For our purposes, the Latino category often refers to names from several countries, considered to be Hispanic or Latino based on geography or language. Latino may refer to Latin American cultures or languages as well as South American, Mexican and “Latino” or Hispanic communities within the United States. Most Latino words and names originate from the Spanish language, a Romance language originating in Spain and brought to North and South America via early Spanish explorers and conquistadors. Spanish is a beautiful language with many lyrical words and names, considered to be Latino. Popular Baby Names is an excellent place to start researching Latino, Spanish or Hispanic baby names and name meanings.