Spanish (Latin American) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of Spanish names used more often in Latin America. See also about Spanish names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abundis Spanish (Mexican)
The surname Abundis is patronymic from the Old Spanish personal name Abundio, ultimately from Latin abundus ‘abundant’, ‘plentiful’.
Aburto Basque, Spanish, Spanish (Mexican)
The surname Aburto is a topographic name from Basque aburto ‘place of kermes oaks’, from abur ‘kermes oak’ + the locative suffix -lo.
Achio Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly derived from the town, Achio, near Guadalajara in Mexico. The name itself is probably from the Nahuatl achio meaning "frequent".
Acuna Spanish (Latin American)
Related tho the Acuna Indians of Mexico, there is also a city by the name. Popular in border areas of Mexico and Texas.
Alarid Spanish (Mexican)
(via Ancestry.com) perhaps from Catalan alarit 'outcry' (Castilian alarido). This name is not found in Catalonia, but is very common in Mexico.
Alavez Spanish (Mexican)
Variant of Alaves primarily used in Mexico.
Alirez Spanish (Mexican)
A protector. Rap. Loves all things Coral.
Almánzar Spanish (Caribbean)
Derived from Arabic المنظر (al manẓar) meaning "the view" or "the lookout". This surname is primarily used in the Dominican Republic.
Alvalle Spanish (Latin American)
A beautiful valley in Ortona
Anguino American, Spanish (Mexican)
Mexican-American last name
Angulo Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish: habitational name from Encima-Angulo in Burgos province.... [more]
Arcila Spanish (Latin American)
Means "clay" in Spanish. (compare Arcilla)
Arganda Spanish (Latin American), Spanish
town in spain / arganda del rey
Avenida Spanish (Latin American)
The name translates to English, meaning "avenue."
Beas Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish (common in Mexico): habitational name from any of the places in Andalusia named Beas.
Bravo Spanish, Spanish (Mexican), Portuguese
From a Spanish and Portuguese nickname for a fierce or violent man (from Spanish and Portuguese bravo "fierce, violent"). This surname was borne by Charles Bravo (1845-1876), a British lawyer and possible murder victim.
Buenrostro Spanish (Mexican)
Means "good visage" in Spanish.
Bwire Spanish (Caribbean)
A name that originated from the Dominican Republic then mostly used in Eastern Africa.
Caballo Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the Spanish word cabello, ultimately derived from the Latin word caballus, meaning "horse". This denoted someone who worked in a farm that took care of horses, or someone who had personality traits attributed to a horse, such as energetic behaviour.
Calzada Spanish (Latin American)
Means "road" in Spanish.
Cañete Spanish (Philippines), Spanish (Latin American)
Habitational name for a person from any of the places in Spain called Cañete, such as Cañete de las Torres (Seville), Cañete la Real (Málaga) and Cañete (Cuenca).
Canizales Spanish (Latin American)
This surname came from around the beginnings of 1800 in south regions of Colombia where sugar cane was cultivated. It's a variation of Cañizales, that literally means "sugar cane fields".
Cassatta Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish form of Cassata. Mostly used in Argentina.
Castrejon Spanish (Mexican)
Found on Ancestry.com
Coronado Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic), Spanish (Philippines)
Means "crowned." This was possibly a nickname for one resembling a clergyman who has received the tonsure.
Corso Italian, English (American), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Either derived from the given name Bonaccorso or taken from Italian and Spanish corso, denoting someone who lived in Corsica.
Cristales Central American, Filipino, Spanish (Mexican, Rare), South American (Rare)
Plural form of Spanish cristal meaning "crystal."... [more]
De Jesús Spanish (Latin American)
Means "of Jesus" in Spanish.
De La Luz Spanish (Mexican)
Means "of the Light" in Spanish.
De La Rosa Spanish (Latin American)
Means "of the Rose" in Spanish.
Del Rancho Spanish (Mexican)
Name given to a rancher or someone from a ranch.
Del Rayo Spanish (Mexican)
Means "of the lightning" in Spanish. Primarily used mostly in Mexico.
De Paz Spanish (Latin American)
Means "of Peace" in Spanish.
Dramis Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Not just a surname in Italy; it can also be found in Argentina and Brazil.... [more]
Etienam Nigerian, Ibibio (?), Spanish (Caribbean, ?)
This is a name which originates from the Calabar/Akwa Ibom region of southeastern Nigeria. It means "a doer of good, or benevolent". It is also found in Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba (El Oriente) which have populations of people of Ibibio/Efik decent known as "Carabali".
Flamenco Spanish (Latin American)
From the name of the art form based on the various folkloric music traditions of southern Spain.
Fulcar Spanish (Latin American)
Most common in the Dominican Republic.
Geisslerra Spanish (Caribbean)
Name found in Cuba and Argentina from German Ancestors
Güero Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
A given nickname in latin America of a person with light features.... [more]
Haro Spanish (Mexican)
Perhaps a shortened version of the name "de Haro"
Heraldez Spanish (Mexican)
The surname is a variation of Hernando, given birth by an outlaw
Jonda Spanish (Latin American, Japanized), American (Hispanic)
Jondá means Slingshot and hole in Spanish and is a surname in some Latin American countries and Americans with Hispanic heritage. It is a Japanized form of the surname Honda... [more]
Largaespada Spanish (Latin American), Central American
Combination of Spanish larga, the feminine form of the adjective largo meaning "long," and espada meaning "sword." It is mostly used in Nicaragua.
Leija Spanish (Mexican)
Meaning uncertain, but it might be a variant of Leixà.
Llanes Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Philippines)
Likely denoted someone who came from the municipality of Llanes in Spain.
Macedo Portuguese, Spanish (Latin American)
Referred to a person who worked or lived at an apple orchard. It is derived from Vulgar Latin mattianēta meaning "place with apple trees."
Manzano Spanish (Mexican)
Habitational name from any of various minor places named Manzano, or a topographic name for someone who lived by an apple tree or orchard, from Spanish manzano ‘apple tree’, Old Spanish maçano, from maçana ‘apple’, Late Latin (mala) Mattiana, a type of apple named in honor of the 1st century bc horticultural writer Gaius Matius.
Maripan Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown, mostly used in Chile.
Martinien Spanish (Latin American)
A rare Latin American form of Martinez or Martin, meaning "Warring" or "At war"
Matarrita Spanish (Latin American)
Mostly used in Costa Rica.
Meneses Spanish (Caribbean)
Meneses is my maternal grandfather's surname. He was born in Cuba in 1888 but his family came from Spain in the 1800's... [more]
Mercedes Spanish (Caribbean)
Means "mercies," from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, María de las Mercedes, meaning "Mary of Mercies."
Meseta Spanish (Mexican)
Meaning "plateau" in Spanish. Primarily used mostly in Mexico.
Mesías Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish, meaning Messiah.
Monterosa Spanish (Latin American)
From Spanish monte meaning "mountain", and rosa meaning "pink, rose".
Ocasio Spanish (Caribbean)
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Spanish ocasión meaning "occasion" or ocaso meaning "dusk, sunset". This surname is primarily used in Puerto Rico.
Palafox Spanish (Mexican)
From Palafolls, a Catalan place name.
Pavon Spanish (Latin American)
Nickname for a proud man
Pennilope Spanish (Latin American)
Pennilope is a type of surname. It is a type of bike aswell it is almost like a tricycle with 2 sets of stabilisers.
Pinal Spanish (Mexican)
Variant of Piñal. This surname occurs more in Mexico.
Poblete Spanish (Latin American)
Habitational name from Poblete in the province of Ciudad Real.
Pozo Spanish (Caribbean)
Means "well", as in wishing well
Pulido Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Thought to have come through Cuba and Puerto Rico from Burgos, the capital of Castile in northern Spain in the 16th century. The name likely originated there in the 11th century. It means neat, polished, and clean.
San Agustín Spanish (Mexican)
Means "Saint Augustine 1" in Spanish.
Suazo Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Basque
"Castilianized form of Basque Zuhatzu, habitational name from places in Araba and Navarre named Zuhatzu, from Basquezu(h)aitz‘tree’ + the collective suffix -zu, tsu."... [more]
Torriente Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Cuban name likely meaning "river".
Veracruz Spanish (Mexican)
Originally denoted a person from Veracruz, Mexico, from Latin vera crux meaning "true cross".
Villafuerte Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone who came from the name of the municipality of Villafuerte de Esgueva in the province of Valladolid, Castile and León, Spain.
Villareal Spanish (Philippines), Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Variant of Villarreal primarily used in the Philippines and Columbia.
Villavicencio Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone who came from the name of the municipality of Villavicencio de los Caballeros in Castile and León, Spain.
Wero Spanish (Latin American), Maori
Maori: Means "to cast a spear"... [more]
Yerbabuena Spanish (Latin American)
From Spanish yerba buena meaning "good herb"
Zacatenco Spanish (Mexican)
One who came from Zacatecas.
Zegarra Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly a Castilianized form of the Catalan Segarra.