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177 Mexican Names for Your Baby

Find unique, common, cool, and indigenous Mexican names among our list to help you name your new little one.

Updated November 27, 2023
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Naming your baby is one of the most exciting parts of parenthood. Do you want to use a namesake or a name that reflects your Mexican heritage? There are many Mexican names for boys and girls to choose from that will help your little one grow up to appreciate their roots. Many Mexican baby names like Maria, Gabriela, Jesús, and Mateo derive from the Bible, and others such as Marco, Óscar, Gloria, and Veronica reflect a connection to war and victory.

Are you looking for earthly Mexican names? How about Ignacio, which means fire, or Teresa, which means to harvest? Or you might consider Bianca, which means light or fair, or Adriana, which means dark. Those, along with over 100 others, are included in this list of Mexican baby names you should check out as you make this significant decision of naming the new little person you’ve brought into this world.

25 Mexican Names for Girls

Our list of Mexican girl names includes various choices related to courage, brightness and even one that means “to harvest.” Mexican culture has strong ties to religious roots. Many girl names derive from biblical text. With 25 beautiful options for Mexican girl names, we’re sure you’ll find a name you love from this list.

1. Adelina — Noble or nobility

2. Adriana — Dark

3. Alicia — Noble natured

4. Alejandra — Defender of humanity

5. Andrea — Womanly, courageous

6. Ariana — Holy

7. Bianca — White or fair

8. Clara — Bright and clear

9. Diana — Divine

10. Francisca — Free one

11. Gabriela — God is my strength

12. Josefina — One who forgives, God will give

13. Juana — God’s gift

14. Julia — Youthful

15. Laura — Laurel

16. Letiticia — Joy and happiness

17. Liliana — Lily

18. Lola — For Our Lady of Sorrows

19. Malena — Short for Magdalena, after Mary Magdalene

20. Margarita — Flower or pearl

21. Marina — From the sea

22. Marisol — Derived from Mary of Solitude, the Virgin Mary

23. Patricia — Noble

24. Ramona — Wise protector

25. Teresa — To harvest

24 Mexican Names for Boys

This list of Mexican boy names includes many names that come from the Bible. But there are also names like Julian (which means youthful) and Francisco (which means free) on this list, too. Here are 24 Mexican boy names we think you’ll love.

1. Carlos — Warrior

2. Cristian — Christian

3. Damián — To tame

4. Eduardo — Rich guardian

5. Elías — Lord is my God

6. Emiliano — Rival

7. Enrique — Ruler of an estate

8. Felix — Happy, fortunate

9. Francisco — Free

10. Hector — Restrain, holding fast

11. Hugo — Heart, mind, spirit

12. Javier — The new house

13. Joaquin — God will judge

14. Josué — God is salvation

15. Julian — Youthful

16. Lorenzo — Man of laurel; noble, humble

17. Marco — Warlike

18. Mauricio — Dark-skinned

19. Óscar — Champion warrior

20. Rafael — God heals

21. Rubén — Behold, a son

22. Salvador — Savior

23. Tomás — Twin

24. Victor — Victory

Common Mexican Names

Some parents look for common names when choosing a moniker for their new little one, and some research “common names” so they know which ones to avoid. Either way, this list has ordinary Mexican girl and boy names to scoop up or steer clear of — but we like all of them!

18 Common Mexican Names for Girls

Here are 18 common Mexican girl names to try out for your precious little bundle:

1. Ana — Favor, grace

2. Camila — Attendant

3. Elena — Shining light

4. Isabella — Devoted to God

5. Lucia — Light

6. Luna — Moon

7. Maria — For the Virgin Mary

8. Mariana — From the sea

9. Maya — Water

10. Mia — Mine

11. Natalia — Birthday

12. Olivia — Olive tree

13. Rosa — Rose

14. Sara — Princess

15. Sofia — Wisdom

16. Valentina — Strength, health

17. Victoria — Victory

18. Ximena — One who hears

21 Common Mexican Boy Names

Here are 21 common Mexican names for boys for your little one:

1. Alejandro — Defender, warrior

2. Ángel — Messenger

3. Daniel — God is my judge

4. Dante — Steadfast, enduring

5. David — Beloved

6. Diego — Teacher or heir/successor

7. Emilio — Rival or eager

8. Emmanuel — God is with us

9. Fernando — Courageous, adventurer

10. Gabriel — God is my strength

11. Jesús — God is salvation

12. José — One who forgives, God will give

13. Juan — God is gracious

14. Juan Carlos — God is gracious, strong

15. Leonardo — Strong as a lion

16. Luis — Warrior

17. Mateo — Gift of God

18. Matías — Gift of God

19. Rodrigo — Famous ruler

20. Santiago — After St. James, the patron saint of Spain

21. Sebastián — Revered

21 Indigenous Mexican Names

Mexican culture has strong ties to its indigenous roots. And to honor that rich and beautiful history, parents may choose an indigenous Mexican name for their baby — and why wouldn’t they? These names are melodious and unique, carrying a sense of pride in Mexican native ancestry.

1. Anam — Earth

2. Ariché — Dusk

3. Bimorí — Fog

4. Chantico — Fire goddess, dweller of the house

5. Citlali — Star

6. Etapalli — Wing

7. Hasen — Soul

8. Ikal — Spirit

9. Iktan — Clever

10. Inda Jani — Water that is born

11. Izel — Unique

12. Malinalli — Small plant

13. Masawa — Evening wind

14. Naran — Lunar eclipse

15. Nima — Big

16. Polo — Sea

17. Soona — Moon

18. Sesasi — Pretty

19. Suré — Has heart

20. Tenoch — Prickly cactus

21. Yamanik — Emerald

20 Unique Mexican Baby Names

Looking for unique Mexican baby names that stand out from the rest? This list of unique Mexican baby names has got you covered. From names like Maritza, which means beloved, to Rocio, which means the morning dew, there’s sure to be a name on here you’ll fall in love with as you bring your new little one into the world.

1. Araceli — Altar of heaven, altar of the sky

2. Estela — Star

3. Lareina — The queen

4. Joaquina — God will judge

5. Maite — Lovable

6. Maritza — Beloved

7. Mayra — Myrrh

8. Ovidia — Sheep

9. Pia — Righteous or pious

10. Querida — Darling or beloved

11. Rocío — Morning dew

12. Sancha — Holy

13. Seina — Innocent

14. Solana — Sunshine

15. Soledad — Solitude

16. Xaviera — Bright or splendid

17. Xiomara — Valiant

18. Xóchitl — Flower

19. Yadira — Worthy friend

20. Zaneta — God’s gift

Cool Mexican Names

Some names are just cool, aren’t they? How about Balam, which means jaguar? Or Alma, which means the soul? These names are different and carry a bit of expectation—your kid will definitely make “a name” for themselves in this world.

18 Cool Mexican Names for Boys

Here are 18 of the coolest Mexican boy names:

1. Atlahua — Lord of the spear thrower

2. Arturo — Bear-like man

3. Axel — My father is peace

4. Balam — Jaguar

5. César — Thick head of hair

6. Cortez — Polite and courteous

7. Ehecatl — Wind

8. Esteban — Crown

9. Gael — Strong and brave

10. Gerardo — Rules by the spear

11. Gustavo — Royal staff

12. Ignacio — Fire

13. Maximiliano — Greatest

14. Orlando — Famous throughout the land

15. Pascual — Related to Easter

16. Raúl — Counsel, wolf

17. Romeo — Pilgrim to Rome

18. Tadeo — Praise, heart

13 Cool Mexican Names for Girls

Here are 13 of the cooler Mexican girl names:

1. Adela — Noble

2. Alma — The soul

3. Angélica — Angel

4. Aurora — Dawn

5. Celia — Heavenly

6. Esmeralda — Emerald

7. Fernanda — Adventurer

8. Guadalupe — River of the wolf

9. Helena — Shining light

10. Imelda — Powerful fighter

11. Jacinta — Hyacinth

12. Paloma — Dove, strength

13. Verónica — Victory

17 Traditional Mexican Names

And finally, we have a list of traditional Mexican baby names for boys and girls. While testing out new and trendy monikers is how many parents roll, there’s always a demand for traditional, classic names. We like these 17 choices best!

1. Adelita — Noble

2. Altagracia — High grace

3. Amelia — Hardworking

4. Antonia — Priceless

5. Bernarda — Strong as a bear

6. Bonita — Pretty

7. Carmen — Garden, orchard

8. Catalina — Pure

9. Dominga — Sunday

10. Elisa — Devoted to God

11. Enriqueta — Ruler

12. Fátima — Motherly

13. Faustina — Lucky

14. Gloria — Glory

15. Julieta — Youthful

16. Petra — Stone

17. Yolanda — Violet

While this certainly isn’t an exhaustive list of Mexican boy names or girl names, it’s a start! There are more than 150 Mexican baby name options that roll right off the tongue and showcase your proud Mexican heritage while starting your child off with a strong foundation. Naming your child Leonardo, which means brave lion, or Alejandra (defender of humanity), gives them a powerful and meaningful start in life as they are just finding their footing and figuring out exactly who they want to be.

Check out our other baby names for more inspiration. Try cool boy names, cool girl names, biblical boy names, biblical girl names, and Spanish names. Good luck picking out the right one for your baby!

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Karen Johnson is a busy mom of three who is probably driving a child to practice or a game right now. She writes about all things parenthood. Read more

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