Compound names for girls: when one only falls short

Congratulations! A new little person is on the way, and now that you know she is a girl, the time has come to think about one of the most important first decisions of her life: what name she will bear.

Some parents choose traditional names, while others choose something short and original . But also a great option, are compound names. We share some classic and modern ideas of compound names for girls .

Why choose a compound name

Having a compound name is not very common in Spain, although it is a bit more common in Mexico. Choosing a compound name for our baby has some advantages that make it an ideal option to choose.

On the one hand, by including two names, we can choose to put a classic name and a more modern or original name, which could be a long-term advantage for the girl, because if the modern name is something unusual, she will always have the option of use the classic name, so in addition, we leave it to her the option of choosing which of the two to use .

Another advantage is that in some cases, parents cannot agree to choose a single name, so that by opting for a compound name, you can put an end to family differences, choosing a name each .

Compound names for girls

We share with you some of the most common compound names for girls, based on the INE records and the names that we have heard the most.

  • Ana Belén: “Ana” is one of the most used names when choosing a compound name, as it is short and works well with many others. It is of Hebrew origin and means “compassionate and merciful”, while Bethlehem, also of Hebrew origin, is the name of the city where Jesus Christ was born.
  • Ana María: in addition to “Ana”, “María” is the most chosen name when opting for a compound name (we will see this a little later). It means “the chosen one” or “the one loved by God.”
  • Ana Sofía: of Greek origin, Sofía means “wisdom” or “she who possesses wisdom”.
  • Ana Victoria: of Latin origin, Victoria means “winner”.
  • Dulce María: this is a compound name that denotes a lot of affection and love, because “Dulce” comes from the Latin dulcis , which means “the one who is pleasant and sweet”, and “María”, which, as we have already seen, means “the beloved Oh my God”.
  • Emma Sofía: a compound name that although it has a soft sound, it has a great meaning. “Emma” is of Germanic origin and means “Great”, “Strong”, “Immense” and “Powerful”, while “Sofia” means “wisdom”.
  • Emma Victoria: a combination that denotes greatness, being two names whose meanings represent strength, greatness and triumphs, as we have seen in previous mentions.
  • Luisa Fernanda: of Germanic origin, “Luisa” means “famous warrior”, while “Fernanda” means “the one who fights for peace”.
  • Luz Angelica: of Latin origin, “Luz” means “the one that gives clarity”, while “Angelica”, also of Latin origin, means “one with great resemblance to angels”.
  • Luz Elena: of Greek origin, Elena means “bright like the sun”, “clarity” or “dazzling”, which makes this compound name one with meanings that represent something similar: someone who enlightens others.
  • Mía Isabella: of Hebrew origin, “Mía” is a diminutive of “María” while “Isabella” is the Italian form of “Isabel”, which means “promise of God”.
  • Sofía Valentina: of Latin origin, “Valentina” means “courageous”, “vigorous”.
  • Victoria María: a compound name, especially for strong girls who get ahead, as it means “winner” and “the chosen one.”

Compound names with Maria in front

The name that is undoubtedly the most common when thinking about a compound name, is María, a classic name, of a lifetime and one of the most used alone or accompanied . Its origin is Hebrew and means “the chosen one” or “the one loved by God”.

The main reason why there are so many compound names that have “Mary” on the front is because previously the priests asked parents to include the name of Mary at the time of baptizing and to choose the name of their baby. We share some of the most common and their meaning.

  • María Carmen: curiously, it is this compound name that is currently the most used name in Spain. “Carmen”, of Hebrew origin, means “the garden of God”.
  • María Elena: of Greek origin, Elena means “bright like the sun”, “clarity” or “dazzling”
  • María Eugenia: feminine form of “Eugenio”, which is of Greek origin and means “of noble lineage”.
  • María Fernanda: “Fernanda” means “the one who fights for peace.”
  • María Isabel: “Isabel” means “promise of God”.
  • María José: although “José” is usually a masculine name, this compound name is widely used. Of Hebrew origin, it means “magnified by God.”
  • María Luisa: of Germanic origin, “Luisa” means “famous warrior”.
  • María Paz: of Latin origin, “Paz” means “tranquility”.
  • María Teresa: of Latin origin, “Teresa” means “hunter”.
  • María Victoria: of Latin origin, “Victoria” means “winner”.
  • María Virginia: comes from the Latin virginis or virginalis and means “maiden, virginal”.

Modern and original compound names

If you are still looking for a compound name, but you want something that is different from the most common ones or that does not have “Maria” on the front, we propose some of these combinations and ideas:

  • Alba Carlota: “Alba” is a name of Latin origin, and it means “Aurora”, “Dawn”, “white and shining”, “she who was born with the first light of dawn”. “Carlota” is a variant of “Carla”, which means “powerful”.
  • Ava Catalina: of Hebrew origin, “Ava” is an English variant of Eva and means “to give life”, while “Catalina” is of Greek origin and means “pure, immaculate”.
  • Carla Estefanía: “Carla” is a name of Germanic origin, its meaning is “powerful”, “the one who is strong”. “Estefanía” is a name of Greek origin, which means “well crowned”.
  • Clara Alejandra: of Latin origin, “Clara” means “luminous, bright”, while “Alejandra” means “protector of men”.
  • Cora Isabella: “Cora” is a name of Greek origin that means “maiden, young virgin girl”, while “Isabella” is the Italian form of “Isabel”, which means “promise of God”.
  • Emma Cristina: “Emma” is of Germanic origin and means “Big”, “Strong”, “Immense” and “Powerful”. “Cristina” means “faithful follower of Christ.”
  • Eva Martina: of Hebrew origin, “Eva” means “she who gives life”, and “Martina” is the feminine form of “Martín”, which means “consecrated to the god Mars”, the god of war.
  • Lucia Victoria: “Lucia” means “the one who was born in the light of day”, while “Victoria” means “winner”.
  • Luna Isabel: of Latin origin, “Luna” means “to shine, illuminate”, while “Isabel” means “promise of God”.
  • Mía Estefanía: of Hebrew origin, “Mía” is a diminutive of “María”, while “Estefanía” is a name of Greek origin, which means “well crowned”.
  • Pía Emilia: of Latin origin, “Pía” is the feminine variant of “Pío”, which means “devotee”. “Emilia”, meanwhile, has two meanings: the first, of Latin origin, means “the one who makes an effort to work”, and the second, of Greek origin, means “kind.”
  • Regina Sofía: “Regina” is the feminine form of rex (king), it means “queen”, “celestial queen”, while “Sofía” means “wisdom”.
  • Sara Cristina: of Hebrew origin, “Sara” means “Princess”, “lady”, “sovereign”, while “Cristina” means “faithful follower of Christ”.
  • Sofia Alexandra: “Sofia, of Greek origin, means” wisdom “, while” Alexandra “, also of Greek origin, is a variant of Alejandra, which means” protector of men “.

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