15 Gorgeous Spanish Baby Names for Girls That Shouldn't Be Overlooked

Tanvier Peart | Jul 27, 2016 Pregnancy
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There are so many reasons to fall in love with everything about the Spanish language. Aside from wowing our socks off when spoken -- it really is that romantic -- it also provides so much inspiration, including in the baby name department! Think about it. How many Spanish baby names does one hear daily or weekly? Too few, we think, considering all of the stunning and timeless options that exist. Whether it's a nod to mom or dad's family heritage, inspired from a pop culture favorite, or timeless classic, there are tons of wonderful possible options for a mom's growing bean!

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Dying to find a baby name that is a little less common? Names from a foreign country can be a really appealing option. They're distinctive, often sound beautiful, and are sure to get some interested admirers. Spanish names are no exception. Or perhaps Spanish names just appeal to a love of the language. No matter what, these names might just inspire a few excited parents to plan their babymoon in a Spanish-speaking country. Should a soon-to-be mom or dad happen to be on the search for a few gems, we've got it covered. Here are some darling Spanish baby names for little girls that any parent will not want to overlook. We are obsessed with #11!

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  • AMADA

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    A baby name that's so good, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes used it twice. (Amada is the middle name of their first daughter, Esmeralda, and the first name of their second child.) Spanish for "loved," Amada is one of those cheery baby names that will keep you grinning for days. Amada. See, you smiled, right?

  • YSABEL

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    In Español, the letter "y" (it also doubles as the conjunction "and") sounds like eee -- which gives a fun update to the classic Isabel. Ysabel is a Spanish variant that scores some major wow points in the style department.

  • ROCIO

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    Rocío might remind you of the name Roxy -- or the awesome musical known as Chicago -- but actually means "dewdrops" in Spanish. Pronounced roh-SEE-oh, this baby name might leave you singing in the rain. 

  • MAR

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    Doesn't an excursion on the water sound heavenly right about now? Even if you don't have your own boat, you can still take a piece of the "sea" with you by naming your daughter Mar. So simple and pretty.

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  • ALMA

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    Spanish for "soul," Alma is a gorgeous baby name that will warm your spirit. Plus, it kinda sounds like you're saying "all my," like all my love I have for my child. 

  • CHELO

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    Although this baby name might conjure up images of a symphony, Chelo is all about the art of discussion and negotiation. Hailing from the Spanish Consuelo (consolation), Chelo has a bit of whimsy to it that makes it all the more enjoyable.

  • JADE

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    Looking for a baby name with a bit of mystique and wonder? If so, you've come to the right place. Jade is a priceless name idea that will only work to amplify your baby girl's natural beauty. Spanish for "stone of the side," you can't go wrong with this gemstone.

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  • LORENA

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    Fans of the name Lorraine will love Lorena. Aside from just rrrrolling off the tongue, this Spanish alternative is flawless and so delightful for a baby girl. Plus, you can have a little fun with it -- like saying, "Lorena, mi nena." (That's Spanish for Lorena, my baby or sweetheart.) See, that rhymes.

  • PALOMA

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    Not to be confused with a popular dish soap is Paloma. Spanish for "dove," this name is often associated with peace, which is all a mother needs to hear to move it right on up her short list. Peace is very important, especially in a home with small children.

  • SANTANA

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    Although Santana is common name for baby boys, its roots scream girl power. A fun play on "Santa Ana," Santana is thought to honor Saint Anne, the presumed mother of the Virgin Mary. Pretty holy, and pretty awesome.

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  • BRISA/BRISSA

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    Whether you want to use a single or double "s" in this baby name is up to you. Brisa, or Brissa (pronounced BREE-sə), is lighthearted and all about being laid-back. Seriously, how can you not like a name that's Spanish for "breezy"?

  • ELOISA

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    Did anyone else grow up reading the Eloise book series? She had wonderful adventures that whisked us away to everyday and unforgettable places. Should you happen to be a fan -- of the book series or just the name -- consider Eloisa. It's a Spanish variant that means "healthy," it will be a world-class baby name for your little girl.

  • LAIA

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    Hearing the name Laia might stir up images of a badass galactic princess fighting alongside her twin brother, but this baby name has roots in Castilian Spanish. A diminutive of Eulalia, Laia is all about "sweet-speaking" praise. 

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  • MERCEDES

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    When most of us hear the name Mercedes, it's only natural to think of a luxury brand that steps up your game in the swag department. But did you know that Mercedes also happens to be Spanish for "gracious gifts"? Sounds like a dreamy baby name and a thoughtful gift idea (maybe even a push present) to us!

  • MARISOL

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    Now here's a baby name that's full of cheer. Honoring "Mary of Solitude," or Maria de la Soledad, Marisol is a hybrid name (it joins Maria and Soledad) that's quite popular.

  • ARCELIA

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    Having a child is the greatest gift a person will ever have in this lifetime -- and boy does this baby name reflect that. Arcelia (pronounced ahr-SEH-lee-ə) is not only an alluring name idea, but it also means "treasure chest," which further reiterates the gold you strike when you become a parent.