The most popular Spanish baby girl names in 2020 and some good reasons not to follow traditions

Spain’s long catholic tradition was, in the past, the most influential factor when naming a child.  This explains why so many Spanish people born in the eighties or before have “Maria” (As in Virgin Mary) or José (Joseph) as their first or middle name.

This is also the cause of some not-very-fortunate Spanish children named after whichever biblical Saint’s day it was when they were born, such as Columbano or Raimunda. While we are sure the original Saints had epic lives that changed the world, someone should have a look at the impact their peculiar names have had on those children named after them.

Spanish Baby girl Names 2020
Spanish baby girl names 2020 / Ignacio Campo / Unplash

The old tradition of naming your child after your parents, or yourself, is also slowly disappearing in Spain.

We can only assume, considering the amount of time and money that Millennials spend in therapy to get over their parent issues, no one would like a reminder in the form of a child. Much better to give the next generation a clean slate along with a chance to be themselves!

The most popular Spanish baby girl names in 2020

  • Lucia
  • Sofia
  • Martina
  • Maria
  • Julia
  • Paula
  • Emma
  • Daniela
  • Valeria
  • Alba
  • Sara
  • Noa
  • Carmen
  • Carla
  • Alma
  • Claudia
  • Valentina
  • Vega
  • Lara
  • Olivia
  • Mia
  • Aitana
  • Lola
  • Chloe
  • Ana
  • Alejandra
  • Abril
  • Jimena
  • Elena
  • Laia

These are the most popular Spanish baby girl names of 2020. You can check the full list here but please note the web is only available in Spanish.

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