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Gender Male
Language(s) Basque, works by Agosti Xaho
Meaning approximately "good father"
For the knife manufacturer, see Aitor Knife Company.

Aitor is a Basque masculine given name, created by Agosti Xaho for a Basque ancestral patriarch descending from the Biblical Tubal in his work "The Legend of Aitor" (published in French in the journal Ariel, 1845[1]). Luis Mitxelena believes that Xaho created it from the Souletin Basque expression aitoren semeak or aitonen semeak ("gentry", literally "sons of good fathers" interpreted as "sons of Aitor", aita meaning "father" and on meaning "good"[1][2]) After Xaho, it was popularized by the Spanish-language novel Amaya o los vascos en el siglo VIII. Nowadays it is a common name among Basque males.

Music for the bertso Aitorren Izkuntz Zarra ("Aitor's Old Language").

People with the name Aitor include:


  1. ^ a b Aitor in the Spanish-language Auñamendi Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ "View Name: Aitor". Archived from the original on 10 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-20.