The Ultimate List of Mexican Boy Names

Updated: February 16, 2021
Honor your heritage by giving your baby boy a Mexican name. We've compiled the most popular and meaningful Mexican boy names today.
The Ultimate List of Mexican Boy Names
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Do you want to honor your Latin heritage by giving your little boy a Mexican baby name? Take a look at our expanded list of Mexican baby boy names with meanings to find the perfect name for your little one.

More: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Mexican Name

Mexican History and Spanish Baby Names

Mexican baby names have Spanish or Latin roots, dating back to Spain's conquest of Mexico in the 16th century. Most Mexican names, therefore, are Spanish names. Spanish names come originally from Latin names that have been reformed in the Spanish Language. For example, Antonio is the Spanish form of the Latin Antonius (and the English name Anthony).

Spain also introduced Catholicism to the Mexican people, and Christianity still plays an important role in Hispanic culture today, so we see some Hebrew names and lots of babies being named after prominent saints, like Santiago and Pablo.

Mexican Boy Names in Mexico and the United States

In the US, common Spanish-language boy names include Santiago, Alejandro, Jose, and Miguel. In Mexico, the most popular names for boys are Juan, Luis, Jose, and Antonio.

Your family's culture may influence your baby name choice. Maybe you also want to name your child after a special person in your life, like your great-uncle Eduardo, or you're passionate about finding a name meaning that you cherish for your little one.

In Mexico, many popular names are composites, which means they have two first names (the second name is not a middle name, but part of the first name).

Get inspired by our list of Mexican baby boy names.

Ultimate List of Mexican Baby Names for Boys

  1. Adrián - Spanish, Hungarian, Slovak, means "from Hadria"
  2. Alejandro - Spanish, means "defender"
  3. Alvaro - Spanish, Portuguese, means "elf army"
  4. Andrés - Spanish, Icelandic, means "masculine"
  5. Antonio - Spanish, Italian, Croatian, meaning unknown
  6. Arturo - Spanish, Italian, means "bear king"
  7. Carlos - Spanish, Portuguese, means "man"
  8. Daniel - Spanish, English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Greek, means "God is my judge"
  9. Diego - Spanish, means "teacher"
  10. Eduardo - Spanish, Portuguese, means "rich guard"
  11. Felipe - Spanish, Portuguese, means "friend of horses"
  12. Fernando - Spanish, Portuguese, means "brave journey"
  13. Francisco - Spanish, Portuguese, means "Frenchman"
  14. Francisco Javier - Spanish, means "Frenchman / the new house"
  15. Gerardo - Spanish, Italian, means "spear"
  16. Javier - Spanish, means "the new house"
  17. Jesús - Spanish, means "God of salvation"
  18. Jorge - Spanish, Portuguese, means "farmer"
  19. José - Spanish, Portuguese, French, means "he will add"
  20. José Luis - Spanish, means "he will add / battle"
  21. Juan - Spanish, Manx, means "Yaweh is gracious"
  22. Juan Carlos - Spanish, means "Yaweh is gracious / man"
  23. Leonardo - Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, means "brave lion"
  24. Luis - Spanish, means "battle"
  25. Manuel - Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Romanian, Greek
  26. Marco - Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, reference to the Roman god, Mars
  27. Mateo - Spanish, Croatian, means "gift of Yaweh"
  28. Miguel Ángel, Spanish, means "who is like God? / angel"
  29. Pablo - Spanish, means "humble"
  30. Pedro - Spanish, Portuguese, means "stone"
  31. Rafael - Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovene, Hebrew, means "God heals"
  32. Raul - Spanish, means "wolf"
  33. Ricardo - Spanish, Portuguese, means "brave ruler"
  34. Roberto - Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, means "bright fame"
  35. Santiago - Spanish, Portuguese, means "Saint James"

Looking for more baby names and inspiration? Check out our Baby Name Center.