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Baby Names Inspired by Books in Spanish

Book-Lovers Will Want to Consider These Baby Names Inspired by Latin American Literature

If you often live in the world of books, you already know they are the ultimate source of inspiration. So why not use the most famous works of Latin American literature to find a name for your new baby? Keep scrolling for a list of baby boy and girl monikers straight out of the writings of Isabel Allende, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Jorge Luis Borges. Looking for something a little more traditional? Check out 100 Spanish boy names and 100 for girls, or scroll through our list of compound options.

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Marquéz
Boy Names: José Arcadio, Aureliano
Girl Names: Úrsula, Remedios, Amaranta, Rebeca

The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
Boy Names: Esteban, Pedro
Girl Names: Clara, Blanca

Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Boy Names: Juan, Nicolas, Roberto
Girl Names: Josefita, Elena, Gertrudis, Rosaura, Esperanza

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The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes
Boy Names: Artemio, Gonzalo, Lorenzo, Gerardo
Girl Names: Catalina, Regina, Teresa

Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
Boy Names: Molina, Valentín, Gabriel, Etienne, Guy, Ronald, Manolo
Girl Name: Marta

Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar
Boy Names: Horacio, Ossip
Girl Names: Lucía, Pola

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Boy Names: Santiago, Melchizedek
Girl Name: Fatima

The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
Boy Names: Arturo, Ulises, Alberto, Octavio, Joaquín
Girl Names: Lupe, María, Angélica, Perla

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa
Boy Names: Mario, Pascual, Pedro
Girl Name: Julia

Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
Boy Names: Pedro, Fulgor, Miguel
Girl Names: Susana, Dorotea

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Boy Names: Oscar, Yunior, Abelard
Girl Names: Lola, Hypatia

Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
Boy Names: Silas, Pierre, Lönnrot, Jaromir
Girl Name: Emma

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