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  1. ABELLA: From the Spanish surname, of uncertain etymology. The name was originally a Catalan byname for a bee-keeper or small and active (as a bee) person. It may, therefore, have been derived Latin apicula, meaning "bee." 
  2. ADALINA: Variant spelling of Italian/Spanish Adelina, meaning "little noble."
  3. ADELAIDA: Spanish form of Old High German Adalhaid, meaning "noble sort."
  4. ADELINA: Italian and Spanish diminutive form of Latin Adela, meaning "little noble." Compare with another form of Adelina.
  5. ADELITA: Probably a Mexican variant spelling of Italian/Spanish Adelina, meaning "noble." This name was used for the heroine of the Mexican folk song "La Adelita," one of the most famous corridos to come out of the Mexican Revolution. The song tells the story of a young woman in love with a sergeant. She traveled with him and his regiment. Due to this song, the term "La Adelita" came to signify a woman of strength and courage, the archetype of a woman warrior.
  6. ADELMIRA: Variant spelling of Spanish Edelmira, meaning "nobly famous."
  7. ADONCIA: Spanish name meaning "sweet." 
  8. ADORA: Short form of Spanish Adoracion, meaning "adoration."
  9. ADORACION: Spanish name meaning "adoration." 
  10. ADORIA: Variant spelling of Spanish Adora, meaning "adoration."
  11. ADRIANA: Feminine form of Latin Adrianus, Spanish Adrián, and Italian Adriano, all meaning "from Hadria." 
  12. AGATA: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Agatha, meaning "good." Compare with another form of Agata.

  13. AGOTA: Spanish form of Latin Agatha, meaning "good."
  14. AGUEDA: Spanish form of Latin Agatha, meaning "good."
  15. AINA: Spanish form of Latin Anna, meaning "favor; grace." Compare with other forms of Aina.

  16. ALBA: Italian and Spanish name meaning "dawn."
  17. ALDONZA: Spanish name meaning "sweet; nice." 
  18. ALEJANDRA: Feminine form of Spanish Alejandro, meaning "defender of mankind."
  19. ALETA: Spanish name meaning "winged."
  20. ALICIA: Spanish equivalent of English Alice, meaning "noble sort."
  21. ALISA: Alternate form of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort." Compare with other forms of Alisa.

  22. ALITA: Perhaps a contracted form of Mexican (Spanish) Adelita, meaning "noble." 
  23. ALMUDENA: Spanish name derived from Arabic al-madinah (المدينة), meaning "the city."
  24. ALONDRA: Contracted form of Spanish Alejandra, meaning "defender of mankind." It may also be given as a bird name if derived from the Spanish word alondra, meaning "lark."
  25. ALTA: Spanish name derived from Latin alta, meaning "high."
  26. AMADA: Feminine form of Spanish Amado, meaning "beloved."
  27. AMARANTA: Feminine form of Spanish Amaranto, meaning "unfading."
  28. AMPARO: Spanish name meaning "protection; shelter."
  29. ANA: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Anna, meaning "favor; grace." Compare with another form of Ana.

  30. ÁNGELA: Spanish feminine form of Latin Angelus, meaning "angel, messenger."
  31. ANGÉLICA: Spanish feminine form of Latin Angelus, meaning "angel, messenger."
  32. ÁNGELITA: Diminutive form of Spanish Ángela, meaning "little angel/messenger."
  33. ANITA: Spanish pet form of Latin Anna, meaning "favor; grace." 
  34. ANTONIA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." In use by the English, Italians and Spanish.

  35. ANTONIETTA: Diminutive form of Latin Antonia, possibly meaning "invaluable." In use by the Italians and Spanish.
  36. ANUNCIACIÓN: Spanish form of Italian Annunziata, meaning "announces."
  37. ARACELI: Spanish name meaning "altar of the sky."
  38. ARACELIS: Variant form of Spanish Araceli, meaning "altar of the sky."
  39. ARACELY: Variant spelling of Spanish Araceli, meaning "altar of the sky."
  40. ARCELIA: Variant form of Spanish Araceli, meaning "altar of the sky."
  41. ARIADNA: Spanish form of Greek Ariadne, meaning "utterly pure."
  42. ASCENCIÓN: Spanish name meaning "ascension."
  43. ASUNCIÓN: Spanish name meaning "assumption," in reference to the Virgin Mary's assumption into heaven.
  44. AZUCENA: Spanish name meaning "madonna lily."
  45. BASILIA: Feminine form of Spanish Basilio, meaning "queen." 
  46. BEATRIZ: Spanish form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
  47. BELÉN: Spanish name for Bethlehem also used as a personal name, meaning "house of bread."
  48. BENITA: Feminine form of Spanish Benito, meaning "blessed."
  49. BERENGÁRIA: Feminine form of Spanish Berenguer, meaning "bear-spear."
  50. BERNARDITA: Feminine form of Spanish Bernardo, meaning "bold as a bear."
  51. BIBIANA: Italian and Spanish form of Roman Latin Viviana, meaning "alive." 
  52. BIENVENIDA: Spanish name derived from the word bienvenido, meaning "welcome."
  53. BLANCA: Spanish form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
  54. BONITA: Spanish name meaning "pretty."
  55. BRUNILDA: Italian and Spanish form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
  56. CAMILA: Spanish form of Roman Latin Camilla, possibly meaning "attendant (for a temple)."
  57. CANDE: Short form of Spanish Candelaria, meaning "candle."
  58. CANDELARIA: Spanish name derived from the Latin candela, meaning "light, torch," hence "candle." The Spanish had a custom of bestowing religious names on their daughters, and sometimes their sons, in honor of the Virgin Mary; for example, Nuestra Senora de los Candelaria which translates to "Our Lady of the Candles," referring to the purification of Mary during Candlemas.
  59. CANDELAS: Pet form of Spanish Candelaria, meaning "candle."
  60. CARIDAD: Spanish form of English Charity, meaning "dear." 
  61. CARMELA: Feminine form of Spanish Carmelo, meaning "garden-land."
  62. CARMELITA: Spanish pet form of Latin Carmel, meaning "garden-land."
  63. CARMEN: Spanish form of Latin Carmina, meaning "song."
  64. CARMENCITA: Pet form of Spanish Carmen, meaning "song."
  65. CASILDA: Spanish name of uncertain origin, borne by an 11th-century saint who was probably of Moorish descent.
  66. CATALINA: Spanish form of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure."
  67. CATHERINA: Spanish form of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure."
  68. CELESTINA: Feminine form of Italian/Spanish Celestino, meaning "heavenly."
  69. CÉLIA: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Cælia, probably meaning "heaven."
  70. CENOBIA: Spanish form of Greek Zenobia, meaning "life of Zeus."
  71. CHARO: Pet form of Spanish Rosario, meaning "rosary."
  72. CHELO: Pet form of Spanish Consuelo, meaning "consolation."
  73. CHICA: Pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisca, meaning "French."
  74. CHICKIE: Pet form of Spanish Chiquita, meaning "little one."
  75. CHICKY: Variant spelling of Spanish Chickie, meaning "little one."
  76. CHIQUITA: Spanish name meaning "little one." 
  77. CHITA: Short form of Spanish Conchita, meaning "conception." Compare with other forms of Chita.
  78. CHUS: Unisex pet form of Spanish Jesús and Jesúsa, meaning "God is salvation."
  79. CLARISA: Spanish form of Latin Clarissa, meaning "fame."
  80. CONCEPCIÓN: Spanish religious name referring to the Immaculate Conception.
  81. CONCHA: Pet form of Spanish Concepción, meaning "conception."
  82. CONCHITA: Diminutive form of Spanish Concha, meaning "conception."
  83. CONSTANZA: Spanish form of Latin Constantia, meaning "steadfast."
  84. CONSUELA: Variant spelling of Spanish Consuelo, meaning "consolation."
  85. CONSUELO: Spanish name meaning "consolation."
  86. CORAZÓN: From the Spanish name of a dormant volcano in Ecuador, meaning "heart."
  87. CRESCENCIA: Spanish feminine form of Latin Crescentius, meaning "to spring up, grow, thrive."
  88. CRUZ: Spanish unisex name meaning "cross."
  89. CRUZITA: Feminine pet form of Spanish unisex Cruz, meaning "cross."
  90. CUSTODIA: Feminine form of Spanish Custodio, meaning "guardian, keeper."
  91. DÉBORA: Portuguese and Spanish form of Hebrew Debowrah, meaning "bee."
  92. DEIFILIA: Spanish name meaning "daughter of God."
  93. DELFINA: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Delphina, meaning "woman from Delphi." 
  94. DESIDERIA: Feminine form Italian/Spanish Desiderio, meaning "longing."
  95. DOLORES: Spanish name derived from a title of the Virgin Mary, Maria de los Dolores ("Mary of Sorrows"), hence "sorrows."
  96. DOMINGA: Feminine form of Spanish Domingo, meaning "belongs to the lord."
  97. DOMITILA: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Domitilla, meaning "little tame one."
  98. DONCIA: Short form of Spanish Adoncia, meaning "sweet."
  99. DORITA: Spanish diminutive form of Italian/Spanish Dorotea, meaning "gift."
  100. DOROTEA: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Dorothea, meaning "gift of God." Compare with another form of Dorotea.
  101. DRINA: Short form of Italian/Spanish Adriana, meaning "from Hadria." In use by the Romani.
  102. DULCE: Spanish name meaning "candy" and "sweet."
  103. EDELMIRA: Spanish feminine form of German Adelmar, meaning "nobly famous." 
  104. EDUARDA: Feminine form of Spanish Eduardo, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
  105. ELENA: Italian and Spanish form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
  106. ELICIA: Variant spelling of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."
  107. ELMIRA: Contracted form of Spanish Edelmira, meaning "nobly famous." In use by the English, as is its variant Almira.
  108. ELODIA: Spanish form of Visigothic Alodia, meaning "foreign wealth."
  109. ELOISA: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Elwisia, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
  110. ELVIRA: Spanish form of Visigothic Aliwera, meaning "foreign true."
  111. EMELINA: Spanish feminine form of Italian/Portuguese/Spanish Emilio, meaning "rival."
  112. EMIGDIA: Feminine form of Spanish Emigdio, meaning "half-god, demigod." 
  113. EMILIANA: Feminine form of Italian/Spanish Emiliano, meaning "rival."
  114. EMPERATRIZ: Spanish name meaning "empress."
  115. EMYGDIA: Feminine form of Spanish Emygdio, meaning "half-god, demigod." 
  116. ENCARNA: Short form of Spanish Encarnación, meaning "incarnation."
  117. ENCARNACIÓN: Spanish name meaning "incarnation."
  118. ENCARNITA: Pet form of Spanish Encarnación, meaning "incarnation."
  119. ENRIQUETA: Feminine form of Spanish Enrique, meaning "home-ruler."
  120. ERCILIA: Spanish form of Latin Hersilia, meaning "delicate, tender."
  121. ERNESTA: Feminine form of Italian/Spanish Ernesto, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
  122. ESMARALDA: Variant spelling of Spanish Esmeralda, meaning "emerald."
  123. ESMERALDA: Spanish name meaning "emerald." Victor Hugo gave his gypsy heroine this name in his novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  124. ESMERELDA: Variant spelling of Spanish Esmeralda, meaning "emerald."
  125. ESPERANZA: Spanish form of Latin Sperantia, meaning "hope."
  126. ESTEFANÍA: Feminine form of Spanish Estéban, meaning "crown."
  127. ESTELA: Spanish form of Latin Estella, meaning "star."
  128. ESTRELLA: Spanish name meaning "star."
  129. EUFÉMIA: Portuguese and Spanish form of Greek Euphêmia, meaning "Well I speak."
  130. EUGÈNIA: Feminine form of Spanish Eug�nio, meaning "well born." 
  131. EULÁLIA: Feminine form of Portuguese/Spanish Eulálio, meaning "well-spoken."
  132. EVITA: Spanish pet form of Greek Eva, meaning "life."
  133. FELICIANA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Felicianus, meaning "happy" or "lucky." In use by the Spanish and Portuguese.
  134. FELICIDAD: Spanish form of Roman Latin Felicitas, meaning "fortune; good luck."
  135. FELIPA: Feminine form of Spanish Felipe, meaning "lover of horses."
  136. FELIPINA: Pet form of Spanish Felipa, meaning "lover of horses."
  137. FERNÁNDA: Feminine form of Spanish Fernándo, meaning "ardent for peace."
  138. FIDELIA: Feminine form of Spanish Fidel, meaning "faithful."
  139. FRANCISCA: Feminine form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French." Compare with another form of Francisca.
  140. GABRIELA: Portuguese and Spanish feminine form of Latin Gabrielus, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God." Compare with another form of Gabriela.
  141. GENOVEVA: German and Spanish form of Celtic Genovefa, probably meaning "race of women."
  142. GERTRUDIS: Spanish form of German Gertrude, meaning "spear strength."
  143. GILBERTA: Feminine form of Spanish Gilberto, meaning "pledge-bright."
  144. GRACIA: Spanish form of Latin Gratia, meaning "pleasing, agreeable."
  145. GRACIANA: Feminine form of Spanish Graciano, meaning "pleasing, agreeable."
  146. GRACIELA: Pet form of Spanish Gracia, meaning "pleasing, agreeable."
  147. GUADALUPE: From the name of a town in western Spain, from Arabic wādī al-lubb, meaning "river of the wolf."
  148. HERMINIA: Feminine form of Spanish Herminio, meaning "army man."
  149. IBBIE: Pet form of Spanish Isabel, meaning "God is my oath."
  150. IDOYA: Spanish name derived from the Basque place name Idoia, meaning "pond."

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