101 Basque girl names

Are you expecting a girl and would you like a name in another language? A good option is to look for a Basque name, which is usually unique and which over the years have gained popularity outside the Basque Country as well.

So if you are looking for a name other than the traditional and popular ones, we share this list with 101 Basque girl names :

  • Adartza: mountain of Lower Navarra.
  • Adirane: Basque equivalent of Adriana.
  • Agara: name of Hebrew origin that means “flight”.
  • Agate: Basque equivalent of Águeda. Variant: Agate.
  • Aymara: medieval name.
  • Ainara: means “swallow”. Variants: Elaia, Enara.
  • Aines: of Greek origin, it means “pure, chaste”. Its equivalent in Spanish is Inés.
  • Ainhoa: French town and commune.
  • Aintza: Basque equivalent of Gloria. Variant: Aintzane.
  • Alaia: means “happy”. Variants: Alaikari, Alaiñe.
  • Albane: feminine equivalent of the name in Castilian Albano. Variant: Albiñe.
  • Alda: town in the Arana Valley.
  • Aliza: Basque equivalent of Alicia, which means “noble”. Variants: Alize, Alizia.
  • Alodi: Basque equivalent of Alodia. Variant: Alode.
  • Aloise: of Germanic origin, it means “glory in battle”.
  • Amade: Basque equivalent of Amada.
  • Amaia: means “end, end”.
  • Amane: name created from the word ama , which means “mother”.
  • Amele: Basque equivalent of Amelia.
  • Andoitza: Basque equivalent of Antonia. Variant: Andone, Antxone.
  • Ane: Basque equivalent of Ana.
  • Antia: of Greek origin, it means “florida”. Variant: Suede.
  • Anuntxi: Basque equivalent of Annunciation, which means “announcement, message”.
  • Arantza: Marian invocation of Ainhoa. Variant: Arantxa.
  • Arene: of Greek origin, it means “holy”. Variant: Ariane.
  • Aretxa: means “oak”.
  • Argia: means “clear” or “light”. Variant: Argiñe.
  • Astere: of Greek origin, it means “star”. Variant: Asteria.
  • Begoña: Marian dedication of Bizkaia.
  • Dogartze: feminine equivalent of the Castilian Deogracias, which means “thank God”.
  • Domeka: equivalent in Basque of Dominica, which means “of the Lord”.
  • Dunixe: feminine equivalent in Basque of Dionisio.
  • Ederne: name created based on the adjective eder , which means “beautiful.”
  • Edurne: means “snow”. Variants: Edurtza, Edurtzeta.
  • Egia: means “truth”.
  • Ekaitza: means “storm, tempest”.
  • Elaia: means “swallow”.
  • Elixe: feminine equivalent in Basque of Eliseo.
  • Estibaliz: means “honey” or “very sweet woman”.
  • Eulari: Basque equivalent of Eulalia.
  • Eztia: means “honey”. Variant: Eztiñe.
  • Florentzi: of Latin origin, it means “to flourish”. Variant: Florentzia.
  • Gadea: variant of Águeda.
  • Garaine: Basque equivalent of Victoria. Variant: Garaiñe.
  • Gorane: Basque equivalent of Exaltation.
  • Gure: comes from gure , a variant of the word gura , which means “desire”. Variant: Gurene.
  • Haizea: from Basque mythology, haize means “wind”. Variant: Haizene.
  • Haizeder: compound name of haize , “wind” and eder , “beautiful”.
  • Hegoa: in Basque mythology, she is the daughter of the northwest wind.
  • Ibarne: name created from the word ibar , which means “valley”.
  • Ikerne: female equivalent of Iker, which means “visitation.”
  • Ilargi: Basque name of the moon. Variants: Ilazki, Ilazkiñe.
  • Iluntze: means “dusk, dusk”.
  • ** Iraide: *** equivalent in Basque of Iraida, which comes from Hera, name of the Greek goddess of marriage, of spring and protector of wives.
  • Irune: Basque equivalent of Trinidad. Variant: Hirune.
  • Izadi: means “nature”.
  • Jaione: Basque equivalent of Natividad.
  • Julene: Basque equivalent of Juliana.
  • Kaia: Basque equivalent of Caya. Variants: Kaie, Kaiene.
  • Keltse: Basque equivalent of Celsa.
  • Kemena: means “value”.
  • Laia: mountain in Bizkaia.
  • Leire: of Latin origin, it means “legionary”.
  • Letizia: of Latin origin, it means “happiness, joy”.
  • Lide: Basque equivalent of Lidia.
  • Loredi: means “garden, place of flowers”.
  • Lukene: Basque equivalent of Luciana.
  • Lutxi: Basque equivalent of Lucia. Variant: Luzia.
  • Maia: Basque equivalent of María.
  • Maite: comes from the euskérico adjective maitea , which means “beloved”. Variant: Maitane.
  • Malen: diminutive of Madalen, equivalent in Basque of Magdalena.
  • Markele: Basque equivalent of Marcela.
  • Mikela: Basque equivalent of Micaela.
  • Milia: frequent name in the Middle Ages.
  • Mirari: Basque equivalent of Milagros.
  • Nagore: means “goddess of nature”.
  • Nahia: means “desire”. Variant: Nahikari.
  • Naiara: Marian invocation of Nájera.
  • Naroa: means “abundant”.
  • Nekane: Basque equivalent of Dolores.
  • Nerea: means “mine”.
  • Oihana: means “forest”. Variant: Oihane.
  • Olaia: comes from the Greek name Eulalia, which means “the one who speaks well.”
  • Paule: Basque equivalent of Paula. In the Middle Ages it was considered a male name.
  • Polentze: equivalent in Basque of Florence. Variant: Florentzia.
  • Sabiñe: comes from the name Sabina.
  • Santsa: medieval Basque name. Variants: Santxa, Santzia.
  • Sarabe: forest where the hermitage of Aitziber in Urdiain is located.
  • Sua: means “fire”.
  • Tala: old church of Our Lady, in Bermeo.
  • Taresa: variant of Teresa, used in the Middle Ages.
  • Uda: means “summer”. Variants: Udane, Udara.
  • Ula: hermitage of Agurain.
  • Urzuri: name made up of ur “water” and zuri “white”.
  • Yera: hermitage of Our Lady of the town of Arreo in Ribera Alta.
  • Zeiane: feminine name created from the medieval Zeian.
  • Zohardi: means “clear sky”.
  • Zorione: name created from the word zorion , which means “happiness”.
  • Zumaia: town on the Guipuzcoan coast.
  • Zuria: Basque equivalent of Blanca.
  • Zuzene: Basque equivalent of Justa.

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