Catalan Names

More than 10 million people speak the language of Catalonia region. From Spanish cultural heritage comes the naming tradition that fuses the poetics of Costa Brava beaches, monumentality of Barcelona and excitement of corrida!

Catalan Background

Catalonia is one of the autonomous communities in Spain, with a status of nationality. With the population of 7.5 million people and Barcelona as the capital, Catalonia has four official languages: Catalan, Spanish, Aranese and Catalan Sign language. Located on the Iberian Peninsula, with its Mediterranean shores, the region is the home of Salvador Dalí, Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia, Pau Gasol – LA Lakers basketball player, Facundo Bacardi – the founder of Bacardi rum distillery, and FC Barcelona. As a part of the Romance language family, Catalan gives parents all over the world the chance to choose a child’s name of royal ancestry, linguistically unique, and with etymology surprisingly more similar to French or Italian than Spanish itself.