Means "grove of trees, small forest"
in Spanish, ultimately from Latin saltus
Originally a name for a person from Terrazas in the Spanish city of Burgos, a place name meaning "terraces".
Derived from the name of the city of Toledo in Spain, which was from Latin Toletum
, which may have been derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".
Originally denoted a person from Trujillo, Spain, originally called Turgalium
Derived from Basque ur
"water" and bi
"two", indicating a place where two waterways met.
Probably derived from the name of Urueña, a town in the province of Valladolid, Spain, which is of unknown meaning.
From a nickname derived from Spanish valiente
Derived from Spanish vara "stick"
. It may have originally been given to one who used a stick in his line of work, for example an animal herder.
From Spanish vega
meaning "meadow, plain"
, of Basque origin.
Derived from Spanish vela
or the homonym vela
VICARIO Spanish, Italian
in Spanish and Italian, an ecclesiastic title used to denote a representative of a bishop. It is derived from Latin vicarius
meaning "substitute, deputy".
VILLA Italian, Spanish
in Italian and Spanish, from Latin. It was originally given to a person who came from a town, as opposed to the countryside.
Denoted a person from the town of Villalobos, Spain, which is derived from Spanish villa
"town" and lobo
Originally denoted someone who came from one of the various Spanish towns by this name, derived from villa
"town" and nueva
Originally denoted a person from one of the various Spanish towns by this name, derived from villa
"farm, settlement" and verde
From the Catalan byname vivas
meaning "may you live"
, which was bestowed upon children to bring good luck.
Originally denoted someone who lived in a place of this name in Biscay. It is derived from Basque zabal
meaning "large, wide".
Possibly a habitational name for someone from Zambrana, a town in the province of Álava in Spain.
Originally denoted a person from Zamora, the name of both a province in Spain and its capital city.
Means "old bridge"
, from Basque zubia
"bridge" and zahar
"old". A famous bearer is the Spanish soccer player Andoni Zubizarreta (1961-).
From the name of a Spanish town, formerly named Estuniga in Basque, possibly derived from Basque istuin