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Meaning & History

Derived from Hispania, the Latin name of the Iberian Peninsula, which is of uncertain origin. It could be derived from Punic I-Shaphan meaning "land of the rabbits".
Other Languages & CulturesHispania Ancient Roman Espainia Basque Espanya Catalan Spanien Danish Spanje Dutch Espagne French España Galician Spanien German Spagna Italian España Spanish Spanien Swedish
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute