Spanish Names Series. This is a post that I originally published in my writing blog adventures yet unwritten, now I’m updating my posts from that blog into my personal blog, so you will be seeing more coming soon.
When choosing a name for a character no matter the genre you write in, sometimes can be tough to decide on a name that represents your character’s personality and traits. Most of my stories have Spanish character’s in, so is only natural to choose a Spanish name for them, but sometimes I have a native character in there with a mystic name, or even a French descendant or any other given nationality that may fit the story line. I personally feel like that gives the story a little more flavor.
But today I’m sharing a list of Spanish names for those who write with a Spanish character in mind or those who wish to add a character with a foreign flavor to their story. Some are more modern and some are more of an antique.
2- Amor. Love, so many ideas come to mind for character with this name.
7- Azul. The color blue, I have heard this name more in the past 15 years or so, perfect for a contemporary character.
16- Margarita. The flower and the well-known drink by the same name. Also a form of Margaret.
21- Clotilde. This is a good one to use in a historical
22- Guadalupe. Classic in many Spanish speaking countries.
29- Julieta. Yes, think Shakespeare here.
30- Andolza. Another one you would see in a historical
32- Mary Mar. Made famous in Mexico by actress Thalia in a soap opera by the same name in the 90’s
44- Armida. Can’t help to think of my aunt Armida and the many adventure I had growing up close to her.
50- Rosalinda. Pretty Rose.
55- Abril. April, more popular in the last decade
64- Jaimica. A form of James
68- Alegria. Joyful.
69- Altamira. Place with a beautiful view
70- Angeles. A form of Angela
71- Belen. Bethlehem
72- Brisa. It means beloved. Mythology: Briseis was the Greek name of Achilles’s beloved.
73- Valeria. A form of valor.
74- Salome. She is famous for demanding and receiving the head of John the Baptist, according to the New Testament.
77- Hortensia. Gardener
88- Serena. Calm or peaceful
95- Luz. Light
Stay tuned for the post, 100 Spanish names for male characters, coming soon.
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