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50 Popular Spanish Names For Girls In Spain & The US

Updated on 10 May 2022 • 5 minute read

 

Trending Spanish Baby Girl Names In The US

Here are the most popular names of Spanish origin in the United States in 2020: (Note: SSA or Social Security Administration is yet to release a list of popular names for 2021.) (2)

 

Alejandra

  • Meaning: Mankind’s defender
  • Origin: Greek, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: AH-LEH-HAN-DRA
  • Variations: Alexandra, Alexandria
  • Description: 546 baby girls were named Alejandra in 2020. (3)

 

Amelia

  • Meaning: Work
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: AH-MEL-YA
  • Variations: English version of Amalia, Emilia
  • Description: 12,704 baby girls were named Amelia in 2020. (3)

 

Amora

  • Meaning: Love
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: AH-MO-RA 
  • Variations: Amor
  • Description: 846 baby girls were named Amora in 2020. (2)

 

Camila

  • Meaning: Young, religious attendant
  • Origin: Ancient Roman
  • Pronunciation: KAH-MI-LA
  • Variations: Camilla
  • Description: 8,096 baby girls were named Camila in 2020. (2)

 

Catalina

  • Meaning: Pure
  • Origin: Irish, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: KAH-TA-LI-NA
  • Variations: Catherine, Caitline, Katherine
  • Description: 1,584 baby girls were named Catalina in 2020. (2)

 

Dulce

  • Meaning: Sweet
  • Origin: Latin, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Pronunciation: DOOL-SEH
  • Description: 369 baby girls were named Dulce in 2020. (3)

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Elena

  • Meaning: Bright, shining light
  • Origin: German, Greek, Italian, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: EH-LEH-NA
  • Variations: Helen, Helene
  • Description: 3,904 baby girls were named Elena in 2020. (2)

 

Esmeralda

  • Meaning: Emerald
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: EHS-MEH-RAL-DA
  • Variations: Emerald
  • Description: 779 baby girls were named Esmeralda in 2020. (3)

 

Guadalupe

  • Meaning: Wolf’s river
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: GWA-DA-LOO-PEH

 

Isabella

  • Meaning: God is my oath
  • Origin: Hebrew, Italian, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: EE-SAH-BE-LA
  • Variations: Elisheba, Isabela, Isabel, Isabelle, Izabella, Elizabeth
  • Description: 12,066 baby girls were named Isabella in 2020. (3)

 

Juana

  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Origin: Hebrew, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: HWA-NAH
  • Variations: Juanita
  • Description: 221 baby girls were named Juana in 2002. (3)

 

Laura

  • Meaning: Hispanic name that signifies victory and strength
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: LAH-U-RAH, LO-RAH
  • Variations: Lara, Lora
  • Description: 860 baby girls were named Laura in 2020. (3)

 

Lola

  • Meaning: Sorrow, Our Lady Of Sorrows
  • Origin: Spanish, Roman
  • Pronunciation: LOH-LAH
  • Variations: Dolores, Lolita
  • Description: 1,248 baby girls were named Lola in 2020. (3)

 

Lucia

  • Meaning: Light
  • Origin: Italian, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: LOO-SEE-YA
  • Variations: Luciana
  • Description: 1,724 baby girls were named Lucia in 2020. (3)

 

Luna

  • Meaning: Moon
  • Origin: Latin, Spanish, Italian
  • Pronunciation: LOO-NA
  • Variations: Moon
  • Description: 7,770 baby girls were named Luna in 2020. (2)

 

Maria

  • Meaning: Beloved, bitter, of the sea, rebellious
  • Origin: Latin, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: MAH-RI-AH
  • Variations: Maia, Mariah, Mariana, Marianna, Marina, Mary, Mia
  • Description: 2,460 baby girls were named Maria in 2020. (3)

 

Maya

  • Meaning: Great, larger (Latin), illusion (Sanskrit)
  • Origin: Latin, Sanskrit
  • Pronunciation: MAH-YAH
  • Variations: Maia, May, Mya, Myla, Myra
  • Description: 3,696 baby girls were named Maya in 2020. (3)

 

Natalia

  • Meaning: Christmas day
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: NA-TAL-YA
  • Variations: Nataly, Natalie, Nathalia, Nathalie
  • Description: 3,059 baby girls were named Natalia in 2020. (3)

 

Olivia

  • Meaning: Olive, olive tree
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: OH-LEE-VYA
  • Description: Olivia was the number one popular girl name in 2019 and 2020. (3)

 

Paloma

  • Meaning: Dove
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: PAH-LO-MA
  • Description: 271 baby girls were named Paloma in 2020. (3)

 

Paula

  • Meaning: Small
  • Origin: Portuguese
  • Pronunciation: PA-U-LA, POH-LA
  • Variations: Paola
  • Description: 329 baby girls were named Paula in 2020. (3)

 

Sofia

  • Meaning: Wisdom
  • Origin: Greek, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: SOH-FEE-AH
  • Variations: Sophia, Sophie, Sofiya, Sofeya
  • Description: Sofia was the top 17 most popular girl name in 2018, 2019, and 2020. (3)

 

Rosa

  • Meaning: Rose
  • Origin: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: ROH-SAH 
  • Variations: Rose
  • Description: 450 baby girls were named Rosa in 2020. (3)

 

Valentina

  • Meaning: Healthy and strong
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: VAH-LEN-TEE-NA
  • Variations: Valentine, Valentino, Valeria
  • Description: 3,331 baby girls were named Valentina in 2020. (3)

 

Victoria

  • Meaning: Victory
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: VIK-TOR-YA
  • Variations: Victor, Viktoria
  • Description: 5,249 baby girls were named Victoria in 2020. (3)

 

Ximena

  • Meaning: One who hears
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: SEE-MEH-NA
  • Description: Popular in Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico. 2,018 baby girls were named Ximena in 2020. (3)

 

What Is A Good Spanish Girl Name?

Here are the trending baby girl names in Spanish-speaking countries: (1)

 

Adassa

  • Meaning: Love
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: AH-DAH-SSA
  • Variations: Hadassa
  • Description: Adassa is a common Canarian girl name. (1)

 

Amira

  • Meaning: Princess
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Pronunciation: AH-MEER-AH
  • Variations: Ameera, Amyra
  • Description: Amira is a common girl name in the Ceuta and Melilla region of Spain. (1)

 

Ane

  • Meaning: Grace
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: AH-NE
  • Variations: Ana, Hannah
  • Description: Ane is a common girl name in Basque in Northern Spain. (1)

 

Carla

  • Meaning: The free one
  • Origin: German
  • Pronunciation: KAHR-LA
  • Variations: Karla
  • Description: Carla is a trending little girl name in Catalonia, Eastern Spain. (1)

 

Julia

  • Meaning: Youthful
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: JOO-LEE-UH, HUL-YA
  • Variations: Juliana
  • Description: Julia is a trending girl name in Catalonia, Eastern Spain. (1)

 

Lina

  • Meaning: Strong
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: LEE-NA
  • Variations: Carolina
  • Description: Lina is a popular girl name in the Ceuta and Melilla region of Spain. (1)

 

Malak

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Pronunciation: MAH-LAAK
  • Description: Malak is a popular girl name in the Ceuta and Melilla region of Spain. (1)

 

Martina

  • Meaning: Warlike
  • Origin: Latin, Spanish
  • Pronunciation: MAR-TI-NA
  • Description: Martina is a trending girl name in Catalonia, Eastern Spain. (1)

 

Nora

  • Meaning: Honor
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: NO-RA
  • Variations: Nickname for Honora
  • Description: Nora is a popular girl name in Basque, Northern Spain. (1)

 

Salma

  • Meaning: Safety, well-being
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Pronunciation: SAL-MA
  • Variations: Salman
  • Description: Salma is a common girl name in the Ceuta and Melilla region of Spain. (1)

 

Sara

  • Meaning: Princess
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: SAH-RAH
  • Variations: Sarah, Sarita, Sarra
  • Description: Sara is a popular girl name in the Ceuta and Melilla region of Spain. (1)

 

What Are Rare Spanish Names?

Here are some rare Spanish names for girls that are yet to gain popularity in the US.

 

Chaxiraxi

  • Meaning: Heavens, sky
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: CHAK-SI-RAK-SI
  • Variations: Chaxi, Chaxita
  • Description: Chaxiraxi is a popular Canarian girl name. (1)

 

Guacimara

  • Meaning: Strong, powerful, able
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: GWA-SI-MA-RA
  • Description: Guacimara is a popular girl name in the Canary Islands archipelago of Spain. (1)

 

Idaira

  • Meaning: Guanche princess – Guanche are indigenous people of the Canary Islands
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: EE-DA-EE-RA
  • Description: Idaira is a trending Canarian girl name. (1)

 

Iria

  • Meaning: Colorful, rainbow, peace
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: I-RI-A
  • Description: Iria is a popular girl name in Galicia. (1)

 

Itziar

  • Meaning: Ancient stone
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: IT-SI-AR
  • Description: Itziar is a common girl name in Basque, Northern Spain. Basque is the home of an ancient shrine to the Virgin Mary. (1)

 

What Is A Cool Spanish Name?

Here are some cool-sounding names for your baby girl:

 

Daniela

  • Meaning: God is my judge
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: DAN-YE-LA
  • Variations: Daniella, Danielle
  • Description: 1,275 baby girls were named Daniela in 2020. (3)

 

Eva

  • Meaning: Life
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Pronunciation: EH-VAH
  • Variations: Eve, Ieva, Evita
  • Description: 2,826 baby girls were named Eva in 2020. (3)

 

Gabriela

  • Meaning: God is my strength
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: GAB-RI-YE-LA
  • Variations: Gabriella, Gabrielle, Galilea
  • Description: 957 baby girls were named Gabriela in 2020. (3)

 

Gloria

  • Meaning: Honor, immortal glory, glory, praise
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: GLOR-YA
  • Variations: Glory
  • Description: 502 baby girls were named Gloria in 2020. (3)

 

June

  • Meaning: Young
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: JOON, HU-NE
  • Description: June is a popular girl name in Basque, Northern Spain. (1)

 

Ramona

  • Meaning: Wise protector
  • Origin: Spanish, Old German
  • Pronunciation: RAH-MO-NAH
  • Variations: Ramon
  • Description: 331 baby girls were named Ramona in 2020. (3)

 

Regina

  • Meaning: Queen
  • Origin: Latin, Italian, Roman
  • Pronunciation: REH-HEE-NA, REH-JEE-NA
  • Variations: Regine, Reina
  • Description: 703 baby girls were named Ramona in 2020. (3)

 

What Spanish Name Means Beautiful?

Here are some beautiful Spanish names for your beautiful little girl:

 

Mirabella

  • Meaning: Beautiful, of wondrous beauty
  • Origin: Latin
  • Pronunciation: MEE-RAH-BE-LA
  • Variations: Mirabel, Mirabela, Marabel, Maribella

 

Hermosa

  • Meaning: Beautiful
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Pronunciation: ER-MO-SA

 

Linda

  • Meaning: Beautiful, pretty, cute (Spanish, Portuguese), clean (Italian)
  • Origin: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
  • Pronunciation: LIN-DA
  • Variations: Lia, Lianna, Lina
  • Description: 327 baby girls were named Linda in 2020. (3)

 

 

 

References:

(1) https://www.donquijote.org/spanish-language/names/

(2) https://www.names.org/lists/by-origin/spanish/

(3) https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/babyname.cgi

 

 

 

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