The Best Spanish Names for Girls with Meanings

Thinking about Spanish names for your baby girl? Whether you want to honor your Hispanic heritage or would simply love a unique first name for your little one, you’ll find several fitting options on this list of Spanish names for baby girls. Many are unique, some are cute or beautiful, and others have an old-fashioned flavor and may even have biblical origins.

Common and Popular Spanish Girl Names

These 10 names are among the top Spanish girl names in Latin America and North America:

1. Sofía. The Spanish form of Sophia means “wisdom” in Greek. It makes an ideal option for a little girl who is wise beyond her years.

2. Valentina. This is the feminine form of Valentine, which is derived from the Roman name Valentinus. It can mean “strong,” “vigorous,” or “healthy”—any of which are good name meanings for your baby girl.

3. Isabella. A medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, this name imparts a sense of prestige and confidence. It means “my God is an oath” in Hebrew. As the version Isabel, it was a common name among Spanish and Portuguese royalty.

4. Camila. This is the Spanish and Portuguese form of the English name Camilla, who was a legendary warrior in Virgil’s Aeneid.

5. Valeria. The female form of Valerius, this name means “strong,” as does the more popular Spanish girl’s name Valentina, which is second on this list. Several early saints bore this name.

6. Mariana. This Latina name has Roman origins as Marianus. Some also believe the name was created by combining the names Maria and Ana. A cute diminutive is Marianita.

7. Gabriela. This feminine form of Gabriel means “God is my strength” in Hebrew. Gabriel is an archangel appearing in both the Old and New Testaments.

8. Sara. This is the Spanish form of Sarah, which means “lady,” “princess,” or “noblewoman” in Hebrew. The biblical Sara’s original name was Sarai until God changed her name. Either spelling could make a unique name for your baby girl.

9. Daniela. In Hebrew, the male version of this name, Daniel, means “God is my judge.” The meaning of this biblical name may be strong, but the name itself sounds pretty and melodic.

10. María José. Compound names are very common in Spanish-speaking countries, and this combination is the most popular one for girls. It combines the names of Jesus’ parents, Mary and Joseph. Don’t think of this as a first name and a middle name, because compound names are read out together.


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Unique Spanish Baby Girl Names

Wondering what are some unique Spanish girl names? Here’s a list that can help you with that.

11. Alejandra. The Spanish form of Alexandra means “defender of mankind” in Greek. In Greek mythology it was another name for the goddess Hera, who was queen of all the gods as well as goddess of childbirth and marriage. This could be a very powerful choice for your baby girl.

12. Amalia. This Spanish female name is a Latinized version of the German name Amala, which could also be a good choice for your baby girl. The word amal means “work.”

13. América. This Spanish female form of the German male name Emmerich means “whole ruler.” The Spanish form is derived from the name of the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci, for whom the Americas were named. A popular American actress also bears this name. Why not choose this unique Spanish name with an A for you little daughter?

14. Antonia. The feminine form of Antonius, this name has Roman origins. It can mean either “priceless” or “flourishing.”

15. Aurelia. This Spanish name comes from the Roman surname Aurelius, borne by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. In Latin, the name means “golden,” the perfect choice for your golden girl.

16. Bárbara. Derived from the Greek word meaning “foreign,” this solid Hispanic baby girl name has stood the test of time.

17. Carmen. The medieval Spanish form of the name Carmel, which means “song,” was made famous by the nineteenth-century French opera of the same name.

18. Eliana. This is the Spanish version of the name Elaine, which is derived from a name with Greek origins that translates to “sun.” For a baby girl with a sunny disposition, this is a beautiful and meaningful name.

19. Fernanda. This classic Latina name is the Spanish feminine form of Ferdinand. The name can evoke adventure since in German it means “journey” and “brave.” It’s a unique name for a baby girl who will be full of curiosity.

20. Leandra. This Spanish female form of the male name Leander means “lion man” in Greek. So, we might presume this female version means “lion woman.” The name also appears in Greek mythology, which can be a great source for unique name ideas as well. Leandra (pronounced leh-AN-dra) sounds delightful and could be just the right choice for your little lioness.

21. Lucía. The meaning of this Latina name is derived from the Latin word for “light” and it was also the name of a saint. The name is derived from the male Latin name Lucius.

22. Maura. The Latin male form of this Spanish female name is Maurus and means Moorish, referring to the Moors who ruled Spain during the Middle Ages. Although that meaning may not resonate, it’s the beautiful melodic pronunciation of this name that makes it unique.

23. Narcisa. This is the female version of the name Narcissus, which is the name of the youth in Greek mythology who stared at his reflection in a lake for too long and was turned into the narcissus flower. Narcisa could be a unique baby name choice that’s linked to flowers.

24. Raquel. This is the Spanish and Portuguese version of the name Rachel, which means “ewe” in Hebrew. It’s a biblical name, and as Raquel it sounds more unusual than Rachel.

25. Renata. In Latin, as the male form Renatus, this Spanish name means “born again.” It could be a unique choice for your baby girl.

26. Xiomara. This is the Spanish form of the male name Guiomar, which derives from the German name Wigmar. The name Guiomar also appears in the King Arthur legend. But part of what makes this name (pronounced syo-MA-ra) unique is that it starts with an X—not many names do that!

27. Yolanda. Meaning “violet,” this flowery name is from the medieval French name Yolande.


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Cute and Pretty Spanish Girl Names

So, what is a cute Spanish name for a girl? Look at these options below, and you’re sure to find the cutest one for your little baby.

28. Abril. This is the Spanish and Catalan form of the name April, which is also the name of a spring month. In Latin it can also mean “to open,” possibly referring to the blooming of spring flowers. It’s the perfect name for a spring baby or a baby girl born in April.

29. Adela. From a German word meaning “noble,” this name is graceful, strong, and very pretty.

30. Alba. This Latina name is the female form of the name Albus, and in Spanish it means “dawn,” making it a very pretty name for a baby girl born just before sunrise.

31. Blanca. Derived from the French name Blanche, this bright name means “white” or “fair.”

32. Ana. This short, cute, and pretty name is the Spanish form of Anna. In the Bible, the name appears as Hannah. The variant names Ann and Anne are also very common in the United States.

33. Estrella. This is the Spanish version of the name Stella, which means “star.” Choose this name for when your little star is born.

34. Evita. This Spanish girl’s name is the diminutive of Eva after Eve of the biblical story in the Old Testament. It was also famously the nickname of Eva Perón, the former first lady of Argentina. You might recognize it from the musical or film based on her life.

35. Francisca. This is the Spanish equivalent of Francis in English. The name comes from the Franks, an ancient Germanic tribe, and the male variant means “Frenchman.”

36. Inés. This is the Spanish version of Agnes, which means “chaste” in Greek. There’s also a saint with this name.

37. Juana. This is the Spanish version of the name Joanna, which derives from the male name John. A famous queen of Castile bore this name in the 16th century. The cute diminutive of this name is Juanita.

38. Julia. This is the Spanish form of the male name Julius, which is likely derived from the Roman god Jupiter. Notable Romans bore this name such as Julia Augusta, wife of Emperor Augustus.

39. Ligia. This Spanish name comes from the Greek word that means “clear-voiced” or “shrill” as it was the name of one of the Sirens in the Odyssey. It might make a cute name for a baby girl who arrives bursting with voice.

40. Luisa. This is the feminine form of the Spanish male name Luis, which has French and Latin origins. A cute diminutive is Luisita.

41. Luz. This short and cute name means “light” in Spanish. It’s also a title used for the Virgin Mary as “our lady of light.”

42. Marcia. This is the Spanish feminine form of the Latin male names Marcus and Marcius, which were most likely derived from the Roman god of war, Mars.

43. Marta. With Aramaic origins, this name means “the lady” or “the mistress.” It’s also a name with biblical ties, as Martha is the sister of Lazarus.

44. Maya. In Hebrew, this name means “water,” but it can also be a reference to the Mayans of Latin America.

45. Mía. This is the Spanish version of Mia, with the accent mark being the only difference. The name is also a diminutive for the name Maria.

46. Paz. This Latina name means “peace” in Spanish and is also a title for the Virgin Mary. It makes a really cute name for a peaceful baby girl.

47. Rosa. A sweet-sounding name, it means “rose” and is just as classic as the fragrant flower. It originates from the Germanic female name Roza.

Beautiful Spanish Girl Names

What are the prettiest Spanish names? If you’re looking for a women’s name with a pretty or beautiful ring to it, here are some options that are more than appealing for your little girl.

48. Ángela. This Latina name means “angel” and is derived from the name Angelus, the Greek form of which means “messenger.” Ángelica is a lovely diminutive you could use as well.

49. Carolina. The feminine form of the male name Charles, which is derived from the Latin Carolus. The original German name Carolus means either “man” or “warrior.”

50. Cristina. This name is the feminine form of the male name Christian. Christina was also the name of a saint, and was the name of a Swedish queen who abdicated her throne and converted to Roman Catholicism.

51. Esmeralda. In Spanish this name means “emerald,” which is a really beautiful meaning. If your baby is born in the month of May, consider naming her Esmeralda, since the emerald is that month’s birth stone.

52. Estefanía. This is the Spanish form of Stephanie, which derives from the male name Stephen, a saint in the New Testament who is considered to be the first Christian martyr.

53. Felicidad. In Spanish, this beautiful and melodic name means “happiness,” so it’s ideal for a very happy baby girl.

54. Manuela. This Spanish form of the male name Manuel stems from the Hebrew name Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” What a beautiful meaning for a baby girl!

55. Marcela. As the feminized version of the male Latin name Marcellus or Marcus, name may be linked to the Roman god of war, Mars.

56. Micaela. This is the feminine form of the male name Michael, which in Hebrew means “Who is like God?” Michael is also one of the archangels in the Bible.

57. Olivia. This name is either based on the female name Oliva or the male name Oliver. It appears in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. A lover of literature may love this Spanish name for a baby girl.

58. Palmira. This is the feminine form of the male name Palmiro, which means “pilgrim” and “palm tree.” This name was traditionally given to children born on Palm Sunday, but could be a lovely choice for your little girl no matter when she is born.

59. Paloma. From the Spanish word meaning “dove,” this elegant name evokes peace and serenity.

60. Patricia. This is the feminine form of the male name Patrick, which is derived from the Latin name Patricius, which means “noble one.”

61. Paulina. From the male name Paulino, which is derived from the Latin form of Paul, this was the name of a saint who was a wealthy nobleman before giving it all up for his religion. Other variants of this beautiful Spanish girl’s name include Paola and Paula.

62. Rafaela. This is both the Spanish and Portuguese female version of the name Raphael, which means “God heals” in Hebrew. Raphael also appears in the Bible as an archangel.

63. Ramona. This is the feminine form of Ramón, which derives from Raymond, a name of Germanic and Norman origins meaning “advice” and “protector.” A saint by this name was the saint of midwives and expectant mothers, making it ideal for a newborn.

64. Reina. This beautiful Latina name simply means “queen” in Spanish. It’s derived from the Latin name Regina. It can also be spelled Reyna. How beautiful and simple is that?

65. Viviana. This beautiful Spanish girl’s name refers to a Roman saint from the 4th century. The name means “alive” in Latin.

Old-Fashioned and Biblical Spanish Girl Names

Thinking of choosing a classic Spanish girl’s name that’s stood the test of time? Here are some old-fashioned names, many of which have biblical roots.

66. Abigaíl. This Spanish form of Abigail comes from Hebrew and means “my father is joy.” The name appears in the Old Testament.

67. Ascensión. In Spanish this name means “ascension” and refers to the ascension of Jesus into heaven.

68. Asunción. In Spanish this name means assumption and refers to the Virgin Mary’s assumption into heaven.

69. Belén. This is the Spanish word for the biblical town of Bethlehem, which means “house of bread” in Hebrew.

70. Débora. This Spanish girl’s name comes from the Hebrew name Deborah, which means “bee.” In the Bible, Deborah was a heroine and prophetess who helped the Israelites.

71. Dolores. This Latina name means “sorrow” in Spanish and is another title for the Virgin Mary. It became a very popular name in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s. The name made a modern resurgence with the diminutive form Lola.

72. Dominga. This is the Spanish feminine form of Domingo, which comes from the Latin Dominicus, which means “of the Lord.” It’s also the word for Sunday in Spanish, and is often given to girls born on a Sunday.

73. Gloria. This name means glory and was used as a title for the Virgin Mary. The name is also popular in English- and Portuguese-speaking countries.

74. Guadalupe. This is another Spanish title for the Virgin Mary and it’s also the name of a famous basilica in Mexico. The name is derived from Arabic and most likely means “wolf valley.” The name can be also shortened to Lupe.

75. Itziar. This Spanish name is derived from the name of a Basque village that has a well-known shrine to the Virgin Mary. The name itself likely means “old stone.”

76. Jacinta. It’s the Spanish and Portuguese form of the name Hyacinthus, which means “hyacinth,” a beautiful spring flower.

77. Josefina. The feminine form of Joseph, this beautifully melodic name means “he will add” or “God will multiply.”

78. Leticia. The Spanish version of Letitia, this name means “joy” and “happiness.” What a great name for the baby girl born on one of the happiest days of your life.

79. María. This beautiful biblical name is thought to mean “sea of bitterness,” but many agree the actual meaning isn’t fully known. In Spain, it’s often part of a double name, e.g., María José (one of the 10 most popular Spanish baby girl names). Sometimes, boys even receive this name as a second name, e.g., José María. Check out these unisex names, if you’re considering a gender-neutral name.

80. Milagros. In Spanish this name means “miracles,” and it’s a title of the Virgin Mary. There’s no doubt about it: every life is a miracle!

81. Rosario. This means “rosary” in Spanish and refers to the Virgin Mary.

82. Teresa. This old-fashioned name is the Spanish form of Theresa, which is found in several languages. In Greek, it means “summer” or “to harvest.”

83. Verónica. From the Latin name Berenice, which means “true image,” the spelling of this biblical name has evolved. It was also the name of a saint.

84. Vicenta. This Spanish feminine form of the male name Vincent means “to conquer” in Latin. If you’d like your baby girl to conquer anything she sets her mind to, then choose this beautiful old-fashioned name.

85. Zoraida. Like the name Alba, which is also on this list, Zoraida means “dawn” or “enchanting” in Arabic. A saint who converted from Islam bore this name. And the name also appears in the Spanish novel Don Quixote.

The Bottom Line

There are many great Spanish baby names to consider, and we hope you’ve found just the right one on this list. But choosing names can be hard, we know, so if you haven’t yet found the perfect name, don’t lose heart. Take a look at our list of international baby names and our top 1,000 baby girl names for even more great ideas.

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