Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aaliyah

Highly regarded

Arabic

Abigail

Father’s rejoice

Hebrew

Acadia

Place of plenty

French

Addison

Son of Adam

English

Adelina

Noble kind; small winged one

Latin

Adeline

Noble one

German

Agnes

Pure, holy

Greek

Alexis

Defender

Greek

Alice

Of nobility

German

Alina

Noble one

German

Allegra

Cheerful

Italian

Allison

Noble one

German

Amara

Everlasting one

Greek

Amber

Hue of yellow

English

Amelia

Work

German

Amina

Truthful one

Arabic

Amity

Friendship, harmony

Latin

Amy

Beloved one

English

Anastasia

Resurrection

Greek

Anaya

Free

Indian (Sanskrit)

Angel

Heavenly messenger

Greek

Angelina

Messenger of God

Italian

Ann

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Anna

Gracious

Hebrew

Annabelle

Lovable and graceful

English

Annette

A French variant of Anna.

French

Annika

Sweet-faced; He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Antonella

Daughter of Anthony

Italian

Arabella

Answered prayer

Latin

Aria

Vocal solo

English

Ariana

Most holy

Latin

Aricella

Treasure chest

Spanish

Ariella

Lion of God

Hebrew

Ashley

Ash tree meadow

English

Asia

Sunrise

Greek

Athena

Wise

Greek

Aubrey

Elf ruler

English

Audrey

Noble strength

English

August

To increase

Latin

Autumn

Season of harvest

English

Ava

To live

Latin

Avery

Elf counsel

English

Bea

A diminutive of Beatrice.

English

Beecher

Dweller by the Beech Tree

English

Bella

Beautiful one

Italian

Bellamy

Beautiful friend

French

Bellatrix

Warlike

Latin

Belle

Beautiful

French

Bemadette

Has the courage of a bear

German

Bethesda

House of mercy

Hebrew

Bette

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Beverly

Beaver stream or meadow

English

Bianca

White

Italian

Blade

Knife or sword

English

Blaire

Plain, field

Scottish

Blake

Black or pale

English

Blue

The Color

American

Briella

God is my strength

Italian

Brielle

God is my strength

French

Brooklyn

Broken land

English

Calista

Cup; fairest, most beautiful

Latin

Camila

Young religious servant

Spanish

Camille

Religious helper

French

Cara

Beloved; friend

Latin

Carissa

Beloved; grace

Latin

Carmel

Garden, orchard

Hebrew

Carmella

Garden, orchard

Hebrew

Carolina

Free man

German

Caroline

Free woman

French

Cassandra

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Cassidy

Curly haired

Irish

Catalina

Pure

Spanish

Catarina

Pure

Greek

Catherine

Pure

Greek

Cecelia

Blind; sixth

Welsh

Cecily

Blind; sixth

Welsh

Celeste

Heavenly

Latin

Celine

Heaven

Latin

Charlotte

Free man

French

Cherish

To treasure, care for; dear

Modern

Cherry

Cherry fruit

Modern

Chicago

Onion or Skunk

Native American

China

Chinese

Chloe

Green sprout

Greek

Claire

Clear and bright

French

Clara

Bright and clear

Latin

Claudette

A diminutive form of Claudia.

French

Clover

“She who clings lovingly.” From a Germanic base meaning “to adhere.” An allusion to the adhesive property of clover sap.

English

Collette

People of victory

French

Collins

Holly

Irish

Coral

“The sentry,” in allusion to the belief of the ancients that a coral talisman served as a warning against the approach of evil spirits.

Latin

Coralie

A variant form of Coral.

English

Corinne

Maiden

Greek

Cosette

People of victory

Greek

Crescent

Increasing, growing

French

Cressida

Gold

Greek

Cross
Dahlia

Dahlia flower

Scandinavian

Daniella

God is my Judge

Italian

Davina

Beloved

Scottish

Daya

Bird of prey

Hebrew

December
Delaney

From the alder grove

English

Delilah

Delicate

Hebrew

Desiree

Much desired

French

Destiny

Determined fate

English

Dominica

Lord

Latin

Dream

Unconscious vision or thought

English

Ebony

Deep black wood

Latin

Eden

Paradise

Hebrew

Edith

Strife for wealth

English

Elaine

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Eleanor

Of unknown meaning

English

Elena

Shining light

Greek

Eliana

My God has answered

Hebrew

Eliza

God is my oath

English

Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

Ella

Other goddess

Hebrew

Eloise

Healthy one

English

Elora

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Emberly

Created name

American

Emerald

Precious gemstone

Spanish

Emery

Home strength

German

Emilia

To rival

Latin

Emily

To excel

Latin

Emma

Whole or universal

German

Emmeline

Work

German

Esme

To love

French

Esmeralda

Emerald

Spanish

Esther

Star

Persian

Evangeline

Good news

English

Eve

Life, animal

Latin

Evelyn

Desired one

English

Everly

From the boar meadow

English

Faith

Devotion

English

Fern

Fern

English

Freya

Lady

Scandinavian

Gem

Gem, jewel

Latin

Gemma

Precious stone

Italian

Genevieve

Family woman

French

Georgette

Farmer

Latin

Gianna

God is gracious

Italian

Giselle

Pledge

French

Gloria

Glory

Latin

Grace

Gracious one

English

Hadley

Heather meadow

English

Hailey

Hay meadow

English

Haisley

Hazel woods

Irish

Hannah

Grace

Hebrew

Harmony

Perfect unity

English

Harper

Harp Player

English

Haven

Safe place

English

Hazel

Hazelnut tree

English

Heaven

Paradise

English

Heavenly

From the heavens

English

Helena

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Henley

High field

English

Holiday

Holy day

Honey

Nectar

English

Hope

Desire to be

English

Ibis

Long-legged Bird

Latin

Isabella

Devoted to God

Italian

Isabelle

God is my oath

French

Isla

Island

Scottish

Ivory

Creamy-white color; hard tusk used for carving fine art, jewellery

Latin

Ivy

Ivy plant

English

Jacqueline

Supplanter

French

Jade

Precious stone

English

James

“The supplanter”

Spanish

Jane

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jeanette

French

Jessa

He sees

Hebrew

Jetta

Home ruler

Danish

Jolie

Pretty

French

Josephine

God will increase

Hebrew

Josie

God will increase

English

Joy

Happiness

Latin

Joyce

Lord

Latin

Juliette

Youthful and downy

French

Julissa

American

June

Month of June

Latin

Kaia

Pure

Scandinavian

Kate

Pure

English

Katherine

Pure

Greek

Kathleen

An Irish equivalent of Catherine.

Irish

Kaylie

Slim and fair; slender

Irish

Kendall

The Kent river valley

English

Kendra

Greatest champion

Welsh

Kennedy

Helmeted head

Irish

Khaleesi

Warrior

American

Kylie

Boomerang

Aboriginal

Lady

Bread kneader

English

Larissa

Cheerful, lighthearted

Latin

Layla

Night

Arabic

Leah

Weary one

Hebrew

Leilani

Heavenly flower

Polynesian

Leonora

Compassion; light

Greek

Lillian

Lily flower

English

Lily

Lily flower

English

Lola

The sorrows

Spanish

London

From the great river

English

Louise

Famous warrior

German

Lucia

Of the light

Italian

Lucille

Of the light

French

Lucy

Of the light

English

Luna

The moon

Latin

Lyric

Words to a song

English

Mackenzie

Son of Coinneach

Scottish

Madison

Son of Maud

English

Mae

The fifth month

English

Maeve

Intoxicating

Irish

Magnolia

Magnolia flower

English

Margaret

Pearl

English

Maria

Of the sea

Latin

Mariah

Of the sea

English

Marie

A French form of Mary.

French

Marina

From the sea

Latin

Mary

Of the sea

Latin

Maxine

Greatest

Latin

May

The fifth month

English

Maya

Dream

Indian (Sanskrit)

Meilani

Created name

Polynesian

Melissa

Bee

Greek

Mia

Dear

Scandinavian

Michelle

Who is like God?

French

Mira

Wonderful; peace; propserous

Spanish

Miranda

Admirable

Latin

Naomi

Pleasant one

Hebrew

Natalie

Christmas Day

French

Nerissa

Black-haired

Italian

Nicole

Victory of the people

French

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

Nora

Honorable one

Latin

Nova

New

Latin

Oaklyn

Created name

American

Olivia

Olive tree

Latin

Paisley

Church

Scottish

Pandora

All gifts

Greek

Paris

Of unknown meaning

Greek

Parker

Keeper of the park

English

Patience

Enduring, forebearing

English

Pauline

Small

Latin

Pearl

Pearl

Latin

Penelope

Weaver

Greek

Peony

Praisegiving

Greek

Persephone
Peyton

From Pacca's town

English

Phoebe

Bright and pure

Greek

Piper

Pipe player

English

Poet

Writer of poems

English

Portia

The symbol of a beautiful, wealthy, and brilliant woman, in allusion to the heroine of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice.

Latin

Prue

Caution, discretion

Latin

Quinn

Descendent of Conn

Irish

Rachel

Ewe

Hebrew

Rae

A diminutive or nickname for Rachel.

Hebrew

Reagan

Descendent of Riagan

Irish

Rebecca

To join

Hebrew

Remington

Settlement by the stream

English

Renee

Reborn

French

Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

River

Flowing body of water

English

Romy

Latin

Rosalie

Rose flower

French

Rose

Rose flower

English

Roxana

Dawn

Persian

Ruby

Red gemstone

English

Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

Sailor

Boat Man

American

Samantha

Name of God

Hebrew

Samara

Guardian

Hebrew

Sarah

Princess

Hebrew

Savannah

Large, grassy plain

English

Scarlett

Shade of red

English

Scout

To listen

French

Selena

Moon

Spanish

Seven

The Number 7

American

Shirley

Bright meadow

English

Skye

Isle of Skye

English

Skylar

Noble scholar

English

Snow

Frozen Rain

English

Sophia

Wisdom

Greek

Star

English

Stella

Celestial star

Latin

Story

Tale

American

Sunday
Talia

Heaven's dew

Hebrew

Tatiana

Russian

Taylor

Tailor

English

Teagan

Little Poet

Irish

Theodosia

God's gift

Greek

Thora

Thor's struggle

Scandinavian

Tuesday

English

Unity

Oneness

English

Valentina

Strong and healthy

Latin

Victoria

Victory

Latin

Violet

Violet flower

English

Vivienne

Alive

French

Wednesday
Willow

Willow tree

English

Xena

Guest, stranger

Greek

Ximena

He has heard

Spanish

Zenobia

Life of Zeus

Greek

Zoey

Life

Greek

Zora

Dawn

Slavic

Zorina

Dawn

Slavic

As if picking the first name isn’t tricky enough, sometimes finding middle names for girls can be downright difficult. Do you go for something common like Marie or Elizabeth, or do you dare to be different with Persephone or Theodosia? There are so many ways to go when it comes to girl middle names, but we’ve got the rundown that’ll hopefully make things easier.

Grace, Ann, and Rose are common middle names for girls right now, and we totally see why. They’re short, sweet, and to the point, which works well in the middle name slot. This is especially true if you’re pairing with a longer first name, as one-syllable girl names typically work best with them. If you want something slightly less common but just as short, we recommend Eve, Blaire, or Belle. For those who love the sound of popular girl names like Emma and Sophia but not how common they are, why not stick them in the middle name slot?

Unexpected middle names for girls like Zenobia have a special place in our hearts too. Something with a pop of personality like Blue or Love can make a baby name combo sing. Within this category, you’ll also find traditionally masculine names like James and Blake, two recent favorites among baby girl middle names in Hollywood. On the same note, you can use well-known character picks as middle names like Khaleesi or Xena if you think they’re too recognizable as a first name. The middle name slot is a great place to show your passions too, as seen in Lyric, a beloved pick among musical parents. Don’t be afraid to turn to places you love either, as many cities make wonderful baby girl middle names like London.

The middle name position is popular for family names as well. You can honor Auntie Eleanor with the name as-is or spice it up with a variant like Nora or Eleanora. Either way is lovely in our eyes. We’re also head over heels for the trend of using maiden names like Collins or Cross as a middle. It gives the combo an upscale vibe effortlessly. As long as it flows, we think any surname fits in with the best middle names for girls.

Longer middle names for girls are always in style too, with Catherine and Victoria usually the most common behind Elizabeth. We especially love Evangeline and Annabelle; two frilly finds that are far less popular. Some parents worry multi-syllable girl names are too long. This might be true sometimes, but as long as the first and last names aren’t too bulky, you’re fine. If you’re worried about flow, we suggest saying potential combos aloud multiple times. You might be surprised how lovely some are on the ear. Two-syllable girl names are usually a sweet spot, with Ruby and Eden standout choices.

Searching middle names for baby girls doesn’t have to be tricky! Have fun with it, and don’t be afraid to be brave. You might be surprised what middle names for girls wow you. What are some of your favorite girl middle names?