Top European Baby Names that Haven’t Yet Hit Stateside

These are the top European baby names that have yet to make a splash in America. Europe is an enchanting land full of history and culture making it the perfect place for name inspiration. Whether you’re looking to stay true to your roots or are feeling wanderlust, we’ve taken the liberty of sorting through the top 100 names in several European countries to come up with this curated list.

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Ailsa

Meaning: Elf victory
Origin: Scottish

 

Aksel

Meaning: Father of peace
Origin: Danish

 

Alba

Meaning: White
Origin: Italian

 

Alfio

Meaning: Unknown
Origin: Sicilian

 

Ambra

Meaning: Amber
Origin: Italian

 

Anitra

Meaning: Literary name
Origin: Norwegian

 

Athene

Meaning: Goddess of wisdom
Origin: Greek mythology name

 

Bodil

Meaning: Remedy battle
Origin: Scandinavian

 

Carys

Meaning: Love
Origin: Welsh

 

Dario

Meaning: Posses well
Origin: Spanish

 

Dulcie

Meaning: Sweet
Origin: Latin

 

Eilif

Meaning: Always alive
Origin: Norwegian

 

Emese

Meaning: Mother
Origin: Hungarian

 

Fabienne

Meaning: Bean grower
Origin: French

 

Florian

Meaning: Flowery
Origin: German

 

Garance

Meaning: Madder flower
Origin: French

 

Gustav

Meaning: Goth staff
Origin: Scandinavian

 

Hendrik

Meaning: Estate ruler
Origin: Dutch and Scandinavian

 

Hillevi

Meaning: Safe war
Origin: Scandinavian

 

Katarina

Meaning: Pure
Origin: Czech

 

Krizia

Meaning: Roman family name
Origin: Italian

 

Lars

Meaning: Crowned with laurel
Origin: Scandinavian

 

Leiv

Meaning: Heir, descendant
Origin: Norwegian

 

Meta

Meaning: Pearl
Origin: Danish and Swedish

 

Milos

Meaning: Lover of glory
Origin: Slavic

 

Nerina

Meaning: Sea god
Origin: Italian

 

Olaf

Meaning: Ancestor, heir
Origin: Scandinavian

 

Sander

Meaning: Defender of men
Origin: Scandinavian

 

Sven

Meaning: Boy
Origin: Swedish

 

Zenon

Meaning: Gift of Zeus
Origin: Greek

 

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