Popular Spanish Baby Girls Names for 2016
Beautiful babies need lovely, strong names, and there is no shortage of them in this list of top Spanish girls names. Take a look and see if you find a name you love for your baby girl.
- JadeĀ The number one name on the list brings to mind a greenish stone, and comes from the Spanish words āpiedra de ijadaā for that healing gemstone. Variations include Jayda, or Giada, the Italian version!
- Lola: Taken from the far less popular Dolores, Lola means sorrow or pain. In 2015, 1,443 parents in the United States chose it for their baby girls.
- Nina: Add a tilde over the second n and nina becomes the Spanish word for little girl. It was the 300th most popular name used by parents in 2015, according to the Social Security Administration.
- Savanna: Meaning wide open plain, Savannah is a good choice for a family of nature lovers.
- Fernanda: Hoping for a girl with an adventurous soul? Consider Fernanda, which stands for bold voyager.
- Anahi: Anahi means chaste and beautiful, and itās come into popularity with the rise of the popularĀ Mexican actress and singer of the same name. In 2015, 464 little Anahis were born in the United States.
- Itzel:Ā ItzelĀ comes from the Mayans, whose fertility and moon goddess was named Ix-Chel. Give this classic to your little ārainbow princess.ā
- Reyna: ThisĀ graceful name is a variation of the Spanish word for queen, reina. Both spellings are popular in the United States.
- Itzayana: Pronounced it-zay-an-ah, it means to watch over.
- Perla: The short and sweet name means pearl in both Spanish and Italian. In 2015, 441 parents in the United States named their babies Perla.
- Xiomara: Are you expecting to raise a girl with strong principles? Xiomara, pronounced soo-oh-MAH-rah, translates to “stands up for what is right.”
- Belen: Christians will love this choice, which refers to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Pronounced bay-LEN, it’sĀ strong but very pretty.
- Esperanza: Whatās not to love about the light and happy-sounding Esperanza? Not its meaning, which comes from the Spanish word for hope.
- Estrella: Of course every mama could think this name applies to their new baby, which is the Spanish word for star. Expect your little Estrella to shine brightly.
- Dulce: If you think the name DulceĀ sounds sweet, thatās because it is: it translates to sweet or candy.
- Paloma: ChooseĀ Paloma for the baby girl who brings peace and harmony into your life. Meaning dove, it was used by 302 families in the United States in 2015.
- Aliyana: It means beautiful, lovely, and precious. So it’s basically perfect for any baby girl!
- Luz: If you think your baby brings “light” to your life, this short but sweet choice might be ideal.
- Yesenia: Although it hasn’t been in the top 1000 names in the United States since 2012, Yesenia was fairly popular here in the early 2000s. In 2000,Ā nearly 1,300 parents chose the flowery name for their baby girl.
- Graciela: This gorgeous, elegant nameāa variant of graceāmeans sent from God.
- Cielo: Cielo translates to sky, and is thought of as a heavenly name.
- Mireya: Choose this one for the baby girl you never expected. It means miracle.
- Izzabella: Like Isabella, or Elizabeth, it means loyal to God.
- The āsolā refers to the sun, the beginning comes from Maria. Ā Itās the best of both worlds!
- Maricela: Do you love the name Maria but want something a little less common? This lovely name rolls off the tongue with ease.
Want to see different girls names? Check out the top 100 girls namesĀ and discover great Spanish (and more!)Ā girls names.
Katie Quirk Dunyon is a mom of two, a boy and a girl. She lives and writes in Seattle, WA.