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79 new trendy names for boys and girls (and their meaning)

The National Institute of Statistics (INE) announced just a few days ago which are the most frequent names in Spain, with Antonio and María Carmen taking the cake. But it must be clarified that these names correspond to people over thirty years of age and the vast majority of them over fifty.

On the other hand, we find the new names, fashionable names for boys and girls that parents in Spain choose for their babies, and that are a trend in 2022 .

We have analyzed in detail the statistics offered by the INE to tell you what the new fashion names are in recent years , those that have been making a big name for themselves in the ranking of the names most chosen by parents for ten years now .

trendy names for boys

  • Leo : it is without a doubt the most popular in the last five years to the level that it slipped into the Top 10 most popular names in Spain for newborns. It derives from Latin and is a variant of Leon, it symbolizes the fierceness of this animal and also power and justice. It is worn by 25,064 children with an average age of 5.4 years.
  • Izan : It is one of the most popular names that has gained popularity in recent years. It is worn by more than 30,000 children with an average age of 8.9 years. It is the graphic adaptation to the English pronunciation of the biblical name, Ethan. This comes from the Hebrew “Êthän”, which means “perpetual, constant, permanent”. A Euskera or Basque etymology has also been attributed (Izan means “to be”).
  • Enzo – It was a name that was barely known five years ago and has grown in popularity. As of 2021, 15,328 children bore this name, with a median age of 5.2 years. It is an Italian name, which means “the lord of his home or his country”.
  • Biel – More than 10 thousand children bear this name with an average age of 9.6 years. It is a name of Hebrew origin, and means “servant of God”, “man of God” or “strength of the Lord”.
  • Dylan – Climb up the ranks quickly. Currently there are more than ten thousand children with that name and an average age of 5.8 years. It means “impetuous man” but is also known as the man of the sea.
  • Gael : there are almost ten thousand children with this name with an average age of 6 years, and it is positioned as one of the most used names of the decade. It is of Breton origin, and means “generosity, generous sir”.
  • Thiago : also sneaks in among the most popular in recent years. The average age of 9,222 children bearing this name is 5.3 years. Of Hebrew origin, it is a variant of Santiago, which means “God will reward”.
  • Rayan – The average age of the 8,272 children who wear it is 7.4 years. Means “beautiful” in Arabic.
  • Liam : the more than five thousand children with this name in Spain have an average age of 4.9 years. It comes from the Irish and means “firm protection”.
  • Noah : it is a unisex name that in our country is more used for boys. It is worn by 5,174 children with a mean age of 6.7 years and 1,507 with a mean age of 8.3 years. It is the second most popular name in the United States for newborn babies, increasingly used in Latin America and in Spain.
  • Amir : more than five thousand boys with an average age of 8.3 years are called this, and it is without a doubt one of the trending boy names in 2022. Of Arabic origin, it means “minister of the king”.
  • Teo – One of the super short three-letter names favored by new parents. It is the short form of Teodoro, which means “gift of God”. It is worn by 4,519 children with an average age of 7.5 years.
  • Nacho : hypocoristic of Ignacio that has become a name with its own entity that 3,430 children have with an average age of 9.9 years. Its meaning is “born of fire”.
  • Erick : derives from the name Eiríkr, which comes from the first generation Old Norse. Its meaning is “sole ruler”. It is worn by 3,147 children with an average age of 9.6 years.
  • Xavi : Diminutive of the Catalan name Xavier , equivalent to Castilian Javier. It comes from the Greek and means “God of Olympus”. It is the name of 3,006 children with an average age of 9.2 years.
  • Luka: Russian form of Lucas, name of Latin origin whose meaning is “he who stands out for his brilliance”, “he who was born at dawn”. It is worn by 2,907 children with an average age of 6.3 years.
  • Oihan – is a Basque name that is gaining popularity throughout Spain, and means “forest”. It is worn by 2,793 children with an average age of 9.9 years. ca “forest”.
  • Neizan : name of Hebrew origin meaning “gift from God”, and of the newest judging by the average age of 4.7 years of the 2,775 with this name.
  • Aran or Arán : according to its Hebrew origin, its meaning is “mountain of strength”, although it comes from the toponym Vall d´’Aran, a historic Pyrenean valley. It is a unisex name and is widely used in the Basque Country and Catalonia. It is worn by 2,657 children with an average age of 7.2 years.
  • Nico: hypocoristic of Nicolás that has acquired its own entity as a name. It is of Greek origin and means “the victory of the people”. It is worn by 2,324 children with an average age of 6.6 years.
  • Xoel – Galician and Asturian version of a classical Hebrew name meaning “He is God.” It is carried by more than two thousand children with an average age of 10 years.
  • Ares – of Greek origin, which was the mythological name of the Olympian god of war in ancient Greece. It is worn by 2,025 children with an average age of 6.6 years.
  • Pepe : hypocoristic of the name José, which comes from the Hebrew word “Ioseph”, meaning “God will add”. It is worn by almost two thousand children with an average age of 9.2 years,
  • Elián : patronymic of Greek helios meaning “sun.” It is one of the most fashionable recent names. It is worn by 1,764 children with an average age of 6.5 years.
  • Bosco – Personality name of Italian origin meaning “forest.” It is worn by 1,656 children with an average age of 9.1 years.
  • Amets : Basque name whose meaning is “dream”, but in a figurative sense “desire”. It is worn by 1,645 children with an average age of 8.2 years.
  • Luken : Basque variant of the name “Luciano”, a Latin name meaning “born at dawn.” It is worn by 1,331 children with an average age of 8.9 years.
  • Eiden : name of Gaelic origin that means “fire”, and is the one carried by 1,181 children with a very low average age of 4.1 years, which indicates that it is a new name that is fashionable.
  • Izei : Basque name meaning “fir tree.” It is worn by 1,149 children with an average age of 5.7 years.
  • Fran: another hypocoristic turned into a name, in this case of Francisco, which comes from the Latin “francus”, which means “free man”. It is worn by 1,123 children with a mean age of 9.0 years.
  • Haron – Arabic name meaning “highly praised” and is borne by 1,114 children with a median age of 5.3 years.
  • Iyad : name of Arabic origin meaning “power”. The average age of the 1,110 who wear it is 5.1 years.
  • Rayane : it is also a name of Arabic origin that means “beautiful”, “pretty”. It is carried by more than a thousand children with an average age of 9 years.

Trendy names for girls

  • Valeria : of Latin origin, its meaning is “healthy and courageous”. It is also one of the most popular names among newborns in Colombia and Mexico, among other countries. In Spain, it is worn by 39,957 girls with an average age of 10 years.
  • Noa: it is a “new” name that has been going strong, of Hebrew origin, which means “delight”. It is worn by 35,055 girls with an average age of 8.2 years.
  • Lola There are 20,912 girls who bear this name with an average age of 10 years. If decades ago Dolores was one of the most popular names, today her hypocoristic is. It refers to the pain of the virgin when her son was crucified.
  • Jimena : medieval variant of Simeona, which is of Hebrew origin and means “the one who listens”. It is the name of 20,158 girls with an average age of 9.7 years.
  • Alma : the number of girls with this name is 15,027 with an average age of 7.3 years, which indicates that it is one of the “newest” names on the list of the most popular. It is of Latin origin, it means “Kind”, “Gentile”, “All spirituality”. Pasión Vega or Alejandro Sanz chose this name for their girls.
  • Vega : the average age of the people who wear it tells us that it is a name that is trending in recent years. More than fourteen thousand girls with an average age of 6.4 years wear it. Of Christian religious origin, due to the Marian invocation of the Virgen de la Vega, venerated in many places in Spain.
  • April: it is another of the favorite fashion names that has climbed the most positions in recent years. There are currently 13,992 girls with this name and an average age of 8.1 years. It is of Latin origin, and comes from “Aprilis” name of the month of April.
  • Triana – Ranked 29th in 2020 is one of the names most chosen by parents in recent years. The average age of the 10,033 girls who wear it is 6.4 years. It comes from Arabic, where it is written Atrayana. Its meaning is ‘beyond the river’ and it is also a well-known neighborhood in Seville.
  • Chloe : climbing positions in recent years in all its variants: Khloe, Chloe, Kloe. There are 9,978 girls with this name and a median age of 5 years as of January 1, 2021, indicating that it is a “new” name. It is of Greek origin, and means “grass” or “green shoots”.
  • Mia : The average age (4.8 years) gives us a clue that it is a name that has been setting a trend in recent years. It ranks 18th most popular names in 2021. 9,248 girls have this name. It is of Hebrew origin, diminutive of Maria.
  • Zoe : 8,495 girls bear this name in Spain and the average age is 8.7 years. It is undoubtedly one of the most chosen short names for girls, climbing positions in recent years. Of Greek origin, it means “to give life”.
  • Ona – Another super short girl’s name with huge popularity in recent years. Follow the preference for short names. It is in 64th place, and is worn by 7,358 girls with an average age of 9.4 years.
  • Lía – follows the preference for super short names. Lía is a modern and original name for a girl that is gaining popularity and is among the top 50 names most chosen by parents in Spain. Name of Hebrew origin that means “bearer of good news”.
  • Malak : is a name of Arabic origin whose meaning is “angel”. It is a unisex name that can be used for both boys and girls, although in Spain, it is usually worn by girls. It is worn by 6,620 girls with an average age of 8.1 years.
  • Gala : climbing positions, 5,673 girls with an average age of 9.7 years bear this name of Latin origin that refers to those born in Gaul.
  • Amira : Arabic name meaning “princess.” It is worn by 4,768 girls with a mean age of 7.0 years.
  • Marwa : name of Arabic origin meaning “white stone”. It is worn by 4,407 girls with an average age of 8.7 years.
  • Chloe : variant of Chloe, is of Greek origin, and means “grass” or “green shoots”. It is the name of 4,210 girls with an average age of 6.6 years.
  • Arlet : of Hebrew origin, it means “Lion of God or Altar of God”. It is worn by more than four thousand girls with an average age of 6.2 years.
  • Nour : name of Arabic origin meaning “light”. It is worn by 3,242 girls with an average age of 6.3 years.
  • Daniella: variant of Daniela, name of Hebrew origin, whose meaning is “She who God is her judge” or “Justice of God”. It is the name of 3,175 in Spain with an average age of 9.1 years.
  • India : 2,666 girls with an average age of 4.4 years bear this beautiful name, which derives from the Sanskrit “indus”, which means river.
  • Malen : According to its Mapuche origin, Malén means “maiden”. In Euskera it is diminutive of Madalen, equivalent of Magdalena. It is worn by more than two thousand one hundred girls with an average age of 9.8 years.
  • Alaia : means “cheerful” in Basque. Variants: Alaikari, Alaiñe. It is worn by almost two thousand girls with an average age of 7.3 years.
  • Basma – Name of Arabic origin meaning “smile” or “smiling.” It is worn by 1,878 girls with an average age of 9.8 years.
  • Adara : is the name of 1,842 girls with a mean age of 6.0 years. It derives from the Hebrew Adar-a, the most beautiful. It means “beauty”.
  • Rim : name of Arabic origin meaning ‘the white gazelle of the Sahara’. It is worn by 1,750 girls with an average age of 8.6 years.
  • Jannat : girl’s name of African origin worn by 1,539 girls with an average age of 5.5 years, and whose meaning is “heavenly garden”.
  • Noah : unisex name most used by boys, but in the case of girls it is worn by 1,507 in Spain with an average age of 8.3 years. It is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is “Rest, peace, comfort, or the one who is comforted”.
  • Inas : of Arabic origin, it means “friendship”. A Polynesian origin is also attributed to her, where it means “woman of the moon”. According to its Greek origin it means “chaste, sacred”. It is worn by 1,487 girls with an average age of 7.6 years.
  • Noor : it is a beautiful name of Arabic origin that is carried by 1,476 girls with an average age of 9.9 years and means ‘light’ or ‘brightness’.
  • Galla : Variant of Gala, from the Latin Gallus/Galla, meaning “native of Gaul”. It is worn by 1,315 girls with an average age of 9.9 years.
  • Jade : name inspired by a gemstone to which healing and magical properties are attributed. In the pre-Hispanic cultures of Mesoamerica it was the stone of creation, it meant life, fertility and power, being even more valued than gold. It is the name of 1,294 girls with an average age of 9.9 years.
  • Ashley: comes from English and means “ash forest”. It is worn by 1,283 girls with an average age of 9.7 years.
  • Israe: name given to 1,276 girls with an average age of 6.5 years.
  • Tasnim – Arabic name borne by 1,205 girls with a median age of 5.6 years, meaning “fountain of paradise”.
  • Elaia : Basque name meaning “swallow.” It is worn by 1,187 girls with an average age of 6.6 years.
  • Israa : name of variant Arabic origin of Isra carried by 1,184 girls with an average age of 6 years.
  • Arya: It has become one of the favorite names for their girls among the most fanatical of the Game of Thrones saga. Its meaning is noble, great and true. It is worn by 1,168 girls with a very low average age of 3 years.
  • Nayeli : Of Native American origin, it means ‘I love you’, and is worn by 1,096 girls with an average age of 9.8 years.
  • Aria : of Greek origin, its meaning is “very holy”. Also, in Italian, it means “melody” or “song”. The average age (3.6 years) of the 1,092 girls with this name tells us that it is a new name that has been going strong.
  • Avril : French variant of the name “April”: It is worn by 1,073 girls with an average age of 9.8 years.
  • Leia: name chosen by parents who are fans of the Star Wars saga for their daughters, who have 1,062 girls with an average age of 6.5. It is a variant of Leah, which is of Hebrew origin and means “tired” or a variant of Leya, which is of Hindu origin and means “lion”.
  • Elna : derives from the name Helena, of Greek origin and means “sunbeam, light that shines”. It is the name of 1,010 girls with an average age of 6.6 years.
  • Ritaj: name of Arabic origin and means very large door”. It is the name of more than a thousand girls with an average age of 3.6 years.
  • Cataleya – is among the most popular new names for girls with a median age of 2.6 years. It is worn by 592 girls in Spain, and due to its beautiful sound, it will surely continue to climb positions.

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