150+ European Baby Girl Names

International names we can't wait to steal

international baby girl names

by Pamela Redmond Satran

What’s so special about European names?, you might ask. After all, the majority of the baby names most widely used in the US have European origins.

But what we’re talking about here are baby names that are not widely used in the US. A diverse group of names that are largely unknown in the US yet are familiar enough that they rank just below the Nameberry Top 1000.

Search here to find a distinctive name from your family’s culture of origin. Or think of these names as a way to spark up old favorites that have perhaps grown a bit boring in their usual American incarnation. Emily may feel a lot more appealing as Emiliana and Sophronia may freshen up Sophia.

These girls’ names hail from a wide range of European countries, from Ireland to Russia, Spain to Sweden. What they have in common is a stylish European flavor that will be in good taste anywhere.

Would you use any of these names for your baby girl? Which are your favorites?

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indiefendi2 Says:

October 25th, 2016 at 3:23 am

my favorites:
Akasha – intriguing. kinda reminds me of Uma Thurman’s daughter’s name
Amaris is one of my favorite names in the entire world. It’s simply gorgeous and chic.
Amoret – literally sounds lovely.
Araceli – I love the meaning of it and it’s kinda like Arabella, Arianna, etc. but more unique
Belen – we all know the Belle names are the biggest trend but I’m glad to see this one is rare
Caprice – holy crap that’s MY name!!! except I’m spelled with a K
Catriona – I wish Catrinel was in the system too, but I love Catriona
Elettra rolls off the tongue and hasn’t been tarnished by the El trend, thank God.
Finola – I’ve loved this name since childhood because of Finola Hughes. I think it’s an awesome Irish name
Iolanthe – somehere between Penelope and Violet
Katya – another cute Catherine variant
Lourdes – just like Madonna has shown, it’s a cool classic
Maelys – the French make the cutest names
Ottoline – only because I love Otto so much
Ravenna – makes Raven less gothic and more pretty
Rhonwen – much more interesting than “girls named Ryan”
Seren – it’s like Sarah but cooler

there were great names on this European Baby Girl Names list 🙂

mill1020 Says:

October 25th, 2016 at 11:45 am

I like Ravenna and, to some extent, Sarai. I also like Anneliese (not so much Annaliese or the other forms).

Surprised to see Marcheline on here instead of the much nicer Marceline.

eoxima Says:

October 25th, 2016 at 4:24 pm

I love Amerie, Annaliese (my favourite spelling alongside Annalise), Anoushka, Aurelie (wouldn’t dare use it, people can be cruel), Ciel, Demetria, Elettra, Emiliana, Eulalie, Freja, Kassia, Katya, Liesel, Madelief, Maelys, Marcheline, Mattea, Rafaella (prefer Rafaela), Seren, Sorcha and Zosia.

I would use Annaliese, Emiliana, Eulalie, Freja, Katya, Liesel and Sorcha. Maybe Zosia too.

indiefendi2 Says:

October 25th, 2016 at 4:42 pm

I forgot to add Zosia. It’s like Zoe and Sophia’s cooler sister.

lesliemarion Says:

October 27th, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Would that this were our top 50 list in the US!

Birdie Largo Says:

July 9th, 2018 at 11:13 am

I love Sophronia.

Birdie Largo Says:

July 9th, 2018 at 11:17 am

Oh, and Liesel. (Book Thief)

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