71 Boy Names of Canarian Origin

If you are in love with the Canarian lands, opt for one of these boy names of Canarian origin when deciding on the definitive option.
71 Boy Names of Canarian Origin
Marcela Alejandra Caffulli

Reviewed and approved by the pediatrician Marcela Alejandra Caffulli.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

Bananas, palm trees, volcanoes, sand, and sun… If you feel a deep love for these islands and want your baby’s name to reflect that love, don’t miss the following list of boy names of Canarian origin.

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List of the best boy names of Canarian origin

As Agustín Millares Torres describes in his book General History of the Canary Islands, this territory has been praised by many different cultures: From the Romans to the Greeks, passing through the great scholars of the Middle Ages.

The beauty of this space was the breeding ground for numerous fables and legends that made possible some names with unique and special meanings. If you’ve also been captivated, don’t miss our selection with the best boy names of Canarian origin that will pierce your heart.

Names for boys of Canarian origin that begin with the letter A

  • Aberbequeye: comes from the island of La Gomera and this was the prince who fought against the conquest.
  • Abhau: for one who has ‘blond hair’.
  • Abian: defines the ‘Hidalgo del Telde’.
  • Ablal: alludes to the strength of the ‘stone’.
  • Achxuraxan: this is a traditional name from the Tenerife area. It refers to a ‘great warrior’.
  • Achuteyga: in line with the previous option, it refers to the ‘outstanding warrior’.
  • Acaymo: this is a name of a Canarian prince.
  • Acoidan: alludes to the ‘powerful man’.
  • Acoran: means ‘attribute to God’.
  • Adargoma: to define the ‘crag swords’.
  • Aday: this is a surname in its origin (Adaya), but today, it’s used as a proper name for the area.
  • Adjoña: this aboriginal and Tenerife option was carried by a king of Abona who fought in the conquest in the 14th century.
  • Adxoña: refers to the ‘God of Abona’.
  • Afur: comes from Afur, which is a valley in the Tenerife area. In addition, this option was carried by an indigenous captain of the fifteenth century.
  • Agoney: refers to a well-known warrior in the area.
A boy on the beach of the Canary Islands.
If you love these landscapes and want to give your next child a little piece of this wonderful land, don’t hesitate to choose one of these names.

More names of Canarian origin that start with the letter A

  • Agualech: refers to the one who is ‘stuttering’, but also refers to a well-known tribal chief.
  • Agualeche: in line with the previous option, it also means ‘one who eats words’.
  • Aguamuge: means ‘Gomeran fortune teller’. According to an investigation published in 2001 by the University of La Laguna, these fortune tellers were in charge of illustrating the sacrifices in the area. Therefore, it’s a very traditional name on the islands.
  • Airam: alludes to ‘freedom’. In this sense, it’s also the name of a prince of the Island of La Palma.
  • Alsagai: this is a quite popular name due to its Guanche meaning.
  • Altaha: means ‘bird’. Specifically, it gives its name to a ‘member star of the constellation of the Eagle’.
  • Amalhuyge: alludes to the ‘Gomeran king’.
  • Amuhaici: although its meaning is unknown, the truth is that it’s a very old option of the Canarian aborigines.
  • Anaterbe: in line with the previous option, it also contains a great tradition in the Canary Islands.
  • Ancor: means ‘warrior from Tenerife’.
  • Aray: like other Guanche options, its meaning is unknown. However, there are parents who also decide on its variant, Arai.
  • Aremoga: this is a unisex option from the Island of La Gomera.
  • Artemis: in honor of the king who unified the Canary Islands.
  • Atacaicate: refers to the little one who has a ‘big heart’.
  • Atazaicate: refers to the child who is ‘brave’ from birth.
  • Ayoze: this option was carried by the king of Janía (one of the kingdoms into which Fuerteventura was divided).
  • Aythami: refers to the ‘mighty man’.
  • Azuquahe: symbolizes the child who has ‘dark skin’.
  • Azuquahí: in line with the previous option, it’s the little one that is ‘brown’.

Names for boys of Canarian origin: from B to D

  • Badenol: this name was carried by a prince of Tacoronte.
  • Belicar: its origin is unknown, but its variant is very popular among Canarian parents: Bellicar.
  • Benchara: like the previous option, there’s no data on its origin, but it was also heard in these lands.
  • Beneharo: is the name of a Guanche king belonging to Anaga.
  • Bencomo: comes from the Tenerife area.
  • Bentagoihe: although its meaning is unknown, its Bentaguayre variant is also very traditional.
  • Bentor: without a doubt, this has one of the most special meanings on this list. It refers to the ‘brave son of King Bencomo’, who possesses great virtues such as speed and strength during battle.
  • Caconaymo: is the name of a prince. Therefore, it refers to the one who is ‘son of Tenerife’.
  • Caluca: in line with the previous option, its origin is also from Tenerife. In addition, a Guanche warrior who died in battle is known as such.
  • Canary: without a doubt, there’s nothing like giving your little one the name of the islands.
  • Chedey: refers to the Teide volcano.
  • Choim: refers to ‘life’ or ‘the one who watches over the earth and the mountain’.
  • Dailos: its meaning is unknown, but it’s a name with great beauty in its sound.
  • Dramas: along the same lines as the previous option, Canarian parents also opt for this option that’s full of tradition.

Names for boys of Canarian origin: from E to O

  • Echedey: there’s no data on its meaning, but it belonged to the aborigines of the area.
  • Eraoranhan: refers to the ‘God of men’.
  • Ergual: refers to a Flamenco clapper from the last times of the conquest.
  • Gaumet: this name was carried by an ancient king of the Island of La Gomera.
  • Geronte: although its meaning is unknown, it’s originally from Gran Canaria.
  • Idubaren: like the previous option, its meaning hasn’t been verified yet. However, it contains the lore of ancient warriors.
  • Imobach: means ‘green valley’.
  • Jonay: alludes to a prince from Tenerife. Specifically, belonging to the Isla del Fuego.
  • Maday: means ‘deep love’. Without a doubt, what all parents feel for their little one.
  • Mardonius: although it’s said that his origin is Persian, the truth is that he became very popular in the islands during the first battles.
  • Nauzet: alludes to the ‘warrior in all battles’.
  • Nuhazet: refers to the little one who ‘thinks or imagines’.
  • Nuhazzet: in line with the previous option, this is a variant with the same meaning.
  • Ossinissa: gets its name from a place located on the island of El Hierro.
A mother hiking with her children in the mountains.
Take inspiration from a trip or any wonderful experience you’ve had with your family to find the right name for your future baby.

Names for boys: from P to Z

  • Rayco: this option was carried by a well-known warrior in the Anaca area.
  • Tegueste: this name was carried by one of the last kings of the ancient kingdom of Tegueste.
  • Tinguaro: is a well-known character from the legends of the islands.
  • Ubay: although its meaning is unknown, it’s a traditional name of the area.
  • Ventohey: this name is influenced by the name of a place in the area.
  • Xama: in line with the former name, this one has also been influenced by a toponym from the islands.
  • Yeray: refers to the child who is ‘big’.
  • Zebenzuí: alludes to the ‘tip of the Hidalgo’.

Fall in love with the most beautiful islands with these boy names of Canarian origin

The names that the Canary Islands have to offer are breathtaking, just like their lands. If you feel the same way, don’t hesitate to choose a name of Canarian origin for your little one. Undoubtedly, the roots of these lands and their beautiful landscapes will accompany the baby from birth.

We hope that some of these options have helped you decide if you still have doubts about what to call the future king of your house. However, if you still can’t find the definitive chosen name, we recommend you consult more options that we’ve prepared with different themes: Cities, literature, different letters of the alphabet, and much more! You’re sure to find what you’re looking for!

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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  • Torres, A. M. (1893). Historia general de las Islas Canarias. Sliema, Malta: Miranda. Consultado el 19 de marzo de 2023. https://books.google.es/books?id=qe65-3CeHYMC&dq=canarias+&lr=&hl=es&source=gbs_navlinks_s

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