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Spanish Baby Girl Names

Spanish Baby Girl Names
Spanish baby names for girls include several choices familiar to non-Spanish speakers: Maria, Sofia, and Lucia, for instance. And then there are other girl names, popular in Latin and South America as well as in Spain, largely unused outside Spanish-speaking cultures.

Spanish girl names popular in the US, Latin America, South America, and Spain include Lucia, Sofia (the Spanish spelling of the popular Sophia) and the classic Maria. The list of most popular names in Spain includes such girl names as Vega, Laia, Candela, Aitana, and Jimena, all still very exotic in the English-speaking community.

Spanish names for girls are beautiful, romantic, and always desirable. Search our hand-curated list of our favorite Spanish names for girls below.

AbrilHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish variation of April
  • Description:

    This Spanish month name has been quietly used for several years now in the US.

AinaraHeart

  • Origin:

    Basque
  • Meaning:

    "swallow (bird)"
  • Description:

    Ainara is among the Top 100 girls' names in Spain but used for fewer than 100 baby girls last year in the US. A distinctive nature name and member of the newly trendy bird category, Ainara might make an unusual choice with a lovely secret (to English speakers, anyway) meaning.

AinhoaHeart

  • Origin:

    Basque place name
  • Description:

    Name of the French town where a vision of the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared, this name, virtually unknown elsewhere, is in the Spanish Top 100.

AitanaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish place-name
  • Description:

    Aitana is the name of a Spanish mountain used by the poet Rafael Alberti for his daughter. He reportedly chose it because the mountain was his last glimpse of Spain when he went into exile after the Spanish Civil War. The name was popularized by Aitana Alberti's goddaughter and namesake, actress Aitana Sanchez-Gijan. It became one of the fastest-rising girls names in 2016, after entering the US Top 1000 in 2015, and is among the most popular Spanish names for girls in its native Spain and beyond.

AlbaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "white"
  • Description:

    Alba is quietly making a behind-the-scenes comeback, perhaps thanks to actress turned baby-product mogul Jessica Alba. Last on the Top 1000 a century ago, the name was given to more than 150 baby girls in the US last year. Alba might be tomorrow's successor to Ava and Ella. In Spain, Alba ranks among the Top 10 girls' names. Alba is the name of a character in The Time Traveler's Wife.

AlejandraHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish variation of Alexandra
  • Meaning:

    "defending men"
  • Description:

    Alejandra, the Spanish form of this popular and multivaried name, has fans both in and outside the Latino community. Still, it has lost ground since its peak in the 1990s.

AlondraHeart

  • Origin:

    Pet form of Alejandra or Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "lark"
  • Description:

    A Spanish TV show made this one popular, along with single-named Mexican singer, Alondra.

AmadaHeart

  • Origin:

    Feminine variation of Amado, Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "loved"
  • Description:

    Amada is an unusual Spanish name that's becoming more famous thanks to Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, who named their second daughter Amada Lee and their first Esmeralda Amada. Amada was also the name of two characters played by Mendes and, not coincidentally, her grandmother's name. In 2015, it was used for only 21 girls while brother name Amado was used for twice as many girls, but we predict the name will become more popular thanks to its new star power. Related names include the Latin saints' name Amatus, the musical Amadeo, and even Amy and Amanda.

AngelesHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "angels"
  • Description:

    A spiritually significant name used in honor of the Virgin Mary. In Spanish, her title is Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles, meaning "Our Lady the Queen of the Angels."

AnicetaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latinized feminine form of Ancient Greek
  • Meaning:

    "unconquerable"
  • Description:

    A delicate name with strong roots, Aniceta is most often used in contemporary Spain. Saint Anicetus was an ancient pope and martyr.

AraceliHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "altar of the sky"
  • Description:

    Obscure but intriguing Spanish name. Araceli Segarra is a noted mountain climber.

ArceliaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "treasure chest"
  • Description:

    Arcelia is an undiscovered Spanish treasure worth considering.

AriadnaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish, Russian, Polish variation of Ariadne, Greek
  • Meaning:

    "most holy"
  • Description:

    A romantic take on Ariadne, who in Greek mythology was the daughter of King Minos of Crete. She saw over the labyrinth, where she later helped Theseus defeat the Minotaur.

AroaHeart

  • Origin:

    Basque
  • Meaning:

    "era, time"
  • Description:

    Part of a group of lovely A-starting names popular in Spain, along with Ainhoa and Aitana. Spanish actress Aroa Gimeno introduced this one.

BeatrizHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish and Portuguese variation of Beatrice
  • Meaning:

    "she who brings happiness; blessed"
  • Description:

    Attractive translation of Beatrice, popular with Hispanic parents. Beatriz is currently a Top 10 girl name in Portugal.

BelenHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish place name
  • Description:

    Actually the Spanish name for Bethlehem, which means "house of bread," this name is high on Spain's popularity list and is rising in the US as well. Though this is one of the Spanish names for girls that has not for the most part crossed over to the English-speaking population, that could change thanks to its similarity to the popular Belle or Bella.

BlancaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "white"
  • Description:

    More colorful than Blanche, but blanker than Bianca.

BrisaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "breeze"
  • Description:

    Brisa is commonly used in Latino families, all but unheard of in others.

CalidaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "heated"
  • Description:

    Unusual but accessible Hispanic choice with stylish sound.

CandelaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "Candlemas"
  • Description:

    Diminutive of Candelaria, a name derived from candle and given in honor of the festival of Candlemas, which marks the presentation of Christ in the temple and the purification of the Virgin Mother.