It’s a so-called dead language, but the ancient language of Latin formed the basis of many Romance languages and contributed many words to English. Many of our culture’s most popular baby names also have their roots in Latin.
Chart toppers Emma, Olivia, Mia, and Emily all have Latin roots. Heard less frequently but still very popular Latin-origin names include Aria, Grace, Bella, and Natalie.
Take a look through this list of Latin names for girls and you’re sure to find one you love for your little one. Or head over to this chart showing the 100 most popular girls names of the year. It’s updated frequently, so it’s always showing the latest naming trends. Just don’t be surprised if those current names trace their roots to an ancient language! Happy name hunting!