanish

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Traditionally, Selena is a name for girls. The meaning of Selena is 'moon' and is of Spanish origin. This name is popular in Spain, Canada, America, the United Kingdom, Australia and India. A famous Selena is Selena Gomez who is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles in 'Wizards Of Waverly Place' and 'Monte Carlo' as well as her hit songs 'Baila Conmigo' and 'Lose You To Love Me'. Another popular American singer is Selena Quintanilla-Perez, known just as Selena. She is called the 'Queen of Tejano music'.

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Spanish

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Sence is typically a name for baby girls and the meaning of Sence is 'saintly' and 'holy' and is of Spanish origin. Sence is a variant of the Medieval Spanish name Sens. It is an ancient name which has been in use since the 1880s.

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Spanish

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A name primarily chosen for girls, the meaning of Senona is 'lively'. It is traditionally a Spanish-originated name. When given as a name, it refers to someone who is 'full of life' and bubbling with energy and enthusiasm. Being a name used less frequently, it is out of fashionable use now.

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The meaning of Senorita is ‘miss’ or ‘young lady’. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Spanish origin. It is a Spanish word formally used to refer to an unmarried lady but it is often used informally in a flirtatious way. The name has been used as the title of hit songs by artists like Don Williams and Justin Timberlake. In 2019, Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello released a song named ‘Senorita’ which topped global charts and was the year’s best-selling song. The masculine version of the name is Senor which means ‘mister.’

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Spanish

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The name Sereno is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a boy’s name. The meaning of Sereno is ‘calm’ or ‘serene’. In Latin, Sereno means ‘tranquil’. It is most commonly used as a given name, but can sometimes be seen as a surname too. Sereno Watson was an American botanist and member of the National Academy of Sciences. Maria Lourdes Arnal Sereno is a Filipino lawyer who served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for several years.

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Spanish

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The meaning of Sibila is ‘prophetess’. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Spanish origin. It derives from the Greek name Síbulla which means ‘prophetess’. In English, the name Sybil is used to denote a lady oracle or a prophetess. In Ancient Greece, it was used to refer to female prophets who served as oracles. Sibila is the Spanish version of the name Sybil. The most prominent bearer of the name is Sibila de Fortià, the former Queen of Aragon.

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Spanish

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Seria is a name generally chosen for girls. The meaning of Seria is 'gift of God' and is of Spanish origin. This name is popular in Spain, Sweden, Indonesia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A famous personality with this name is Seria Fukagawa, a Japanese voice actress.

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Spanish

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Sierra is generally given as a name for girls. The meaning of Sierra is 'mountain' and is of Spanish origin. It also has the same meaning in Arabic. This name is popular in the Bahamas, Barbados, Russia, America, Trinidad and Tobago, South Korea, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and India. Sierra Nevada is a Californian mountain range and Sierra Leone is a West African country.

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Spanish

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Simona is typically a name for girls. The meaning of Simona is 'to be heard' and the name is of Spanish origin. This name is popular in Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and Ireland. A famous personality with the name Simona is Simona Halep who is a Romanian tennis player.

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Spanish

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The meaning of Socorro is 'help' or 'relief'. The name is of Spanish origin, and is typically a name used when naming baby girls. It can also be used as a surname.

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