The 30 Most Popular Baby Names in Mexico

The most popular baby names in Mexico combine modernity with tradition. In addition, those of pre-Hispanic origin will enchant you with their precious meaning.
The 30 Most Popular Baby Names in Mexico
Elena Sanz Martín

Reviewed and approved by the psychologist Elena Sanz Martín.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

Today, we’ll present the 30 most popular baby names in Mexico, according to official statistics, in case you’re still not sure what to call your future child.

Mexico, a country with a fascinating history and past, is still one of the artistic cradles of humanity. For this reason, you can’t miss the following options that, without a doubt, will leave you enchanted.

The incredible variety of landscapes in this country goes hand in hand with its diversity when it comes to choosing children’s names. So much so, that Julio A. Santaella, president of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), provided official data to find out which were the most popular baby names in Mexico in 2019.

If you want to know the options that parents from one of the most populous countries in the world have chosen, be sure to read our selection.

  • Alexander: This name comes from the Greek Alexándros, which means “the protector of men”.
  • Daniel: A Hebrew name that means “justice of God”.
  • Diego: Although its origin is uncertain and, therefore, its meaning, the truth is that it’s a typically Spanish name. So, it may come from the Greek “educated” or it may be a variant of Iago, in Hebrew.
  • Emiliano: One of the most popular names in Latin America. In addition, it comes from Greek (“man with many tasks”) and Latin (“kind”). Furthermore, it has its origin in Saint Emiliano, a Roman military man who made great feats in his battles.
  • Leonardo: Of Germanic origin. It means “fearless as a lion”.
  • Mateo: This is the Spanish version of the name Matthew, a Biblical boy’s name that means “gift of God” or “gift of God”. As you may already suppose, it refers to one of the 12 apostles of Jesus and the author of one of the four gospels.
  • Matías: This is another of the variants of Matthew, also of Hebrew origin and with the same meaning.
  • Miguel Ángel: This is one of the most popular compound names for boys in the Hispanic world. On the one hand, Michael comes from the Hebrew language and means “he who is like God” and, at the same time, from Greek, as Angel means “messenger of God”.
  • Santiago: A Latin derivation of the name of Hebrew origin Jacob, which means “God will reward”.
  • Sebastián: A masculine proper noun that comes from the Greek sebastéano, which comes from the verb sebazo, with the meaning of “reverence, honor”.
A girl dressed up for Mexico's Day of the Dead.
  • Camila: This name was already popular in Rome and comes from the Latin Camillus, which means “she who is in front of God or who sacrifices herself”.
  • María Fernanda: This compound name, derived from Latin and Germanic, could have a clear translation: “the brave or daring woman in peace who is loved by God”.
  • María José: Of Hebrew origin, it means “the chosen one” or “the one whom God magnifies”. Undoubtedly, a most beautiful option to give to your future baby.
  • Regina: A perfect name for the future queen of your house. As you can already guess, it means “queen” and refers to the Queen of heaven, that is, to the Virgin Mary. In addition, it’s also the nickname of the goddess Juno, Jupiter’s wife, in Latin mythology.
  • Renata: Of Latin origin, it means “born again” or “the one who was born again”.
  • Sofia: This name means “the one who has wisdom” and comes from Greek.
  • Valentina: A feminine name that comes from the Latin valentinus, which refers to a person who is brave. That is, “born to be a leader”.
  • Valeria: Similar to the previous option, Valeria is also of Latin origin and comes from valerius, which means “the one who is courageous”.
  • Victory: Comes from Victor or victorius for “she who triumphs over evil”.
  • Ximena: A woman’s name of Hebrew origin that means “the one who listens”.

Next, we’ll also offer you several options rescued by the Veracruzana Academy of Indigenous Languages. Most of them turned out to be of Nahuatl origin, one of the languages most spoken by the ancient Mexicans from the center of the country, since the 7th century.

  • Amelí: Of Nahuatl origin, it means “spring of water”.
  • Bianhi: ‘Dawn’, in Zapotec.
  • Elía: In Nahuatl, this word is used when “the plant is sprouting”.
  • Eskía: Similar to the previous name, it means “the plant has already sprouted”.
  • Isu: Of Mixtec origin, it means “deer”.
  • Kosie: This is the variant of Joseph in Mazatec.
  • Metztli: A beautiful name in Nahuatl, with great symbolism and astronomical importance, as it refers to the moon.
  • Tláloc or Tlálok: In reference to the God of rain.
  • Tlali: This is one of the most beautiful names for girls, as it honors the importance that these ancient people gave to the mother earth, “the world”.
  • Xuchal: A most tender option if you love nature or flowers, as it means “rose petal”.

Let the Mexican culture flourish in your lives

A colorful woven hat and a guitar.

The importance of mother earth and nature is palpable in the choice that Mexican parents make about the name of their future children.

At the same time, there are also classic and biblical options that directly allude to the deep beliefs that exist in this beautiful country.

In any case, and regardless of where the name comes from, the truth is that each one has its own essence with a very special meaning. In fact, this is what any parent wants for their future baby.

So, which of these options has caught your attention the most? Have you opted for any of them? If so, go ahead and tell us which one you’ve chosen for your future bundle of joy.

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