Austrian Girl Names

By Rob Simpson

Have you got a baby girl on the way and are looking to give her an Austrian name? Or are you just trying to find out more about the name of the Austrian girl you’re interested in? Either way, you’ve come to the right place.

What I love about Austria

Whether it’s the beautiful landscapes, delicious food, or mesmerizing architecture one thing is for certain, Austria is one of the most captivating countries in the world.

Known as the inventors of the Schnitzel, Austria is a country with delicious cuisine and are highly praised for their desserts. However, the sweetest thing about Austria might be their Women, as they are most commonly described as sweet, honest and down to earth.

It’s a common belief that a person’s name reflects their personality, if you want to know more about Austrian girl names and their meanings, check out this list.

Austrian Girl Names and their Meanings

Name

Meaning

Anita

A diminutive form of the Spanish name Ana, which ultimately comes from the Hebrew name Hannah, Anita means “Grace” or “Favor.”

Anja

Derived from the Russian name Anya, which itself is a diminutive form of the name Anna. Similar to the name Anita, Anja means “Gracious” or “Favored.”

Bettina

Derived as a diminutive form of the name Elizabeth, Bettina means “my oath to God.”

Brigitta  

German, Dutch and Hungarian version of the English name Bridget, the name Brigitta means Exalted.

Christina

Christina is quite a universal name, with a few different spellings in each culture, but ultimately the same meaning. A Christian person, a follower of Christ.

Claudia

The feminine form of the Roman family name Claudius, which potentially comes from the Latin word claudus, meaning crippled or lame. This name of mysterious origin has many different variations in different cultures.

Emilia

Derived from a feminine form of the Latin Aemilius, it is believed that this name comes from the Latin word aemulus, which means rival.

Emma

A shortened form of some Germanic names that began with the word ermen, meaning whole. Emma was also the name of an Austrian 11th century Saint, sometimes referred to as Hemma.

Iris

Originating from the Greek goddess Iris, this name means Rainbow. In modern times this name more commonly refers to either the iris flower or the colored part of an eye.

Jana

The female form of the name Jan. The name Jana also has several different forms and spellings and is most commonly found in Slavic countries.

Julia

A name common around the world, Julia is most likely a name of Latin origin as the feminine form of Julius. It is also possible that this name is a variation of the Greek name Ioulos.

Karina

This name is often used as a different spelling of the name Carina, which means “beloved one.”

Katharina

Derived from the Ancient Greek name Aikaterine, whose roots are unknown. It could have been derived from the name of the Greek goddess Hecate or possibly from a different Greek name, Hekaterine. However, it is now most commonly associated with the Greek word “Katharos” meaning pure.

Laura

The well-known circular wreath worn in Ancient Rome, as a symbol of glory and honor, were made from the leaves of laurel trees, thus creating the name Laurus and with that it’s feminine counterpart, Laura. This name has the meaning “Victorious.”

Lena

This name comes from many different cultures and languages and has many different spellings. It is believed to be derived from the names Alina and Helena. In Greek it means Sunlight, and in Arabic, it means generous or kind.

Magdalena

A name with a biblical backstory. Mary Magdalene of the New Testament, named after the village she was from, Magdala. This name in Hebrew means “tower.”

Marta

Derived from the Aramaic Martâ, the meaning is a simple yet elegant one. Marta means lady.

Nina

This name may have originated as a short form of names that end with “nina” or possibly a feminine version of the Greek name Ninos, which is possibly derived from the name of an ancient city named Nineveh.

Petra

From the Greek word Petros, meaning stone, comes the name Peter, and from it, it’s feminine form Petra.

Sabrina

A variation of the Welsh “Habren.” Sabrina was the name of a princess drowned in the lake Severn, which was supposedly named after her, but in all likelihood, the name Sabrina was derived from the name Severn instead.

Stefanie

A variant of Stephanie, which is the female form of Stephen. This name comes from the Greek name Stephanos, meaning crown.

Sarah

In the Old Testament, Sarah is the name of Abraham’s wife. In Hebrew, this name means “Lady, Noblewoman, Princess.”

Theresa

A variant of the Spanish name Teresa, the meaning of this name is unknown for certain. The origin of this name possibly comes from some Greek words. Either theros, meaning summer, therizo, meaning harvest or the name of the Greek island Theresia.

Victoria

The feminine form of the Roman name Victorius, the name Victoria means victory.

Cute little baby girl playing with her mother in a living room.

The most common Austrian girl names.

Some of the more common given names for Austrian girls are;
Jana, Julia, Laura, Lena and Sarah. These are quite universal names and are also very common in other countries such as Germany.

My favorite name from the list would have to be Emma because of its history as the name of the Austrian Saint, Emma of Gurk.

Looking for more suggestions?

Whether you are looking for a cute name for the baby girl that's on the way, or whether you are trying to impress your Austrian lady by figuring out what her name means, we have got you covered.

If you didn't find the name you are looking for, perhaps you can find it in our Swiss or German girl name articles, they are similar sounding after all!

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