Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aaralyn

Created Name

American

Acelynn

Beautiful One

American

Alayja

Created Name

American

Alivia

Olive tree

American

Amari

Unknown

American

Amberlin

Combined Name

American

Amiracle

A miracle

American

Aniston

Unknown

American

Aquasia

Created name

American

Arissa

Best

American

Arlene

Pledge, promise

Modern

Aspyn

Alternative spelling of Aspen

American

Aubrielle

Combination of Aubrey and -elle suffix

American

Avayah

Variant of Ava

American

Beyonce

From the surname Beyince

American

Biana

Fair Skinned

American

Blessyn

Blessing

American

Brayden

Son of Bradan

American

Braylin

Combination Name

American

Breely

Created name

American

Brileigh

Created Name

American

Brooklee

Created Name

American

Brylee

B + Riley

American

Cache

Storage Place

American

Camisha

Combination of Camilla and Alisha

American

Carsyn

Alternate Spelling of Carson

American

Cassara

Combination of Cass and Ara

American

Celica

Heavenly

Modern

Cerise

Cherry

Modern

Charae

Beautiful, Precious, Dear

American

Chevelle

Created name

American

Cyan

Light Blue-Green

American

Daenerys

Created name

American

Dalett

Created Name

American

Dalinda

Created Name

American

Darice

A variant form of the feminine equivalent of Darius, from the Old Persian, meaning “possessing wealth.”

Modern

Dava

Beloved

American

Daylin

Beautiful Day

American

Daytona

Town of Day

American

Deasia

Combination of De and Asia

American

Dejanae

Person from Dijon

American

Denim

Strong cloth

American

Dream

Unconscious vision or thought

English

Early

Before due time or date

American

Elantra

Wordplay on "elation"

Modern

Elita

Elite

Modern

Emberly

Created name

American

Emberlyn

Combination of Ember and Lyn

American

Essence

Perfume

American

Eternity

Everlasting

American

Ever

Always

American

Faithlyn

Faith combined with -Lynn suffix

American

Floyce

Combination of the names Floyd and Joyce

American

Forever

Never Ending

American

Freedom

Not in Captivity

American

Halyn

Unique and special, unlike another

American

Imagine

To think, believe

American

Indie

Independent

American

Infinity

Endless

American

Jacey

Happy

American

Jalen

Combination of Jay and Allen

American

Janae

God has answered

American

Janelle

“Little Jane.” From Jane (a variant of Joanna) and elle (a diminutive suffix).

Modern

Janiah

Created Name

American

Janiyah

God is Gracious

American

Janya

Combination of Jane and Anya

American

Jariah

Combination of Jane and Mariah

American

Jaslene

Combination of Jasmine and -lene

American

Jax

Son of Jack

American

Jayla

Combination name

American

Jaylani

Created name

American

Jayliah

Created Name

American

Jazlyn

Created name

American

Jazz

Style of Music

American

Jenaya

Elaboration of Jenny

American

Jo

A diminutive form of Josephine.

American

Jovie

Joyful

American

Julissa

Form of Julius

American

Kadyn

Fighter

American

Kamiyah

Created name

American

Kasey

Form of Casey

American

Katniss

Plant Name, Sagittaria Genus

American

Kayanna

Combination Name

American

Kayden

Form of Caden

American

Kaylana

Created Name

American

Kaylor

Created Name

American

Kelis

Beautiful

American

Kendalynn

Created Name

American

Kensley

Created Name

American

Keyanna

Living with Grace

American

Khaleesi

Warrior

American

Krisalyn

Combination of Kris and Lynn

American

Kylan

Combination of Kyle and Ryan

American

Lakely

Combination of Lake and the popular -ly suffix

American

Lakin

From the Lake

American

Lamiracle

La- paired with Miracle

American

Lashell

Variant of Michelle

American

Latasha

Birthday

American

Lyanna

Gracous, Field

American

Macyn

Mason

American

Makayla

Who is like God?

American

Maribel

“Beauteous Mary,” from Mart/ and the French belle, beautiful.

Modern

Maverick

Wildly Independent

American

McKaylee

Fiery

American

Meridian

Middle, Center

American

Miley

Smiley

American

Moxie

Full of moxie, full of attitude

American

Nashla

Created name

American

Natara

Combination of Natalie and Tara

American

Neleh

Beautiful light

Modern

Nevaeh

Heaven

American

Nichelle

Created name

American

Novalee

New field

American

Nyasia

Unknown

American

Oaklyn

Created name

American

Quanda

Slender Young Tree

American

Quanita

Created Name

American

Quianna

Silky

American

Renesmee

Reborn and Loved

American

Richelle

Combination of Richard and Michelle

American

Riverlynn

River paired with the popular -lynn suffix

American

Sailor

Boat Man

American

Savvy

Smart

American

Scotlyn

Combination of Scott and Lyn

American

Semaj

James Backwards

American

Sevyn

Seven

American

Shailene

Unknown

Modern

Shatoya

Created Name

American

Story

Tale

American

Tailynn

Combination of Tai and Lynn

American

Tamasha

Combination of Tamar and Asha

American

Tamber

Music Tone

American

Tashae

Variant of Tasha

American

Tayla

Combination of T- and names ending in -ayla

American

Taylee

Combination of TAYLOR and KAYLEE

American

Taysia

From Asia

American

Terrica

Combination of Theresa and Erica

American

Timberly

Combination of Timber and Kimberly

American

Twyla

Twilight

American

Tylie

Combination of the names Ty and Kylie

American

Vichelle

Created name

American

Wrenlee

Combination of Wren and the -lee suffix

American

Xaria

Respelling of Zaria

American

Yalitza

Created Name

American

Zariel

Created Name

American

Zayla

Created name

American

Zaylee

Created name

American

Zaylie

Created name

American

Zienna

Unknown

Modern

Contemporary cuteness is always in, and modern baby girl names fully embrace it. These new faces on the block may not have a long history of use behind them, but they sure have a bright future ahead. These monikers will someday move mountains, as their wearers are the doers of tomorrow. Let’s get to know some together.

The top of today’s charts are dotted with modern girl names like Nevaeh. This American moniker is the word “heaven” spelled backward. You might recognize Raelynn, too, a modern combination name of Rae and Lynn. Makayla is another modern favorite. This respelling Michaela is an energetic cutie ready for the right little girl. Other popular modern monikers are Jayla, Oaklyn, and Jazlyn.

Uniqueness and modern baby girl names are synonymous, as today’s parents value individuality. Yalitza is a rare treasure to behold. Starting with a Y helps her stand out, while an inner Z adds a splash of excitement. Braylin is another uncommon cutie. She’s similar in sound to more popular picks, which helps her fit in just fine despite not yet appearing in the Top 1000. Check out Sevyn and Jaylani for more unique modern girl names.

Modern baby girl names contain several trends, which makes nabbing the vibe a breeze. First up is the much-loved – lyn suffix, related to the classic Lynn moniker or the Welsh llyn meaning “lake.” Halyn shines brightly with the trend, along with her friend Faithlyn. In both instances, they mirror more popular names like Hailey or Faith yet add the trendy suffix for a modern, fresh spin. Respellings embrace newness, too. These monikers mix and mingle letters of classics and modern names alike to create a more unique look. This includes picks like Alivia in place of Olivia, Macyn instead of Mason, and Aspyn as a sister to Aspen. Strong word names are also rising on the charts in modern times. Imagine is one with endless potential, much like the eternal darling, Forever. You can dream big with Dream or find forever with Infinity, too.

Meet more modern baby girl names on our extended list.