40 Most popular Latin baby names of 2013

most popular Latin baby girl namesI don't know about you, but for me picking a name for my children that would be easy for my Spanish-speaking relatives to pronounce was pretty important and with my first child I was able to choose a first and middle name that sound the same in English as they do in Spanish. That didn't happen with my second child: A name came to my hubby and I that is straight up English-language and we just couldn't let the name go, it's like the name picked us and not the other way around. But to compromise, we did give our second daughter a middle name that is all Spanish-language and guess what? Everyone calls her by her middle name.

I found these lists of the most popular Latin baby names for girls in 2013 really interesting.


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The top name on the girls list has been the top name for like seven years in a row. Do you know what it is? The list was put together by the folks at Baby Center where you can check out all 100 names that made the female list. Here are the top 20 Latin girl baby names of 2013!

  • Sofía
  • Isabella
  • Valentina
  • Camila
  • Valeria
  • Emma
  • Luciana
  • Victoria
  • Martina
  • Ximena
  • Julieta
  • Sara
  • Natalia
  • Daniela
  • Lucí
  • Mariana
  • Catalina
  • Renata
  • Emilia
  • Samantha

Now for the toppers on the BabyCenter Latin baby boy names list for 2013. here you go:

  • Santiago
  • Mateo
  • Matías
  • Sebastián
  • Diego
  • Nicolás
  • Luis
  • Samuel
  • Daniel
  • Gabriel
  • Benjamín
  • Iker
  • David
  • Alejandro
  • Carlos
  • Tomás
  • Thiago
  • Lucas
  • Joaquín
  • Martín

Wow, pretty interesting. Some of these names would never have made it onto my list, not because they aren't lovely, they just never would have occurred to me. My favorites on both lists are Valentina, Camila, Valeria, Santiago, Sebstián, and Joaquín.

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