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.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AaronMessenger (Hebrew); Enlighted; Mountain of Strength; From the Old Testament, AaronBoy
AmeliaThe one who is industrious, hard working and fertileGirl
AshleyOne who lives in the groves of an ash treeBoy
CamilaShe attends ceremonialsGirl
DanielA ProphetBoy
DylanOne who is born near the sea and is son of seaBoy
Emmathe meaning of this name is universal whole.Girl
IsabellaGod is perfection, or God is my oathGirl
JaydenVariation of Jaden which means God has heardUnisex
LiamA worrior of strong willBoy
NoahRelaxation, restful, harmony, calm.Unisex
SamanthaThe God has heard your prayerGirl
SebastianHe who is from SebastiaBoy
SofiaMeans wisdom in Greek. A wise womanGirl
SophiaShe who posesses great knoledge and wisdomGirl
ThiagoA supplanterBoy
ValentinaStrong, vigourous, healthyGirl
XocoyotlYoungest childGirl
ZoeLifeGirl
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
AuryGoldGirl
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
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
DielisKidBoy
DoralisGiftGirl
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
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
IlonkaTorchGirl
IolanyAn exalted hawk.Girl
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