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Spanish
English
Juan
Carlos
Enrique
Jorge
Miguel
Esteban
José
Guillermo
Spanish
English
Felipe
Isabel
Julio
Pedro
Pablo
Alejandro
Javier
Spanish
English
Ramón
Eduardo
Mateo
Maria
Marcos
Elena
Diego
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(75)
Surprised by Diego and Carlos. Would have thought Carl would work for Carlos.
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Mar 22, 2013
(28)
I agree. Although I got 'Charles', if 'Julius' and 'Xavier' count as English names, 'Carl' should too.
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Apr 18, 2013
(43)
Carl's the Scandinavian form of Charles.
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Apr 19, 2013
(28)
But Carlos isn't the Spanish name for Carl, it's the Spanish name for Charles. So no, Carl shouldn't work just because it sounds similar any more than John should work for José.
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Jun 13, 2015
(53)
Doesn't that suggest that the Spanish got the name Carlos from the English? You'll have a hard time selling me on that one.
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Dec 2, 2016
(13)
Same. Isabel too. Spanish-speaking peeps probably find this easy.
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Nov 19, 2016
(43)
22/22. Chalk it up to living in a former Spanish colony.
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Apr 19, 2013
(32)
Been living in México for nearly 2 years, have been studying Spanish for nearly 10. Never have I thought of "James" as the translation for "Diego". As far as I have ever known, "Diego is "Douglas" and "Jaime" is James. Also, "Elizabeth" for Isabel is a bit of a stretch. As far as I'm concerened, Isabel is the same name in both English and Spanish, and "Lisbet" or "Lisbeth" is the Spanish equivalent of "Elizabeth"
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Apr 26, 2013
(34)
Diego is the Spanish form of Jacob, which is the original Hebrew form of the Greek name James. Diego and Douglas are completely unrelated.
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Apr 29, 2013
(51)
It has to do with the meanings of the names and their original roots, not what they may look or sound like.
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May 1, 2015
(55)
As BurgerKing says, Diego and Douglas are completed unrelated. Diego is the cognate of Jacob and James. Jacob and James come from Latin through the Greek for the Hebrew Ya'akov. In Latin it became Iacobus or Iacomus (those are i's btw), which eventually became Jacob and James respectively. In early Spanish, those names became Iago, so when referring to St. James the Elder, it was written as Sant Yago, which became Santiago and San Diego, thus Diego's true cognates are either James or Jacob. Douglas is a Scottish name, deriving from Gaelic roots. As for Elizabeth and Isabel, they both came from the Hebrew Elisheva. It became Elisabel in Provençal, and later lost the first syllable. So its true cognate is Elizabeth, even if Isabel as a name is fairly popular in English. It was borrowed however.
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Oct 15, 2016
(24)
http://www.behindthename.com/name/diego This website says that Diego is possibly a form of Santiago.
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Sep 19, 2013
(35)
Santiago doesn't sound very English, though, does it? It's not Spanish names and their variants
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Oct 25, 2013
(57)
Santiago is a contraction of "santo" and "Iago". "Iago" means "James".
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Nov 28, 2013
(73)
I thought Jacob. Because "Iago" sounds like Jacob. It was accepted.
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Feb 6, 2015
(68)
Right. Saint James.
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Dec 2, 2016
(26)
I typed James as a guess for Javier but it was for Diego, and then I figured out Xavier, so it all worked out
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Oct 28, 2013
(18)
21/22 thought esteban was sebastian
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Nov 1, 2013
(28)
That's a French name.
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Jun 13, 2015
(64)
Sébastien is french, Sebastian is german. Esteban is Stéphane in french.
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Aug 27, 2015
(23)
Jaime is James, not Diego
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Dec 12, 2013
(35)
Jaime, Diego, and Iago are all James.
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Jun 27, 2014
(43)
Only 27% got Julio correct?
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Jan 21, 2014
(67)
I don't know whether they, like me, though of Julian first, as Julius is more Latinate and probably less common.
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Jun 14, 2015
(43)
I went Julian didn't even think Julius lol
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Aug 28, 2015
(21)
Actually James would be Jaime, not Diego and Raymond would be Raimundo, not Ramón
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May 2, 2014
(43)
Jaime, Iago, Tiago, Santiago (which is actually the contraction between Saint and Iago), Diego and Jacobo share the same root. The same goes for Ramón and Raimundo.
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May 11, 2014
(70)
Jacobo is Jacob
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Feb 11, 2015
(51)
msnavarro, James and Jacob also have the same root.
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May 1, 2015
(49)
Could "Jules" be accepted for "julio"? After all, it sounds more English than "Julius".
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Jun 3, 2014
(66)
I would pick "Julian", quite common in English (including my brother!)
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Feb 10, 2015
(70)
Julian may be more common in English than Jules
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Feb 11, 2015
(46)
Agreed, as Julian is derived from Julius and is far more common.
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May 31, 2015
(28)
No, because Jules isn't the English version of Julio, it's Julius. What is it with people insisting on accepting incorrect answers?
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Jun 13, 2015
(20)
actually, raymond is equivalent for raimundo, not ramon, which doesnt really have a translation. Same with charles, carl should work as well.
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Jul 1, 2014
(40)
Tip: Type in as many biblical names as you know
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Aug 12, 2014
(69)
Haha, this!! Plus names of monarchs.
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Oct 10, 2014
(34)
Seriously? Xavier an _English_ name? Strictly 'Saviour', but we don't use Xavier or Saviour in English as names (Javier is probably as likely as Xavier, in England, at least - perhaps it's different in the US or Ireland). I tried 'saviour' and it didnt work and as I couldn't think of other alternatives for Javier/Xavier, I got one wrong. Anyway, quite fun.
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Aug 27, 2014
(56)
can you accept harry for enrique pls
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Nov 27, 2014
(41)
I'm pretty sure Isabel and Elizabeth have absolutely nothing to do with each other.
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Mar 2, 2015
(51)
You are wrong. They have the same meaning and the same root.
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May 1, 2015
(61)
Anyone else try typing "Martin" for "Ramon"? ;-)
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Mar 15, 2015
(46)
Lol!
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May 31, 2015
(36)
Pretty sure James is Jaime in spanish
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Apr 3, 2015
(51)
It can be, but Diego is as well. Look in a Spanish Bible, you will find the book of James is called Santiago, which is St. James. Tiago and Diego are both forms of the name.
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May 1, 2015
(51)
Shouldn't Ellen also be accepted for Elena?
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May 1, 2015
(60)
Nice quiz. Funny, I never thought of Xavier as an English name. French, maybe. I don't know.
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Jul 26, 2015
(48)
I knew some of them in Norwegian but not in English, Jørgen for Jorge, Karl for Carlos, Henrik for Enrique. Fun quiz!
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Nov 15, 2015
(53)
Good old English Xavier! Xavier Smith... Xavier Jones... Xavier Williams... Can't swing a dead cat in England without hitting a few of these Xaviers!
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Sep 2, 2016
(66)
Not to mention all of them have brothers called Julius
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Sep 22, 2016
(45)
Agreed - Julius and Xavier are NOT English. Respect to your levels tshalla and ChipOtley, we'd like to offer to get you a drink next time our local is doing a freebie We got full marks for the ENGLISH names.
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Oct 19, 2016
(41)
Why not Julian for Julio? Julius is a very rare form of Julian.
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Dec 2, 2016
(68)
Orange Julian?
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Dec 2, 2016
(40)
Oh, Yeah? Ever hear of Julius Caesar and the Julian calendar?
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Dec 2, 2016
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