When it comes to new parenthood, the very first challenge any parent encounters the moment the baby is born, is finally settling on a name. “Some names sound adorable on tiny babies, but may be outgrown almost as fast as a newborn onesie. Sweet names that grow with [a] child may be a safer bet. Just remember, the most important part of choosing the perfect name for [the] babe-in-arms is to try to select one that will make [the] child happy. After all, he or she will have to live with it forever,” suggests Mother.ly on getting started with choosing a baby name. Many parents turn towards other countries for inspiration and unique baby names.
This list will explore such names inspired by the country Austria. The country is full of idyllic sites and scenery and, baby names that are honestly too precious for words. From girls names like Amelie, Marlene and Leonie to boys names such as Nico, Roland and Tobias, there is no shortage of darling Austrian baby names that are just waiting to be picked up in the top baby name charts. Keep reading for more Austrian baby name inspiration.
Felix is kicking off the list with tons of charm and a little bit of spice. “The name Felix is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "happy, fortunate" shares NameBerry.com. The name is ranked at number 246 on NameBerry.com popularity charts and is not ranked as a girls name. This Austrian name is gaining in popularity so be forewarned that the name may be popping up more and more. If you don’t mind a popular name, Felix is definitely one to consider. “In the New Testament, Felix was a Roman governor of Judea who, ironically, was not known for having a happy disposition; clearly, his name’s meaning at least underwent a redemption over the years,” states TheBump.com.
I think we are far enough past the darn Marcel the Shell videos that this name is cute again. The name is much more common for boys, but I think it also makes a pretty adorable girls name. The name Marcel is of French origin and it means little warrior, according to NameBerry.com. Marcella is a quaint, more feminine version of the name. The name is currently ranked at number 748 on NameBerry.com popularity charts for boys names. If you want to give your little one a mighty name, sure to give them a strong start into life, consider adding Marcel to your list of possibilities.
Hands down one of my favorite names on this entire list, Amelie is the next Austrian baby name we will take a closer look at. This name is of French origin and means work, according to NameBerry.com. The name does indeed work for any darling little girl who needs a name as sweet as she is sure to be. “There's definitely a lot of confusion over the roots of, and differences among, all these related names, but Emily, Emma, and Amelia all derive from different roots and have different meanings, and Amelie is a descendant of the Amelia branch,” shares NameBerry.com. The name is currently ranked at number 685 on NameBerry.com popularity charts for girls names.
Sweet, sweet Luisa. Honestly, does it get more darling than Luisa? The name is of Italian origin and means renowned warrior, according to NameBerry.com. Ok, now I like this name even more. It is both feminine and fierce and everything parents would want for their little warrior princess. “People with this name have a deep inner desire for order and physical creativity, and want to be involved in conventional, safe activities,” writes SheKnows.com on those with the name Luisa. Luisa is not a very commonly used name, so you can rest assured any Luisa would certainly be unique!
One of my absolute favorite baby girl names, Nora is next up on the list! This name is of Irish origin and means light. “Nora is a lovely, refined name that conjures up images of Belle Epoch ladies in fur-trimmed coats skating in Central Park, the independent Ibsen heroine of A Doll's House, and the female half of the witty Nick and Nora Charles duo, adding up to a most desirable choice,” states NameBerry.com. The name is certainly ranking up their in popularity, currently ranked at number 28 for girls names on NameBerry.com. If you’re looking for bright and charming, look no further than Nora!
Whimsical and wonderful, Emilia is the next Austrian baby name we will learn more about on this list. “Emilia is edgier and more elegant than its counterparts, Emily and Amelia. Actresses, singers and political figures have demonstrated the name’s innate charm across the centuries, including Emilia Broome, one of Sweden’s first female legislators. Shakespeare fans will recall Emilia as the intelligent yet ill-fated wife of the treacherous Iago in “Othello.” Still, actress Emilia Clarke’s career-defining role as Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen on “Game of Thrones” has probably breathed the most life into this name’s popularity since 2011,” shares TheBump.com on this sweet name, that is rising in popularity.
“The name Ilyas is a Muslim baby name. In Muslim the meaning of the name Ilyas is: The Biblical Elijah is the English language equivalent,” shares SheKnows.com. This darling name is most commonly used for boys and is not very common at all, not appearing on any popularity charts. If you’re looking for unique and charming, look no further than Ilyas for any handsome young lad. “People with this name tend to be creative and excellent at expressing themselves. They are drawn to the arts, and often enjoy life immensely. They are often the center of attention, and enjoy careers that put them in the limelight. They tend to become involved in many different activities, and are sometimes reckless with both their energies and with money,” adds SheKnows.com on those with the name Ilyas.
Anja is a fun and cute name for any little girl. The name is of German origin and means grace, according to NameBerry.com. “Anja is one of the most exotic of several ethnic versions of Ann/Anna now being imported, also including Anya and Annika. Anja is heard in several European cultures, including Germany, Holland, and the Scandinavian countries--and it has a variety of pronunciations. Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has a daughter called Anja, as does former Bachelor Andrew Firestone,” shares NameBerry.com. The name is most commonly pronounced AHN-ya. It’s hands down unique and fun, and deserves to be considered for any little girl!
”Lara as a girl's name is of Latin origin meaning "protection". From "Lares", it refers to the individual gods of Roman households, the protectors of home and fields,” states TheBump.com. Lara is a charming name for any little girl. The name is currently ranked at number 759 on NameBerry.com popularity charts for girls names. The name is sweet, unique and has a strong meaning behind it, what more is there to look for in a baby name? “In mythology, Lara was a nymph in Ovid's Fasti known for her beauty and inability to keep secrets,” writes NameBerry.com.
Jasi is next on the list, and if you are looking for a unique and fun name, this is it. The name is hard to come by on any name recognition websites and BabyCenter.com has the name ranked at number 15,354 for girls names. “Jasi are lively, imaginative, enthusiastic and optimistic. Jasi are expressive and inspire others wherever they go. Jasi possess great verbal skills which make them good comedian, artist or writer,” suggests NamesList.org on those with the name Jasi. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind name for a little girl, or even a boy, Jasi is definitely one to consider!
This name is of Greek origin and means dove, Jonas is up next. The name is most commonly used for boys and is currently ranked at number 446 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. It’s a cool name for any cool kid, and it is still considered unique though it is definitely growing in popularity. “People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom,” suggests SheKnows.com on those with the name Jonas. The name Jonas is fun unique and rad, which makes it definitely one to consider for any little boy sure to stand out from the crowd!
Of Latin origin, the name Leonie means lion, according to NameBerry.com. This fierce and fiery baby name is honestly way too cute for any little girl. “Leonie is a chic French and German form of a name that exists in a range of variations from Leona to Leonia to Leon to Leo to Lionel, all newly fashionable after a couple of generations in style limbo,” writes NameBerry.com. The name definitely has the characteristic of being unique, which makes it that much more enticing. If you’re expecting a little lioness, consider giving her a name as strong and sweet as Leonie.
One of my favorite boy names on this list, Tobias is next up on our list of Austrian baby names that are just too precious. And precious Tobias is! “The name Tobias is a Swedish baby name. In Swedish the meaning of the name Tobias is: God is good,” writes SheKnows.com. The name is on the rise in popularity, currently ranking in at number 273 on NameBerry.com popularity charts for boys names. It’s a strong name that still manages to be sweet, and it has a strong meaning behind it. What more could you ask for in a name?
A spin on the more classic name of Emily, Emely is the next name on the list. Of English origin, this name currently ranks in at number 426 on NameBerry.com popularity charts for girls name. It’s a sweet name, and a more fun take on the more traditionally used Emily. “People with this name tend to be idealistic, highly imaginative, intuitive, and spiritual. They seek after spiritual truth and often find it. They tend to be visionary and may inspire others,” writes SheKnows.com on those with the name Emely. Other unique spelling variations include Emiley, Emelye and Emilee.
Another one of my favorite boys names on this list, Oliver is up next! The name is of Latin origin and means olive tree, according to NameBerry.com. “Oliver, a very popular choice in England, Australia and New Zealand, only entered the list of Top 100 baby boy names in the U.S. for the first time in 2009, but has already jumped to the top of the charts. Why? Because Oliver is energetic and good-natured, stylish but not nearly as trendy as twin-sister Olivia, with a meaning symbolizing peace and fruitfulness,” explains NameBerry.com. It’s a darling name for any little boy, and I think it’s worth considering as a unique girls name as well.
“The Italian version of Matthew has become super popular—and not just in Italian-American communities but across the US. While it’s not nearly as beloved as Mateo with one “t,” which is in the Top 100, Matteo has come a long way and has a lot going for it: It’s strong and masculine, full of Italian flavor, and comes with a cool nickname, Teo,” explains TheBump.com on the name Matteo. The name is currently ranked number 187 on NameBerry.com popularity charts for boys names. It’s definitely popular but not overused, giving it an advantage as a contender for a name for any little boy who is sure to be way too cool!
This name is one of my favorites on the list because of how timeless it is. It is a darling name for a little baby boy, but also one that would grow with them well throughout any age. The name is of Hebrew origin and means the listener, according to NameBerry.com. Growing in popularity, Simon is now ranked at number 263 for boys names on NameBerry.com popularity charts. “Simon is pure and simple (not in the nursery rhyme sense), and an appealingly genuine Old and New Testament name that's not overused -- making Simon a stylish choice,” adds NameBerry.com.
Pia is next on the list of Austrian names, and how cute is it? “The name Pia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "from Mount Olympus,” shares NameBerry.com. The name is very unique and obviously very cute. “People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details,” suggests SheKnows.com on those with the name Pia. This two syllable name is short and whimsical and full of character. It’s definitely worth considering for any baby girl who is sure to charm everyone she meets.
Not to be confused with Pia, Mia is next up on the list of popular Austrian names that are too precious! Mia is a girls name fit for any fiery little girl who is sure to stand up for herself and be an individual. The name is of Scandinavian origin and it means mine. The name is definitely popular, currently ranking in at number 6 on NameBerry.com popularity charts for girls names. So if you are looking for unique, you might want to keep looking, or perhaps try Pia, as suggested above. If you don’t mind a commonly used name, Mia is definitely worth considering adding to your list of possibilities.
“Sabine as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Sabine is "a member of an ancient Italian people called Sabines". Sabine is related to the name Sabina,” explains TheBump.com. This girls name is definitely unique and certainly full of charm. “People with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated,” suggests SheKnows.com on those with the name Sabine. If you like Sabine, you might also consider the more popular Sabina or even more popular, Sabrina as possibilities.
Of English origin, Ellie means ‘bright, shining one’, according to NameBerry.com. The name is seriously one of the cutest, so it’s no wonder it remains popular. Ellie is currently ranked at number 44 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. “There’s something so captivating, warm and welcoming about the name Ellie. Maybe it’s because the name starts and ends with an E. More likely, as the profiles of Ella and Elle have risen in the world, so has Ellie's. Once a nickname for Eleanor, Ellen, Ella or really any name ending in –ella (even Cinderella), Ellie is now as a proper given name on its own,” adds TheBump.com.
Does it get any more trendy then Enzo? I seriously doubt it. The name is of Italian origin and is currently ranked at number 257 on NameBerry.com popularity charts for boys names. “The name Enzo is an Italian baby name. In Italian the meaning of the name Enzo is:Winner. Italian form of Henry 'rules the home',” writes SheKnows.com. “Like Leonardo and Luca, Enzo, originally a short form of Vincenzo and Lorenzo, is one of the confident and captivating Italian names beginning to be used by parents of all ethnic backgrounds, including Patricia Arquette and Annabeth Gish,” suggests SheKnows.com.
“Hans as a boy's name is pronounced hahns. It is of Scandinavian, German, Danish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hans is "God is gracious",” explains TheBump.com on the name Hans. It’s a seriously cool name and is definitely not overused, not currently ranked on NameBerry.com popularity charts. He may be a villain in the movie ‘Frozen’ but Hans is definitely a heart-breaker of a name for any little boy. “People with this name have a deep inner desire to inspire others in a higher cause, and to share their own strongly held views on spiritual matters,” suggests SheKnows.com.
“Picture this: A Greek goddess sprinkling the clouds with seawater to create the first rainbow. That was the work of Iris, whose name rightly means “rainbow” but is more commonly used today to describe the colored part of an eyeball and a flower,” explains TheBump.com on the name Iris. It’s a short and delicate name, fit for any dainty little girl. The name is of Greek origin and, as explained above, means rainbow. It is a sweet, simple name with a beautiful meaning behind it. Iris is definitely one to consider adding to any parents list of name possibilities.
“Clara as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clara is "bright, famous,” explains TheBump.com. The name is currently ranked at number 96 on NameBerry.com popularity charts and it’s no wonder the name is on the rise in popularity. It has a darling meaning behind it and the name itself is just down right delicate and charming. “Long relegated to an Olde World backwater, the European-flavored Clara has been speeding up the charts on sleeker sister Claire's coattails for the past few decades. Now, many would say the vintage chic Clara is the more stylish of the two names,” suggests NameBerry.com.