Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abigail

Father’s rejoice

Hebrew

#11 (0.713%)  
Abilene

Grass

Hebrew

#2,565 (0.0009%)  
Alanna

Precious; awakening

Polynesian

#538 (0.0366%)  
Aletta

Footloose; verity, truth; small winged one

Latin

Alexandria

Defender of man

Greek

#274 (0.0834%)  
Alletta

Footloose

Greek

Alma

Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned

Modern

#610 (0.0302%)  
Alouetta

Lark

French

Anita

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

Spanish

#1,212 (0.008%)  
Annabelle

Lovable and graceful

English

#139 (0.1433%)  
Annabeth

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

#1,325 (0.0066%)  
Annalee

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

#887 (0.0162%)  
Annamae
Annie

Gracious one

Hebrew

#294 (0.077%)  
Antonietta

Latin

Atlanta

Secure, immovable

Greek

Augusta

Great, magnificent

Latin

#3,453 (0.0004%)  
Azalea

Dry

Greek

#488 (0.0412%)  
Bailey

Bailiff

English

#131 (0.1569%)  
Bea

A diminutive of Beatrice.

English

#2,429 (0.0012%)  
Belle

Beautiful

French

#863 (0.0171%)  
Betsy

A diminutive form of Elizabeth.

Hebrew

#1,656 (0.0039%)  
Beulah

Bride

Hebrew

Blanche

White, pure

German

Bonnie

Fine, attractive, pretty

Scottish

#634 (0.0285%)  
Callie

Beautiful one

Greek

#185 (0.1133%)  
Camellia

Helper to the priest

Latin

#1,631 (0.0041%)  
Candy

Sweet

English

#2,285 (0.0015%)  
Carla

Free man

German

#927 (0.0148%)  
Carlotta

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

Italian

#2,893 (0.0006%)  
Carolina

Free man

German

#412 (0.0506%)  
Caroline

Free woman

French

#55 (0.3004%)  
Cassidy

Curly haired

Irish

#349 (0.0602%)  
Chantilly
Charity

Dear, beloved

Latin

#1,108 (0.0098%)  
Charlene

Free man

German

#1,842 (0.0028%)  
Charlotte

Free man

French

#6 (0.9419%)  
Chastity

Pure

Latin

Cheyenne

Unintelligible speakers

Native American

#449 (0.0462%)  
Clara

Bright and clear

Latin

#102 (0.2089%)  
Claudette

A diminutive form of Claudia.

French

#3,391 (0.0004%)  
Clementine

Merciful

Latin

#635 (0.0285%)  
Constance

Constancy, steadfastness

Latin

#1,600 (0.0042%)  
Courtney

Domain of Curtius

French

#1,102 (0.0099%)  
Cricket

Loud Insect of the Night

American

Daisy

Daisy flower

English

#168 (0.1218%)  
Dallas

From the dales, the valley meadows

Scottish

#591 (0.0314%)  
Daphne

Laurel

Greek

#366 (0.0563%)  
Delilah

Delicate

Hebrew

#93 (0.2165%)  
Della

Noble

German

#782 (0.02%)  
Delta

Greek

#1,716 (0.0035%)  
Dixie

Tenth

French

#901 (0.0157%)  
Dollie

Gift of God

Greek

Dolly

A variant spelling of Dollie.

English

#2,976 (0.0005%)  
Edie

Strife for wealth

English

#1,479 (0.0051%)  
Eleanor

Of unknown meaning

English

#32 (0.4145%)  
Eleanora

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

#941 (0.0143%)  
Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

#13 (0.6196%)  
Ellie

Shortened form of El- names

English

#37 (0.3778%)  
Elliemay

Light.

English

Emma-Lee

Unknown

Emmalee

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

Latin

#1,142 (0.0091%)  
Faith

Devotion

English

#120 (0.1771%)  
Georgette

Farmer

Latin

#2,839 (0.0007%)  
Georgia

Farmer

English

#213 (0.1012%)  
Georgina

A variant form of Georgiana.

Latin

#1,146 (0.009%)  
Grace

Gracious one

English

#24 (0.4894%)  
Hannah

Grace

Hebrew

#33 (0.409%)  
Helen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

#396 (0.0517%)  
Henrietta

Home ruler

German

#2,445 (0.0012%)  
Jeanette

French

#1,903 (0.0025%)  
Jemima

Dove

Hebrew

#2,029 (0.002%)  
Jessa

He sees

Hebrew

#1,017 (0.0121%)  
Joanie

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jody
Jolene

Modern

#440 (0.0472%)  
June

Month of June

Latin

#236 (0.0955%)  
Kitty

A playful form of Catherine.

Greek

Lacey

French

#615 (0.0298%)  
Laurel

The bay, or laurel plant

Latin

#579 (0.0324%)  
Lily

Lily flower

English

#31 (0.4153%)  
Loretta

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

Italian

#1,062 (0.011%)  
Lorraine

From Lorraine

French

#1,512 (0.0048%)  
Louise

Famous warrior

German

#738 (0.0215%)  
Louisiana

Famous warrior

German

Luella

A variant form of Louella.

English

#898 (0.0159%)  
Mae

The fifth month

English

#516 (0.0384%)  
Maggie

Pearl

English

#282 (0.0809%)  
Magnolia

Magnolia flower

English

#309 (0.0726%)  
Maisie

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

Scottish

#481 (0.042%)  
Mamie

A variant form of Mary.

Latin

Marsha

A variant form of Marcia.

English

Martina

Dedicated to Mars

Latin

#1,138 (0.0092%)  
Maybelle

Lovable

English

Memphis

Established and beautiful

Greek

#1,238 (0.0077%)  
Miranda

Admirable

Latin

#352 (0.0598%)  
Mollie

Star of the sea

Latin

#991 (0.013%)  
Molly

Of the sea

English

#152 (0.1296%)  
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

#972 (0.0136%)  
Odette

Wealth

German

#1,678 (0.0037%)  
Paisley

Church

Scottish

#52 (0.3146%)  
Patsy

Noble; patrician

Latin

Peach
Pearl

Pearl

Latin

#603 (0.0305%)  
Piper

Pipe player

English

#88 (0.2322%)  
Presley

Priest clearing

English

#198 (0.1074%)  
Priscilla

Ancient, venerable

Latin

#549 (0.0353%)  
Prudence

Caution, discretion

Latin

#2,117 (0.0018%)  
Raleigh

Roe deer's meadow

English

#1,366 (0.0061%)  
Reba

A diminutive form of Rebecca.

Rita

Right

Spanish

#1,171 (0.0085%)  
Ruby

Red gemstone

English

#74 (0.2578%)  
Ruthie

Friend, companion

Hebrew

#1,173 (0.0085%)  
Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

#87 (0.2363%)  
Sally

“The princess,” a diminutive form of Sarah.

Hebrew

#1,127 (0.0095%)  
Savannah

Large, grassy plain

English

#45 (0.3445%)  
Scarlett

Shade of red

English

#20 (0.5228%)  
Selma

Helmet of God; safe

German

#2,064 (0.002%)  
Shania

I'm on my way

Native American

#1,412 (0.0057%)  
Shelby

Willow grove

English

#405 (0.0508%)  
Shirley

Bright meadow

English

#1,388 (0.0059%)  
Stella

Celestial star

Latin

#38 (0.3727%)  
Susie

Lily

Hebrew

#1,753 (0.0033%)  
Tabby

Gazelle

Aramaic

Tabitha

Gazelle

Aramaic

#1,020 (0.0119%)  
Tallulah

Leaping water

Native American

#1,125 (0.0095%)  
Tammy

English

#3,284 (0.0004%)  
Tanya

Russian

#2,267 (0.0015%)  
Tennessee

Gathering Place

Native American

#2,711 (0.0008%)  
Tina

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

Latin

#1,433 (0.0055%)  
Trinity

The Holy Trinity

English

#165 (0.1228%)  
Virginia

Maiden

Latin

#510 (0.0395%)  
Whitney

White island

English

#812 (0.0189%)  
Zadie

Prosperous, fortunate

Arabic

#1,253 (0.0076%)  

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.