Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abina

Born on Tuesday

African

Aelfraed

Elf counselor

English

Aeriel

Lion of God

Hebrew

Aerin

Ireland

Gaelic

Aerwyna

Friend of the sea

English

Aethelreda

Noble maiden

English

Aeverie

Elf counsel

English

Alary

Elf Ruler

German

Alaysha

Noble, Kind

Unknown

Albina

White; white, fair; elf

Scandinavian

Alfie

Elf or magical counsel

German

Alfreda

Elf or magical counsel

German

Alma

Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned

Modern

Aloysia

Famous warrior

German

Alva

Elf

Scandinavian

Alvara

Elf warrior

Italian

Alvina

Elf or magical being, friend

English

Alwyne

Elf or magical being, friend

English

Arwen

Muse

Welsh

Arwyn

Muse

Welsh

Atarah

Crown

Hebrew

Aubree

Elf ruler

English

Aubreigh

Elf or magical being, power

German

Aubrette

Elf or magical being, power

German

Aubrey

Elf ruler

English

Aubri

Elf or magical being, power

German

Aubriana

Elf or magical being, power

German

Aubrie

Elf or magical being, power

German

Aubry

Elf or magical being, power

German

Averi

Elf counsel

English

Averie

Elf counsel

English

Avery

Elf counsel

English

Avriel

To open

Latin

Azriel

God is My Aid

Hebrew

Batula

Virgin

Arabic

Beeatrisa

Voyager (through life); blessed

Latin

Bethan

Welsh

Branwyn

Daughter of Llyr

Arthurian Legend

Caerwyn

White Fortress

Welsh

Candy

Sweet

English

Carwen

Love, fair, blessed

Welsh

Cathe

Pure

Greek

Cathlyne

Pure

Greek

Catreen

Pure

Greek

Chantiel

Stone

French

Decima

Tenth girl

Latin

Delwyn
Elanor

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Eleanoreva
Elfie

Elf or magical counsel; elf, magical being strength; white, noble, bright

Irish

Elfryda

Elf or magical counsel; elf, magical being strength

German

Elnora

Compassion

Greek

Elvene

Elf or magical being, friend

English

Elvinia

Elf or magical being, friend

English

Elwyn

Elf-friend

English

Eowyn

Horse of Joy

English

Ermina

Complete, universal; weasel

German

Eve

Life, animal

Latin

Flavia

Yellow hair

Latin

Floria

Flower; flowering, in bloom

Latin

Fredi

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler; holy, blessed reconciliation; joy and peace

Welsh

Galadriel
Galatea

White as milk

Greek

Gratia

Favor; blessing

Latin

Gwynda

Fair, good

Welsh

Halona

Fortunate

Native American

Happy

Cheerful, lighthearted

English

Hedona

“Utter delight,” from the Greek lie- done, delight.

Greek

Holly

The holly tree

English

Honoratas

Honor

Spanish

Jeriel

God has seen

Hebrew

Joy

Happiness

Latin

Kathrein
Katka

Pure

Greek

Kelda

Spring, fountain

Scandinavian

Lauriel

The bay, or laurel plant

Latin

Liriel

Unknown

Livi

Elf army

English

Loriel

English

Luell

Famous elf

English

Lyriel

Variant of Lyrical, meaning song.

Unknown

Lysanor

Mother of Boore

Arthurian Legend

Matelda

Mighty in battle

German

Materia

Of the Human World

Latin

Merry

Joyful, lighthearted

English

Miel
Morwyn

Maiden

Welsh

Natalka

Birthday

Latin

Ninor

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Noel

Christmas

French

Nordika

From the north

German

Norissa

English

Odiane

Elfin spear

German

Ordella

Elfin spear

German

Orielle

Golden

Latin

Piper

Pipe player

English

Pippy

Horse lover

Greek

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

Raedself

Elfin counselor

English

Raewyn

Combination Name

Welsh

Siofra

Elf, fairy

Irish

Snow

Frozen Rain

English

Tallula

Leaping water

Native American

Vanora

White wave

Welsh

Wynifred

Holy, blessed reconciliation; joy and peace

Welsh

Wynsome

Agreeable

English

Bearing a magical twist that you can’t help but love, elf names for girls are favorites among fantasy and literary lovers. Whether you prefer classic Tolkien-style elfin names or something more spry, we’ve compiled some of the best elf names for girls out there for you.

First up are the classic Tolkien names hailing from the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series. With Tolkien elf girl names, they typically follow the rule of ending in -iel or -ien, suffixes that note them as female in the elfin language the series follows. This includes Galadriel, Luthien, and Tauriel. Among them, you’ll also find Arwen, who is renowned for her loyalty in the franchise. Arwen, while elvish, is a beautiful Welsh name that fits in today’s namescape, working alongside Rowan and her elfish counterpart Avery nicely.

You can also look to meanings to find elf names for girls, with Avery and Aubrey (and their variants) dominating toward the top of the charts with their elf-themed meanings. Livi and Alva are less popular picks bearing the popular meaning, and both have the in-demand V sound within them. Livi has the bonus of being similar to the mega-popular Olivia, so she doesn’t feel all that out there, yet won’t appear on her own in every classroom.

Others may seek for elf names for girls related to Christmas, hoping to pick a name with winter-themed magic. Merry and Holly work well in this instance, along with Noel and Joy. Each has a clear tie to the holiday along with a light, happy feel often associated with elves.

Elf names for girls aren’t a one-size-fits all category. Lovers of popular names and those who adore rare gems will find equally suitable names in their ranks. They hail from everything from made-up elfin languages to Welsh classics, making girl elf names as diverse as they are beautiful.