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12 Oldest Spanish Names Inspired by Asturian, Leonese, Aragonese, and Castilian Monarchs

12 Oldest Spanish Names

We have created for you a list of 12 oldest Spanish names Inspired by Asturian, Leonese, Aragonese, and Castilian Monarchs.

 

Fernando

Name meaning: Traveler, courageous, venturer, or peaceful.

Reference: Fernando Ansúrez I, Count of Castile (929).

Name Variations: Ferdinand, Fernán, Hernán, Ferran, Nando, Fernández.

 

Urraca

Name meaning: Magpie or thief.

References: Urraca Sánchez, Queen Consort of León (circa 940-951) and Urraca Fernández, Queen Consort of León (circa 951-994).

Name Variations: Orraca, Hurraca, Urraka, Urraque.

 

Petronilla

Name meaning: Hard as a rock, steady as a rock.

Reference: Petronilla (Ramirez) de Aragón, Queen of Aragón (1137-1164, and as Queen Regent from 1164 to 1173).

Name Variations: Pieternella, Payronella, Petronia, Petra, Peronella.

 

Gonzalo

Name meaning: Safe, protected, covered, or fighting soul.

Reference: Gonzalo Téllez, Count of Cerezo and Lantarón (897-915), Count of Castile (901-904).

Name Variations: Consalvo, González, Gonçalo.

 

Sancha

Name meaning: Sanctuary, sanctum, holy.

Reference: Sancha de León, Countess Consort of Castile (1032-1065), Queen Consort of León (1037-1065).

Name Variations: Sáncheza, Sancho (male form).

 

Alfonso

Name meaning: Honorable, noble, courageous, valiant, brave.

Reference: Alfonso I el Católico, King of Asturias (739-757).

Name Variations: Alonso, Alphons, Alphonse, Alfonse.

 

Ramiro

Name meaning: Illustrious advisor, renowned advisor.

Reference: Ramiro I de Asturias, King of Asturias (842-850) and Ramiro II de León, King of León (931-951).

Name Variations: Ramírez, Ramires, Ramirus, Ranamir, Ramira (female form).

 

Pedro

Name meaning: Hard as a rock, steady as a rock.

Reference: Pedro I de Aragón, King of Aragón (1094-1104).

Name Variations: Peter, Pero, Pieter, Pierre, Pere.

 

Garcia

Name meaning: Young warrior, young bear.

Reference: García I de León, King of León (910-914).

Name Variations: Garcés, Gartzia, Garsea.

 

Dulce

Name meaning: Lovely, sweet, sugary.

Reference: Dulce de León, de jure Queen of León (1230).

Name Variations: Dulcis, Dulcie, Dulcinea.

 

Rodrigo

Name meaning: Famous ruler, majestic ruler, mighty leader.

Reference: Rodrigo Díaz (El Cid), Castilian hero, Prince of Valencia (1094-1099).

Name Variations: Roderick, Roi, Rodríguez, Ruy.

 

Jimena

Name meaning: Child, sister, or hearing.

Reference: Jimena Sánchez, Queen Consort of León (1028-1037) and Jimena Díaz, wife of the Castilian hero El Cid (11th century).

Name Variations: Ximena, Jimmena, Simona, Jimeno (male form).

 

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