Whoa bebé! The Top 20 Latino Baby Names of 2012

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Brazilian model Camila Alves, wife Matthew McConaughey gave birth late last month and has yet to announce the name of her third bundle of joy (though we’re sure she has picked one already). And here at Latina, our excitement has been mounting for the pregnant Shakira to give birth already – and announce her baby’s name.

If the Colombian superstar is still stuck on what to name her baby, though, she’s in luck. The “Top 100 Baby Names for Latino Parents in 2012” was released yesterday, and we can’t decide which we like best. 

BabyCenter en Español, a pregnancy and parenting resource for Latina moms, shot out the list, which is based on the over 60,000 names given by mothers in the United States and 22 Spanish-speaking countries whose baby was born between January and November of last year.

You may not remember this far back, but we wrote about the top Latino baby names of 2011, and Sofía ranked first for girl names. The same remains for 2012 - we're sure Sofia Vergara would love this. As for boy names, Santiago remained the top pick for boys. HuffPost Latino Voices reports that Isabella is not far from being crowned the most popular girl name among Latino parents, according to Erika Cerebros, deputy editor at BabyCenter en Español.

Below is the list of 2012’s top Latino baby names. What are your favorite names?

Girl Names

Sofía

Isabella

Valentina

Camila

Valeria

Luciana

Ximena/Jimena

Mariana

María José

Victoria

 

Boy Names

Santiago

Matías

Sebastián

Mateo

Nicolás

Alejandro

Samuel

Diego

Daniel

Benjamín

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