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Spanish Names
For Gorgeous Girls



There are some very pretty Spanish names for girls with lovely meanings and the little babies - more often than not dark-haired and dark-eyed - look so appealing!

They have hardly left the hospital before their ears are pierced but, I must say, the result is charming and it is certainly easy to differentiate the baby girls from the baby boys!

Many frequently-used girls names are in some way connected with the Virgin Mary. For example, Consuelo and Concepci n.

Consuelo means consolation and is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Se ora del Consuelo, meaning Our Lady of Consolation.

The other of the Spanish names, Concepci n, is given in reference to the Immaculate Conception of Mary.

Anyway, below is a list - though by no means an extensive one - of Spanish baby names for girls, along with their meanings.

I hope you have fun looking through it and manage to find some Spanish names that you like.

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SPANISH NAMES A - B

ADALIA ............. noble
ALBA ............... dawn
ALEGR A ............ cheerful, joyful
ALEJANDRA .......... help or defend
ALICIA ............. noble, kind
AMANDA ............. lovable
AMPARO ............. protectress
NGELA ............. heavenly messenger
ANTONIA ............ flower
BEATRIZ ............ blessed traveller
BELINDA ............ pretty
BENIGNA ............ kind, friendly
BENITA ............. blessed
BERTA .............. bright, famous
BIENVENIDA ......... welcome
BLANCA ............. white, fair

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SPANISH NAMES B - D CARIDAD ............ charitable
CARMELA ............ garden
CARMEN ............. song
CELESTINA .......... heavenly
CLARA .............. clear, bright, famous
CLEMENTINA ......... merciful, gentle
CONCEPCI N ......... conception
CONSTANZA .......... constant
CONSUELA ........... consolation
CRUZ ............... Cross of the Crucifixion
D BORA ............. bee
DELFINA ............ dolphin
DIANA .............. heavenly, divine
DOLORES ............ sorrows
DOROTEA ............ gift of God

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SPANISH NAMES E - H

ELENA .............. torch, moon
ELIGIA ............. chosen one
ELVIRA ............. all true
ENCARNACI N ........ Incarnation
ESMERALDA .......... emerald
ESPERANZA .......... hope
ESTRELLA ........... star
EVA ................ live, breath
FELICIANA .......... lucky, successful
FELICIDAD .......... happy, lucky
FORTUNATA .......... fortunate, blessed, happy
GLORIA ............. glory
GRACIA ............. grace
HILARIA ............ cheerful

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SPANISH NAMES I - M

INMACULADA ......... Immaculate
ISABEL ............. consecrated to God
JACINTA ............ hyacinth
JOSEFINA ........... she shall add
JUANITA ............ God s gracious gift
LETIZIA ............ joy, happiness
LOLITA ............. sorrowful
LUC A .............. light
LUZ ................ light
MAITE .............. lovable
MANUELA ............ God is with us
MARGARITA .......... pearl
MARTA .............. lady, mistress of the house
MATILDE ............ strength
MERCEDES ........... merciful
MILAGROS ........... miraculous

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SPANISH NAMES N - P

NATALIA ............ Christmas Day
NEREIDA ............ sea nymph
NIEVES ............. snows
NOELIA ............. Christmas Day
NOEMI .............. pleasantness
PACIFICA ........... peacemaker
PALOMA ............. dove
PAOLA .............. humble
PATRICIA ........... noble
PERLA .............. pearl
PERPETUA ........... everlasting
PIEDAD ............. mercy
PILAR .............. pillar, column
RAFAELA ............ divine healer

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SPANISH NAMES R - S

RAMONA ............. wise protectress
RAQUEL ............. feminine
REINA .............. queen
RENATA ............. born again
ROBERTA ............ famous
ROC O .............. dew
ROSA ............... rose
ROSALINDA .......... fair rose
ROSARIO ............ rosary
ROXANA ............. dawn
SARA ............... lady, princess
SILVIA ............. wood, forest
SOF A .............. wise
SOLEDAD ............ solitary
SONIA .............. wise
SUSANA ............. lily or rose

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SPANISH NAMES T onwards

TEODORA ............ gift of God
TERESA ............. summer harvest
TRINIDAD ........... Trinity
URSULA ............. little bear
VICTORIA ........... victor
VIRGINIA ........... maid, virgin
VIVIANA ............ lively

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As you can see, several of the Spanish names above have biblical origins. In fact, until fairly recently, if parents wanted their child to be baptized with non-biblical Spanish names, permission had to be granted from the Roman Catholic authorities.

Of course, Mar a is the best-known of the Spanish names for girls, but its original meaning is not certain. There are various theories, which include star of the sea and wished-for child. And the name Mar a is often doubled up with another, for example Mar a Jos and Mar a Teresa.

Anyway, I hope you have found some Spanish names for girls that appeal to you.


If you wish to see a list of Spanish names for boys, please click here.

For the introduction to Spanish names and their origins, please click here.

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