Swiss Girl Names

By Rob Simpson

Swiss Girl Names and their Meanings

Whether you’re looking for a name for your daughter or are interested in knowing more about the name of a Swiss girl you know, this list covers some of the most common Swiss girl’s names and their meanings.

A little bit about Switzerland

An interesting fact about Switzerland is that the Swiss have created Velcro, cellophane, the potato peeler, the world-famous Swiss Army Knife and a huge number of other things. When it comes to innovativeness, the Swiss are world leaders.

Another well-known fact about Switzerland is their love for chocolate, being the highest chocolate consumers in the world at around 11kg of chocolate per year.

Swiss women are commonly described as educated, organized and punctual and I do realize that this makes it sound as though they are a bit robotic, however that is most definitely not the case. Swiss women are also said to be very active, lively and fond of the outdoors.

Toddler age girl sitting with her smiling mother.

Swiss Girl Names and Meanings

Name

Meaning

Alessia

 Italian feminine form of the name Alexis, which comes from the Greek name Alexis, meaning “helper” or “defender.”

Alina

Short form of the name Adelina or other names that end in alina.

Amelia

 A variant of the name Amalia, although sometimes confused as a variant of the name Emilia. The name Amalia was the Latinized form of the Germanic name Amala, which was a short form for names that began with the Germanic element amal, meaning “work.”

Anna 

A variant of the name Hannah, which comes from the Hebrew name Channah, meaning “favor, grace.”

Charlotte 

 French feminine diminutive form of the name Charles, which was derived from the Germanic name Karl, a name derived from a Germanic word which meant “man.” It is possible that this name was derived from a different Germanic word, hari, which meant “army, warrior.”

Clara 

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

  • Chiara – Italian form of the name Clara which is popular in Switzerland.

Elena

Cognate of the name Helen, which comes from the Greek name Helene, most likely derived from the Greek word helene, meaning “torch” or “corposant” or possibly derived from a different Greek word, selene, meaning “moon.”

Emilia

Feminine form of the name Emil, which comes from the Roman family name Aemilius, which was derived from the Latin word aemulus, meaning “rival.”

Emma 

Originally this name was used as a short form of Germanic names that began with the Germanic element ermen, which meant “whole” or “universal.”

Eva 

A latinate form of the name Eve, which comes from the Hebrew name Chawwah, derived from the Hebrew word chawwah, meaning “to breathe.”

Fiona

Feminine form of the name Fionn, which comes from the Irish word fionn, meaning “fair, white.”

Julia 

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

Lara 

Russian short form of the name Larisa, which was possibly derived from the name of the ancient city of Larisa in Thessaly, which meant “citadel.”

Lea 

Form of the name Leah, which comes from the Hebrew name Le’ah, most likely derived from the Hebrew word, le’ah, meaning “weary.”

Lena 

Short form of names that end in lena, such as Helena and Magdalena.

Leonie 

A feminine form of the Late Latin name Leonius, which comes from the Latin name Leo.

The name Leo was derived from the Latin word leo, which meant “lion.”

Luana

This name originates from the 1932 movie, “Birds of Paradise.”

Maria

This name was originally derived from the Hebrew name Miryam, there are two theories about the meaning of this name. One theory suggests that this name means “sea of bitterness” or “rebelliousness,” while another suggests that this name was derived from the Egyptian word mry, meaning “beloved.”

  - Mia – Scandinavian, Dutch and German diminutive of the name Maria.

Melina

 This name was possibly derived from the Greek word mel, which means “honey.”

Nina 

Short form for names that end in nina, such as Antonina or Giannina.

Noemi 

 Italian German and Czech form of the name Naomi, which comes from the Hebrew name Na’omi, meaning “pleasantness.”

Nora 

 Short form the names Honora or Eleanor.

Olivia 

This name was first used by William Shakespeare, the name Olivia is may have been based on the names Oliver or Oliva or possibly derived from the Latin word oliva, meaning “olive.”

Sara

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

Sofia

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

Valentina

Feminine form of the name Valentine, which was derived from the Roman cognomen Valentinus, which itself was derived from the name Valens, meaning “strong, vigorous, healthy.”

Victoria 

This name means “victory” in Latin.

Zoé

The name Zoé means “life” in Greek.

Most Common Swiss Girl Names

Some of the more common names from this list are

Amelia, Charlotte, Lea, Sara, and Sofia.

The most commonly spoken languages in Switzerland are German, French and Italian so you might notice some similarities between Swiss girl’s names and German, French or Italian girl’s names.

Conclusion

There you have it, we hope our list of Swiss girl’s names and their meanings helped you find what you were looking for.

If the name you were looking for wasn’t on this list or you’re interested in similar names, make sure to check out our list on French and German girl’s names and their meanings.

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