Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adelina

Noble kind; small winged one

Latin

Adria

From Hadria

Latin

Aiko

Little loved one

Japanese

Akira

Bright, Clear

Japanese

Alessia

Help, aid; man's defender

Greek

Alexa

Defender of man

Greek

Alice

Of nobility

German

Alika

Most beautiful

African

Alina

Noble one

German

Allegra

Cheerful

Italian

Alma

Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned

Modern

Amaka

Precious

African

Amali

Hope

African

Amaris

Promised by God

Hebrew

Amaya

Night rain or the end

Japanese, Spanish

Amelia

Work

German

Amina

Truthful one

Arabic

Amity

Friendship, harmony

Latin

Ana

Gracious one

Hebrew

Anaya

Free

Indian (Sanskrit)

Angelina

Messenger of God

Italian

Arabella

Answered prayer

Latin

Aria

Vocal solo

English

Ariana

Most holy

Latin

Ariceli

Altar of heaven; heavenly homemaker

Latin

Ariel

Lion of God

Hebrew

Autumn

Season of harvest

English

Ava

To live

Latin

Aviana
Ayanna

Beautiful flower

African

Ayira

Chosen

African

Ayla

Terebinth tree

Hebrew

Bree

Noble

Irish

Brenna

Little drop of water; raven or black-haired

Gaelic

Calla

Beautiful

Greek

Camila

Young religious servant

Spanish

Catalina

Pure

Spanish

Charlotte

Free man

French

Chloe

Green sprout

Greek

Ciara

Black

Spanish

Clara

Bright and clear

Latin

Cora

Maiden

Greek

Davina

Beloved

Scottish

Dominique

Lord

Latin

Eliana

My God has answered

Hebrew

Eliza

God is my oath

English

Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

Ella

Other goddess

Hebrew

Elodie

Marsh flower

Greek

Emma

Whole or universal

German

Esmeralda

Emerald

Spanish

Eva

Life

Hebrew

Ever

Always

American

Everly

From the boar meadow

English

Faith

Devotion

English

Fiona

Fair or white

Scottish

Freya

Lady

Scandinavian

Gabriella

God is my strength

Italian

Gemma

Precious stone

Italian

Grace

Gracious one

English

Graciela

Favor; blessing

Latin

Halle

Home ruler

German

Haniyah

A place to rest; to be happy

Hebrew

Hazel

Hazelnut tree

English

Hazina

Good

African

Holly

The holly tree

English

Honor

Woman of honor

Latin

Hope

Desire to be

English

Indy

Independent or Indian

American

Isla

Island

Scottish

Ivy

Ivy plant

English

Jessa

He sees

Hebrew

Joy

Happiness

Latin

Kaia

Pure

Scandinavian

Karina

Love

Scandinavian

Kayin

Long-Awaited Child

African

Kenya

Striped one

African

Kiara

Black

Irish

Kijana

Youth

African

Kira

Black

Irish

Laila

Night

Arabic

Lela

Black beauty

African

Liliana

Lily flower

English

Lily

Lily flower

English

Lucia

Of the light

Italian

Lucy

Of the light

English

Luziana

Light

Spanish

Lydia

From Lydia

Greek

Madeline

Woman from Magdala

English

Maisie

“A little pearl.” A diminutive form of Margaret.

Scottish

Malia

Of the sea

Polynesian

Malina

Peace

Polynesian

Marina

From the sea

Latin

Mariposa

Butterfly

Spanish

Maya

Dream

Indian (Sanskrit)

Mira

Wonderful; peace; propserous

Spanish

Nalo

Lovable

African

Naomi

Pleasant one

Hebrew

Natalie

Christmas Day

French

Nayeli

I love you

Native American

Nia

Lustrous; goal, purpose

African

Nina

Little girl

Spanish

Noel

Christmas

French

Noelani

Mist of heaven

Polynesian

Noelle

Christmas Day

French

Nora

Honorable one

Latin

Olivia

Olive tree

Latin

Paloma

Dove

Latin

Penelope

Weaver

Greek

Phaedra

Bright

Greek

Quintessa

Fifth

Latin

Rania

She is singing; queen

Indian (Sanskrit)

Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

Romy

Latin

Rosalie

Rose flower

French

Ruby

Red gemstone

English

Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

Safiyah

Friend; pure

African

Sage

Sage plant

English

Sakura

Cherry blossom

Japanese

Salma

Peace; helmet of God; safe

Hebrew

Samira

Evening conversationalist

Arabic

Sefarina

Gentle wind

Spanish

Selena

Moon

Spanish

Senalda

A sign

Spanish

Sienna

Reddish brown

English

Skye

Isle of Skye

English

Solana

Sunlight; eastern wind

Spanish

Sophia

Wisdom

Greek

Stella

Celestial star

Latin

Sunny

Sunshine; happy, cheerful temperament

English

Tatiana

Russian

Tessa

Harvest

Greek

Thea

Gift of God

Greek

Valentina

Strong and healthy

Latin

Vera

Truth and faith

Latin

Verity

Truth

Latin

Vienna

Forest stream

Latin

Violet

Violet flower

English

Willow

Willow tree

English

Ximena

He has heard

Spanish

Yara

Water lady; small butterfly

Arabic

Ynes

Pure, holy; chaste

Spanish

Zara

Blooming flower

English

Zariah

Radiance

Arabic

Zoey

Life

Greek

Zuna

To be sweet

African

With so many to choose from, it’s natural to seek only the best girl names for your baby. While the best girl names are subjective, we’ve gathered up names that speak to us in one way or another to hopefully inspire your name journey. Each name has its own story and wonderful associations, so let’s check out the best baby girl names to learn theirs.

When it comes to the best girl names, ones with great meanings are at the top of our list. We adore a good meaning because it carries with your little one for life. Meanings are so important to us that they’ve inspired our daughters’ names. Paloma’s meaning of “dove” fits her peaceful nature perfectly, and the virtue name Faith’s meaning has always been dear to us. Other names with great meanings are Valentina, meaning “strong and healthy,” and Ariel, meaning “lion of God.” For the best baby girl names, great meanings are always winners in our book.

In addition to great meanings, the best girl names also have great associations. Holly and Noel are two names we love for their association with Christmas. Joy and Sunny also win us over with their good vibes since nothing is better than a name that automatically makes you feel happy, right? And since we’re lovers of all things natural, you shouldn’t be surprised to see many nature girl names on our best girl names list either. Willow wins us over with her casual, relaxed feel, and Violet transports us to a field of flowers which is never a bad thing.

We’ve included many timeless classics on our list of the best baby girl names like Lydia and Clara, as well as newer, modern finds like Riley and Everly. Each style has its own perks, and we can’t get enough of them! We’ve also included precious little girl names that are right at home around the tea party table like Charlotte, Olivia, and Alice.

While we love our list of the best girl names, yours may vary, and that’s perfectly okay. What are some picks you think are worthy of joining the list?