Word names are definitely in fashion. If you’re looking for a word name that doesn’t feel so “wordy” you might consider using a Latin word name. Here are some lovely Latin word names that would be perfect for your little lady.
Aurora is a popular name in Italy. It’s also the name of both a Disney Princess and a Roman Goddess. Latin for “dawn”, Aurora is currently #145 for girls in the U.S. I love that this name is ultra feminine and easily lends itself to the lively nickname “Rory”.
Avis is the name of a popular rental car company, but if you can get passed that association, it’s actually a pretty cool name. Latin for “bird”, Avis makes a great alternative to the much more popular Ava. Avis also gets added cool points for being the name of a spell in the Harry Potter series.
Clara is a sweet name with old fashioned charm. I always picture the little girl in The Nutcracker when I hear this name. Latin, meaning “bright, clear”, Clara is currently #131 in the U.S. for girls. Clara is also a popular name in several European countries.
Felicia comes from the male Latin name Felix, meaning “successful or lucky”. I really love the name Felicity, which comes from Felicia. One draw back to this name would be the pop culture saying, “Bye Felicia”. Otherwise, an underused name with a great meaning.
If you love the name Emma you might consider the similar sounding, less popular name, Gemma. Latin, meaning “jewel”, Gemma is currently #316 in the U.S. Perfect for your little gem!
I think Gloria is a name on the verge of making a comeback. I’m waiting for the hipster crowd to take notice of this one. Latin, meaning “glory”, Gloria is currently #525 in the U.S. Actors Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal used the name Gloria for one of their daughters.
I love the sound, I love the meaning, and I love the Harry Potter character Luna Lovegood. Latin, meaning “moon”, Luna is currently #185 in the U.S. for girls. Romantic, whimsical, and feminine, Luna makes a lovely first or middle name.
Lux has a unisex sound and ends with the powerful letter X. Latin, meaning “light”, Lux would make for an unusual yet easily usable name choice. I always think of the character Lux Lisbon from The Virgin Suicides when I hear this name.
Does this name sound serene to you? Fittingly, Serena is Latin, meaning “serene, tranquil” and ranks at #411 for girls in the U.S. A name with a lovely, melodic tone, Serena may also remind you of the tennis player, Serena Williams.
Stella made a huge comeback, up 310 spots in the past 10 years. Stella is currently #70 for girls in the U.S. A Latin name, with the the lovely meaning, “star”. I can’t help but think of A Streetcar Named Desire when I hear this name.
alis volat propriis
one of my favorite Latin phrases “she flies with her own wings”