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When a member name comes to the family, the illusion arrives at the house. But, what name do we give it? How to choose original baby names with great meaning? Today we are going to propose names for boys who triumphed in the 80s. If this is your favorite time, do not hesitate to continue reading.
The names of the 80s represent the feeling of freedom that the Transition brought. The new times were noticeable in new names, although David (97,631) continues at the top, followed by Javier (69.542) and for Daniel (66,532, this one becoming quite popular, which lasts until today), according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INE). Here you will find a complete list with the 10 most popular boy names in the 80 years in Spain.
During the 80s, traditional names decline in popularity like José, José Luis or José Antonio and others come up, which sound more current, such as Sergio, Rubén or Alberto. Here we propose the 10 most popular boy names in the 80s, the ones that topped the list during the 1980s.
1. David: of Hebrew origin that means “the beloved and dear” or “the chosen one of God”. In the Bible, one of the first times it is shown is giving life to the King of Israel, being one of the few kings chosen by the citizens. He is known for defeating the giant Goliath by throwing a stone at him with his sling and is considered a hero to his people. The celebration of the saint corresponds to December 29.
2. Javier: Its origin is not very common, and it comes from the Basque language (Euskera) and it means more accepted is “castle”, although others highlight a small variant, “new house”. Its popularization is due to San Francisco Javier, a native of Navarra. His saint is December 3.
3. Daniel: It comes from the Hebrew ‘Dan-El’ which means “judge” or “justice”, therefore its translation would be “God is my judge” or “God's justice”. Daniel, son of Jacob and Raquel, is one of the greatest prophets, highly valued in his time for his wisdom, for his gift for interpreting dreams and for his exemplary actions in favor of just causes. His story is famous because he was twice sentenced to die eaten by lions.
4. Antonio: of probable Greek origin ("he who flourishes") and unknown meaning, it derives from "Antonius" (in Latin), which was interpreted as "he who faces his adversaries or enemies". It is a name that evokes courage, honor and defense of one's own. Antonio is among the most used names in Spanish-speaking countries. His saint is celebrated on June 13. Your saint can be celebrated on January 3, March 20, July 21, or December 11.
5. Sergio: it has no definite origin. Most historians think it comes from the Latin, 'Sergius'. Its origin may be related to the Sergia Tribe, one of the 35 Roman tribes. Sergio means "the protector", "the guardian man", which indicates that the most important thing is to protect what is his and always be close to his loved ones. His saints are celebrated on September 8.
6. Carlos: It is of German origin and means "free man", although some theorists defend its link with the Greek ‘gueraléos’ (“old man”), defending the meaning of “mature man”, “expert or wise man”. It is a very popular name due to its habitual use in the traditions of the royal houses. His name day is November 4.
7. Alberto: has Germanic origin. On the one hand, the word ‘athal’ that comes to refer to “noble man”, while on the other hand, we find ‘berth’ which can be translated as “brilliant”. It is a contraction of Adalberto, which means "the one who shines for his nobility" or "brilliant nobility", giving great importance to his affable and kind character. His saint is on November 15 or April 8.
8. Francisco Javier: A compound name that combines the Italian-born Francisco with the Basque-born Javier. The first means "the one who comes from France" and the second, "the one who lives in a new house." This name was popularized by San Francisco Javier, Latinized ‘Franciscus Xaverius’ in the writings of the time, of which Javier was really the place where he was born, in Navarra. His name day is celebrated on December 3.
9. Manuel: It is of Hebrew origin and means "the God who is among us." In the Bible Jesus of Nazareth is named in his original form as Emmanuel. In this explanation you can glimpse a person you can lean on when you need it, he is trustworthy. Fame came when those who came from another religion had to change their first name to be baptized. His name day is celebrated on January 1.
10. Ruben: comes from the Hebrew ‘ribal’ and means “look, a son!”. It is a biblical name, since he was the first-born son of Jacob and Leah, being the third Hebrew patriarch who also gave a name to the tribe of the Reubenites. This name is very old, in fact we can already see it in the book of Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament. His saint is celebrated on August 4.
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