Girl Names 1
1. Arianna 2
Say it aloud. Now, say it with a Spanish accent. Sounds even prettier doesn't it? I don't know any Ariannas, but it's Marc Anthony's daughter's name and he wrote a beautiful song for her, which makes me smile every time I hear the name.
2. Liliana 3
This is just a gorgeous name with roots in Spain that sounds amazing in both languages. And the nickname Lili is an adorable bonus.
4. Isabela 5
Did you know that the name Isabela is actually the Spanish form of Elizabeth? I didn't, but I'm glad I do now. Now I can pretend that people choose this name for more reason than their love of "Twilight."
5. Maria 6
You absolutely can't go wrong with this classic name. It will always be a name filled with meaning and history, whether that be based on religion, culture or mere popularity.
Boy Names 7
1. Mateo 8
This is probably the most Latino name to make the entire list of popular boy names last year, and for good reason. It's the Spanish translation of Matthew (another good name) and means gift of God.
2. Gabriel 9
I might be biased since both my paternal grandfather and my younger brother are named Gabriel, but this old-fashioned name has made a come back, and I hope it stays around for a while.
4. David 11
Again, just a great-sounding name in both English and Spanish. It's strong, it's masculine, and it's a classic, that any grandparent could be proud of.
5. Thomas 12
Tomas is close enough to Thomas that even grandparents will be able to pronounce it! Plus, it's a great-sounding name that will stand the test of time.