Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abijah

God is my father

Hebrew

Acantha
Achsah

Ankle bracelet

Hebrew

Adah

Adornment

Hebrew

Adelheid

Noble kind

German

Adelina

Noble kind; small winged one

Latin

Adina

Noble, gentle, delicate

Hebrew

Aemilia

Rival; laborious; eager

Latin

Agathe

Good, honorable

Greek

Aine

Brilliant; happiness

Gaelic

Aino
Albina

White; white, fair; elf

Scandinavian

Alodia

Riches

Latin

Antheia

Flowery

Greek

Aphrodite

Foam

Greek

Apphia

Increasing

Greek

Aquila
Ariadne

Most holy

Greek

Artemis

Butcher

Greek

Artemisia

Perfect

Spanish

Aruna

Crystalline reddish-brown

Indian (Sanskrit)

Aspasia

Welcome, invite

Greek

Astraea

Greek

Atara

Diadem

Hebrew

Athena

Wise

Greek

Auda

Prosperous

French

Augustina

Great, magnificent

Latin

Aurelia

Golden

Latin

Aurora

Goddess of dawn

Latin

Aveline

Ancient

Azubah

Assisted

Hebrew

Bathsheba

Daughter of oath

Hebrew

Berenice

Victory bringer

Greek

Bernice

Victory bringer

Greek

Beulah

Bride

Hebrew

Branwen

Welsh

Brigid

Exalted one

Gaelic

Brunhild

Ready for battle

German

Brynja

Armor

Scandinavian

Calliope

Beautiful voice

Greek

Calypso

She who hides

Greek

Cardea

Unknown

Latin

Cassandra

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Cassia

Cassia tree

Greek

Ceres

To grow

Greek

Chandra

Moon shining

Indian (Sanskrit)

Charis

Grace

Greek

Chloris

Green, greenish-yellow

Greek

Circe

Bird

Greek

Claudia

Lame

Latin

Clementia

Merciful

Latin

Cleo

“The celebrated one,” from the Greek kleo, make known or famous.

Greek

Cleopatra

Father's glory

Greek

Clio

Glory

Greek

Corinna

Maiden

Greek

Cynthia

From Mount Kynthos

Greek

Cyra

Throne; sun

Persian

Dalia

Gentle; slender branch, tendril

Hebrew

Damaris

Calf; to tame; gentle

Latin

Daphne

Laurel

Greek

Decima

Tenth girl

Latin

Deirdre

Broken-hearted, sorrowful

Irish

Demeter

Greek

Demetria

“The fruitful one,” in allusion to Demeter, the Greek goddess of fruitfulness and protectress of marriage.

Greek

Diana

Heavenly and divine

Latin

Dinah

Justified

Hebrew

Doris

From Doris; gift

Greek

Drusilla

“Fresh as the dew,” from the Greek drosos, dew, in allusion to the Roman family Livius which assumed the name Drusus to commemorate the slaying of a Gallic general named Drausus, who attacked at dawn.

Latin

Edrys

Wealthy ruler

Anglo-Saxon

Eirene

Peace

Greek

Electra

Shining, bright, radiant

Greek

Elen

Welsh

Elisha

Noble, exalted

German

Enid

Soul, life

Welsh

Eris

Strife

Greek

Esther

Star

Persian

Etheldreda

Noble strength

English

Eudocia

Good thought

Greek

Eugenia

Well-born, noble

Greek

Eulalia

Well-spoken

Greek

Eunice

Good victory

Greek

Evadne

Well, good

Greek

Faustina

Fortunate, enjoying good luck

Latin

Felicia

Lucky, fortunate, happy

Latin

Flaviana
Flora

Flower

Latin

Floriana

Flower; flowering, in bloom

Latin

Fortuna

Good fate

Latin

Gaia

The earth

Greek

Galilee

Country of Gentiles

English

Guinevere

Fair one; white, smooth, soft

Welsh

Gunda
Hadassah

Myrtle tree

Hebrew

Hagar

Forsaken

Hebrew

Harmonia

Unity, concord

Latin

Hecate

Greek goddess of fertility who later became associated with Persephone as goddess of the underworld and protector of witches

Greek

Helga

Holy, sacred; successful

Scandinavian

Hemera

Day

Greek

Hera

Queen

Greek

Herodias

To monitor, watch over

Greek

Hester

Star

Greek

Hestia

In Greek mythology, the goddess of the hearth.

Greek

Hilaria

Cheerful, happy

Latin

Hosanna

Hebrew

Hyacintha

“An innocent victim,” in allusion to the Greek youth Hvakinthos who was loved but accidentally killed by Apollo.

Greek

Inga

Guarded by Ing

Scandinavian

Iris

Rainbow

Greek

Iscah

Behold

Hebrew

Isidora

Gift of Isis

Latin

Isis

Egyptian

Isolde

“Queen of the ice,” from the Germanic is (ice) and waltan (to rule).

Welsh

Ixchel
Jael

Mountain goat

Hebrew

Jocosa

Joking

Latin

Juliana

Youthful and downy

Latin

Julitta

Youthful; Jove's child

Latin

Junia

Queen of heaven

Latin

Juno

Queen of heaven

Latin

Justina

Just, fair; fair, upright

Latin

Kali

The black one

Indian (Sanskrit)

Kallisto
Keturah

Incense

Hebrew

Kezia

Cassia tree

Hebrew

Laurentia

The bay, or laurel plant

Latin

Lei
Levana

To rise

Latin

Lilith

Belonging to the night

Ancient

Livia

A short form of Olivia.

Latin

Lucretia

Succeed

Latin

Luna

The moon

Latin

Lunete

Servant of Laudine

Arthurian Legend

Lydia

From Lydia

Greek

Lysandra

Greek

Maeve

Intoxicating

Irish

Magdalene

Woman from Magdala

Hebrew

Maia

Great; mother

Greek

Marcella

Dedicated to Mars

Latin

Marciana

Dedicated to Mars

Latin

Maxima

Greatest

Latin

Melitta

Bee; honey; honey-sweet

Greek

Meztli

Moon

Aztec (Nahuatl)

Minerva

The mind

Latin

Miroslava

Peaceful glory

Slavic

Morrigan

War Goddess

Irish

Mulan

Wood orchid

Chinese

Myra

Myrrh

Greek

Naamah

Pleasant

Hebrew

Naomi

Pleasant one

Hebrew

Nefertari

Beautiful Companion

Egyptian

Nefertiti
Nike

Victory

Greek

Noa

Movement

Hebrew

Nyx

Night

Greek

Olwen

White footprint

Welsh

Olympia

From Mount Olympus

Greek

Ophelia

Help

Greek

Oprah

Young deer, fawn; place of dust

Hebrew

Paulina

Small

Latin

Peninnah

Pearl or coral

Hebrew

Persephone

Bringer of destruction

Greek

Persis

From Persia

Greek

Phoebe

Bright and pure

Greek

Pomona

Apple

Latin

Quintina

Fifth

Latin

Rhea

Flowing

Greek

Rhiannon

Great queen, or goddess

Welsh

Rhoda

Rose; from Rhodes

Latin

Roma

Italian

Rufina

Red haired

Latin

Runa
Ruth

Friend

Hebrew

Sabina

Sabine

Latin

Salome

Peace

Hebrew

Sapphira

“The pretty one,” from the Hebrew shappir, beautiful.

English

Sarai

Princess

Hebrew

Selah

Rock

Hebrew

Selene

The moon

Greek

Serah

Princess

Hebrew

Signy

Scandinavian

Tacita

“The pauciloquent maiden,” from the Latin tacere, to be silent.

Talitha

Little girl

Aramaic

Tamar

Date palm

Hebrew

Tatiana

Russian

Thalia

Flourishing

Greek

Tirzah

Delight, pleasantness, cypress tree

Hebrew

Tullia

Spanish

Urania

Heavenly

Greek

Valentina

Strong and healthy

Latin

Valeria

Strength and vigor

Italian

Venus

Love

Latin

Vesta

Pure maiden

Latin

Vibiana

Lively

Latin

Vita

Life

Latin

Wina

Holy, blessed reconciliation; joy and peace

Welsh

Xanthe

Yellow, blonde

Greek

Xenia

Guest, stranger

Greek

Zemira

Praised

Hebrew

Zenobia

Life of Zeus

Greek

Zibiah

Doe

Hebrew

Zillah

Shadow

Hebrew

Zipporah

Bird

Hebrew

Ziva

Radiance, brilliance or light of God

Hebrew

Buried in the halls of name history are hidden gems we know you’ll love. These antique girl names have sparkled through the centuries and are more than ready to stage a comeback. Let’s run through some of our favorites together.

With the rise in vintage girl names, we see plenty of room for antique names for girls to shine. Many are close to today’s top vintage picks, like Adelina, a cousin of Adeline and Adelyn. There’s also Ophelia, a beauty who’s close in sound to the mega-popular Olivia. We all know Amelia’s lighting up the charts, but Anita and Aurelia are close friends that are just as lovely. Sybil, Edith, and Aveline are other all-star antique girl name picks with fashionably vintage leanings.

Many antique female names have strong ties to history, which you may either love or want to avoid. One of the most prominent members of this group is Cleopatra, belonging to the ancient Egyptian pharaoh. We adore Cleopatra, but if you’d like to soften the association a bit, you can opt for Cleo. While shorter, she’s an equally ancient form. Livia and Zenobia are two picks who aren’t as obvious to non-history buffs, though skilled politicians wore them. If you’re looking for a badass find, check out Artemisia, as in the ancient queen and warrior, or Cynane, the famed soldier and half-sister to Alexander the Great.

Antique girl names may also have mythological or religious ties, like the Greek goddesses Aphrodite, Artemis, Athena, and the Biblical Ruth, Lydia, and Esther. Many in this group of ancient girl names are growing in popularity today, but if you’d like something a little rarer, check out Eris, Gaia, and Atara.

As you can see, antique names for girls come in many styles from all around the globe. Check them out with us, and find a new star for your name list.