Girl Names of Latvian language or origin
Latvian names for baby girls, with 65 entries. Latvian naming history has been influenced over the centuries by early Germanic rule, Russian domination and more recently, by western popular culture. Traditionally, Latvians have given their children names made popular by Latvian literary giants, like folk poets Auseklis and Andris Pumpurs. These ethnic Latvian names joined names like Elizabete and Krista, which were the collection of Christian names that were introduced during the 16th century Germanic era. Given the large Eastern Slavic population in Latvia, it is hardly surprising that popular Latvian names are also Russian names, sans slight differences in spelling.
Latvian names are somewhat popular as baby girl names. The names' popularity increased from the 1960s up to the 1990s. Their usage peaked modestly in 1995 with 0.167% of baby girls being given Latvian names. Within the top 1000 baby names then, there were 2 Latvian names. The names have slipped in popularity since then. In 2018, their total usage was 0.117% with 3 Latvian names listed among the top 1000. Among all Latvian names, Kamila (Arabic, Czech, English, Hungarian, Latvian, Polish, Slavic, and Urdu) was the most widely used, with a ranking of #267 and a usage of 0.0666%.