Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century: Women's Given Names
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Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century

by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith,
© 1999-2000 by Julia Smith; all rights reserved.

Women's Given Names

The 456 women mentioned in the accounts share 41 names, 13 of which occurred only once. The most popular name, Maria, is not as popular as , accounting for only 16% of women (versus 20% of men). However, naming in general is less diverse. The top 5 names account for 52% of individuals, the top 10 names for 75% of individuals. No women have a second given name.

The top ten women's names (in their most common spellings) are:

  1. María
  2. Ysabel
  3. Catalina
  4. Juana
  5. Ynes
  6. Beatriz
  7. Francisca
  8. Leonor
  9. Ana
  10. Teresa

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