108 Dominican Republic Baby Names With Meanings

The naming custom of the Dominican Republic, a Spanish-speaking sovereign state in the Caribbean, is similar to the customs practiced in Spain. Not just the customs, even the first names are largely Spanish.

In the Dominican Republic, both men and women carry two family names, first is the father’s family name and the second is the mother’s family name. Both the family names are equally important and are compulsory for all official documents. Married women are not required to change their family’s name to their husband’s surname. Even when the women are shifted to the other countries, they can keep their maiden name.

In the colonial period, the Hispanics all over the world, including the Dominican Republic had a second name with a ‘de’ between first and third given names. For instance, Saint Teresa de Los Andes. While the custom has faded significantly in other Hispanic countries, people of Dominican Republic still follows it. But this second given name is used in formal occasions or is registered only in birth, marriage, and death certificates. Below we’ll take a look at some of the best Dominican Republic baby boy and girl names, compiled by MomJunction. We’re sure you’ll find something worthy of being carried by your child.

AaronMessenger (Hebrew); Enlighted; Mountain of Strength; From the Old Testament, AaronBoy
AbiezerA Biblical name, meaning father of help.Boy
AbnarA Biblical name, meaning father of light. A spelling variation of Abner.Boy
AlonsoGothic - Noble and Ready; A variant form of the name AlfonsoBoy
AmayahA woman who is close to GodGirl
AmeliaThe one who is industrious, hard working and fertileGirl
AshleyOne who lives in the groves of an ash treeBoy
CamilaShe attends ceremonialsGirl
CendyMoon, as beautiful as moon.Girl
CharinaA strong and macho man.Boy
CriseldaA variation of Chriselda, meaning bearing Christ.Girl
DahianaDahiana is a Dominic Republic variation of Dahlia and means valley.Girl
DalvinProud friend or elf friendBoy
DanielA ProphetBoy
DannelDominic Republic variation of Daniel. It means God is my judge.Boy
DariannaFemale version of Darius. It means preserver.Girl
DarianneFemale version of Darius, meaning preserver. A variation of Darianna.Girl
DexA right handed man.Boy
DeylinName of a historical blacksmith with supernatural powers. It means Angel from God.Boy
DianelysA Dominic Republic version of Diana. It means luminous or perfect.Girl
DylanOne who is born near the sea and is son of seaBoy
EimyA Dominic Republic variation of Amy. It means loved.Girl
ElaisaGod has swornBoy
EliannyA Dominic Republic variant of Eliana. It means my God has answered.Girl
Emmathe meaning of this name is universal whole.Girl
FranchescaA Dominic Republic spelling for Francesca. It means free.Girl
GrisselA gray haired woman.Girl
HanameelThe innate grace in a woman, the gift of grace from God.Girl
HasielGod's refuge.Boy
HazielGod seesBoy
HermasA Biblical name, meaning mercury, gain or refuge.Boy
HiguelOne who comes from the city of HigueyBoy
IlariaIlaria is a variation of Hillary and means cheerful.Girl
IolanyAn exalted hawk.Girl
IsabellaGod is perfection, or God is my oathGirl
Isamar"Isamar is probably an elision of ""Isabel del Mar."Boy
JahazielA Biblical name, meaning seeing God.Girl
JasielA Biblical name, meaning strength of God.Boy
JaydenVariation of Jaden which means God has heardUnisex
JeshurunEnglish version of Yeshurun, meaning straight, just or upright.Boy
JoankaGod is really with us.Girl
JohannyA Dominican variation of John. It means God is gracious.Boy
JohansenA Scandinavian version of Johanson, meaning 'son of Johan'.Boy
JovankaGod is reconciling.Girl
KarelynA Dominic Republic variation of Caroline. It means free man.Girl
KarolayPossibly, a variation of Caroline.Girl
KaurysAn alternate spelling for Karys, meaning from Caru.Girl
KerlinThe name roughly translates to wool comb.Boy
LeysaDefender of men.Girl
LiamA worrior of strong willBoy
LioshaLiosha is a variation of Aliosha, meaning defender of mankind.Girl
LucasOne who gives lightBoy
LucelyA variation of Lucia, meaning light.Girl
MaikelA Dominican Republic spelling for Michael. It means Who is like God.Boy
MaoliA Dominican Republic term for handmaidenGirl
MayerlinA Dominican Republic variation of Marlin. It means little falcon.Girl
MedelinA place nameGirl
MerariA Biblical name, meaning bitter or to provoke.Boy
NachellePowerful womanGirl
NaidelynModern English name.Girl
NashalyA woman born during rainy season.Girl
NicoletPeople of victory. A variation of Nicole.Girl
NicollA Dominican Republic spelling for Nicole. It means victorious people.Girl
NoahRelaxation, restful, harmony, calm.Unisex
OstinA variation of Ostin, meaning great or magnificent.Boy
RayneliFemale version of Raynell. It means counselor.Girl
ReinildisA strong fighter.Girl
SaidyA nickname of Sarah, meaning princess.Girl
SaimiA variation of Saima. It means fasting woman.Girl
SamanthaThe God has heard your prayerGirl
SardisA Biblical name, meaning prince of joy.Boy
SebastianHe who is from SebastiaBoy
ShaderrShaderr is a Dominican Republic spelling of German name Schader. It means tailor.Boy
SindyA woman belonging to the Mount Kynthos, from Mount Kynthos.Girl
SofiaMeans wisdom in Greek. A wise womanGirl
SophiaShe who posesses great knoledge and wisdomGirl
ThiagoA supplanterBoy
ValentinaStrong, vigourous, healthyGirl
ValerieA woman who is brave and valiant.Girl
VilmarisGuardian of the seaGirl
VinConquering, the one with conquering abilities.Boy
WandaWanda possibly translates to a wanderer.Girl
WilmarieA combination of Willa and Marie.Girl
WindelA friendBoy
XocoyotlYoungest childGirl
YamarisA variation of Mary, meaning wished for a child or star of the sea.Girl
YaniraGift from God.Girl
YannaGod is graciousGirl
YaredA Hebrew form of Jared, meaning rose.Boy
YariWater ladyGirl
YarisLove, beautiful or spring.Girl
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