Spanish Girl Names

By Rob Simpson

Spanish Girl Names and their Meanings

Whether you are looking to give your daughter a Spanish name, or you are just interested in the meaning of the name of a Spanish girl you, like this list, covers some of the most popular Spanish names and their meanings.

A little bit about Spain. 

Spain, officially The Kingdom of Spain, is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe and it is the second largest country in Europe.

The Spanish language, along with French and Italian, is considered as one of the most romantic languages in the world and it is also the second most widely spoken language.

Some people believe that someone’s personality is reflected in their name, and what better name to give your daughter than a Spanish one, as Spanish women are often seen as strong-willed, proud, and beautiful.

Toddler age girl sitting with her smiling mother.

Spanish Girl Names and Meanings

Name

Meaning

Adriana 

Feminine form of the name Adrian derived from the name Hadrian, which in Latin meant “from Hadria.”

Alba

This name is derived from the distinct Latin and Germanic names Alba, however, alba means “dawn” in Italian, therefore, the most likely origin of this name.

Alejandra

 Spanish form of the name Alexandra which is the feminine form of the name Alexander. Alexander is the Latinized form of the Greek name Alexandros, which meant “defending men” or “defender of men.”

  • Sandra is a short form of the name Alessandra, which also comes from the name Alexandra.

Ana 

This name is derived from the Hebrew name Channah, meaning “favor, grace.”

Ariadna 

This name is the Spanish form of the name Ariadne, which is composed of the Greek elements ari, meaning “most” and adne, meaning “holy,” giving this name the meaning “most holy.”

Blanca

Spanish form of the name Blanche, which was a medieval French nickname meaning “white, fair.”

Candela 

A short form of the name Candelaria, which means “Candlemas” in Spanish, this name was derived from the Spanish word candela, meaning “candle.”

Carla 

Feminine form of the name Carlos, which is the Spanish and Portuguese form of the name Charles. This name comes from the Germanic name Karl, which was derived from a Germanic word that meant “man.”

  • Carolina – Feminine form of the name Carolus, which is the Latin form of the name Charles.

Carmen 

Medieval Spanish form of the name Carmel, influenced by the Latin word carmen, meaning “song.”

Clara 

Feminine form of the Late Latin name Clarus, which meant “clear, bright, famous.”

Claudia 

Feminine form of the Latin name Claudius, which was possibly derived from the Latin word claudus, meaning “lame, crippled.”

Daniela 

Feminine form of the name Daniel, which comes from the Hebrew name Daniyyel, meaning “God is my judge.”

Diana 

This name was most likely derived from an old Indo-European root meaning “heavenly, divine.”

Elena 

Is a form of the name Helen, which is the English form of the Greek name Helene. This name either comes from the Greek word helene, meaning “torch” or “corposant,” or from a completely different Greek word, selene, meaning “moon.”

  • Helena is the Latinate form of the name Helen.

Elsa 

A short form of the name Elisabeth. This name is derived from the Greek name Elisabet, which was derived from the Hebrew name Elisheva, meaning “my God is an oath.”

Emma 

This name was originally used as a short form for of Germanic names that began with the element ermen, meaning “whole, universal.”

Gabriela 

Feminine form of the name Gabriel, which is derived from the Hebrew name Gavri’el, meaning “God is my strength.”

Inés 

Spanish form of the name Agnes, which is the Latinized form of the Greek name Hagne. Derived from the Greek word hagnos, this name means “chaste.”

Irene 

This name was derived from the Greek name Eirene, which was derived from a word meaning “peace.”

Iris

This name simply means Rainbow in Greek.

Joana 

A Portuguese and Catalan form of the name Joanna. This name was ultimately derived from the Greek name Iohanna, which is the feminine form of the Greek name Iohannes, which itself was derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning “Yahweh is gracious” or “God is gracious.”

Julia 

Feminine form of the Roman family name Julius, which was possibly derived from the Greek word ioulos, meaning “down-bearded youth.”

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, from this comes the name Laurus and with it, it’s feminine counterpart, Laura. This name means “Victorious.”

Lilia

Spanish form of the name Lily, this name originated from the name of the Lily flower, which is a symbol of purity. The word Lily was ultimately derived from the Latin word lilium.

Luisa

Feminine form of the name Luis, which is the Spanish form of the name Louis. The name Louis was ultimately derived from the name Ludwig, which was composed of the Germanic elements hlud, meaning “famous” and wig, meaning “war, battle.”

Luz

This name means “light” in Spanish.

Maria 

Latin form of the Greek name Maria, which originally comes from the Hebrew name Miryam. This name most likely means “sea of bitterness” or “rebelliousness,” however it is also possible that this name was derived from the Egyptian word mry, meaning “beloved.”

Marisol

Most likely a combination of the names Maria and Sol or Soledad. Possibly derived from the similar-sounding Spanish words mar y sol, meaning “sea and sun.”

Noemí

Italian form of the name Naomi, which was derived from the Hebrew name Na’omi, meaning “pleasantness.”

Paloma ­

This name means “dove, pigeon” in Spanish.

Paola 

Feminine form of the name Paul, which was derived from the Roman family name Paulus, meaning “small” or “humble.”

Pía

Feminine form of the Late Latin name Pius, which meant “pious, dutiful.”

Raquel 

Spanish form of the name Rachel, derived from the Hebrew name Rachel, meaning “ewe.”

Rocío 

This name means “dew” in Spanish.

Sara 

This name is a form of the name Sarah, which in Hebrew meant “lady, princess, noblewoman.”

Sofía

Spanish form of the name Sophia, which means “wisdom” in Greek.

Teresa

Cognate of the name Theresa, the meaning of this name is uncertain, however, it is most likely derived from either the Greek words theros, meaning “summer” or therizo, meaning “to harvest.”

Verónica

Spanish form of the name Veronica, which is derived from the name Berenice. The name Berenice is the Latinized form of the name Berenike, which was the Macedonian form of the Greek name Pherenike, meaning “bringing victory.”

Victória

Spanish form of the name Victoria, which means “victory” in Latin.

Most common Spanish Girl Names.

The most common names from this list are
Adriana, Alba, Carmen, Daniela and my personal favorite, Noemí.

You may notice that some of these names also common with Portuguese and Italian girls.

Conclusion

And there we have it, whether you were looking for a name for your daughter, or just wanted to know the meaning of the name of a Spanish girl you know, we hope this list helped you.

If you didn’t find the name you were looking for, or are interested in similar sounding names, you should definitely check out our list of Portuguese girl’s names.

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