When it comes time to name a child, there are many options, but it is not always easy to decide on one. In Andalusia, the first places of baby names are full of names in Spanish . Andalusian names are not influenced by other languages, regardless of whether it is a boy or a girl. If you are Andalusian or you are interested in knowing which are the baby names that have the most popularity in this autonomous community, here we leave the list for you to take note.
Manuel: This name of Hebrew origin comes from Emmanuel, a translation that is used mostly in other countries. In a loving way, many are called Manolo or Lolo . Its meaning is none other than ‘The God who is among us’ and it is the other name that Jesus of Nazareth had. If we have a Manuel nearby, we should congratulate him on January 1, although there are also saints that celebrate him on Corpus Christi day because of his origin. Manuel Carrasco is one of the Andalusians who bears this chosen name.
Hugo: Although we are talking about Andalusian names, Hugo is also very common in Spain. It comes from the name Hug of German origin . Any child bearing this name can boast of its meaning: insightful and intelligent. To celebrate your saint, you can choose between three different dates that honor three different saints. These dates would be April 1, 9 and 29. The mother of an Andalusian like Hugo Salazar had the same choice that 1,139 parents had in 2016.
Alexander: This name of Greek origin arose from the union of two words that mean ‘protect’ and ‘male’. From this, its full meaning follows: the protector of men. The child with this name has a total of 30 days to celebrate his birthday, although the most widespread is January 11. Again, the Andalusian names coincide with the national ranking.
Pablo : In this case, Pablo is a boy’s name of Latin origin, specifically it comes from the adjective ‘paulus’, and it means small and humble. Again we are facing one of the Andalusian names that have more than one celebration, although the most widespread is on June 29 next to San Pedro. We can highlight two singers from Andalusia with this name: Pablo López and Pablo Alborán .
Daniel: As happened with Alejandro, we are again faced with a child’s name that originally, in this case Hebrew, consisted of two words. Therefore, its meaning is a phrase: God is my judge. Although its most celebrated name day is July 21, we can find that there are more celebrations throughout the year. Dani Güiza and Dani Rovira are two Andalusians whose parents chose this name.
Martín: We are before a name that has a Latin origin that is linked to the god Mars, the god of war. Therefore, its meaning would be consecrated or relative to the god Mars. It is a name whose use is increasing and can be celebrated three times a year: March 20, November 3 and 11.
María: It is one of the Andalusian names for girls that has been used the most for a long time. It is a name from Hebrew whose origin is quite disputed, although it is usually given a biblical origin. It shares origin with the name Míriam and meaning: excelsa. As for her name day, she is one of the most celebrated girl names, the most prominent being on August 15 and September 12.
Lucia: Again, there is a coincidence with the most used baby names at the national level. It comes from the Latin word ‘lux’ and means light. Her celebration takes place on December 13 and, in addition, she is the patron saint of the blind. Although she was not born in Andalusia, the singer Malú does have a lot to do with this land .
Martina: We are dealing with one of the baby names that also has great notoriety, apart from Andalusia, at the state level. As we have seen, its male equivalent is also widely used. Its meaning, in this case, would be consecrated or related to the god Mars. It has its own celebration detached from the female form that takes place on January 30.
Carmen: In this case, the compound form that is so present in national statistics is not used, since we would have to go to position 77 to find it. It has a Latin origin with a meaning linked to poetry. Her name day on July 16 is well known in any fishing town for being the patron saint of the sea. Although her name is in full, we can highlight two Andalusians like Carmen Borrego or Carmen Sevilla .
Daniela: If in the Andalusian boy names we had Daniel in fifth place, in the girl section we have his feminine form. Therefore, it has the same Hebrew origin whose meaning is ‘God is my judge’. Like them, they are celebrating on July 21.
Sofía: This is a girl’s name that has a Greek origin . If we look at its origin, we can find out that its meaning is ‘wisdom’ or ‘wise woman’. Every September 30, the girls who have received this name are celebrating as it is their name day.