How come Jesus is a popular hispanic name?
The use of Jesus as a name in Christian society is often seen as questionable within most Western nations, with Spain and Hispanic nations being the large exception. It seems that this practice originates from the Moorish occupation of Spain in the Medieval period, in which it was common for Muslim citizens to name their children Mohammad. As either an act of defiance or emulation, depending on your source, Spanish Christians began to name their children Jesus to identify them as faithful Christians. This trend became a social norm and continued through the Spanish colonization of Southern and Central America and continues to this day.