Popular baby names in Haiti often have a certain je ne sais quoi or religious association. That is to say, Haitian baby names are often related to the rich French culture found throughout Haiti. But French isn’t the only culture prominent in Haiti; African and Latin heritages made Haiti their home, too! Haitian baby girl, boy, and gender-neutral names celebrate the Haitian identity that cropped up as a result of their perseverance.
What is the difference between the terms Haitian and Haitian Creole?
To put it simply, Haitian Creole is a language, and Haitian is the term for the people or things relating to the place of Haiti. Haitian Creole is often called just Creole and is one of Haiti’s official languages, paired with French. Creole refers to people of mixed descent, specifically Black and European. But Creole languages come with different flavors, as it were, and as a result, there are a number of Creole languages strongly influenced by others, such as Portuguese-based and French-based Creole.