Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aleena

Light

Greek

Dawn

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Dawna

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Deepnita

Light and Happiness

Indian (Sanskrit)

Dilana

Of the Light

American

Eibhlhin

Light

Irish

Elaina

Shining light

Greek

Elaine

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elena

Shining light

Greek

Eleni

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Eleonora

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elin

Sun ray, shining light

Welsh

Elina

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elinor

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Ellen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elora

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Enora

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Faven

Light

African

Flash

Bright Light

American

Halina

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Haylen

Hall of light.

English

Helen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Helena

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Helene

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Hikari

Light

Japanese

Hikaru

Light, Radience

Japanese

Ilona

Light

Hungarian

Ishik

Light

Turkish

Jasoslava

Glory of light

Slavic

Jyotika

Light, Flame

Indian (Sanskrit)

Kiran

Ray of Light

Indian (Sanskrit)

Konane

Glow like moonlight

Polynesian

Leena

Light; free man; palm tree

Slavic

Lenci

Light

Hungarian

Lenora

Sun ray, shining light; compassion; light

Greek

Lenore

Light

Greek

Linah

Light

Greek

Liora

God's gift of light to me

Hebrew

Lucasta

Chaste light

English

Lucero

Light, star, horse blaze

Spanish

Lucette

Light

Latin

Lucia

Of the light

Italian

Luciana

Light

Italian

Lucie

Light

Latin

Luciela

French

Lucienne

Light

Latin

Lucille

Of the light

French

Lucy

Of the light

English

Lucza

Light

Latin

Lumen

Measure of Light

Latin

Lumina

Brilliant light

Latin

Luminosa

Brilliant light

Latin

Lusita

Light

Spanish

Lux

Light

Greek

Luz

Light

Spanish

Luzette

Light

Spanish

Luziana

Light

Spanish

Mahina

Moon, moon-light

Polynesian

Meera

Light; saintly woman

Israeli

Meira

Light

Hebrew

Nahara

Light

Aramaic

Nehara

Light

Hebrew

Nehira

Light

Hebrew

Nehora

Light

Hebrew

Nelda

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Neleh

Beautiful light

Modern

Neorah

Light

Hebrew

Ngaio

Light reflecting on water

Polynesian

Nimai

Filled with Inner LIght

Indian (Sanskrit)

Noor

Light

Aramaic

Norina

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Nour

Light

Aramaic

Noura

Light

Aramaic

Nura

Light

Aramaic

Onella

Light

Greek

Oralit

My light

Hebrew

Orli

My light

Hebrew

Orya

Light

Hebrew

Piapot

Flash in the Sky (Lightning)

Native American

Raelyn

Beam of light

American

Raelynn

Beam of light

American

Roshana

Shining light

Indian (Sanskrit)

Solana

Sunlight; eastern wind

Spanish

Solina

Sunlight; eastern wind

Spanish

Sunny

Sunshine; happy, cheerful temperament

English

Svetlana

Light

Slavic

Svjetlana

Light

Slavic

Uri

My Light, Flame, Fire

Hebrew

Urice

Light

Hebrew

Uriella

God's light

Hebrew

Yelena

Sun ray, shining light

Russian

Yitta

Light

Hebrew

Yllona

Light

Hungarian

Youko

Sunshine, Light

Japanese

Zaharira

Light, splendor

Hebrew

Zariya

Beauty and Light

Arabic

Zia

Light, splendor; grain

Latin

Ziva

Radiance, brilliance or light of God

Hebrew

Ziya

Light

Arabic

Girl names that mean light have a bright background that gives them natural charisma. Light is forever associated with positivity, making names with the meaning as inspirational as they are beautiful. We’ve gathered girl names meaning light in one spot to make your naming journey easier. Here are some of our highlights.

Girl names that mean light are popular, and we totally see why. You probably recognize Lucy, a sweet shortened form of Lucille who has a vintage, playful feel. Her sister, Lucia, is also seeing a rise in popularity recently. Another light-bearing beauty is Elena and her variants, Elaine and Aleena. The similar sounding Helen and Helena also have light-themed meanings. As you explore our list, note the popularity column to see how common a name is in the U.S.

There are many girl names meaning light that we think can rise on the charts, like Meera, an Israeli beauty with an ear-pleasing sound. The Greek golden girl Lux is another to watch, as she has the beloved X styling and a short, sweet appearance. We can picture her on an artsy little girl who loves everything bold and bright. Some other girl names that mean light that work well with more popular names include Eliora, Nour, and Solana.

Light is universally seen as a desirable meaning, which means you can find girl names meaning light from around the world. This makes honoring your heritage and getting a great meaning a breeze. In Arabic, there’s Ziya, a sweetheart we hope to see more often, while in Spain, you’ll discover Luz, a petite princess. Mahina is a Polynesian pick that translates to “moonlight,” while “ray of light” is the excellent meaning behind the Indian moniker, Kiran. Travel the globe and see what international treasure might fit the light of your life.

With girl names meaning light, you’re sure to find something lovely.