are used in Catalonia in eastern Spain, as well as in other Catalan
-speaking areas including Valencia, the Balearic Islands, and Andorra.
From the Latin given name Abellio
, which may have been derived from the name of a Pyrenean god.
Originally denoted a person from the town of Agramunt, Spain. It means "field hill" in Catalan.
From the name of a town in Catalonia, of uncertain meaning.
Means "golden" in Catalan, originally a nickname for a person with blond hair.
PETIT Catalan, English, French
Means "small, little" derived from Old French petit
. It was perhaps used for a short, small person or to denote the younger of two individuals.
Means "magpie" from Spanish picazo
. This probably denoted someone who was talkative or prone to stealing, although it may have described someone's unusual colouring. Painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
QUINTANA Spanish, Catalan
Means "dweller on a piece of land whose rent is one-fifth its produce" from Spanish and Catalan quintana
REY (1) English, Spanish, French, Catalan
Means "king" in Old French, Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin rex
), perhaps originally denoting someone who acted like a king.
Means "red (haired, complexioned)" from Latin rubeus
ROSA Italian, Catalan
Means "rose" from Latin rosa
, perhaps denoting a person who lived where roses grew or had a rosy complexion.
SOLER Occitan, Catalan
Denoted a person from any of the numerous places in the area whose names derive from the word soler
meaning "site, plot".
Means "hamlet, farm" in Catalan, from Late Latin villare
, a derivative of Latin villa
From the Catalan byname vivas
meaning "may you live", which was bestowed upon children to bring good luck.