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Popularity of the Baby Name Marcela

Number of Babies Named Marcela

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

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Baby Name Needed – Girl Name that Works in English and Spanish

A reader named Martha recently e-mailed me:

Hello! I am Peruvian and my husband is American of English/French descent. We are looking for a name for our baby girl that will travel well. We plan on living in both countries and our household and families are bilingual. We love the name Olive, but fear it does not sound good in Spanish.

I think Dora and Rosa match the simple, old-fashioned style of Olive quite well. I also think these names could work:

Amalia
Ana/Anna
Anabel
Carla
Carmen
Cecilia
Clara
Elena
Emilia
Estela/Estella
Eva
Isabel
Laura
Lidia/Lydia
Luisa
Liliana
Marcela
Martina
Natalia
Paulina
Ramona
Sabina
Sara
Selena
Silvia/Sylvia
Teresa
Valeria
Victoria

What do you think about the names above? What other names would you suggest?

P.S. The baby’s surname will be a 2-syllable Y-name of English origin.

Update, 6/6: Scroll down to the last comment to find out which name Martha choseā€¦


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If you like the idea of anagrams but want to avoid sound-alike sets, I recommend anagrams with different numbers of syllables. Pairs like “Etta and Tate” and “Clay and Lacy” are a far more subtle than pairs like “Enzo and Zeno” and “Mary and Myra.”

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