If you are expecting a girl and you are looking for some inspiring women’s names, today we want to share with you the tribute we pay to women who have excelled in the arts and whose names inspire us.
We share 37 names of writers and artists for girls , in which women poets, filmmakers, composers, painters, sculptors and dancers also stand out.
Agate, by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie , a writer known for her detective novel, is considered the mother of the modern crime novel. She has been named by the Guinness Book of Record as the best-selling writer of all time (two billion copies).
Alexandra, by Alessandra Ferri
Alessandra Ferri , Italian dancer, has been the protagonist of multiple classical ballets such as Giselle or La Bella Durmiente, forming part of such important companies as La Scala Ballet.
Alicia, by Alicia Alonso
Alicia Alonso , was Prima Ballerina of the National Ballet of Cuba. Famous for her representations of “Giselle” and “Carmen”, she is an emblematic figure of ballet in Latin America.
Alondra, by Alondra de la Parra
Alondra de la Parra , Mexican conductor, is founder and artistic director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas and Cultural Ambassador of Tourism of Mexico. She is currently considered one of the most important conductors in the world.
Ana, by Anna Pavlova and Anne Dudley
Anna Pavlova , recognized as one of the best ballet dancers in history, changed the physical ideal of the ballerina due to her slim and ethereal figure, giving ballet that sophistication that remains to this day.
Anne Dudley , American composer, famous for participating in and composing the soundtracks of the films: ‘Les Misérables’, ‘American History X’ and ‘Elle’, and has been an Oscar winner and three times BAFTA nominees.
Angelica, by Anjelika Akbar
Anjelika Akbar , Turkish composer and pianist. She has received multiple awards and is recognized for creating the first solo piano adaptation of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” in classical music history.
Artemis, by Artemisia Gentileschi
Artemisia Gentileschi , Italian Baroque painter, stood out for the female presence in her works, considering her one of the first women to defend the place of women in the arts. She was the first woman to enter the Accademia del Disegno in Florence.
Camila, by Camille Claudel
Camille Claudel , a French Impressionist sculptor, was Auguste Rodin’s collaborator, model and muse for many years. His works are exhibited in museums in France and Mexico.
Catalina, by Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow , American director, is the first and only woman to have won an Oscar for best director.
Consuelo, by Consuelo Díez
Consuelo Díez , Spanish pianist and composer. She has received multiple international awards and has been selected to represent Spain in the International Tribune of Composers of UNESCO, in the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM), in the Charles Ives Center (USA) and the European Biennial of Bologna (Italy).
Cristina, by Cristina Iglesias
Cristina Iglesias , Spanish sculptor, winner of the National Prize for Plastic Arts of Spain and the Berlin Art Prize. His work is internationally recognized and can be found in various museums around the world.
Emilia, by Emily Brontë and Emilia Pardo Bazán
Emily Brontë , author of “Wuthering Heights”, one of the world’s most famous literary classics, originally published under a false male name.
Emilia Pardo Bazán , writer, novelist, essayist, journalist, literary critic, playwright and Spanish poet, fought for equal rights between men and women.
Frida, by Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo , a Mexican expressionist and surrealist painter who came to be admired by Picasso, Breton, and Trotsky. She has been rediscovered in recent years for her great personality and for having been the victim of adverse circumstances, especially her disability.
Gabriela, by Gabriela Mistral
Gabriela Mistral , Chilean poet and Mexican nationalized, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945. In addition, she was a professor in Chile and Mexico, collaborating in the latter to promote the educational reform proposed by José Vasconcelos.
Ida, by Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino , American actress and director. She was the first woman during the 1940s to simultaneously perform directing, screenwriting and film production activities in Hollywood, as well as the only female director during the 1950s.
Isabel, by Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende , Chilean writer who is currently the most widely read living writer in the world. His works have been translated into more than 35 languages.
Isadora, by Isadora Duncan
Isadora Duncan , one of the most recognized dancers in contemporary dance. He stood out for creating his own style, breaking the classical rules of dance. It is known as the mother of modern dance.
Jana, by Jane Austen
Jane Austen , British novelist, considered one of the classics of English literature. His works, such as “Emma”, “Pride and Prejudice”, and “Sentido y sensible” (“Sensatez y Sentimientos” in Latin America) have been taken to film and television on several occasions.
Joanne, by Joanne K. Rowling
Joanne K. Rowling , American writer. Known worldwide for being the author of the Harry Potter book series, she has been recognized for the powerful message of respect, togetherness, courage and inclusion that she conveys through her books.
Leonor, by Leonora Carrington
Leonora Carrington , a naturalized Mexican English painter, immersed herself fully in the surrealist movement in Paris, to later travel to Mexico, where she made friends with other artists such as Frida Kahlo and Remedios Varo.
Lina, by Lina Wertmüller
Lina Wertmüller , director and scriptwriter of Italian cinema. She began as an actress, and later was Federico Fellini’s assistant director in the film 8½. For her work as a director she received 4 Oscar nominations, including Best Directing, becoming the first female director to be nominated for an Oscar.
Lisa, by Lisa Gerrard
Lisa Gerrard , American songwriter and singer, one of her most famous works is the soundtrack of the movie “Gladiator”, in which she worked with Hans Zimmer and for which they were nominated for an Oscar and winners of a Golden Globe.
Lucia, by Lucy Montgomery
Lucy Montgomery , Canadian writer, novelist and teacher, is recognized for the series of novels “Anne of Green Gables” and worthy of the Order of the British Empire.
Luisa, by Louise Bourgeois and Louisa May Alcott
Louise Bourgeois , an American nationalized French artist and sculptor. Considered one of the most important artists in contemporary art, her work stands out for her large spider sculptures made in homage to her mother.
Louisa May Alcott was an American writer, best known for her famous novel Little Women (1868). Committed to the abolitionist movement and suffragism, she wrote under the pseudonym AM Barnard a collection of novels and stories that dealt with taboo subjects for the time such as adultery and incest.
Marga or Margot, by Margot Fonteyn
Margot Fonteyn , who is said to have not had good feet, proved to be one of the best ballet dancers of the 20th century, eventually participating with the Royal Ballet.
Natalia, by Natalia Makarova
Natalia Makarova , a dancer of Russian origin, stood out in the world of ballet due to the delicacy with which she moved her arms and thanks to her impressive flexibility, which allowed her to perform the most complex movements of this dance.
Patricia, by Patty Jenkins
Patty Jenkins , American film director and writer. She has the merit of having been the first woman to direct a blockbuster by being the director behind the Wonder Woman movie.
Pinar, by Pinar Toprak
Pinar Toprak , Turkish-American composer and author of the soundtrack for the famous video game Fortnite. She was recently announced as the one chosen to compose the soundtrack for the movie ‘Captain Marvel’.
Raquel, by Rachel Portman
Rachel Portman , American composer, highlights in her work the soundtracks of the films: ‘Never Abandon Me’, ‘Chocolat’ and ‘Emma’. She has been a winner of an Oscar and an Emmy, and nominated three times for the Oscars, once for the Golden Globes and two for the BAFTAs.
Remedios, by Remedios Varo
Remedios Varo , a Spanish nationalized Mexican painter, her surrealist work stands out for presenting magical, esoteric and mystical characters, who invite you to dream, transforming the unreal into real.
Rosalía, by Rosalía de Castro
Rosalía de Castro , Spanish poet and novelist. She is recognized as one of the forerunners of modern poetry along with Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. She was rejected on numerous occasions for being a woman and for writing in another language (Galician), but she left behind great works that have been translated into different languages.
Sibila, by María Sibylla Merian
María Sibylla Merian was a German naturalist, explorer and painter, currently considered one of the most important initiators of modern entomology, thanks to her detailed observations and descriptions, with her own illustrations, of the metamorphosis of butterflies.
Silvia, by Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath , an American writer and poet, is recognized as one of the leading cultivators of the confessional poetry genre.
Simone, by Simone de Beauvior
Simone de Beauvoir , French writer, teacher and philosopher, defender of human rights and feminist. He wrote novels, essays, biographies, and monographs on political, social, and philosophical topics. She was a partner of the also philosopher Jean Paul Sartre.
Sofia, by Sofia Coppola
Sofía Coppola , director, producer and screenwriter of American cinema. Winner of an Oscar for best screenplay, she is the third woman to be nominated for Best Direction.
Tamara, by Tamara Rojo and Tamara de Lempicka
Tamara Rojo , a dancer trained in the city of Madrid, has participated in different ballet companies such as the Madrid Ballet and the English National Ballet.
Tamara de Lempicka , Polish painter who stood out for her nudes and Art Deco portraits. He created a unique style that influenced later modernist styles such as Pop Art and Comics.
Virginia, by Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf , was a British novelist, essayist, letter writer, editor, feminist and short story writer, considered one of the most prominent figures of 20th century literary modernism.