During our recent naming hunt in the internet we found some really funny Spanglish brand naming. For places like USA it’s a common practice to name your brand with words, that will relate to both native Americans and immigrants. It’s vice versa for tourist destinations like Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Mexico, etc. to name their brands with words that will relate not only to the local native Hispanics, but for English speaking tourists as well. And so, there is our top 3 of Spanglish names we found.

Juan in a Million

Our top favorite is the “Juan in a million” restaurant. Shortly said the places offers Mexican food in American land. Opened first in 1984 and ever since the brand expanded itself to a winning franchise all across the country. It’s name is a funny Spanglish phrase “Juan in a million” that playfully give a Spanish touch to “one in a million”.

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Picture: Juan in a million website


The easiest way to give an English sound to you brand’s name is to add -ing suffix to its way. That’s what the Barcelona based Vueling company did. The Spanish translation of “flight” is “vuelo” and since Vueling is a company for flight reservations, it is very relevant naming choice. We like it and we definitely think it’s likeable for their customers too.


The -ing formula is really appealing not only to the guys from Vueling. Bicing is another Barcelona-based company that uses the Spanglish combination bicileta (English bicycle) + -ing.

If you need a name for you brand, that must relate to groups with different languages, but you have difficulties with thinking something relevant, then we will be glad to offer you our naming services. Contacts us and tell us more about your brand.
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