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The origin of the term '
The word Hispanic originates from the Latin hispanicus,
from Hispania Iberian Peninsula, Spain
Hispanic can be used in referring to Spain and its
history and culture. A native of Spain residing in the
United States can also be referred to as Hispanic. The
most general use of the term Hispanic is related to a
person of Latin American descent living in the U.S.
especially one of Spanish, Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto
Rican origin. Our list of Hispanic Baby name's is a
combination from all four cultures.
The Importance of a First
We respond to our names throughout our lives. People
associate us with our first name, it forms part of our
identity. They help to distinguish us from one to
another. Other people gain immediate and sometimes
totally subconscious views of people, just from hearing
a name they can therefore give us a distinct advantage
in life, or conversely, a disadvantage! The choice of an
Hispanic Baby name is, therefore, incredibly important.
And those of us who choose a baby's name are taking on a
Hispanic naming traditions
Naming traditions include a patronymic system (meaning
"son of") by deriving an individual's last name by
adding one of the patronymic forms "ez" , "iz", or "az"
, to the father's first name. Thus we have "Fernandez" -
meaning "son of Fernando.
The Origins of Hispanic
The origins of this these include place names, those
related to mythology and history, origins from colours,
plants and other types of nature, Fictional origins,
historical origins, characteristic and religious
origins. We then move on to the genre which can be
classed as Descriptive, Place, Speciality and finally
unique (or created name's). Place name's were used or
added as a second surname, preceded by the word "de" or
"del" ("from" or "from the") for example "del Monte"
("from the mountain").
Hispanic maiden names
In Hispanic cultures wives often retain their maiden
name when they marry. They can legally add their
husband's surname after their own, preceded by the word
"de" ( implying wife of ).
Questions about meanings!
At one time or another most of us have posed some the
following questions about our own names...
- Why did my parents choose the name?
- Are there any strong Hispanic family connections
to my name?
- Where did my name originate?
- Why was I given such a popular name?
- Why was I given such an unusual name?
What baby name shall I
give to my baby?
Will the Hispanic baby name suit my baby? Should it be
traditional, unusual, unique, exotic, popular or cool?
Will it be suitable throughout all life phases ( "A Name
isn't just for a birthday - it's for life!"). Will it be
appropriate throughout a full life cycle starting with
baby - toddler - school child - teenager - young adults
- parents - middle age - retirement and ending with old
age. Will it suit a pensioner as well as a baby? Will
the schoolchild be teased mercilessly about a name? What
will your baby think of your choice?
Help is at hand when
making a choice from Hispanic baby name's!
The various sections included in www. babynames. org. uk
accessed via the Site Map will provide answers to all of
your questions regarding the choice of first names. And
our exclusive Name Evaluator will help you avoid any of
the many pitfalls!
Want to know more?
Further information about names and Genealogy can be
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