Master List: Names for Girls

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A

Aaliyah
Abelia
Abigail
Abilene
Ada
Adelaide
Adele
Adria
Afton
Agatha
Amber
Agnes
Airlie
Alanna
Alberta
Alessandra
Alethea
Aleydis
Alice
Alina
Aloura
Alwilda
Amance
Amara
Amelia
Amity
Amy
Amoret
Amory
Anais
Anastasia
Andrea
Anemone
Anjali
Annabel
Annemarie
Annia
Annina
Annika
Annis
Anthea
Antoinette
Aoife
Apolline
Apphia
Araminta
Arezoo
Ariadne
Arizona
Arla
Artemisia
Asha
Ashley
Assumpta
Astrid
Athena
Audrey
August
Augusta
Aura
Aurelia
Aurora
Ava
Aven
Aviva
Aya
Ayelet
Azucena

B

Barbara
Basia
Bayard
Beatrix
Belén
Belphoebe
Bess
Bethia
Bernadette
Betty
Beulah
Bindi
Blair
Blythe
Blue
Briallen
Bridget
Brietta
Brisa
Bronwen
Bronwyn
Bryony

C

Cadence
Cady
Caelin
Calista
Calla
Calliope
Calpurnia
Caroline
Carys
Cassia
Cecilia
Cecily
Celeste
Cerise
Charlotte
Charmaine
Chelsea
Chiara
Chloe
Christabel
Cindal
Cinderella
Cintra
Circe
Claire
Clara
Clarinda
Clarissa
Claudia
Claudia (2)
Clea
Clementine
Clio
Cloelia
Clover
Colleen
Constance
Cora
Coralie
Cordelia
Cornelia
Corinne
Corisande
Cosima
Cynthia

D

Dacia
Dahlia
Daisha
Dana
Danica
Danna
Dara
Darcy
Dava
Deborah
Deianira
Deirdre
Delia
Delilah
Delphina
Demetria
Dilys
Dinah
Dolly
Domino
Doris
Dorothea
Dorothy
Dove
Dulcie
Dymphna

E

Edith
Effie
Eirene
Eithne
Elaine
Eleanor
Elinor
Elise
Elissa
Eliza
Elke
Ellia
Elodie
Eloise
Elowen
Elsa
Elsie
Elsinore
Eluned
Elvia
Elvira
Emmaretta
Emmeline
Endellion
Enid
Enola
Eponine
Esme
Estelle
Esther
Eugenie
Eulalie
Eunomie
Eva
Evadne
Evangeline
Eve
Ever
Evelina
Evelyn

F

Faith
Fatima
Faye
Felicity
Fern
Finola
Fiona
Flannery
Flavia
Flora
Florence
Frances
Francesca
Frederica
Freya
Fuchsia

G

Gail
Garnet
Gemma
Geneva
Genevieve
Gentry
Gilana
Georgia
Gertrude
Gillian
Gloria
Grace
Grainne
Gwendolyn
Gwyneth
Gyda

H

Hadassah
Hadley
Hana
Hannelore
Harley
Harper
Harriet
Haven
Hazel
Hedy
Helena
Heloise
Hera
Hermione
Hero
Hester
Holland
Holly
Honesty
Honor
Honoria
Hypatia

I

Idonia
Ileana
Ilo
Imogen
Inara
India
Indigo
Indira
Inez
Indie
Inga
Ingrid
Io
Iolanthe
Ione
Iphigenia
Irene
Iris
Isa
Isabeau
Isadora
Isannah
Isaura
Isis
Isla
Isobel
Itzel
Ivy

J

Jade
Jane
January
Jemima
Jennifer
Jerusha
Jessamine
Joan
Jocasta
Josephine
Joy
Joyzelle
Jubilee
Juliet
Juniper
Juno
Justine

K

Karena
Kateri
Katrina
Kelly
Kelsey
Kendall
Kennedy
Keturah
Keziah
Kylie

L

Ladusky
Lael
Langley
Larissa
Lark
Laverne
Lavinia
Leah
Leandra
Lena
Lenora
Leona
Leonie
Leora
Liberty
Liesel
Ligeia
Lila
Liliane
Lilith
Linnea
Lisa
Lois
Lorelei
Loretta
Lota
Louisa
Lourdes
Lovisa
Loveday
Lovett
Lucia
Lucinda
Lucienne
Lucretia
Lucy
Luna
Lunette
Luscinia
Luz
Lydia
Lyra

M

Mabel
Madelon
Madrigal
Mae
Maeve
Magina
Magnolia
Maisie
Mallory
Mara
Marama
Margaret
Marie
Maren
Marian
Marianne
Marigold
Marina
Marisa
Mariska
Marla
Mary
Marjorie
Marsann
Mathilde
Matilda
Maud
Mavis
Maxine
Meadow
Maya
Medea
Meeka
Melissa
Mercy
Meredith
Meridian
Merritt
Mia
Micaela
Migle
Milena
Millicent
Miette
Minerva
Mimosa
Mirabelle
Miranda
Mireille
Miriam
Moira
Molly
Monserrat
Morven
Mozelle
Muriel
Myfanwy

N

Nadia
Nan
Nancy
Naima
Naomi
Natalie
Natasha
Neda
Nedra
Neva
Niamh
Nico
Nicola
Nina
Noa
Nola
Nolia
Nora
Nyssa
Nyx

O

Octavia
Odessa
Odette
Olwen
Ondine
Oona
Opal
Ophelia
Oriana
Orla
Orla (2)
Orly
Ornella
Osa
Ottilie

P

Paige
Pandora
Parisa
Patience
Paulina
Payton
Pearl
Peliah
Penelope
Perdita
Petra
Phaedra
Philippa
Philomena
Phoebe
Pilar
Pimm
Piper
Pluma
Pomeline
Poppy
Portia
Priscilla
Priya
Prudence

Q

R

Rachel
Raisa
Ramona
Rebecca
Reka
Regan
Regina
Renata
Rhiannon
Riley
Robin
Roisin
Romilly
Romy
Ronia
Rosalie
Rosamel
Rosamund
Rosanna
Rosemarie
Rowan
Rowena
Roxana
Ruth

S

Sabine
Sabrina
Sage
Saffron
Sally
Samantha
Sanne
Saoirse
Sasha
Saskia
Satine
Savannah
Selah
September
Seraphina
Seren
Shannon
Shiloh
Shoshanna
Sidney
Signe
Silke
Simone
Sian
Siri
Sloane
Soleil
Sonnet
Stella
Story
Suha
Sunday
Sumarlina
Susan
Susannah
Svetlana
Swan
Sybil
Sylvia
Sylvie

T

Tabitha
Tacita
Talia
Tallulah
Tamar
Temple
Temperance
Tenley
Theodosia
Therese
Thisbe
Thomasina
Thora
Tiffany
Tigerlily
Topanga
Topaz
Tracy
Trudy
Tuesday

U

Ursula

V

Valancy
Valencia
Valentina
Vera
Verena
Verity
Veronica
Vesper
Viola
Virginia
Vita

W

Waverly
Whitney
Wilhelmina
Willia
Willow
Winifred
Winola
Wren
Wynn

X

Xanthe
Xiomara

Y

Y
Yvaine
Yvette
Yvonne

Z

Zara
Zelda
Zenaida
Zinnia
Zipporah
Zita
Ziva
Zona
Zora
Zosia
Zuleika

Links updated through Z on 12.25.12
February, March and April 2014 names added on 5.19.14
January 2013 names added on 6.28.13
September 2013 names added 10.26.13
February 2013 names added 11.28.13
January 2012 names added 11.27.13
December 2011 names added 11.27.13
November 2011 names added 11.27.13

{ 69 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashton and Quinn July 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Ashton and Quinn should be on there. Oh and don’t foreget Perrie these are my sister and I’s names we just thought you should put these up on here :)

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jaime May 25, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Just noticed that you have a post for the name Ida, but it isn’t in this list! It is the name we’re using if this baby turns out to be a girl :-)

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Lydia May 23, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Roselyn, Rosalie, Primrose, and Marie-Rose are great “Rose” names.

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Kiri May 20, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Oh, I would LOVE to see a post on Piera or Pierra!

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May March 25, 2014 at 6:52 PM

What about the italian girl name Tiziana?

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Zoe March 7, 2014 at 5:36 AM

Hi Abby, just curious why is Joanna listed but you can’t click on it?

Thanks

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Kristen January 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM

How about Marilyn for a classic, feminine name?

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Katie December 20, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Any thoughts on the name Delta?

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katie November 10, 2013 at 5:01 PM

i didn’t see a Kaitlin!!!

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dueinjuly November 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Effie, Flavia, Octavia, and Portia? Looks like someone is a Hunger Games fan! And Primrose appears in the comments. Even Gail (a variant of Gale) appears in the Master List for boys.

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appellationmountain November 8, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Hunger Games has definitely influenced the names requested here in recent years, dueinjuly!

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Marlena November 7, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Our daughter’s name is Xiola Mae. Xiola is pronounced (zi-oh-la).

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Kiri August 26, 2013 at 1:04 PM

If you have the time, I’d love to see a post on Clemence.

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Virginia August 13, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Astoria, Harlow, and Justine are missing from the list.

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Helen August 1, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Happy birthday Abby :)

I will suggest my mother’s name: Della and my son’s name: Rollin (rhymes w Colin).

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Vanessa's mommy July 23, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Vanessa is not on the list

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Kristin July 13, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Posted this on facebook, but thought I would here, too. I just went to read your write-up of Ruth, but only the first line is showing. I’d be so happy if it could get fixed soon! Thanks!

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Jen June 21, 2013 at 5:35 PM

You’re missing Maya. Like one of the oldest names too!

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vivi June 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Mila and Milla are missing from the list.

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Raj_chanchal May 27, 2013 at 8:03 AM

When I click on the name Lucia the information for the name Lucienne pulls up instead. I love the name Lucia and would love to read more about it. I love your site!

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Amanda April 24, 2013 at 9:16 AM

I’m not sure if you still want notice of posts that are not showing up in full, but just in case, the Lavinia post is only displaying the beginning.

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Anne March 14, 2013 at 1:26 PM

When I click on the name Lucia the information for the name Lucienne pulls up instead. I love the name Lucia and would love to read more about it. I love your site!

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Catherine February 27, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Zola!

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Amanda November 29, 2012 at 5:58 PM

None of the links is the “V” section are working :(

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Amanda November 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Ok, I started picking names at random and not one of them worked…….

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ann July 25, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Joanna is missing from the list

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Martha July 16, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Tamsin is missing from your list–I see that you have a post about it, but I can’t read the whole thing, it cuts out after a few sentences.

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Rose July 3, 2012 at 1:10 AM

I think you should make Shyann (Or spelled: Cheyenne) a “Name Of The Day”

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Sarah June 20, 2012 at 1:41 AM

I have a Q for you, an aztec name… Quetzalli
& another U to add to your lone Ursula…. Ulyssa
I’d also be happy to see Fidelity added to the list.. this is my daughter Amara’s middle name. Its familiar as an english word but also linked to Fidel, Fidelia, Fidelis.

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Sarah April 30, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I would like to see Ginevra and Primrose. I love Primrose as a Rose alternative! And I love all the vowels in Ginevra!

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Christina March 24, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Vivian isn’t on the list!

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ellen February 22, 2012 at 5:38 AM

what about olive?

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rayray February 5, 2012 at 2:30 AM

I would LOVE to see the gentle, feminine, classy Emily on here (popularity issues aside). Some history on this name would be much appreciated, and her literary connections would make for an interesting read. We all no doubt know a few Emilys, and it’s about time some light was shed on this appealing – if ubiquitous – name.

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sweetxmisery91 January 21, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Jordana is not on this list.

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Sebastiane December 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Hey, I have been trying to create categories for my blog. I can’t seem to figure it out or it won’t let me. How did you do this?

Also, you forgot to add Vasare to the Girls list :)

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Lucia December 17, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Still waiting for Remedios to make an appearance.

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gail December 13, 2011 at 11:59 AM

You’re missing Brynn.

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Saranel November 4, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Where did Laura go?

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Oliviette October 14, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Why son’t you have Cerys or Natalie (they are my friend’s names) and maybe Erica and Otricia and Aisling (they are all my friends) maybe my name even (Oliviette but people call me Livy, Livs or Olly!

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Oliviette October 14, 2011 at 5:34 PM

I also just thought of one how about Chloe and Mayce!

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Lydia May 23, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Natalie is lovely

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Melody October 7, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Awesome list! You don’t have the name Melody or Saoirse though. Both pretty cool names. :)

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Penelope October 1, 2011 at 5:21 PM

There is nothing for “Q” what about Quinn? Quin?

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V January 4, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Cosign! I love Quinn too!

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Tess September 14, 2011 at 11:33 AM

I think Tess should be added :)

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Merin August 15, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Great List – I’d love to see what you come up with for “Charlotte” and “Sutton” (as a male name). My husband and I are expecting our first child and do not know the gender and so are still deciding both female and male names. I look forward to any comments you may have.

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Leila May 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Could you do a post on Margo/Margot?

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Leila May 16, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Or Leila (though I obviously am biased there)

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Anika June 29, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Or Margeaux. I have a friend (~30 yrs old) with that spelling.

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Loren May 4, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Could you please do a post on Margaret? It’s mentioned a lot of times but never fully fleshed as far as I can tell. Also Margo! Thanks for considering it.

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Oliviette October 14, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Kaite and Lorenette are really cool names too!!!1

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Jenna H May 2, 2011 at 9:57 PM

What about Charlotte? With Kate and Wills’ recent nuptials, it only seems appropriate to revisit a name that has sat on the throne of England, as Kate, or HRH the Duchess Catherine will one day do. ;)

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Julie April 20, 2011 at 1:49 AM

what about the name Lindsey? I like the sound of it! :) Though not so much about the relation with the Lohan actress

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Laura April 10, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Oh, I would love to hear about Miette. So sweet.

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Clio March 16, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Gemma has been NotD but she’s not on the list.

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Katherine February 12, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Found a few more without links…
Miette and Nolia

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Katherine February 12, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Azucena isn’t linked to it’s article.

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Lola January 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Thanks Abby, what a job it must have been!
On a side note: Why is Peregrine on the girls list? When it loads it clearly says “He” & “him”. Might be better to only be on the boys list!

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appellationmountain January 12, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Thanks for the catch! I’m deleting Peregrine from the girls’ list. :)

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Bryony January 12, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Saskia isn’t there! But I love this.

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appellationmountain January 12, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Fixing it now! Thank you.

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youcantcallitit January 12, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Well done Abby! Thanks for working so hard on this. What an impressive body of work!

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nameseeker3 January 12, 2011 at 2:53 AM

Thank you so much! How fun, exciting, & inspirational!

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Katherine January 11, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Saoirse is not linked to it’s article.

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Charlotte Vera January 11, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Hooray! Thanks for putting the work in for this.

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Anya January 11, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Thank you!
I noticed you were missing Anastasia though.

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appellationmountain January 11, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Thank you! I’ve fixed it – if any one else spots an omission, please comment!

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rebecca October 21, 2011 at 2:11 AM

you’re missing Zoe!!

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emily January 11, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Thank you!!! I have been waiting for this list ever since you posted the boys one:)

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