79 modern and original girl names

The choice of the baby’s name makes us especially excited during pregnancy. We have to like it for its meaning or for its sound, it has to combine with surnames and above all, it has to convey something special to us. A name is for life, so start making your list.

If you are expecting a girl and you are looking for a modern and original name, take a look at our proposals. Some of the selected names have become fashionable especially in recent years, even setting trends, but others stand out for being little heard. Which one do you prefer?

  • April : Latin origin from “aprilis” name of the month of April.
  • Ada : short form of Adelaida, which means Germanic origin and means “of noble lineage”.
  • Aina : Catalan form of Anna, of Hebrew origin and meaning “favor, grace”. In recent years the name has transcended beyond the autonomous community of Catalonia, becoming a short, sonorous and modern name chosen by many families.
  • Aitana : name of Basque origin that means “glory”. In recent years it has become one of the names most chosen by the families of our country.
  • Aldara : name of Greek origin that means “winged gift”.
  • Alexia : variant of Alessa, of Greek origin, means “defender”.
  • Altea : name of Greek origin whose meaning is “healthy”. Altea is also a beautiful town in the province of Alicante.
  • Amaya or Amaia : a Basque name with great acceptance among recent parents. It means “beginning of the end”.
  • Arya : in 2019 the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones premiered and Arya has become one of the favorite names for her girls among the most fanatical of the saga. Its meaning is noble, great and true.
  • Becca : diminutive of Rebecca, of Hebrew origin. It means “lovely”.
  • Bruna : name of Germanic origin, feminine of Bruno. It translates as “brown-skinned”.
  • Cala : name of Arabic origin that means “fortress”.
  • Cara : name of Italian origin that means “beloved”.
  • Cataleya : is the name of a flower of the orchid family.
  • Chloe : the average age of girls who bear this name in Spain is 4.2 years, which indicates that it is a name that has been setting trends. It is of Greek origin, and means “grass” or “green shoots”.
  • Cora : of Greek origin, Korë, Latinized in Cora. It means “maiden, young virgin girl.”
  • Dacia : name of Latin origin that refers to the part of the ancient Roman empire called “city of Dacia”. Despite being a storied name, it is starting to catch on with girls now.
  • Damaris : of Greek origin, it means “dominant woman”.
  • Elba : of German origin, it comes from ‘elf’ and ‘alb’: “elf, duende”.
  • She : of English origin, diminutive of Hellen / Ellen, which means “light” or “torch”.
  • Elma : name of Italian origin, which comes from the name of Erasmus. It refers to the arrival of a long-awaited child.
  • Enara : variant of Ainara in Basque, it means “swallow”.
  • Fanny : variant of Estefanía, of Greek origin. It means “the one crowned with laurel.”
  • Fara : of Germanic origin, it means “land, property where a family that emigrates is established”.
  • Gaia : name of Greek origin that means “earth”.
  • Gala : name of Latin origin that refers to those born in Gaul.
  • Greta : name of Swedish origin, diminutive of Margarita, which means “pearl”.
  • Galya : name of Russian origin that means “God will redeem us”.
  • India : name of Hindu origin that means “woman from India”. It alludes to the country of the same name.
  • Gretel : variant of Greta’s name.
  • Hada : A variant of Hadassah, which is of Hebrew origin and means “myrtle tree.”
  • Iana : variant of Jana, which is a Czech feminine variant of Juan, meaning “God is merciful.”
  • Ianira or Yanira : name of Greek origin that refers to one of the fifty daughters of Nereo, god of the sea and of the goddess Doris.
  • Ibbie : diminutive of Isabel, which means “promise of God”.
  • Idalis : variant of Ida, of German origin, which means “worker”.
  • Ilsa : German variant of Elizabeth, meaning “My God is an oath.”
  • Iris : in Greek mythology, she was the goddess of the rainbow, whose function was to transmit messages to the gods.
  • Isabella : it is a French name for your baby that falls in love and sounds beautiful in any language. It is the Italian form of the name Isabel which means “Promise of God”, “Who loves God”.
  • Island : name of Scottish origin, which means “queen of the Hebrides”.
  • Ivette : name of French origin, it means “yew tree”.
  • Jana : diminutive of Joana, Juana in Catalan.
  • Jena : name of English origin that means “soft”. Jena is also a city in Germany.
  • Jenni : variant of Jennifer, of Welsh origin, it means “white as the foam of the sea”.
  • Juno : of Latin origin, it means “young wife”.
  • Kala : means “art, virtue, grace” in Sanskrit. In Hawaii it is used as a variant of “Sara”, which is of Hebrew origin and means “lady”.
  • Kenya : name of African origin that means “white or luminous riding”. It refers to the African country of the same name.
  • Laia : more than 30,000 girls with an average age of 15 years bear this name in our country, so it can be said that it is a relatively modern name. It is the diminutive in Catalan of Eulalia, a name of Greek origin that means “to speak well”.
  • Lara : this name has two possible etymologies. One indicates that it is a Russian diminutive of the name Larisa. The other indicates that it comes from Roman mythology and it was the name of one of the water nymphs.
  • Lea : female version of Leo, variant of Leah. It is of Latin origin and means lion.
  • Lía : name of Hebrew origin that means “bearer of good news”.
  • Lola : familiar form of Dolores or Mª Dolores, traditional Spanish name. Since 2007 it is allowed to register as a name in Spain, so its use as such is relatively modern.
  • Moon : name of Latin origin that refers to our satellite, the Moon.
  • Mae : of English origin, whose meaning is “beloved of God” or “eminent”.
  • Martina : feminine form of Martín, of Latin origin and means “consecrated or related to the god Mars”
  • Maya : means “illusion” in Sanskrit. In the Buddhist tradition, this is the name of the Buddha’s mother.
  • Mia : the average age (4.3 years) gives us a clue that it is a name that has been a trend in recent years. It is of Hebrew origin, short for Maria.
  • Milan : unisex name of Hindu origin, whose meaning is “union”. Milan is an Italian city in the Lombardy region.
  • Naia : is a modern name that could be derived from the Greek root “flow”, like Nais or “naiad”, Greek nymphs of streams and freshwater springs.
  • Noa : it is a new name that has crept into the top 20, being the revelation name in recent years. It is used for both boy and girl. It is of Hebrew origin, it means “delight”.
  • Olaya : name of Arabic origin, it means “close to God”.
  • Olivia : of Latin origin, it means “the one who brings peace”.
  • Ona : Follow the preference for short, loud names. It is of Irish origin, it means “elegant”.
  • Paris : unisex name of Greek origin and uncertain meaning. It also refers to the city of Paris, the capital of France.
  • Rome : an original name inspired by the beautiful Italian city. Choosing names inspired by places, cities or countries is an interesting trend that has been going strong.
  • Samara : Arabic name that refers to a city in southeastern Russia.
  • Shayla : means “of the enchanted palace”. It can also be a variant of Sheila.
  • Suria : is the name of the goddess who makes water flow in Celtic mythology. It can also be written ‘Syria’.
  • Uma : of biblical origin, it means “nation”
  • Uda : means “summer” in Basque.
  • Valeria : of Latin origin and its meaning is “healthy and courageous”.
  • Vega : of Christian religious origin, by the Marian invocation of the Virgen de la Vega.
  • Vera : Its popularity has increased more than one hundred percent in the last five years. From the Latin “verus”, which means “true”.
  • Vesa : name of Finnish origin, it means “offspring”.
  • Zara : means flower, star, bright dawn.
  • Zarya – In Slavic mythology, she is the goddess of beauty. It can also be of Russian origin and means “dawn, morning star”.
  • Zoe : It is without a doubt one of the most popular short names for girls, climbing positions in recent years. Of Greek origin, it means “to give life”.
  • Xia : means glow of sunset or sunrise.
  • Yaiza : name of Arabic origin, it means “rainbow, person who shares everything.”
  • Yilda : name of Celtic origin that means “the one who serves God”.

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