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150+ European Baby Girl Names

150+ European Baby Girl Names

“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 the European girl names we're talking about here are not widely used in the US, the UK, and other English-speaking countries. We scoured the popularity lists of European countries from Sweden to Spain, France to Russia in search of names that are widely used in their native cultures but largely unknown in the Anglophone world. 

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 Saar may freshen up Sarah.

Not all of these names have European origins, but even those that don't are popular in Europe today. Noa is a Hebrew girls' name popular in Israel, for instance, as well as in Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands. And the Arabic Yara is in the Top 100 in Switzerland, Portugal, and the Netherlands.

These baby girl names have a stylish European flavor that will be in good taste anywhere.

European Girl Names

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About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten groundbreaking books on names, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its sequel, Older. She has three new books in the works.