15 Most Popular Catalan Names For Baby Boys And Girls

If you are searching for a chic name for your little one, check out these Catalan names for babies. The Catalonia region is located in Northeastern Spain. The Catalan language is originated from Occidental Vulgate Latin. The country has linguistic diversity, with the common languages being Spanish, French, Catalan, and English. The diversity in languages can also be noted in the names of individuals. As you scroll through our list of names, most have Catalan origins, while some are the vernacular forms of English names. Since you do not need to be a Catalan speaker to use these names, read on to find the best pick for your baby.

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Catalan, also known as a romance language, has more than four million native speakers worldwide (1).

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Popular Catalan Girl Names With Meanings

1. Alba

Alba is a two-syllable name that starts and ends with vowels. Alba means ‘white’ in Catalan.

2. Caterina

Caterina is an elegant twist on the classic name Katrina. If you have Italian ancestors, name your little girl Caterina, which means ‘pure’.

3. Estel

Estel, Catalan names for babies

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Estel is a variation of the name Estelle. Estel means ‘star’.

4. Flor

Flor is an attractive Catalan name meaning ‘flower’. The name sounds as delicate as your little princess. It is a popular choice among celebrities.

5. Marta

Marta is a Catalan variation of the name Martha. The soft melody and tasteful gestalt make this name appealing to parents even today. It means ‘lady’.

6. Luisa

The name Luisa is a blend of the name Louise and Louisa. And we believe that it is a lot prettier and unusual than its original version. What do you think about it? Luisa means ‘renowned warrior’.

7. Jacinta

Jacinta, Catalan names for babies

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Jacinta is the Spanish word for hyacinth, and it sounds sweeter and softer than its English term. The name Jacinda Barret, an Australian-born actor, popularized the name. Jacinta means ‘hyacinth’.

Popular Catalan Names For Boys With Meanings

8. Alexandre

The pronunciation of Alexandre is close to the female name Alexandra. But that should not deter you from picking this name. The name Alexandre means ‘defending men’.

9. Arnau

Arnau is the Catalan variation of the name Arnold. It means ‘ruler’. The name is also popular amongst Latin parents, probably because of a Spanish television mini-series of the same name.

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If you are looking for gender-neutral Catalan name choices, Alex, Blau, Sasha, and Urgell are some of the names you may consider.

10. Guillem

Guillem is the Catalan variation of the name William. Don’t you think it is an exotic spin to the old, classic name? The pronunciation for Guillem is ‘gee-yem’.

11. Iker

Iker is a famous name in the Catalan region, but may be difficult to pull off in an English-speaking land. It is also one of the fastest rising Catalan baby boy names, all thanks to the football star Iker Casillas.

12. Jordi


Jordi may seem like a nickname for Jordon, but is a given name. Jordi is, in fact, the Catalan variation of the name George. Catalan footballer Jordi Alba popularized the name. Interestingly, Jordi Alba’s family name Alba also features on our list here. Jordi means ‘farmer’.

13. Oriol

Oriol will make an intriguing choice for your little prince. It means ‘golden’. The name is probably unknown outside the region. So if you like bold names, then you must pick Oriol for your son.

14. Pascual

Pascual is a Catalan variant of the name Pascal

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Pascual is a Catalan variation of the name Pascal. The meaning of Pascal is ‘Easter’. Earlier, boys born at Easter were called Pascual. So it will make an attractive choice if your boy has Gallic roots and has his birthday around Easter.

15. Nicolau

Nicolau is a Portuguese and Catalan variant of Nicholas. The name originates from Greek and it means ‘people’s triumph’.

Discover More Names

When you have to choose a name for your baby, a few hundreds of names may not be just enough. Keep digging our mine of baby names until you find that one precious gem.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I choose a Catalan name for my baby that reflects our family’s heritage?

You can choose a Catalan name for your baby from your family tree, ask elders to give your baby a name, or use a traditional Catalan name with significant meaning to honor and reflect your family’s heritage.

2. Are there any traditional Catalan names that are still popular today?

Some traditional Catalan names that are still popular include Lucia, Ona, Júlia, Jordi, Marta, Carla, Joan, Laia, Anna, Marc, Martina, Maria, Marc, Jan, Pol, Nil, and Pau.

3. How do I choose a Catalan name with a meaningful and positive association?

To ensure that you choose a Catalan name for your baby with a meaningful and positive association, look for names with positive meanings or names that honor your family values. Culturally significant or historically important Catalan names could also be good options.

4. What Catalan names have a strong and powerful meaning?

Some Catalan names that have strong and powerful meanings are Aleix (protector and provider), Arnau (powerful as an eagle), Marc (strength), Roderic (famous power), Pau (peace), and Vicenc (to conquer).

5. Are there any Catalan names connected to nature or the outdoors?

Yes, many Catalan names have a connection to nature or the outdoors, such as Mar (sea), Ona (a drop of sea or wave), Roc (Rock), Montserrat (jagged mountain), and Bosc (forest).

Catalian names for babies are chic and exciting. They have interesting meanings and sound delightful. However, it is important to match a name for your baby that suits them best. The name of the child plays a significant role in shaping an impressionable personality. Therefore, choose wisely and ensure that it’s a name that the child will appreciate when they grow up.

Infographic: Best Catalan Names From All Over Europe

Catalan names are yet another list of unique names for your baby. Let’s look at the infographic below for some Catalan names for boys and girls that you may choose for your little one. These names also reflect the influence of different cultures and regions over Catalan-speaking areas.

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Explore the unique baby names of Catalonia in 2010! Discover the culture and history behind the names and see how they’ve evolved over time.


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