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50 Spanish Baby Names for Girls That Are Just Too Sweet

From Alba to Xiomara

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What is it about the Spanish language that makes every word sound so timeless and romantic? These beautiful uncommon baby names for girls are no exception. Our editors have rounded up 50 pretty monikers to inspire you in your search for the perfect name for your little chica. (Although, we totally support a babymoon to Spain for research purposes.)

This list features the most popular Spanish baby names for girls (verified by the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica database), as well as lesser known Spanish names and classic monikers that exude feminine beauty. In other words, there’s something for everyone, so read on and take your pick.

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Most Popular Spanish Names for Girls

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1. Lucia

This pretty Spanish name has vintage charm and a meaning of “light.’

2. Martina

The feminine form of Martin, Martina has a cute and peppy sound that belies its fierce meaning of “son of Mars” (i.e., the god of war).

3. Maria

This exceedingly popular name is a beloved choice in many cultures, which should come as no surprise since “beloved” is one of its meanings, along with “of the sea” and “rebellious.”

4. Paula

Or Paola, if you want a more European spelling—this name means “small” and “humble.”

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5. Sofia

This pretty Spanish name has vintage charm and a meaning of “light.’

6. Martina

The feminine form of Martin, Martina has a cute and peppy sound that belies its fierce meaning of “son of Mars” (i.e., the god of war).

7. Maria

This exceedingly popular name is a beloved choice in many cultures, which should come as no surprise since “beloved” is one of its meanings, along with “of the sea” and “rebellious.”

8. Paula

Or Paola, if you want a more European spelling—this name means “small” and “humble.”

9. Alma

Considering it means “soul,” it’s a fitting moniker to encourage a real free spirit.

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10. Carmen

Here, an elegant name of Hebrew origin with a classic feel and meaning of “garden” that has ties to nature. Opera enthusiasts will also recognize this one from Bizet’s (namesake) opera…but don’t worry, it’s unlikely that your Carmen will suffer such a tragic fate.

11. Alba

Yet another popular choice in Spain and Italy alike, this name of Latin origin means “dawn” or “sunrise.”

12. Vega

Pronounced VAY-gah, this name of Spanish and Arabic origin has a badass meaning of “swooping eagle.”

13. Mia

Short and impossibly cute, this name has multiple origins and a meaning that reflects its ties to the Italian language: “mine.”

14. Olivia

This name of Roman origin is popular in Spain and stateside, too. It means “olive tree,” which is a well-known symbol of peace.

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15. Sara

Meaning “princess.” While Sara is a common name of Hebrew origin, it has a strong following in Spain, appearing in the top 20 baby girl names.

16. Lara

Make the “R” sound more like a soft “D” for Spanish vibes, but no matter how you pronounce this pretty two-syllable moniker, the meaning is the same: “protection” and “cheerful.”

17. Lola

An excellent song by The Kinks and a fun-to-say name of Spanish origin with a meaning of “sorrows” that doesn’t at all suit its upbeat sound.

18. Noa

Add an “H” on the end and you’ll recognize this one as a common boy name, but it’s actually a feminine name of Hebrew origin that means “motion” and “comfort.”

19. Valentina

This elegant name of Latin origin has noble, stately vibes and a meaning of “strong” and “healthy.”

Unique Spanish Girl Names

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20. Neva

Having a winter baby? This sweet name means “white snow.”

21. Andrea

Andrea is a name of Greek origin that pops up in Spanish, French and English-speaking countries. It means “warrior.”

22. Xiomara

Pronounced SEE-oh-mara, this seriously cool Spanish name has a fierce meaning of “ready for battle.”

23. Narcisa

Narcisa has Greek origins and a meaning of “daffodil.” It also has ties to the mythological character Narcissus who was known for both his beauty and vanity. (When it comes to your babe, let’s hope for more of the former and less of the latter.)

24. Daniela

“God is my judge” is the meaning of this name of Hebrew origin, which is particularly popular in Italian and Spanish speaking countries.

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25. Rocío

Pronounced roh-SEE-oh, this unique moniker means “dewdrops” in Spanish.

26. Amalia

This melodic moniker is the Spanish version of a Germanic name that means “industrious” and “hard-working.”

27. Fernanda

Fernanda has Spanish, Portuguese and Italian roots and a powerful meaning of “brave voyager.”

28. Leandra

A Spanish favorite—this one has Greek origins and a fierce meaning of “lion man.”

29. Maura

This feminine name is quite cosmopolitan—having Gaelic, Spanish, Italian and Greek roots. As such, you might have guessed it has quite a few meanings, which include “bitterness,” “star of the sea,” “beloved” and “wished-for child.”

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30. Amada

This unusual name of Spanish origin meaning “loved” is gaining traction because of a celebrity couple. And if it’s good enough for Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes…

31. Juliana

The “J” is pronounced “H” in this Spanish version of a Latin name meaning “youth.”

32. Eloisa

The Italian and Spanish variation of Eloise.

Cute and Short Spanish Names for Girls

33. Ana

Soft and sweet, this Spanish moniker has a lovely meaning to match its pretty sound: “favored grace.”

34. Dulce

Means “sweet.” (Aww...)

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35. Paz

Originally a surname with Portuguese, Latin and Spanish origins that has been adopted as a gender-neutral surname with fresh, cool vibes; it means “peace.”

36. Bianca

This name of Italian origin is a popular Spanish choice that means “white” and symbolizes the innocence of youth.

37. Luz

Here, a Portuguese and Spanish name and surname with a meaning of “light.”

38. Marta

Short and sweet, this name of Latin origin has a meaning of “lady” and “mistress of the house.”

39. Inez

Also spelled Ines, this soft and pretty moniker is the one Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively chose for their daughter. It means “pure” and “chaste,” and has both Portuguese and Spanish roots.

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40. Maya

Maya is a name of both Greek and Hindi origins and meanings of “good mother” and “dream,” respectively.

41. Rosa

This classic name is popular throughout the Spanish speaking world and has a straightforward meaning of “rose.”

Beautiful Spanish Names for Girls

42. Lorena

This Spanish variation of Lorraine was actually one of the top 1,000 most popular girls’ names for a staggering 130 years (but dropped off the list in 2011). Seems like it’s overdue for a comeback.

43. Paloma

Spanish for “dove,” this name is often associated with peace. (No promises that she won’t keep you up at night, though.)

44. Marisol

Although this pretty name comes from a title of the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Solitude), it’s also associated with the Spanish words for "sea" and "sun"—mar y sol.

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45. Alejandra

Equal parts fierce and pretty with a meaning to match: “defender of womankind.”

46. Eliana

This elegant feminine name has Hebrew origins, ties to Greek mythology and meanings of “God has answered” and “sun,” respectively.

47. Esmeralda

This Spanish version of Emerald (pronounced ez-meh-RAHL-dah) is perfect for your little gem.

48. Viviana

Or Vivi for short. Just like it sounds, this one has a meaning of “alive” and “lively.”

49. Mercedes

Means “gracious gifts.” Pretty perfect for your little bundle, no?

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50. Ysabel

Pronounced EE-sa-bel. This energetic and melodic moniker means “consecrated by God.”



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