Cute Girl Names & Meanings

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aaliyah

Highly regarded

Arabic

Abby

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Adabella

Lovely

Spanish

Addie

Noble; son of Adam

German

Adorabelle

A gift; beloved; adored

Latin

Alice

Of nobility

German

Allie

Shortened Al- name form

English

Alma

Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned

Modern

Alora

My Dream

African

Amani

Peace

African

Amaya

Night rain or the end

Japanese, Spanish

Amira

Ruling princess

Arabic

Amiyah

Night rain or the end

Japanese, Spanish

Annabel

Lovable

Latin

Annamae
Annie

Gracious one

Hebrew

Arabella

Answered prayer

Latin

Ashbea

Ash tree home

English

Athena

Wise

Greek

Attie

Wise

Greek

Aubrey

Elf ruler

English

Audrey

Noble strength

English

Ava

To live

Latin

Avery

Elf counsel

English

Ayla

Terebinth tree

Hebrew

Bailey

Bailiff

English

Bay

Berry

Latin

Bea

A diminutive of Beatrice.

English

Beatrix

Voyager (through life); blessed

Latin

Bella

Beautiful one

Italian

Belle

Beautiful

French

Bess

A diminutive form of Elizabeth, “to the Lord I consecrate thee.”

Betsy

A diminutive form of Elizabeth.

Hebrew

Bette

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Billie

A feminine diminutive of William.

English

Birdie

Bright, famous; little bird

German

Bonnie

Fine, attractive, pretty

Scottish

Bree

Noble

Irish

Breezy

Windy

English

Brenna

Little drop of water; raven or black-haired

Gaelic

Britt

Exalted one

Scandinavian

Brooke

Small stream

English

Brooklyn

Broken land

English

Brynn

Hilled area

Welsh

Callie

Beautiful one

Greek

Camila

Young religious servant

Spanish

Cassie

“The purified one,” in allusion to the plant cassia whose medicinal properties are laxative, but ultimately from the Greek kathairein, to cleanse.

English

Cece

Blind

Latin

Cecily

Blind; sixth

Welsh

Charlie

Free man

English

Cherie

Dear, darling

French

Cherry

Cherry fruit

Modern

Chloe

Green sprout

Greek

Cleo

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

Greek

Cora

Maiden

Greek

Daisie

Day's eye

English

Daisy

Daisy flower

English

Delaney

From the alder grove

English

Dollie

Gift of God

Greek

Dolly

A variant spelling of Dollie.

English

Edie

Strife for wealth

English

Ella

Other goddess

Hebrew

Ellamae

A combination of Ella and Mae.

Ellie

Shortened form of El- names

English

Elly

Sun ray, shining light; other, foreign

Greek

Elsie

God is my oath

English

Emma

Whole or universal

German

Emmy

Rival

German

Evie

Life

English

Gabby

Diminutive form of Gabrielle

English

Gem

Gem, jewel

Latin

Gemma

Precious stone

Italian

Gia

God is gracious

Italian

Gracelynn

Graceful

English

Gracie

Graceful

English

Haley

Hay meadow

English

Halle

Home ruler

German

Hallie

A variant spelling of Hally.

Scandinavian

Hannah

Grace

Hebrew

Hattie

Home ruler

German

Heidi

Noble one

German

Holly

The holly tree

English

Honey

Nectar

English

Isabella

Devoted to God

Italian

Isla

Island

Scottish

Ivy

Ivy plant

English

Izzy

God's promise

Hebrew

Jayla

Combination name

American

Jazz

Style of Music

American

Jemma

English

Jenna

Fair magical being

English

Jennalynn
Jenny

“The gracious gift of God.” A diminutive form of Joanna.

English

Jessie

He sees

Hebrew

Jewel

Plaything, delight

French

Josie

God will increase

English

Joy

Happiness

Latin

Jules

Youthful, Downy

French

Julie

A variant form, regarded as French, of Julia.

French

June

Month of June

Latin

Junie
Kai

The sea

Polynesian

Kaia

Pure

Scandinavian

Kailey

Slim and fair; darling, beloved; slender

Irish

Kali

The black one

Indian (Sanskrit)

Kallie

Greek

Kayla

Pure

English

Kaylee

Pure

English

Keeley

Slender, pretty

Gaelic

Kenya

Striped one

African

Khari

Queenly: Joyful Song: Born to rule and bring joy.

African

Kimaya
Kinley

White warrior

Irish

Kinsey

King's victory

English

Kinsley

King’s clearing

English

Kit

Pure; follower of Christ

Latin

Kitty

A playful form of Catherine.

Greek

Kylie

Boomerang

Aboriginal

Layla

Night

Arabic

Leelah

Night beauty

Arabic

Leilani

Heavenly flower

Polynesian

Lessie
Lexi

Defender of man

Greek

Lexie

Greek

Lilah

Night

Arabic

Lily

Lily flower

English

Litzy

Joy

Spanish

Lola

The sorrows

Spanish

Lollie

The bay, or laurel plant

Latin

Lolly

The bay, or laurel plant

Latin

Lottie

A variant spelling of Lotty.

French

Lucy

Of the light

English

Lulu

Precious; pearl; calm, peaceful, protected

Latin

Luna

The moon

Latin

Maci

From Massy

English

Maddie

Woman from Magdala; maiden; young, unmarried woman

Hebrew

Mae

The fifth month

English

Maggie

Pearl

English

Maisie

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

Scottish

Mariposa

Butterfly

Spanish

Maya

Dream

Indian (Sanskrit)

McKinley

Fair Haired Foreigner

Irish

Meggie

Pearl

Welsh

Mia

Dear

Scandinavian

Mila

Dear and gracious

Slavic

Miley

Smiley

American

Minnie

A variant form of Mary.

Mirabel

Wonderful

Latin

Mirabelle

Wonderful

Latin

Missy
Mitzy

German

Molly

Of the sea

English

Nala

Successful

African

Natalie

Christmas Day

French

Nellie

Horn; sun ray, shining light

Latin

Nelly

A diminutive form of Helen.

Greek

Nina

Little girl

Spanish

Noelle

Christmas Day

French

Nola

“A little bell,” in allusion to the commune of Nola, in Campania, Italy, where bells of excellent quality were first made.

Irish

Nova

New

Latin

Olive

Olive tree

English

Ollie

Olive tree

Latin

Paisley

Church

Scottish

Pearly
Peggy

A variant form of Peg.

Greek

Penny

Greek

Pia

Pious, reverent

Latin

Polly

A diminutive form or nickname for Mary.

Latin

Poppy

“The milk of happiness,” from the Latin papaver, the name of a plant having thick, milky juice, on the basis of papa, thick milk.

Latin

Posy

Small Flower

English

Prue

Caution, discretion

Latin

Queenie

Queen

English

Quinn

Descendent of Conn

Irish

Rahma

Compassion

African

Reese

Enthusiasm

Welsh

Remi

Rower

French

Remmy

From Rheims

French

Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

Rosie

Rose

Latin

Ruby

Red gemstone

English

Rue

Regret

English

Ruthie

Friend, companion

Hebrew

Sabella

God's promise

Latin

Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

Safia

Friend; pure

African

Seeley

Very Happy

English

Shelly

Ewe, female sheep; little rock; rest; sloped meadow

Hebrew

Silkie
Skye

Isle of Skye

English

Sophie

Wisdom

Greek

Stella

Celestial star

Latin

Susie

Lily

Hebrew

Tabby

Gazelle

Aramaic

Taisie

Irish

Tallie

Leaping water

Native American

Tassie

Russian

Tessa

Harvest

Greek

Tia

Aunt

Spanish

Trixie

Blessed and happy

Latin

Veda

Knowledge, wisdom

Indian (Sanskrit)

Violet

Violet flower

English

Wendy

Friend

English

Winnie

Fair one; white and smooth, soft; happiness; holy, blessed reconciliation; joy and peace; first-born daughter; fair, pure

Welsh

Zoe

Life

Greek

Zuri

Beautiful

African

Some cute baby girl names may have a sound as sweet as sugar while others may be associated with dainty items like butterflies or flowers. There are one-syllable girl names like Rue and Gem as well as frilly finds like Mirabelle and McKinley. Let’s meet some cute popular baby girl names and rare ones together.

Many of today’s most popular girl names on the Social Security Administration’s chart fit within the cute name style like Emma and Ava. They both have a short and sweet feel without much fluff, yet easily work within the confines of cute. Their longer friends Isabella and Aubrey work nicely as well, with both offering up heaps adorable nicknames like Izzy, Bella, and Bree. Cute girl names also wade into the trendy floral name style that includes Lily and Holly. Other popular baby names that fall into the cute category include Mia, Ella, and Luna.

There are many unique girl names in the cute category as well if you’re looking for something outside of the box. Cute rare girl names include monikers that are similar to many of today’s top picks without all the popularity like Keeley and Hallie. Pia and Prue are two other picks with enough adorable to fill up a room despite their small size. Gender-neutral names are fun, too, including Billie and Bay.

Cute girl names are popular middle names. They can add a cute factor to a well-worn family name or sprinkle sweetness on a formal first. Some parents love finding the feminine form of daddy’s name for cuteness, like Lexi. This variant of Alexander is lighthearted and adorable. Another option is Gabby, a female form of Gabriel. Other parents like to tap into their roots with the middle name slot. Those with English origins might adore Edie, while those with Mediterranean ties might like cute names from Greek mythology, like Athena. Don’t forget about Hebrew names, either, including Ruthie and Sadie. There are also countless cuties of German origin, like Alice.

With cute girl names, you’ll find all sorts of styles to explore. Cute doesn’t only come in one shade, after all. Browse our extensive list of adorable finds. There’s something for everyone, whether you love the -lynn suffix trend or sweet diminutives like Minnie and Sadie.