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European Girl Names

  1. FenneHeart
    • Origin:

      Variation of Fenna, Dutch and Frisian
    • Meaning:

      "peace"
    • Description:

      Fenne and its phonetic version Fenna are vintage names enjoying a resurgence in The Netherlands, where both make the girls' Top 100.
  2. FienHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Josefien, Dutch variation of Josephine
    • Meaning:

      "Jehovah increases"
    • Description:

      Fien is a popular enough girls' name to make the Top 100 in The Netherlands. Dutch parents love nickname-names taken from the last vs. the first syllable of a name, like Sanne for Susanne or Lotte for Charlotte.
  3. LeyreHeart
    • Origin:

      Basque place name
    • Description:

      Leyre is an important name in Navarre, Spain, as it is both the name of a mountain and an ancient monastery. It is derived from the Basque Leire, of uncertain origins. Both spellings currently rank among the Top 100 baby names in Spain.
  4. RomaneHeart
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "a Roman"
    • Description:

      The feminine version of the newly-stylish Roman -- and the longer form of the also-newly-stylish Romy -- would make a girls' choice that achieves that near-impossible balance of being both original and fashionable. This variation is far superior to Romaine, which is too lettuce-y.
  5. SaarHeart
    • Origin:

      Dutch variation of Sarah, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "princess"
    • Description:

      Saar is a very popular girls' name in The Netherlands, where it's an abbreviated form of Sarah. The Dutch feminine Saar, pronounced sahr, is distinct from the Hebrew place-name Saar used for boys in Israel.
  6. FinjaHeart
    • Origin:

      German, short form of Josephine
    • Description:

      Finja Is a Josephine nickname that ranks among the Top 100 girl names in Germany.
  7. HilmaHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "protective helmet"
    • Description:

      Hilma is heard in Germany and the Scandinavian countries, and sometimes used as a shortening of Wilhelmina--though there are more appealing German names for girls. to be found. Hilma Wolitzer is an American novelist and the mother of author Meg Wolitzer.
  8. TirilHeart
    • Origin:

      Norwegian
    • Description:

      The exact origins of Tiril remain a mystery, but it is generally considered to be a name from Norwegian poetry. The heroine of Johan Sebastian Cammermeyer’s fantastical poem “Lokkende Toner” is Tirilil Tove.
  9. BenedettaHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian variation of Benedicta, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "blessed"
    • Description:

      The saintly Italian form of the saintly Latin Benedicta.
  10. IbenHeart
    • Origin:

      German and Scandinavian form of Ivo
    • Meaning:

      "yew wood"
    • Description:

      This unisex nature name ranks among the most popular girl names in Norway.
  11. MajkenHeart
    • Origin:

      Scandinavian version of Marie or Mary
    • Description:

      Majken, which is related to Maiken and Maike, is a popular name in Sweden whose variations are used throughout Scandinavia as cooler forms of Mary. Majken is virtually unknown in the U.S. and probably not bound for emigration.
  12. XanthipeHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "yellow horse"
    • Description:

      Xanthipe, also spelled Xanthippe, is the name of the wife of Socrates. Challenging for English speakers, it's also dramatic and alluring.
  13. BentheHeart
    • Origin:

      Dutch short form of Benedicta, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "blessed"
    • Description:

      Benthe is a popular Dutch abbreviation of the feminine for Benedict.
  14. ManuelaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish, feminine variation of Emmanuel
    • Meaning:

      "God is with us"
    • Description:

      Manuela is one feminine form that's more energetic than the male original, and is worth considering if you're seeking an easily assimilated Spanish name.
  15. OlineHeart
    • Origin:

      Scandinavian, feminine short form of Ole or Olaf
    • Description:

      Oline is an old school feminization of the classic Scandinavian Ole or Olaf that is still popular enough to rank among the Top 100 girl names in Norway.
  16. SivHeart
    • Origin:

      Norse mythological name
    • Meaning:

      "bride"
    • Description:

      Siv, or sometimes Sif, was the name of Thor's wife and is popular in modern Scandinavia. In Norse mythology, Siv was the goddess of fertility and agriculture.
  17. StinaHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Christina
    • Description:

      Not-so-attractive short form of a lovely name.