Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abbie

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Ada

Noble one

German

Adelaide

Noble one

German

Adelia

Noble; noble kind

German

Adeline

Noble one

German

Agatha

Good, honorable

Greek

Agnes

Pure, holy

Greek

Alberta

Noble, bright, famous

German

Albina

White; white, fair; elf

Scandinavian

Alice

Of nobility

German

Allie

Shortened Al- name form

English

Alma

Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned

Modern

Almira

Aristocratic lady, princess; aristoctaric lady, princess

Arabic

Alta

High, elevated

Latin

Amanda

Worthy of love

Latin

Amelia

Work

German

Amy

Beloved one

English

Ann

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Anna

Gracious

Hebrew

Anne

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Annie

Gracious one

Hebrew

Augusta

Great, magnificent

Latin

Barbara

Foreign woman

Latin

Beatrice

Voyager (through life); blessed

Latin

Belle

Beautiful

French

Bertha

Bright, famous

German

Bertie

Noble, bright, famous; bright promise; bright fame

German

Bess

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

Bessie

House; God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Bettie

English

Betty

A diminutive form of Elizabeth.

Hebrew

Beulah

Bride

Hebrew

Birdie

Bright, famous; little bird

German

Blanche

White, pure

German

Callie

Beautiful one

Greek

Caroline

Free woman

French

Carrie

Free man

German

Catherine

Pure

Greek

Celia

Heaven

Latin

Charlotte

Free man

French

Christine

Follower of Christ

Latin

Clara

Bright and clear

Latin

Cora

Maiden

Greek

Cornelia

Horn

Latin

Daisy

Daisy flower

English

Delia

From Delos

Greek

Della

Noble

German

Dollie

Gift of God

Greek

Dora

Gift

Greek

Dorothea

Gift of God

Greek

Dorothy

Gift of God

Greek

Edith

Strife for wealth

English

Edna

Renewer

Hebrew

Effie

Well-spoken

Greek

Eleanor

Of unknown meaning

English

Elisabeth

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Eliza

God is my oath

English

Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

Ella

Other goddess

Hebrew

Ellen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elsie

God is my oath

English

Elvira

Foreign, true

German

Emily

To excel

Latin

Emma

Whole or universal

German

Essie

Star; myrtle leaf

Persian

Estella

Star-like; love

Spanish

Estelle

Star

Latin

Esther

Star

Persian

Ethel

Noble

English

Etta

A diminutive form of Henrietta, “mistress of the home.”

Italian

Eula

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

Scandinavian

Eunice

Good victory

Greek

Eva

Life

Hebrew

Evelyn

Desired one

English

Fannie

From France

Latin

Flora

Flower

Latin

Florence

Flowering, in bloom

Latin

Frances

From France

Latin

Genevieve

Family woman

French

Georgia

Farmer

English

Gertrude

Strong spear

German

Grace

Gracious one

English

Hannah

Grace

Hebrew

Harriet

Home ruler

German

Harriett

Home ruler

German

Hattie

Home ruler

German

Hazel

Hazelnut tree

English

Helen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Helene

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Henrietta

Home ruler

German

Hester

Star

Greek

Hettie

Home ruler; star

Greek

Hilda

Battle woman

German

Ida

Hardworking

Greek

Inez

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

Spanish

Inna

Rough Stream

Russian

Irene

Peace

Greek

Isabel

God is my oath

Spanish

Isabelle

God is my oath

French

Iva

God is gracious

Slavic

Jane

God is gracious

Hebrew

Janie

Well-born, noble; God is gracious

Hebrew

Jean

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jennie

A variant spelling of Jenny.

English

Jessie

He sees

Hebrew

Johanna

God is gracious

Hebrew

Josephine

God will increase

Hebrew

Josie

God will increase

English

Julia

Youthful and downy

Latin

Kate

Pure

English

Katharine

Pure

Greek

Katherine

Pure

Greek

Kathryn

Pure

Greek

Katie

Pure

English

Laura

Laurel

Latin

Leila

Night

Arabic

Lela

Black beauty

African

Lelia

“The tempestuous one,” from the Greek lailao, a tempest, hurricane, etc.

Latin

Lena

Woman from Magdala

Hebrew

Leona

Lion

Latin

Lettie

Footloose; joy

Latin

Lillian

Lily flower

English

Lillie

Lily

Latin

Linnie

Sweet

Latin

Lissie

Rational; from the blessed isles; God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Lizzie

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Lois

Superior

Greek

Lola

The sorrows

Spanish

Lora

A variant short form of Leonora and Laura.

Latin

Loretta

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

Italian

Lou

A sometime diminutive or pet form of Louise.

Louisa

Famous warrior

German

Louise

Famous warrior

German

Lucia

Of the light

Italian

Lucinda

A variant form of Lucy.

Latin

Lucy

Of the light

English

Luella

A variant form of Louella.

English

Lula

Famous warrior

German

Lulu

Precious; pearl; calm, peaceful, protected

Latin

Mabel

Lovable

Latin

Mable

Lovable

English

Mae

The fifth month

English

Maggie

Pearl

English

Mahala

Woman

Native American

Mamie

A variant form of Mary.

Latin

Marcella

Dedicated to Mars

Latin

Margaret

Pearl

English

Maria

Of the sea

Latin

Marie

A French form of Mary.

French

Marion

A variant form, through the French, of Mary.

French

Martha

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Mary

Of the sea

Latin

Mathilda

Mighty in battle

German

Matilda

Mighty in battle

German

Mattie

Lady; mistress of the house; mighty in battle

German

Maud

A diminutive form of Mathilda, Magdalene, Matilda, etc.

French

Maude

Woman from Magdala; mighty in battle

Hebrew

May

The fifth month

English

Mayme

Star of the sea

Latin

Mildred

Gentle strength

English

Millie

Gentle strength

English

Mina

Love

German

Minnie

A variant form of Mary.

Mollie

Star of the sea

Latin

Muriel

Sparkling, shining sea

Irish

Myra

Myrrh

Greek

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

Nannie

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Nell

Horn; sun ray, shining light

Latin

Nellie

Horn; sun ray, shining light

Latin

Nettie

A diminutive form of Natalie.

English

Neva

Snow

Latin

Nina

Little girl

Spanish

Nora

Honorable one

Latin

Odessa

Angry man

Greek

Olga

Blessed, holy; successful

Scandinavian

Olive

Olive tree

English

Ollie

Olive tree

Latin

Ora

Pray

Latin

Pauline

Small

Latin

Pearl

Pearl

Latin

Rachel

Ewe

Hebrew

Rebecca

To join

Hebrew

Rena

Melody

Hebrew

Rhoda

Rose; from Rhodes

Latin

Rosa

Rose

Latin

Rosalie

Rose flower

French

Rose

Rose flower

English

Rosie

Rose

Latin

Ruby

Red gemstone

English

Ruth

Friend

Hebrew

Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

Sallie

Princess

Hebrew

Sara

Princess

Hebrew

Sarah

Princess

Hebrew

Selma

Helmet of God; safe

German

Sophia

Wisdom

Greek

Sophie

Wisdom

Greek

Stella

Celestial star

Latin

Susan

Lily

Hebrew

Susie

Lily

Hebrew

Sylvia

Woods, forest

Latin

Theresa

Late summer

Greek

Tillie

Mighty in battle

German

Vera

Truth and faith

Latin

Verna

Spring green

Latin

Veronica

True image

Latin

Vesta

Pure maiden

Latin

Victoria

Victory

Latin

Viola

Purple

Latin

Virginia

Maiden

Latin

Willie

Will helmet, protection

German

Winifred

Holy, blessed reconciliation; joy, peace

Welsh

Zelma

Helmet of God

German

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