Puerto Rican boy names are a beautiful way to honor your heritage. When you choose one for your son, you get to add a little bit of something special into his life. Keep reading if you’re looking for 10 mood-boosting benefits that come from Puerto Rican boy names!
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Puerto Rican boy names get the job done because they’re so diverse and varied! They contain a little bit of everything from strong to soft to traditional to modern. And that’s not all – Puerto Rican boys names are also rich in meaning and history. From Spanish titles like “Rey” (King) and “Luis” (Louis), which were symbols for Catholic monarchs during colonial times, to classic Latino terms like Maria or Jose, there is an abundance of inspiration out there when you’re picking your son’s name! So if you want something with deep roots but still feels fresh at the same time? You have come to the right place!
Adjective: diverse, rich in meaning and history.
Now that you know a little bit about Puerto Rican boy names and why they’re such great contenders on the baby-naming scene, let’s get into our top ten list of adjectives to inspire your search! Behold..
strong (e.g., Cesar)
soft (e.g., Manuel)
traditional (e.g., Carlos or Enrique)
modern (e.g., Brian)–winding up with our #one favorite adjective for any name; unique!) There are so many reasons to love these sound combinations—here are just ten! We hope this post helped put some good ideas in your head and was a little more inspiring for you than the other blogs!
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The following list of Puerto Rican boy names offers a variety of mood-boosting benefits for the naming process. With so many different types, there is something to fit every personality and preference!
Agnelo: This name represents “noble” or “holy one.” Agnelo can be shorted to Amelio, which means “loved.”
Amando: A popular first name in Spain that means both “loving” and “friendship,” this beautiful moniker has deep roots among Spanish speakers. It was also used as an English given name during the 19th century because it sounds like ‘Amy.’ Sometimes shortened to Amos (meaning powerful).
Anibal: Anibal is a classic Spanish name meaning “noble warrior.”
Antonio: Antonio means ‘worthy of love.’ It could also be shortened to Tony, which can be seen as playful and fun.
Armando: This popular (and powerful) Latin American boy’s name means “courageous or strong” in Spanish. Armando has some Italian roots that mean ‘soldier’. It is usually shorted to Manny, but it might also go by Arnold from time-to-time. Over the years we’ve heard this charming nickname abbreviated as Rondo due to its similarity with the word for “round”. And speaking of shapes, Armond may not have been born yet! We predict this moniker will be popular in the near future.
Miguel: Miguel can mean “who is like god?”, or “like a king.” It may also refer to someone who looks after sheep and cattle – this could come from ‘Mygele’, which means shepherd in Basque.
The shortened form of this name might be Mike, but it may also go by Miquel for its Italian roots meaning ‘counselor’. This Spanish variation has been used since medieval times (remember the famous artist Michelangelo?), so we think Miqael will become more common as well! And with all that power coming out of these names, I would venture to say there are probably some nicknames at play too! We thought about creating a list of them, but there are just too many to count.
What do you think about naming your son Miguel? Sound off in the comments below!
We hope this blog post has given you some inspiration for finding a Puerto Rican baby boy name that suits him and his family’s needs. Hopefully we’ve also made it easy for anyone who is looking for a new moniker from our island home. And if none of these names seem right yet – don’t worry! You might be able to find something even more perfect on one of our other posts by searching “Puerto Rico” or typing “(name) (location)” into Google. We’re all ears over here at Nameberry when it comes to giving advice on what to name your baby boy.
If you’re interested in reading more about Puerto Rico, we’ve written some posts on the topic: “What Is It Like to Be From Puerto Rico?” and “The History of My Grandmother’s Name.” Have a wonderful day!
Why to Name Your Boy From Puerto Rico:
Pirata – Pirate’s treasure is waiting for him. El Arca De Noe – Noah’s Ark of the sky will be his refuge one day. La Estrella De Mar – The Starfish of the Sea, he has a deep connection with water and waves in addition to light that guides him back home from afar. Las Cascadas Mayas Viejas & Nuevas Del Rio Palominos Blancos Agua Negra Piedras Rojas Los Llanitos Dos Riveras Noviendas Manaña Gracia Por Favor Bonita Vida Mi Corazon Aguacero Que Lo Abunda Y Quien Menciona Mal Tiempo?
-Pirata, El Arca De Noe, La Estrella De Mar, Las Cascadas Mayas Viejas & Nuevas Del Rio Palominos Blancos Agua Negra Piedras Rojas Los Llanitos Dos Riveras Noviendas Manaña Gracia Por Favor Bonita Vida Mi Corazon Aguacero Que Lo Abunda Y Quien Menciona Mal Tiempo? (Spanish translation: “Pirate treasure awaits him. Noah’s Ark of the sky will be his refuge one day. The Starfish of the Sea has a deep connection with water and waves in addition to light that guides him back home from afar. Old and New
Post-Puerto Rican Storm Names:
* Pedro, Antonio – these are traditional Puerto Rican names with a strong cultural history. They’re not flashy and could be considered “boring,” but they feel more grounded than other names that may sound too much like novelties.
* Fernando– this name has roots in Spain and is also popular in Argentina so it has an international flair to it. It’s Latin American vibe feels modern without being trendy (we’ve been loving the 2019 baby trends). Plus, if you find yourself wanting to choose from our list of African or Arabic boy names you can swap out Fernando for Adil or Ahmed!
* Jose Luis– I love how old school this one sounds while still being a totally modern name. * Israel– this is one of my favorite options on the list because it’s based in Hebrew so there’s an international flair to it like Pedro and Fernando, but with a different sound (I love that!). Plus, as someone who can’t commit to if she wants our their son to be called Jacob or Noah I’m loving how many meanings you get when you swap out names from other cultures! The best part about picking Puerto Rican boy names for your baby? You’ll have instant access to some Spanish vocabulary words! Whether they’re traditional like “Pedro” and “Antonio,” or new favorites like “Fernando.” It doesn’t stop at naming something else though;