Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bi-Cultural Names--Spanish/English (girls)

Spelled the same, but (usually) with slight pronunciation difference:
  • Abigail--English, AB-ih-gayl; Abigaíl--Spanish, ah-bee-gah-EEL
  • Adela--English, ah-DEL-ah; Spanish, ah-DEH-lah
  • Adriana--English, ay-dree-AN-ah; Spanish, ah-dree-AH-nah
  • Alicia--English, ah-LEE-shah; Spanish, ah-LEE-see-ah
  • Amanda--English, ah-MAN-dah; Spanish, ah-MAHN-dah
  • Anastasia--English, an-ah-STAY-zhah; Spanish, ahn-nah-STAHS-yah
  • Angela--English, AN-jeh-lah; Ángela--Spanish, AHN-gel-ah or AHN-heh-lah
  • Angelica--English, an-JEL-ih-kah; Angélica--Spanish, ahn-GEL-ee-kah
  • Anita--English, an-EE-tah; Spanish--ah-NEE-tah
  • Antonia--English, an-TOH-nee-ah; Spanish, ahn-TOH-nyah
  • Aurora--English, aw-ROHR-ah; Spanish, ow-ROH-rah
  • Calista--English, kah-LIS-tah; Spanish, kah-LEES-tah
  • Carla--English & Spanish, KAHR-lah
  • Carmen--English & Spanish, KAHR-men
  • Carolina--English, kayr-oh-LYE-nah; Spanish, kah-roh-LEE-nah
  • Cecilia--English, seh-SIL-yah; Spanish, seh-SEEL-yah
  • Clara--English, KLAYR-ah; Spanish, KLAH-rah
  • Diana--English, dye-AN-ah; Spanish, dee-AH-nah
  • Dolores--English, dol-OR-ez; Spanish, doh-LOH-rehs
  • Esmeralda--English, ez-mer-AL-dah; Spanish, es-meh-RAHL-dah
  • Felicia--English, feh-LEE-shah; Spanish, feh-LEE-see-ah
  • Gloria--English & Spanish, GLOH-ree-ah
  • Isabel--English, IZ-ah-bel; Spanish, ees-ah-BEL
  • Julia--English, JOO-lee-ah; Spanish, HOOL-yah
  • Laura--English, LOHR-ah; Spanish, LOUR-ah
  • Liliana--English, lil-ee-AH-nah; Spanish, leel-YAH-nah
  • Lucia--English, LOO-shah or loo-SEE-ah; Lucía--Spanish, loo-SEE-ah
  • Marcia--English, MAR-shah or MAHR-see-ah; Spanish, MAHR-syah
  • Maria--English, mar-EE-ah, María--Spanish, mah-REE-ah
  • Monica--English, MON-ih-kah; Mónica--Spanish, MOH-nee-kah
  • Olivia--English, oh-LIV-ee-ah; Olívia--Spanish, oh-LEEV-yah
  • Patricia--English, pah-TRISH-ah; Spanish, pah-TREES-yah
  • Paula--English, PAW-lah; Spanish, POW-lah
  • Ramona--English & Spanish, rah-MOH-nah
  • Roberta--English, rob-ER-tah; Spanish, roh-BEHR-tah
  • Sara--English, SAYR-ah; Spanish, SAH-rah
  • Selena--English, sel-EE-nah; Spanish, seh-LEH-nah
  • Sonia--English & Spanish, SOHN-yah
  • Tatiana--English & Spanish, tah-TYAH-nah
  • Ursula--English, UR-sul-ah; Spanish, oor-SOO-lah
  • Veronica--English, ver-ON-ih-kah; Verónica--Spanish, vehr-OH-nee-kah
  • Victoria--English, vik-TOR-ee-ah; Spanish, veek-TOHR-yah
  • Yolanda--English & Spanish, yoh-LAHN-dah

Spelled nearly the same, but with Spanish version ending in '-a' or '-ia':
  • Adelaide--English, AD-el-ayd; Adelaida--Spanish, ah-deh-lah-EE-dah
  • Ariadne--English, ahr-ee-AHD-nee, air-ee-AD-nee; Ariadna--Spanish, ahr-YAHD-nah
  • Bethany--English, BETH-ah-nee; Bethania--Spanish, bet-AHN-yah
  • Clementine--English, KLEM-en-tine; Clementina--Spanish, klem-en-TEE-nah
  • Emily--English, EM-il-ee; Emilia--Spanish, eh-MEEL-yah
  • Gabrielle--English, gab-ree-EL; Gabriela--Spanish, gah-bree-EH-lah
  • Giselle--English, jih-ZEL; Gisela--Spanish, gee-SEH-lah
  • Grace--English, GRAYS; Gracia--Spanish, GRAH-syah
  • Hilary--English, HIL-ah-ree; Hilaria--Spanish, ee-LAHR-yah
  • Melanie--English, MEL-an-ee; Melania--Spanish, mel-AHN-yah
  • Natalie--English, NAT-ah-lee; Natalia--Spanish, nah-TAHL-yah
  • Noelle--English, noh-EL; Noelia--Spanish, noh-EHL-yah
  • Rosalind--English, ROZ-ah-lind; Rosalinda--Spanish, roh-sah-LEEN-dah
  • Rose--English, ROHZ; Rosa--Spanish, ROH-sah
  • Roxanne--English, roks-AN; Roxana--Spanish, rohks-AHN-ah
  • Valerie--English, VAL-er-ee; Valeria--Spanish, vah-LEHR-yah
  • Violet--English, VYE-oh-let; Violeta--Spanish, vee-oh-LEH-tah
  • Vivian--English, VIV-ee-an; Viviana--Spanish, vee-vee-AH-nah


Some other difference, but still recognizable:
  • Agatha--English, AG-ah-thah; Agata--Spanish, ah-GAH-tah
  • Alexandra--English, al-eks-AN-dra; Alejandra--Spanish, ah-leh-HAHN-drah
  • Annabelle--English, AN-nah-bel; Anabel--Spanish, AHN-ah-bel
  • Beatrice--English, BEE-ah-tris; Beatriz--Spanish, beh-ah-TREES
  • Camilla--English, kah-MIL-lah; Camila--Spanish, kah-MEE-lah
  • Clarissa--English, klayr-IS-sah; Clarisa--Spanish, klah-REE-sah
  • Chloe--English, KLOH-ee; Cloe--Spanish, KLOH-eh
  • Constance--English, KON-stants; Constanza--Spanish, kohn-STAHN-sah
  • Christina--English, kris-TEE-nah; Cristina--Spanish, krees-TEE-nah
  • Dahlia--English, DAHL-yah or DAYL-yah; Dalia--Spanish, DAHL-yah
  • Daniella--English, dan-YEL-lah; Daniela--Spanish, dahn-YEH-lah
  • Deborah--English, DEB-or-ah; Débora--Spanish, DEH-boh-rah
  • Dorothy--English, DOR-o-thee; Dorotea--Spanish, doh-roh-TEH-ah
  • Eleanor--English, EL-en-or; Leonor--Spanish, LEH-on-ohr
  • Ellen--English, EL-len; Elena--Spanish, el-EH-nah
  • Emmeline--English, EM-el-een; Emelina--Spanish, eh-meh-LEE-nah
  • Estelle--English, es-TEL; Estela--Spanish, es-TEH-lah
  • Esther--English, ES-ter; Ester--Spanish, ES-tehr
  • Frances--English, FRAN-ses; Francisca--Spanish, frahn-SEES-kah
  • Genevieve--English, JEN-eh-veev; Genoveva--Spanish, heh-noh-VEH-vah
  • Josephine--English, JOH-sef-een; Josefina--Spanish, hoh-seh-FEE-nah
  • Lorraine--English, lor-AYN; Lorena--Spanish, loh-REH-nah
  • Louisa--English, loo-EEZ-ah; Luisa--Spanish, loo-EE-sah
  • Lydia--English, LID-ee-ah; Lidia--Spanish, LEED-yah
  • Margaret--English, MAR-gah-ret; Margarita--Spanish, mar-gah-REE-tah
  • Marissa--English, mah-RIS-sah; Marisa--Spanish, mah-REE-sah
  • Martha--English, MAR-thah; Marta--Spanish, MAHR-tah
  • Matilda--English, mah-TIL-dah; Matilde--Spanish, mah-TEEL-day
  • Melissa--English, mel-IS-sah; Melisa--Spanish, meh-LEE-sah
  • Michaela--English, mih-KAY-lah; Micaela--Spanish, mee-KYE-lah
  • Myra--English, MYE-rah; Mayra--Spanish, MYE-rah
  • Naomi--English, nay-OH-mee or nye-OH-mee; Noemí--Spanish, no-eh-MEE
  • Ophelia--English, oh-FEE-lee-ah; Ofelia--Spanish, oh-FEHL-yah
  • Pearl--English, PERL; Perla--Spanish, PEHR-lah
  • Priscilla--English, pris-SIL-lah; Priscila--Spanish, pree-SEE-lah
  • Prudence--English, PROO-dens; Prudencia--Spanish, proo-DEN-syah
  • Rebecca--English, reh-BEK-kah; Rebeca--Spanish, reh-BEH-kah
  • Sophia--English, soh-FEE-ah; Sofía--Spanish, soh-FEE-ah
  • Stephanie--English, STEF-an-ee; Estefanía--Spanish, es-teh-fah-NEE-ah
  • Susanna--English, soo-ZAN-nah; Susana--Spanish, soo-SAH-nah
  • Sylvia--English, SIL-vee-ah; Silvia--Spanish, SEEL-vyah
  • Theodora--English, thee-oh-DOHR-ah; Teodora--Spanish, teh-oh-DOH-rah
  • Theresa--English, ter-EE-sah; Teresa--Spanish, teh-REH-sah

For the boys' list, go here

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