Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abigail

Father’s rejoice

Hebrew

Abilene

Grass

Hebrew

Alanna

Precious; awakening

Polynesian

Aletta

Footloose; verity, truth; small winged one

Latin

Alexandria

Defender of man

Greek

Alletta

Footloose

Greek

Alma

Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned

Modern

Alouetta

Lark

French

Anita

“The graceful one,” based on the Hebrew hannah, grace.

Spanish

Annabelle

Lovable and graceful

English

Annabeth

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Annalee

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Annamae
Annie

Gracious one

Hebrew

Antonietta

Latin

Atlanta

Secure, immovable

Greek

Augusta

Great, magnificent

Latin

Azalea

Dry

Greek

Bailey

Bailiff

English

Bea

A diminutive of Beatrice.

English

Belle

Beautiful

French

Betsy

A diminutive form of Elizabeth.

Hebrew

Beulah

Bride

Hebrew

Blanche

White, pure

German

Bonnie

Fine, attractive, pretty

Scottish

Callie

Beautiful one

Greek

Camellia

Helper to the priest

Latin

Candy

Sweet

English

Carla

Free man

German

Carlotta

The Italian equivalent of Charlotte, the feminine form of Charles, meaning “full-grown manhood.”

Italian

Carolina

Free man

German

Caroline

Free woman

French

Cassidy

Curly haired

Irish

Chantilly
Charity

Dear, beloved

Latin

Charlene

Free man

German

Charlotte

Free man

French

Chastity

Pure

Latin

Cheyenne

Unintelligible speakers

Native American

Clara

Bright and clear

Latin

Claudette

A diminutive form of Claudia.

French

Clementine

Merciful

Latin

Constance

Constancy, steadfastness

Latin

Courtney

Domain of Curtius

French

Cricket

Loud Insect of the Night

American

Daisy

Daisy flower

English

Dallas

From the dales, the valley meadows

Scottish

Daphne

Laurel

Greek

Delilah

Delicate

Hebrew

Della

Noble

German

Delta

Wetlands

Greek

Dixie

Tenth

French

Dollie

Gift of God

Greek

Dolly

A variant spelling of Dollie.

English

Edie

Strife for wealth

English

Eleanor

Of unknown meaning

English

Eleanora

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

Ellie

Shortened form of El- names

English

Elliemay

Light.

English

Emma-Lee

Unknown

Emmalee

Peaceful home; rival; laborious; eager; entire, universal

Latin

Faith

Devotion

English

Georgette

Farmer

Latin

Georgia

Farmer

English

Georgina

A variant form of Georgiana.

Latin

Grace

Gracious one

English

Hannah

Grace

Hebrew

Helen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Henrietta

Home ruler

German

Jeanette

French

Jemima

Dove

Hebrew

Jessa

He sees

Hebrew

Joanie

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jody
Jolene

Modern

June

Month of June

Latin

Kitty

A playful form of Catherine.

Greek

Lacey

French

Laurel

The bay, or laurel plant

Latin

Lily

Lily flower

English

Loretta

“The knowing one,” from the Middle English lore, traditional learning.

Italian

Lorraine

From Lorraine

French

Louise

Famous warrior

German

Louisiana

Famous warrior

German

Luella

A variant form of Louella.

English

Mae

The fifth month

English

Maggie

Pearl

English

Magnolia

Magnolia flower

English

Maisie

“A little pearl.” A diminutive form of Margaret.

Scottish

Mamie

A variant form of Mary.

Latin

Marsha

A variant form of Marcia.

English

Martina

Dedicated to Mars

Latin

Maybelle

Lovable

English

Memphis

Established and beautiful

Greek

Miranda

Admirable

Latin

Mollie

Star of the sea

Latin

Molly

Of the sea

English

Myrtle

“The exclusive,” in allusion to the plant of the same name regarded as sacred to Venus.

Latin

Nellie

Horn; sun ray, shining light

Latin

Odette

Wealth

German

Paisley

Church

Scottish

Patsy

Noble; patrician

Latin

Peach

Peach fruit

English

Pearl

Pearl

Latin

Piper

Pipe player

English

Presley

Priest clearing

English

Priscilla

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Prudence

Caution, discretion

Latin

Raleigh

Roe deer's meadow

English

Reba

A diminutive form of Rebecca.

Rita

Right

Spanish

Ruby

Red gemstone

English

Ruthie

Friend, companion

Hebrew

Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

Sally

“The princess,” a diminutive form of Sarah.

Hebrew

Savannah

Large, grassy plain

English

Scarlett

Shade of red

English

Selma

Helmet of God; safe

German

Shania

I'm on my way

Native American

Shelby

Willow grove

English

Shirley

Bright meadow

English

Stella

Celestial star

Latin

Susie

Lily

Hebrew

Tabby

Gazelle

Aramaic

Tabitha

Gazelle

Aramaic

Tallulah

Leaping water

Native American

Tammy

English

Tanya

Russian

Tennessee

Gathering Place

Native American

Tina

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

Latin

Trinity

The Holy Trinity

English

Virginia

Maiden

Latin

Whitney

White island

English

Zadie

Prosperous, fortunate

Arabic

There are few things as charming as southern girl names. They take things down a spell and transport you to another place, blanketing you in true Southern hospitality. Each carries its own unique sense of style, but all share the same warmth and good vibes. Don’t be fooled into thinking Dixie and Elliemay are your only options, as southern baby girl names can vary significantly.

Of course, you can’t hear Southern girl names without thinking of the region and all its beautiful sights and sounds. Place names like Georgia and Virginia are obvious picks, but Charlotte and Savannah are just lovely if you ask us. Names like Magnolia and Peach tug at heartstrings, ushering in a nostalgic feel that’s impossible to ignore. Each of these instantly conjures up images of the South, whether it’s moss-draped oaks in Georgia or a serene bayou in Louisiana.

Southern girl names range from frilly to simple, containing all sorts of names for you to explore. Longer picks like Clementine and Henrietta are plentiful as are sweet one-syllable finds like Bea and Mae. And it wouldn’t be the South without nicknames, now would it? Names like Tabby and Nellie are simply precious, working as shortened forms of Tabitha and Eleanor but also standing on their own just fine. You can find today’s top picks like Abigail and Hannah as well as vintage darlings like Clara and Odette. With southern girl names, there’s no telling what gem you’ll come across!

Come explore the beauty of Dixieland with our list of Southern girl names.