Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ada

Noble one

German

#244 (0.0924%)  
Aja

Goat

Indian (Sanskrit)

#1,937 (0.0024%)  
Aki

Autumn; bright; glistening

Japanese

Alix

Noble

German

#3,267 (0.0004%)  
Ally

Noble, bright, famous; man's defender; noble, exalted

Greek

#1,219 (0.0079%)  
Alma

Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned

Modern

#610 (0.0302%)  
Amy

Beloved one

English

#200 (0.1069%)  
Ann

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

#869 (0.017%)  
Anna

Gracious

Hebrew

#54 (0.301%)  
Ara

Brings rain

Arabic

#2,119 (0.0018%)  
Ari

Brings rain

Arabic

#673 (0.0257%)  
Ash

From the Ash Tree

English

Asha

Alive and well

Arabic

#1,058 (0.0111%)  
Ava

To live

Latin

#3 (1.0863%)  
Avi

Father

Hebrew

#3,032 (0.0004%)  
Aya

Woven silk

Japanese

#702 (0.0238%)  
Aza

Comfort

Arabic

Bea

A diminutive of Beatrice.

English

#2,429 (0.0012%)  
Bess

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

Bet

House; God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Betty

A diminutive form of Elizabeth.

Hebrew

#1,072 (0.0108%)  
Bev

Beaver stream or meadow

English

Bree

Noble

Irish

#1,505 (0.0049%)  
Cari

Love

Gaelic

Cato

Pure

Greek

Coco

Shortened form of Co- names

English

#2,152 (0.0017%)  
Cora

Maiden

Greek

#73 (0.2601%)  
Dana

From Denmark

English

#785 (0.0199%)  
Dawn

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

#1,752 (0.0033%)  
Demi

Half

French

#372 (0.0546%)  
Deva

Divine, god-like

Indian (Sanskrit)

Devi

Goddess

Indian (Sanskrit)

#2,861 (0.0006%)  
Dex

Diminutive form of Dexter

English

Diem

Day

Latin

Dina

Decoration; valley; justified; spear ruler

Hebrew

#1,209 (0.0081%)  
Dora

Gift

Greek

#1,820 (0.003%)  
Drue

Latin

Edda

Grandmother

Scandinavian

Eden

Paradise

Hebrew

#142 (0.1373%)  
Edra

Wealthy, powerful

English

Ella

Other goddess

Hebrew

#15 (0.5863%)  
Elsa

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

#833 (0.018%)  
Elva

White, noble, bright

Irish

#2,189 (0.0017%)  
Emma

Whole or universal

German

#1 (1.3602%)  
Emmy

Rival

German

#509 (0.0396%)  
Enid

Soul, life

Welsh

Erin

Ireland

Irish

#398 (0.0515%)  
Esme

To love

French

#526 (0.0376%)  
Eula

Well-spoken; wealthy; gem of the sea; sacred red

Scandinavian

Eva

Life

Hebrew

#75 (0.2571%)  
Eve

Life, animal

Latin

#415 (0.0505%)  
Ever

Always

American

#1,855 (0.0028%)  
Evie

Life

English

#311 (0.072%)  
Exie

Anklet

English

Fawn

Young deer

French

Gaia

The earth

Greek

#1,531 (0.0047%)  
Gala

Merrymaking, festivity

French

#2,202 (0.0016%)  
Gem

Gem, jewel

Latin

Gia

God is gracious

Italian

#377 (0.0543%)  
Gigi

Farmer

French

#2,419 (0.0012%)  
Gina
#1,619 (0.0041%)  
Guri

Hindu Goddess of Plenty

Indian (Sanskrit)

Gwyn

Fair, white, blessed, holy

Welsh

Hedy

Delightful, sweet; my echo

Hebrew

#3,411 (0.0004%)  
Hera

Queen

Greek

#3,209 (0.0004%)  
Hida

Warrior

German

Hope

Desire to be

English

#245 (0.0912%)  
Hosa

Little Raven

Native American

Ida

Hardworking

Greek

#1,140 (0.0092%)  
Indy

Independent or Indian

American

#1,874 (0.0027%)  
Ipo

Sweetheart, lover

Polynesian

Iris

Rainbow

Greek

#136 (0.1529%)  
Irma

Complete, universal

German

#2,072 (0.0019%)  
Isla

Island

Scottish

#82 (0.247%)  
Ivy

Ivy plant

English

#86 (0.2366%)  
Jade

Precious stone

English

#109 (0.1936%)  
Jael

Mountain goat

Hebrew

#1,131 (0.0094%)  
Jara

Rockrose

Spanish

Jax

Son of Jack

American

Jess

God is gracious; jasmine; He sees

Persian

Jett

Black

English

#3,040 (0.0004%)  
Jia

Family, Kin

Chinese

#1,590 (0.0043%)  
Jiva

Living, existing

Indian (Sanskrit)

Jiya

Piece of heart

Indian (Sanskrit)

#1,572 (0.0044%)  
Jodi
#2,974 (0.0005%)  
Joni

God is gracious

Hebrew

#2,164 (0.0017%)  
Josi
Joss

A member of the German tribe, the Gauts

German

Joy

Happiness

Latin

#344 (0.062%)  
Jude

From Judaea

English

#1,338 (0.0064%)  
July

French

#2,977 (0.0005%)  
June

Month of June

Latin

#236 (0.0955%)  
Kali

The black one

Indian (Sanskrit)

#271 (0.0838%)  
Kate

Pure

English

#277 (0.0827%)  
Kaye

Pure

Greek

Kera

Black

Irish

Keva

Gentle, beautiful, precious; handsome beloved

Irish

Kimi

Upright, righteous

Japanese

Kina

China

Polynesian

Kipp

From the hill

English

Kodi

Helpful

American

#1,550 (0.0045%)  
Kumi
Kuri

Chestnut

Japanese

Kya

Feminine form of Kai

American

#1,280 (0.0071%)  
Leah

Weary one

Hebrew

#41 (0.3629%)  
Lee

Meadow or pasture

English

Leni

Light or Woman of Magdala

Latin

#2,059 (0.002%)  
Lex

Diminutive form of Alexander or Alexis

English

Lexi

Defender of man

Greek

#330 (0.0659%)  
Lily

Lily flower

English

#31 (0.4153%)  
Liv

Defense

Scandinavian

#647 (0.0276%)  
Liya

I am the Lord's

Hebrew

#1,401 (0.0058%)  
Lola

The sorrows

Spanish

#226 (0.0972%)  
Lucy

Of the light

English

#51 (0.3169%)  
Lula

Famous warrior

German

#1,793 (0.0031%)  
Luna

The moon

Latin

#23 (0.502%)  
Lupe

“The ravenous maiden; the wolfess.” From the Latin lupus, a wolf, in allusion to the proverbial hunger of wolves.

Spanish

Lynn

Lake", "waterfall" or "pool", and probably would have been given to a family living near such a body of water. Sometimes used as a diminutive of Linda (Spanish) "pretty

Spanish

#2,252 (0.0015%)  
Maci

From Massy

English

#337 (0.0634%)  
Mari

Sea of bitterness

Welsh

#1,562 (0.0045%)  
Mary

Of the sea

Latin

#124 (0.1681%)  
May

The fifth month

English

#1,585 (0.0044%)  
Maya

Dream

Indian (Sanskrit)

#61 (0.2819%)  
Mia

Dear

Scandinavian

#7 (0.9202%)  
Miki

Three trees together; quick, nimble

Japanese

Mila

Dear and gracious

Slavic

#14 (0.5915%)  
Mimi

A diminutive form of Miriam and, through the French, of Wilhelmina.

French

Mina

Love

German

#593 (0.0313%)  
Miri

Wonderful; peace; propserous

Slavic

#2,517 (0.001%)  
Molly

Of the sea

English

#152 (0.1296%)  
Myka

Who resembles God?

Hebrew

#2,751 (0.0007%)  
Myla

Soldier

English

#276 (0.0831%)  
Naja

Rescue, Escape

Arabic

Nala

Successful

African

#698 (0.0241%)  
Nani

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Nava

Lovely

Hebrew

#1,766 (0.0033%)  
Neci

Fiery

Slavic

Nia

Lustrous; goal, purpose

African

#455 (0.0454%)  
Nika

Victory

Greek

#1,951 (0.0023%)  
Nina

Little girl

Spanish

#315 (0.0704%)  
Noa

Movement

Hebrew

#631 (0.0287%)  
Noe

Mist of heaven

Polynesian

#3,208 (0.0004%)  
Noor

Light

Aramaic

#787 (0.0199%)  
Nora

Honorable one

Latin

#30 (0.4221%)  
Nova

New

Latin

#56 (0.3002%)  
Nuna

Land

Native American

Nyx

Night

Greek

Oda

Praise God

Hebrew

Olga

Blessed, holy; successful

Scandinavian

#2,167 (0.0017%)  
Oya

Wind warrior goddess

African

Pali

Bird

Polynesian

Pia

Pious, reverent

Latin

#1,540 (0.0046%)  
Poet

Writer of poems

English

Posy

Small Flower

English

Rain

English

#1,381 (0.006%)  
Raya

Friend

Israeli

#1,063 (0.011%)  
Razi

The Lord's secret

Aramaic

Red

Red Haired

English

Remi

Rower

French

#173 (0.119%)  
Reya

Flowing

Greek

#1,220 (0.0079%)  
Riko

Jasmine, Truth

Japanese

Rima

Rhyme, poetry; antelope

Spanish

#3,160 (0.0004%)  
Rio

River

Spanish

#1,768 (0.0032%)  
Risa

Laughter

Latin

Roda

Rose; from Rhodes

Latin

Roni

Strong counsel; true image

Latin

Rosa

Rose

Latin

#611 (0.0301%)  
Rose

Rose flower

English

#121 (0.1764%)  
Ruby

Red gemstone

English

#74 (0.2578%)  
Rue

Regret

English

#2,986 (0.0005%)  
Rumi

Beauty

Japanese

Rupa

Bright fame

German

Ruri

Unkown Meaning

Japanese

Ruth

Friend

Hebrew

#258 (0.0882%)  
Rya
#2,814 (0.0007%)  
Sage

Sage plant

English

#299 (0.0761%)  
Sea

Ocean

American

Seda

Spirit of the forest

Armenian

Shae

Admirable

Gaelic

#1,633 (0.0041%)  
Sky

English

#797 (0.0193%)  
Snow

Frozen Rain

English

#2,489 (0.0011%)  
Sol

Sun

Spanish

#1,336 (0.0065%)  
Soma

Moon

Indian (Sanskrit)

Sora

Sky

Japanese

#2,121 (0.0018%)  
Sosi

Plane tree

Armenian

Sue

Lily

Hebrew

Suki

Beloved

Japanese

Suri

Princess

Hebrew

#1,359 (0.0062%)  
Taji

Crown

Indian (Sanskrit)

Taki

Falling water

Japanese

Thea

Gift of God

Greek

#265 (0.0863%)  
Thuy

Water

Vietnamese

Tina

A short form of longer names contain ing the element “tina,” as Christina, Albertina, Martina, etc.

Latin

#1,433 (0.0055%)  
Tiva

Dance

Native American

Toki

Time of Opportunity

Japanese

Tora

Tiger

Japanese

Tori

Bird

Japanese

#760 (0.0206%)  
Tyra

Thor's battle

English

Umi

Servant

African

Una

One

Latin

#2,584 (0.0009%)  
Ura

The Heart

Indian (Sanskrit)

Uri

My Light, Flame, Fire

Hebrew

Usha

Dawn

Indian (Sanskrit)

Vea

Seen

Spanish

Vica

Life

Hungarian

Vida

Life

Spanish

#1,183 (0.0084%)  
Viva

Alive

Latin

Vix
Wyn

Fair, pure

Welsh

Xeni

Protector of plants, flowers

Xia

Guest, stranger

Greek

Xing

Star

Chinese

Xiu

Elegant, Beautiful

Chinese

Xue

Snow

Chinese

Xyla

Woodland; wood-dweller

Greek

#1,854 (0.0028%)  
Yale

Dweller at the fertile upland

English

Yasu

Calm

Japanese

Yepa

Winter Princess

Native American

Yi

Happy

Chinese

Yoki

Rain (Hopi)

Native American

Yoko

Good, positive

Japanese

Yori

Reliable

Japanese

Yuna

Kindness

Japanese

#1,210 (0.0081%)  
Zara

Blooming flower

English

#247 (0.0911%)  
Zea

Grain

Latin

Zera

Seed

Hebrew

Zeta

Olive

Hebrew

Zion

Israel

Hebrew

#957 (0.0139%)  
Ziv

Radiance, brilliance or light of God

Hebrew

Zoe

Life

Greek

#40 (0.3679%)  
Zofi

Wisdom

Greek

Zola

Lump of earth

Italian

#866 (0.017%)  
Zuma

Peace

Arabic

Zuri

Beautiful

African

#283 (0.0806%)  
Zwi

Gazelle

Hebrew

Zyta

Seeker

Greek

Short girl names might be small in stature, but these picks have larger-than-life meaning and energy. It’s understandable why parents can’t get enough of them, and luckily, there are many to choose from. Let’s check some out together.

Toward the top of the baby names charts, you’ll find familiar favorites Ava, Mia, and Zoe. These short and sweet cuties are nickname-proof, an attractive feature to many parents. They’re packed with personality too, which gives them an edge. Other popular short girl names include Ella, Ivy, and Mila.

Short girl names come from around the world, and there are plenty of international picks to choose from if you’d like to honor your heritage. Zuri is our top pick here, as this African cutie meaning “beautiful” is absolutely precious. Rumi is another stunner, and this Japanese is equally attractive with her meaning of “beauty.” Other petite international picks include Una, Sol, and Aza.

You can go modern with your short girl name options with a sweetie like Aja, an Indian darling with endless style. There’s Alix, too, a variant of Alex with a contemporary twist. You could try out Nia, too, as she’s a fun alternate to the mega-popular Mia. Word names are trending too, making Ash an awesome choice. More modern mini monikers are Ari, Devi, and Ayla.

Vintage name lovers have plenty to pick from with short girl names. There’s Alma, a sweetheart with a soft sound as spirit, and Coco, a fashionable find with an association with the luxury brand, Chanel. You could try out Hedy, a silver screen legend who was also an inventor, or stick to a one-syllable sweetheart, like Bea and Faye. You could dip into names ready to make a comeback too, which includes classics like Amy, Jodi, and Dina.

As you can see, short girl names are more than ready to rock your name list.