Many Irish baby names are derived from ancient Celtic of Gaelic myths and legends. Well before the arrival of the Gaels in Ireland, there was already a long standing cultural name tradition that is still evident in Ireland today. Look at popular Irish names like Brian, Ryan, and Shane for example – these names all have their origins from the ancient Celtic culture.
It is a common misconception that Ireland seems to prefer Aramaic, Hebrew, and Christian names in equal measure. However, the 12th century saw an infusion of Germanic origin names such as Gerard, William, Richard, and Robert. Interestingly enough, the name Colleen was often considered Irish yet nowadays it’s rare to find a child with this name.
Each Irish name has an emphasis on the purest of Irish roots as well as spelling. Not only that, but pronunciation is also important. For example, the boy’s name Cathal is pronounced “ka-hal” and the girl’s name Grainne is pronounced “gro-nyuh.”
Spanish is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today is the national and official language of more than 20 countries. When choosing a Spanish name for naming your child, there are endless options to choose from. For example, some common Spanish baby names for boys are Adan, Diego, Miguel, Gabriel and Eduardo. As for popular baby girls names, Adriana, Sofia, Abril, Catalina, Alicia and Natalia just to name a few.
When choosing a baby name among Irish and Spanish baby names, it’s important to research the meaning. The name Adán means “sweet” and Cataluña is the Spanish word for Catalonia, a region in Spain. While most people assume that English surnames are ethnic, this is not the case with most surnames from Ireland or Spain where most families typically keep their original last names. When you’re looking at Spanish names for boys and Irish names for girls it will be important to learn about the history of your family’s last name as well as try to find ones that fit into today’s society both when it comes to popularity and meaning.
It’s important to keep in mind that baby names have a large influence on their future lives. The way one pronounces their name has an impact on how they are perceived by others.
Here are some naming tips that you can use when choosing names, whether your baby is going to be Irish or Spanish:
– The first task is to making a list of baby names that appeal to you most. Thereafter you need to assess each name’s effect on the child’s health, finances, relationships, job, and career. There are interactive DVD guides to help you out in this matter.
– If you wish to borrow names from one of your close relatives, it would do well to take a close look at the personality and health of the individual.
– You also need to consider whether you will use a shortened name or a nickname that will apply later in life. Additionally, each name has a variation. As examples, the Spanish baby names have variants. Aron has variants Arron and Eron. The name Marisa has variants Maricia, Marissa, and Mariza.
– It is important to understand the meaning of names too. As an instance, if you are choosing one of the Irish baby names, Ambros means divine, Kagen means a thinker, and Kallen means a mighty warrior.
– Get the feel of the name you have chosen by using it often. Responses from other people will give you an idea how it sounds to others.
– The full name has far-reaching influence. You must keep in mind that it will eventually figure in bank accounts, credit cards, personal ownerships, and so on. Therefore, creating a strong full name is vital.