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.
COSTA Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "riverbank, slope, coast"
in Portuguese, Italian and Catalan, ultimately from Latin meaning "side, edge".
MATA Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan
From Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan mata
meaning "trees, shrubs"
, possibly from Late Latin matta
meaning "reed mat".
From Catalan or
, originally a nickname for a person with blond hair.
PETIT French, Catalan, English
Means "small, little"
derived from Old French and Catalan petit
. It was perhaps used for a short, small person or to denote the younger of two individuals.
PORRAS Spanish, Catalan
From a nickname meaning "club"
in Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin porrum
QUINTANA Spanish, Catalan
Originally indicated someone who lived on a piece of land where the rent was a fifth of its produce, from Spanish and Catalan quintana
"fifth", from Latin quintus
REY (1) English, Spanish, French, Catalan
in Old French, Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin rex
), perhaps originally denoting someone who acted like a king.
in Catalan, from Latin rubeus
, originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a red complexion.
SOLER Occitan, Catalan
Denoted a person from any of the numerous places in the area whose names derive from Occitan or Catalan soler
meaning "ground, floor".
From the Catalan byname vivas
meaning "may you live"
, which was bestowed upon children to bring good luck.