There are probably quite a few parents out there who have baby name regret. These are the parents who name their child something, and they think it is perfect, and they suddenly have buyer’s remorse. They either don’t think the name suits their baby when they meet them, or they hear a different name that they like better. These parents soon become mad that they didn’t think of that name first!
This usually happens with names from other countries, and it makes sense. No one would automatically think of one of these names because we don’t hear them too often. They will come across the name from a TV show, or in a book, and wish they had come across it earlier.
That is why there are lists like these. Lists that bring names from another part of the world for all to see. It is all about sharing and making sure gems are never hidden. Europe is home to beautiful food, people, music, art and baby names. Baby names from Europe will always have an exotic sound to them and can make anyone feel more sophisticated.
We have put together a list of 25 adorable and elegant baby girl names from Europe that needs to be shared with all the expectant moms out there.
We are starting this list off strong with the name Amerie, which just rolls off the tongue. The name comes from Germany and England, meaning “bravery and power.” That is a wonderful meaning for a strong little girl.
According to Nameberry.com, the name was not ranked as of 2017 when it came to popularity. This means that the name did not appear in the top 1,000. This also accounts for the Western world, so odds are the name is quite popular in Europe, but it hasn’t made its way over the ocean yet.
Bronwen is a name that comes to us from Wales and it means “white beast.” It is also not ranked when it comes to popularity, so it is the perfect name for parents who want a name that no one has ever heard before.
The name Bronwen is still quite popular in Wales, and it is a name that you will hear quite often. However, it has not yet made traction in the Western side of the world. In olden mythology from Wales, Bronwen was the daughter of the God of the Sea.
If you think the name Carlotta sounds like it comes from Italy, then you are right. The name Carlotta is a variation of the name Charlotte from Italy. The name Charlotte is becoming very mainstream so this may be the perfect alternative name for you.
The name means “free man.” Carlotta is not ranked when it comes to popularity, so it is sure to make your little girl stand out in a crowd. She will definitely not be a wallflower when she carries a powerful name like this.
The name Amoret just screams exotic and foreign and it is a beautiful name. The name has no official place of origin or meaning, and it is simply listed as a literary name.
The name was first seen in the literary work by Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene. The character who carries this name is one who represents married love. Any name that has a relationship with the world love can be anything but bad. Another alternative to this name is Amabel, an equally adorable and exotic-sounding name.
There are not many names that have an ‘X’ in it, so this name is bound to be unique. The name has roots from Greece, but it is widely used across Europe. The name means “most beautiful,” and that sounds like the perfect meaning for a little girl.
The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity in 2017, but it did rise 15% this week alone so it may be slowly crawling to an official spot on the list
The name Axel is quite common and popular for a little boy, but we have found a way to make it a perfect name for a little girl. We look to Europe. Axelle is the feminine form of the name Axel and it comes to us from France.
The name means “father of peace.” The name is also not ranked when it comes to popularity though it has risen 29% this week alone. If mom loves this name, she better grab it before it becomes the next hit name.
Callisto is another name that has roots in Greece but is widely used in Europe. It seems like Europeans take a lot of their name influence from old mythology. The name means “most beautiful,” so we understand the love for the name.
The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity either, and it is dropping more and more. The name is rooted in mythology from Greece, Callisto was a nymph who was turned into a bear by Hera after Zeus seduced her.
Aziza is another unique name that is sure to turn heads. The name is pronounced ah-ZEE-zah and it is from the origins of Africa. The name means “powerful and beloved.” The name Aziza is not ranked when it comes to popularity, but it did rise 3% this week alone.
Aziza is the feminine version of the male name Aziz. The most well-known male named Aziz is the actor Aziz Ansari who stars in Parks and Recreation. It is a great choice that is bound to start some conversations at the playground.
Caprice is a great name because it involves two countries from Europe. The name comes from the origins of France and Italy, meaning “impulsive change of mind.” So, it may not have the best meaning but if mom and dad don’t care about name meanings that much this may be the name for you.
The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity, and it dropped another 24% this week. This shows that this name is at no risk of suddenly becoming popular anytime soon.
I think we have come to the most perfect name on this list for a little girl. The name Fiorella comes from Italy and it means “little flower.” The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity, but it did rise 6% this week alone.
This is definitely going to be a name that has everyone wondering how you ever came up with it, and they may secretly start getting mad that they didn’t think of it first. You are bound to be the cool mom at the playground who gave her daughter a beautiful name.
Dasha is quite a dashing name if we do say so ourselves. The name comes from Russia and it is a variation of the name "Daria." The name means “kingly or the sea.” Although the name Dasha is not ranked when it comes to popularity, it did drop another 16% this week.
This name has been known to be considered a nice and energetic name and it is bound to grow with your child as they get older. No one will go wrong when choosing this name for their little one.
Flavia is another name that is rooted in Latin origin. It means “golden, blonde.” So, if you know that your little one is going to have pretty and perfect golden hair than this may be the best name for you.
The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity, much like most of the names on this list. It just proves that these names from Europe really are hidden gems in the US. The name Flavia is on the top 60 list in Italy for names for little girls.
Hilda is sometimes referred to as a ‘grandma name’ and that is because it is commonly seen being carried by the older generation. Well, they were little girls once and it is time that this name makes a comeback.
The name comes from Germany and means “battle woman.” It's perfect for any little girl who will grow up to do anything she puts her mind, too. The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity, and it has shown no movement this week in either direction.
If you are tired of the name Isabelle but want a similar sounding name, you can always go with Isa. The name is pronounced E-ZA and it is a cute and strong name for a little girl. The name comes from Germany and means “strong-willed.”
The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity in the Western world, but it did rise 3% this week alone. It may be some time before this name really makes it big over here, so mom and dad can still have a unique name for years to come.
Demetria is a beautiful and exotic name and it is bound to start some conversations on the playground. The name comes from Greece and it is a homage to the Goddess of Fertility. That may mean that you are guaranteed to have some grandchildren many years from now.
The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity, which is not surprising. It also dropped 1% this week alone, so it is also nowhere near a top spot. An adorable nickname for this name is also "Demi," which is well-loved already on this side of the world.
Fenna is a unique name that any little girl would be proud to have. The name comes from the Netherlands region and it means “peace.” The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity, but it did rise 2% this week alone.
Fenna is another name that is considered a ‘grandmother name’ but it is already making a comeback in the Netherlands, and it is only a matter of time until it makes its way over here. Since the name rhymes with the already popular name Jenna, we see it as exotic and familiar.
The name Gisele is one of the names on our list that is a bit more popular in North America. The name coming from Germany means “pledge/hostage.” The name is carried by one of the top model’s so it is well-known in the Western world.
This is also one of the few names that is ranked when it comes to popularity. In 2017, the name was ranked in at #271 when it comes to popularity. It also jumped 27% this week alone so it may be within the top 10 before we know it.
If Gisele is a little too popular for you, then you can always go with Griselda. The only problem with a lot of these name is that there may be some difficulty in pronouncing them. If mom and dad don’t mind correcting people than it is no problem. This name is pronounced gri-ZELD-da.
The name comes from Germany and it means “grey battle.” The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity either, and it dropped a whopping 19% this week alone.
Rosalia is a beautiful and elegant name that just rolls off the tongue of anyone who says it. It is much more unique than all the other average flower names that people love to give their daughters. The name is listed as coming from Spain and it is also considered a Latin ceremonial name.
The name has no other official meaning, and it was not ranked when it comes to popularity (which is surprising). This beautiful name dropped 31% this week alone.
This is an excellent and exotic choice for parents who want something different than the average name, Lisa. Lisette comes from France and it means “my God is a vow.” Perfect for those parents who want a religious or biblical reference in their child’s name.
The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity in the Western part of the world, but that may change once people see how sweet this name really is for a little girl.
Magdala is somewhat of a mystery of a name. That is because when I plug it into my name search engine, nothing really comes up. There is no place of origin or official meaning. It does tell me that the name is not ranked when it comes to popularity and that it dropped 30% this week.
It does tell me that this name comes from France and is a version of the name Magdalen. The name Magdalen means “woman from Magdala or high tower.” If you want a name that is full of mystery and charm than this may be the name for you.
Lourdes is a name that everyone knows and that is due to a famous singer who carries the same name. That may make a lot of parents love the name even more. The name has roots in Basque and it means “craggy slope.” The name is pronounced Lure-days.
The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity, but it did jump 5% this week alone so it may be working its way up to the top. This name is definitely unique and will help anyone stand out in a crowd.
Thanks to The Sound of Music, everyone knows this name and loves it. This name is considered a variation of the names Elise and Lisa. It is in the same name family but it is just a little bit different. The name comes from a region in Germany.
The name is considered a version of the name Elizabeth and it means “pledged to God.” The name is pronounced LEEZ-el. The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity and it did drop another 25% this week alone.
Yasmin is a beautiful name and it definitely sounds tropical and exotic. The name is of Persian origin and it means “Jasmin flower.” The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity. It did jump this week, but only 1% so there is no threat of this becoming a popular name anytime soon.
This name has always been popular in the Eastern part of the world, but it is only starting to make its presence known in the western world.
It may take a brave parent to give their little girl this name, but if they do they will not regret it. The name is the feminine form of the name Zephyr, which comes from Greece. The name means “west wind.” The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity and it dropped another 8% this week again.
The name is one that is sure to make people say ‘WOW’ when they hear it and it is definitely going to make daughter (and mom) the talk of the playground. The name is pronounced ZEPH-REEN.
References: Nameberry.com, thenamemeaning.com