Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ada

Noble one

German

Aja

Goat

Indian (Sanskrit)

Aki

Autumn; bright; glistening

Japanese

Alix

Noble

German

Ally

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

Greek

Alma

Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned

Modern

Amy

Beloved one

English

Ann

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Anna

Gracious

Hebrew

Ara

Brings rain

Arabic

Ari

Brings rain

Arabic

Ash

From the Ash Tree

English

Asha

Alive and well

Arabic

Ava

To live

Latin

Avi

Father

Hebrew

Aya

Woven silk

Japanese

Aza

Comfort

Arabic

Bea

A diminutive of Beatrice.

English

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

Bev

Beaver stream or meadow

English

Bree

Noble

Irish

Cari

Love

Gaelic

Cato

Pure

Greek

Coco

Shortened form of Co- names

English

Cora

Maiden

Greek

Dana

From Denmark

English

Dawn

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Demi

Half

French

Deva

Divine, god-like

Indian (Sanskrit)

Devi

Goddess

Indian (Sanskrit)

Dex

Diminutive form of Dexter

English

Diem

Day

Latin

Dina

Decoration; valley; justified; spear ruler

Hebrew

Dora

Gift

Greek

Drue

Latin

Edda

Grandmother

Scandinavian

Eden

Paradise

Hebrew

Edra

Wealthy, powerful

English

Ella

Other goddess

Hebrew

Elsa

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Elva

White, noble, bright

Irish

Emma

Whole or universal

German

Emmy

Rival

German

Enid

Soul, life

Welsh

Erin

Ireland

Irish

Esme

To love

French

Eula

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

Scandinavian

Eva

Life

Hebrew

Eve

Life, animal

Latin

Ever

Always

American

Evie

Life

English

Exie

Anklet

English

Fawn

Young deer

French

Gaia

The earth

Greek

Gala

Merrymaking, festivity

French

Gem

Gem, jewel

Latin

Gia

God is gracious

Italian

Gigi

Farmer

French

Gina
Guri

Hindu Goddess of Plenty

Indian (Sanskrit)

Gwyn

Fair, white, blessed, holy

Welsh

Hedy

Delightful, sweet; my echo

Hebrew

Hera

Queen

Greek

Hida

Warrior

German

Hope

Desire to be

English

Hosa

Little Raven

Native American

Ida

Hardworking

Greek

Indy

Independent or Indian

American

Ipo

Sweetheart, lover

Polynesian

Iris

Rainbow

Greek

Irma

Complete, universal

German

Isla

Island

Scottish

Ivy

Ivy plant

English

Jade

Precious stone

English

Jael

Mountain goat

Hebrew

Jara

Rockrose

Spanish

Jax

Son of Jack

American

Jess

God is gracious; jasmine; He sees

Persian

Jett

Black

English

Jia

Family, Kin

Chinese

Jiva

Living, existing

Indian (Sanskrit)

Jiya

Piece of heart

Indian (Sanskrit)

Jodi
Joni

God is gracious

Hebrew

Josi
Joss

A member of the German tribe, the Gauts

German

Joy

Happiness

Latin

Jude

From Judaea

English

July

French

June

Month of June

Latin

Kali

The black one

Indian (Sanskrit)

Kate

Pure

English

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

Kumi
Kuri

Chestnut

Japanese

Kya

Feminine form of Kai

American

Leah

Weary one

Hebrew

Lee

Meadow or pasture

English

Leni

Light or Woman of Magdala

Latin

Lex

Diminutive form of Alexander or Alexis

English

Lexi

Defender of man

Greek

Lily

Lily flower

English

Liv

Defense

Scandinavian

Liya

I am the Lord's

Hebrew

Lola

The sorrows

Spanish

Lucy

Of the light

English

Lula

Famous warrior

German

Luna

The moon

Latin

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

Maci

From Massy

English

Mari

Sea of bitterness

Welsh

Mary

Of the sea

Latin

May

The fifth month

English

Maya

Dream

Indian (Sanskrit)

Mia

Dear

Scandinavian

Miki

Three trees together; quick, nimble

Japanese

Mila

Dear and gracious

Slavic

Mimi

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

French

Mina

Love

German

Miri

Wonderful; peace; propserous

Slavic

Molly

Of the sea

English

Myka

Who resembles God?

Hebrew

Myla

Soldier

English

Naja

Rescue, Escape

Arabic

Nala

Successful

African

Nani

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Nava

Lovely

Hebrew

Neci

Fiery

Slavic

Nia

Lustrous; goal, purpose

African

Nika

Victory

Greek

Nina

Little girl

Spanish

Noa

Movement

Hebrew

Noe

Mist of heaven

Polynesian

Noor

Light

Aramaic

Nora

Honorable one

Latin

Nova

New

Latin

Nuna

Land

Native American

Nyx

Night

Greek

Oda

Praise God

Hebrew

Olga

Blessed, holy; successful

Scandinavian

Oya

Wind warrior goddess

African

Pali

Bird

Polynesian

Pia

Pious, reverent

Latin

Poet

Writer of poems

English

Posy

Small Flower

English

Rain

English

Raya

Friend

Israeli

Razi

The Lord's secret

Aramaic

Red

Red Haired

English

Remi

Rower

French

Reya

Flowing

Greek

Riko

Jasmine, Truth

Japanese

Rima

Rhyme, poetry; antelope

Spanish

Rio

River

Spanish

Risa

Laughter

Latin

Roda

Rose; from Rhodes

Latin

Roni

Strong counsel; true image

Latin

Rosa

Rose

Latin

Rose

Rose flower

English

Ruby

Red gemstone

English

Rue

Regret

English

Rumi

Beauty

Japanese

Rupa

Bright fame

German

Ruri

Unkown Meaning

Japanese

Ruth

Friend

Hebrew

Rya
Sage

Sage plant

English

Sea

Ocean

American

Seda

Spirit of the forest

Armenian

Shae

Admirable

Gaelic

Sky

English

Snow

Frozen Rain

English

Sol

Sun

Spanish

Soma

Moon

Indian (Sanskrit)

Sora

Sky

Japanese

Sosi

Plane tree

Armenian

Sue

Lily

Hebrew

Suki

Beloved

Japanese

Suri

Princess

Hebrew

Taji

Crown

Indian (Sanskrit)

Taki

Falling water

Japanese

Thea

Gift of God

Greek

Thuy

Water

Vietnamese

Tina

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

Latin

Tiva

Dance

Native American

Toki

Time of Opportunity

Japanese

Tora

Tiger

Japanese

Tori

Bird

Japanese

Tyra

Thor's battle

English

Umi

Servant

African

Una

One

Latin

Ura

The Heart

Indian (Sanskrit)

Uri

My Light, Flame, Fire

Hebrew

Usha

Dawn

Indian (Sanskrit)

Vea

Seen

Spanish

Vica

Life

Hungarian

Vida

Life

Spanish

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

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

Zara

Blooming flower

English

Zea

Grain

Latin

Zera

Seed

Hebrew

Zeta

Olive

Hebrew

Zion

Israel

Hebrew

Ziv

Radiance, brilliance or light of God

Hebrew

Zoe

Life

Greek

Zofi

Wisdom

Greek

Zola

Lump of earth

Italian

Zuma

Peace

Arabic

Zuri

Beautiful

African

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.