Expecting a baby girl in 2018? If so, then congratulations are most certainly in order! We’re sure you have a lot of unanswered questions on your mind at the moment like: What color should I paint the nursery?, What will I pack in my hospital birth bag?, and, most importantly, What should I name my daughter?

Yep, that last one sure is a big one! Maybe you’ve scoured every baby name book you can get your hands on, but nothing is quite sticking. If that’s the case, we think you should participate in some serious out-of-the-box thinking by considering these gorgeous Spanish girls names.

Even if you don’t have a connection to the language or the culture, these monikers are versatile enough to fit in any family. Here are 15 of our absolute favorite Spanish girl names!

  1. Calida (KAL-ee-dah)

    Calida isn’t just a name that’s fun to say, it also comes with the super sweet meaning of “warm.” Perfect for your little cuddle bunny!

  2. Nerea (nuh-RAY-uh)

    A Basque name with an exotic flow, Nerea translates to “mine.” Currently, it’s one of the 100 most popular baby names in Spain. Not too shabby!

  3. Triana (tree-AH-na)

    Triana is a famous neighborhood in Seville known for its resident artists, flamenco dancers, and bullfighters. Like Nerea, it’s currently one of the most popular baby names in Spain. Fun fact: Only 12 baby girls were named Triana in the U.S. in 2016. Talk about a unique name!

  4. Arlet (Ar-LET)

    A Spanish variation on the French ‘Arlete’, which is just another variation on the English ‘Charlotte,’ meaning “free man.” A gorgeous name, no matter the language!

  5. Mar (MAR)

    The sole monosyllabic addition to our list, Mar is a strong, striking name that means “sea” in both Spanish and Portuguese.

  6. Lola (LOW-lah)

    Although the name Lola has a certain airiness to it, it’s meaning is actually heavier than you might think! The name is short for ‘Dolores’ which means “lady of sorrows.” That said, Lola just sounds happy, so we wouldn’t focus on the “sorrow” thing too much!

  7. Aitana (EYE-tawn-uh)

    Similar to Triana, Aitana is actually the name of a place in Spain, but instead of a colorful neighborhood, Aitana is a towering mountain system in the Alicante province. A great choice for mountain-loving parents.

  8. Candela (Kahn-DEL-uh)

    If you passed Spanish 1 in high school, you know that this ethereal name translates to “candle.” It may sound like an odd choice in English, but in Spanish, the name is decidedly strong and feminine.

  9. Luna (LOO-nah)

    This uber-popular baby name which translates to “moon” has been given to a number of celebrity kids in the past several years, including Chrissy Teigan and John Legend’s daughter, as well as Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem’s baby girl.

  10. Natalia (Nah-TAL-ee-uh)

    A Spanish, Portuguese, and Slavic variation on Natalie, Natalia carries the same familiarity but with an exotic twist!

  11. Araceli (AH-rah-SEL-ee)

    With a meaning like “altar of the sky,” it’s no wonder why this robust, yet graceful name has gained traction here in the States in recent years.

  12. Lorena (low-RAY-nah)

    A Spanish variation on the French Lorraine, this name serves three important selling points for English-speaking Millenials: 1) it’s got just the right amount of character to be considered “unique” 2) it’s easy to pronounce, and 3) it’s a vintage name that was popular in the middle of the 20th century. It’s like killing three birds with one stone!

  13. Tavia (TAH-vee-uh)

    If the number eight holds a special significance for you or your partner, then Tavia, short for Octavia, is the name to beat.

  14. Sefarina (sef-AH-ree-nah)

    A delicate alternative to the decidedly new age-y Zephyr, Sefarina holds the mystical meaning of “west wind.” Oooh, mysterious!

  15. Ximenia (he-MEN-ee-AH)

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    It’s not often that you come across girls names that start with the letter ‘X’! Ximenia is a feminine variation on the English Simon, meaning “the listener.” Certainly a quality we wish all kids would grow up to have!

We’d love to hear your thoughts on our list of beautiful Spanish girl names! Which one is your favorite? Did you give your daughter any one of these names? Do you have a favorite Spanish name of your own that you would like to add to the list?

Source: Name Berry