Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abigail

Father’s rejoice

Hebrew

Ada

Noble one

German

Adeline

Noble one

German

Agnes

Pure, holy

Greek

Alberta

Noble, bright, famous

German

Alexandra

Defender of man

Greek

Alice

Of nobility

German

Allison

Noble one

German

Amelia

Work

German

Ana

Gracious one

Hebrew

Angela

Messenger of God

Greek

Angelina

Messenger of God

Italian

Angeline

Messenger; messenger of God

Greek

Anita

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

Spanish

Anna

Gracious

Hebrew

Anne

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Annette

A French variant of Anna.

French

Antoinette

“A girl in flower or bloom,” based, ultimately, on the Greek anthos, a flower.

French

Arlene

Pledge, promise

Modern

Audrey

Noble strength

English

Ava

To live

Latin

Barbara

Foreign woman

Latin

Beatrice

Voyager (through life); blessed

Latin

Berna

Strong, brave bear

German

Bessie

House; God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Beth

House

Hebrew

Betty

A diminutive form of Elizabeth.

Hebrew

Beulah

Bride

Hebrew

Blanche

White, pure

German

Carol

Free man

German

Caroline

Free woman

French

Carolyn

Free man

German

Carrie

Free man

German

Cassandra

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Catherine

Pure

Greek

Cecelia

Blind; sixth

Welsh

Charlotte

Free man

French

Christine

Follower of Christ

Latin

Claire

Clear and bright

French

Clara

Bright and clear

Latin

Constance

Constancy, steadfastness

Latin

Cora

Maiden

Greek

Deborah

Bee

Hebrew

Diana

Heavenly and divine

Latin

Dolores

Sorrows

Spanish

Dora

Gift

Greek

Doris

From Doris; gift

Greek

Dorothea

Gift of God

Greek

Dorothy

Gift of God

Greek

Edith

Strife for wealth

English

Edna

Renewer

Hebrew

Eileen

“The brightly shining one,” from the Greek lielene, something shining, as a torch.

Gaelic

Elaine

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Eleanor

Of unknown meaning

English

Elena

Shining light

Greek

Elise

God is my oath

French

Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

Ella

Other goddess

Hebrew

Ellen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Eloise

Healthy one

English

Elsie

God is my oath

English

Emily

To excel

Latin

Emma

Whole or universal

German

Esther

Star

Persian

Ethel

Noble

English

Eunice

Good victory

Greek

Eva

Life

Hebrew

Evelyn

Desired one

English

Faith

Devotion

English

Faye

Loyalty; belief

French

Flora

Flower

Latin

Florence

Flowering, in bloom

Latin

Frances

From France

Latin

Geneva

Juniper tree

French

Georgia

Farmer

English

Gladys

“The bright one,” from the Anglo- Saxon glaecl, bright, shining.

Welsh

Gloria

Glory

Latin

Grace

Gracious one

English

Hannah

Grace

Hebrew

Harriet

Home ruler

German

Hattie

Home ruler

German

Hazel

Hazelnut tree

English

Helen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Henrietta

Home ruler

German

Hilda

Battle woman

German

Hope

Desire to be

English

Inez

“The chaste one,” from the Greek lwgne, chaste.

Spanish

Ingrid

Ing's beauty

Scandinavian

Irene

Peace

Greek

Irma

Complete, universal

German

Isabella

Devoted to God

Italian

Jane

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jean

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jeanne

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jeannette

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jenna

Fair magical being

English

Jennie

A variant spelling of Jenny.

English

Jennifer

Fair magical being

English

Jessica

To see

English

Joan

God is gracious

Hebrew

Joanna

God is gracious

Latin

Josephine

God will increase

Hebrew

Joy

Happiness

Latin

Joyce

Lord

Latin

Juana

God is gracious

Spanish

Juanita

God is gracious

Spanish

Julia

Youthful and downy

Latin

June

Month of June

Latin

Katherine

Pure

Greek

Kathleen

An Irish equivalent of Catherine.

Irish

Kathryn

Pure

Greek

Laura

Laurel

Latin

Leah

Weary one

Hebrew

Leanne

English

Lee

Meadow or pasture

English

Lena

Woman from Magdala

Hebrew

Leona

Lion

Latin

Lillian

Lily flower

English

Lillie

Lily

Latin

Lois

Superior

Greek

Lola

The sorrows

Spanish

Loretta

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

Italian

Lorraine

From Lorraine

French

Lottie

A variant spelling of Lotty.

French

Louisa

Famous warrior

German

Louise

Famous warrior

German

Lula

Famous warrior

German

Lydia

From Lydia

Greek

Mabel

Lovable

Latin

Madeline

Woman from Magdala

English

Mae

The fifth month

English

Mamie

A variant form of Mary.

Latin

Marcella

Dedicated to Mars

Latin

Margaret

Pearl

English

Marguerite

A variant form, regarded as French, of Margaret.

French

Maria

Of the sea

Latin

Marian

A variant form, through the Old French, of Mary.

French

Marie

A French form of Mary.

French

Marion

A variant form, through the French, of Mary.

French

Marjorie

Pearl

English

Martha

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Mary

Of the sea

Latin

Matilda

Mighty in battle

German

Maxine

Greatest

Latin

Miranda

Admirable

Latin

Miriam

Of the sea

Hebrew

Molly

Of the sea

English

Muriel

Sparkling, shining sea

Irish

Myrtle

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

Latin

Nancy

A diminutive-variant of Anna or Anne, from the Hebrew hannah, grace.

Hebrew

Naomi

Pleasant one

Hebrew

Nina

Little girl

Spanish

Nora

Honorable one

Latin

Norma

The standard or norm

Latin

Olivia

Olive tree

Latin

Opal

Gem, jewel

Indian (Sanskrit)

Patricia

Noble; patrician

Latin

Paula

Small

Latin

Pauline

Small

Latin

Pearl

Pearl

Latin

Phyllis

Greenery

Greek

Rachel

Ewe

Hebrew

Rebecca

To join

Hebrew

Rebekah

To bind

Hebrew

Regina

Queen

Latin

Rita

Right

Spanish

Roberta

Bright fame

German

Rosa

Rose

Latin

Rose

Rose flower

English

Rosemary

Dew of the sea

Latin

Rosie

Rose

Latin

Ruby

Red gemstone

English

Ruth

Friend

Hebrew

Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

Sally

“The princess,” a diminutive form of Sarah.

Hebrew

Samantha

Name of God

Hebrew

Sandra

A short form of Alexandra, which see.

Italian

Sara

Princess

Hebrew

Sarah

Princess

Hebrew

Shirley

Bright meadow

English

Sophia

Wisdom

Greek

Sophie

Wisdom

Greek

Susan

Lily

Hebrew

Sylvia

Woods, forest

Latin

Tabitha

Gazelle

Aramaic

Thelma

Will, volition

Greek

Theresa

Late summer

Greek

Velma

A variant form of Wilhelmina.

German

Vera

Truth and faith

Latin

Veronica

True image

Latin

Victoria

Victory

Latin

Viola

Purple

Latin

Violet

Violet flower

English

Virginia

Maiden

Latin

Vivian

Alive

Latin

Wanda

The tribe of the Vandals

Slavic

Wilma

Will helmet, protection

German

Traditional girl names never go out of style. These magnificent monikers transcend time with their grace and beauty. They’re also well-known enough to avoid spelling and pronunciation issues usually. We’ve scoured the top U.S. baby name charts for the past hundred years and have compiled frequent flyers. Let’s browse them together.

Many of today’s most popular monikers are traditional names for girls. If we glance at the charts, names like Emma, Elizabeth, and Charlotte leap off the page as fitting a little one and adult alike. Not only are they top contenders today, but they also ruled the charts in the distant past, giving them an ageless feel. On the flip side, there are also traditional options like Sophia, Olivia, and Isabella to explore, whose popularity is far more recent. These names have seen relative trendiness in the past, but nothing like their meteoric rise today.

Some traditional baby girl names fall into what we call the “sweet spot” in popularity. This means they’re recognizable but not overly popular at the moment. Katherine is a standout in this area, and with so many nicknames to choose from, like Kate, Kit, and Rina, she’s an excellent option. Rebecca and her sister Rebekah offer the same vibes and fun nicknames, like Reba, Becca, and Rebbie, for a modern edge. Other choices in this area include Ellen, Veronica, and Margaret.

While numerous traditional girl names remain common, many more are rare now and eager for rediscovery. Theresa was once very popular, though today, she’s hardly seen. With nicknames like Tess and Tessa, she’s versatile, fitting both a little girl and a grown woman with ease. Similarly, there’s Marion, a gorgeous variant of Mary who fits in well with the vintage name trend. Check out Louisa, Marjorie, and Lorraine as well.

Traditional girl names have options for every namer’s style. We hope you find your little princess among them.