It's no surprise this Italian name meaning "beautiful" is hot, hot, hot right now. Although it's dropped slightly from its #1 spot in 2010, this is a lovely moniker that's still firmly ensconced in the Top 10 girl names year after year.
Expecting a future songster? This lyrical "melody" of a name is quickly becoming a popular choice among parents thanks in part to popular (and strong!) female characters in TV shows like Pretty Little Liars and Game of Thrones.
Ah, mi Carina ("little darling"), what a sweet endearment of a name for a sweet little girl. As an added bonus (if such things matter to you), this name is nowhere near the top of the name charts and you'd pretty much be guaranteed to have the only Carina at the playground.
Bold and exotic, Valentina is gaining ground as a mainstream name thanks to Salma Hayek, who chose it for her firstborn daughter. And, hey, if it's good enough for Salma's little girl, it's good enough for you!
Can't you just picture the Godfather saying this elegant name? A quintessentially Italian girl name, Caterina is a version of the classic Katherine, both meaning "pure," but with a tad more bombshell added in.
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