We love names like Sofia, Naya and Salma! But do you know the meaning of these names? Presenting 16 of your favorite Latina celebs and the meanings behind their nombres:
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Derived from Arabic, Shakira means “grateful, thankful, and full of grace.”
The name Odette is of French origin and it means “wealth.”
Salma means “safe" and "beautiful woman” in Arabic.
The 21-year-old starlet was named after the late Selena Quintanilla, but did you know that Selena means “moon?”
Of Spanish origin, Sofia means “wisdom.”
The name Cameron means “crooked, bent nose,” so it’s certainly a coincidence that the Cuban American actress also had a crooked nose for quite some time following an accident.
The Flight actress’ name comes from French and means “hope.”
A powerful name, Dania means “God is my judge.”
Derived from Latin, Victoria means “winner, conqueror, and triumphant.”
The former Miss Universe’s name means “to strive or excel; defender,” and she certainly exceled when she won the crown in 2003.
JoAnna Garcia Swisher
The name JoAnna comes with two strong meanings: “God is gracious” and “gift from God.”
The origin of Jessica is Hebrew and it means “God beholds.”
The name Patricia means “noble,” which stands for all the personal qualities people admire, such as honesty, generosity and courage.
Camilla comes from Latin and means “free-born.” The name also means “perfect.”
A name derived from German origin, America stands for “home ruler.”
The name Naya is an Indian name which means “captain,” and it was derived from Hebrew and Arabic origins.