Spanish name and gender database

The Spanish database contains 56.913 first names categorized by gender and 48.648 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Spain and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Europe are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In Spain we received a name and gender dataset from the Spanish government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 176.912 public profiles that we found in Spanish open data sources.

Popular Spanish first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
David 3.209 2.8% American British Canadian
Javier 3.014 2.6% Mexican American Colombian
Carlos 2.700 2.4% American Mexican Brazilian
Jose 2.212 1.9% American Venezuelan Mexican
Antonio 2.077 1.8% Italian American Brazilian
Daniel 1.685 1.5% American British German
Alberto 1.667 1.5% Italian Mexican American
Pablo 1.636 1.4% Argentinean American Mexican
Miguel 1.599 1.4% American Mexican Portuguese
Juan 1.523 1.3% American Colombian Mexican
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 176.912 Spanish profiles from which 114.892 (65%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Spanish first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ana 1.611 2.6% Brazilian American Portuguese
Laura 1.452 2.3% American British Italian
Cristina 1.413 2.3% Italian American Romanian
Marta 1.382 2.2% Polish Italian American
Carmen 939 1.5% American German Italian
Maria 923 1.5% American British Italian
Elena 763 1.2% Italian American British
Patricia 745 1.2% American Brazilian British
Sara 682 1.1% American British Italian
Silvia 670 1.1% Italian American Brazilian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 176.912 Spanish profiles from which 62.020 (35%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Spanish last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Garcia 3.235 1.8% American Colombian Mexican
Gonzalez 2.350 1.3% American Colombian Mexican
Rodriguez 2.348 1.3% American Colombian Mexican
Martinez 2.316 1.3% American Colombian Mexican
Fernandez 2.266 1.3% American Colombian Mexican
Lopez 2.127 1.2% American Colombian Mexican
Sanchez 2.118 1.2% American Colombian Mexican
Perez 1.641 0.9% American Colombian Mexican
Gomez 1.162 0.7% American Colombian Mexican
Hernandez 996 0.6% American Colombian Mexican
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 176.912 Spanish profiles having 48.648 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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