20 Of The Most Girly Girl Names Ever

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20 Of The Most Girly Girl Names Ever

A girly girl is a girl who unapologetically embraces her femininity.

 

If this sounds like you, or your future little princesses, then this list is for you.  Finding a name that will capture your daughters inner and outer beauty is no simple task, a name is a lifetime commitment, NBD. Luckily for you we’re here to help you on your quest. The names on this list aren’t necessarily new, rare, or unique, in fact, you’ve probably heard them all before (don’t worry we’ve provided alternatives for the uber-popular ones) but what we will say is that they are the most feminine names around. We hope you find this list all things pink, sparkly, and girly.

 

Our naming advice for this list: Try not to overlook a name due to its popularity, ESPECIALLY if its something you truly love and liked way before it climbed the charts. After all, this is YOUR little girl we’re talking about, make sure you name her something that represents what she will stand for in this world or at least a name with a ton of nickname options.

 

Below you’ll find the pronunciations, meanings, origins, nicknames, and middle name suggestions, for the 20 Most Girly Girl Names Ever.

 

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1. Anastasia

 

Long and beautiful with an exotic princess feel, not to mention tons of nickname possibilities.

How to say it: a-nuh-STAY-zhuh

A Russian name, meaning: “resurrection”.  Anastasia is the feminine form of the Greek male name Anastasios. This name has been a popular name in Eastern Europe for centuries and recently has been climbing the charts in the US, landing in the top 500 most popular names. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #148 in 2018
  • Cute nickname idea: “Stassi”, as in Schroeder, a reality TV favorite on the show Vanderpump Rules, although her name is actually a shortened form of Nastassia.
  • Best Middle name pairing: Grace

Names we think you’d also like: Eustacia, Evangeline, Nastassia, Natalia, Tatiana

 

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2. Arabella

 

 Lyrical and romantic

How to say it: Ar-ah-BELL-a

Arabella is a name of uncertain origin and meaning, appearing first in Scotland and England after the 1600s. It is possible that the name comes from Orabel, derived from Latin orabilis, meaning ”to pray” Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #174 in 2018
  • Cute nickname idea: “Ara” or the obvious, “Bella”
  • Best Middle name pairing: Rose

Names we think you’d also like: Aria, Aurelia, Allegra, Isabella, Mariella

 

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3. Aurelia

 

Airy, elegant and whimsical

How to say it:  AW-REE-LEE-UH

Aurelia is the feminine form of the Latin name Aurelius, from a family name, meaning ”golden”. This name was originally borne by several early saint and saw a revival in the 17th century, most like due to its name meaning. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #653 in 2018
  • Cute nickname idea: “Riley”
  • Best Middle name pairing: Beatrice

Names we think you’d also like: Adelaide, Amelie, Ariel, Cecilia, Delilah

 

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4. Azalea

 

Unique, spunky and flowery

How to say it: uh-ZAY-lee-uh

A modern coinage for a name of a flowering shrub, named after the feminine form of Greek azaleos, meaning ”dry”. An alternative to this name is Azalia, from the male name Azaliah meaning “reserved by God” in Hebrew. Famous bearer: Australian singer Iggy Azalea, born Amethyst Amelia Kelly. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #510 in 2018
  • Cute nickname idea: “Izzy” or “Zaley”
  • Best Middle name pairing: Skye

Names we think you’d also like: Amalia, Aurelia, Calixta, Cassia, Phaedra

 

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5. Brielle

 

Pretty and ever so trendy

How to say it: Bree-EHL

According to The 2018 Baby Names Almanac: The french name Brielle is a form of Brie which is a type of cheese but other sources such as nameberry.com find that the name means “hunting ground”, we prefer the latter. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference) and The 2019 Baby Names Almanac

  • Popularity: #99 in 2018 an alternative to this popular name is Rielle
  • Cute nickname idea: “Bri” however, Brielle is short & sweet as is, in fact Brielle could be a nickname for Gabrielle.
  • Best Middle name pairing: For refinery try Audrey or keep it cute with Ruby.

Names we think you’d also like: Ariella, Audrina, Briella, Brianna,Camille

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6. Evangeline

 

She could be a beautiful super hero or a classical Renaissance woman

How to say it: i-VAN-juh-leen

A name derived from Latin evangelium, meaning ”gospel”. Famous bearer: Evangeline Lilly, who gained popularity form her leading role as Kate Austen in the ABC series Lost. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #277 in 2018
  • Cute nickname idea: The possibilities are endless for this one, but we think “Evie” is the cutest.
  • Best Middle name pairing: Gray, for your future superhero of course

Names we think you’d also like: Angelina, Emmeline, Evangelina, Genevieve, Marcheline

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7. Felicity

 

Smart, adorable, and independent just like the American girl doll

How to say it: feh-LIS-i-tee

Felicity is a name from Old French via Latin felicitas, meaning “good fortune”. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #354 in 2018
  • Cute nickname idea: “Izzy”
  • Best Middle name pairing: Charlotte, simple and classic

Names we think you’d also like: Amity, Cecily, Chloe, Penelope, Verity

 

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8. Gabriella

 

Strong, feminine and angelic

How to say it: G AE b-r ee-EH-l uh

An Italian or Spanish, Latin feminine form of Biblical name Gabriel, meaning “man of God” in Hebrew. Gabriel was the archangel in the bible that lets Mary in on the secret that shes expecting. Surprisingly, Gabriel is also sometimes used as a girls name. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #70 in 2018 an alternative to this popular name is Abrielle
  • Cute nickname idea: “Gabby” is probably the first thing that comes to mind for this effeminate name but a nice modern twist would be “Brielle” (see name above).
  • Best Middle name pairing: Noelle, which means Christmas in French

Names we think you’d also like: Arabella, Gianna, Eliana, Isabella, Mariella

 

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9. Isabella

 

Timeless, pretty, and elegant

How to say it: ee-sah-BEH-lah

An Italian and Spanish form of Isabel meaning “consecrated to God”. The name was first introduced to France in the early middle ages, and was considered a royal name. Famous bearer: the notorious Queen of England Isabella (1296-1358) Referenced books: The 2019 Baby Names Almanac and  A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #4 in 2018, an alternative to this popular name is Estella
  • Cute nickname idea: “Ella” it’s different than the usual suspects “Bella” or “Izzy” however, Ella currently sits comfortably at #15 in popularity.
  • Best Middle name pairing: Lilly

Names we think you’d also like: Angelina, Arabella, Estella, Francesca, Juliette

 

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10. Jasmine

 

A fragrant name for a little princess

How to say it: JAZ-min

A flower name made famous by in the 90’s by Disney’s Aladdin, this name has Persian roots stemming from the name, Yasmin. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #136 in 2018
  • Cute nickname idea: She’ll probably get called “Jazz or Jazzy” however, we like “Minnie” as a retro alternative Bonus: It keeps the Disney theme going.
  • Best Middle name pairing: Jade, initials or nickname J.J.

Names we think you’d also like: Autumn, Azalea, Jayda, Jessamine, Poppy

 

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11. Juliette

 

French chic, traditional, and romantic

How to say it: joo-lee-EHT

A french diminutive of Julie, meaning “youthful” made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference) and The 2019 Baby Names Almanac

  • Popularity: #185 in 2018, spelling variation, Juliet #242
  • Cute nickname idea: “Etta” or Ettie”
  • Best Middle name pairing: Emma

Names we think you’d also like: Annabelle, Cosette, Daphne, Genevieve, Violet

 

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12. Lilly

 

Playful with a delicate femininity

How to say it: LI-lee

English From the Latin word lilium for lily flower. In Christian imagery lilies represent purity. Referenced Books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #161 in 2018 spelling variation, Lily #31
  • Cute nickname idea: Short and sweet as is.
  • Best Middle name pairing: Josephine

Names we think you’d also like: Chloe, Emma, Layla,Rose, Ruby

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13. Penelope

 

Elegant and mythological

How to say it: puh-NEL-uh-pee

A Greek mythology name belonging to the wife of Odysseues. The name Penelope derives from Greek penelops, meaning “duck”. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #26 in 2018, an alternative to this popular name is Calliope
  • Cute nickname idea: The traditionally “Penny”, unexpected “Lola”
  • Best Middle name pairing: Violet

Names we think you’d also like: Beatrix, Josephine, Lucy, Matilda, Phoebe

 

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14. Priscilla

 

Formally southern, but a glamorous at the same time

How to say it: pri-SIL-uh

A name of New Testament origin from a post-classical name, a diminutive of the Roman family name Priscus, meaning “ancient”. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #575 in 2018
  • Cute nickname idea: Priscilla is a gorgeous name that shouldn’t be ruined by a nickname like “prissy” try “Celia”, “Tilly” or “Prisca”, instead.
  • Best Middle name pairing: Ivy

Names we think you’d also like: Cecilia, Claudine, Cynthia, Patricia, Primrose

 

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15. Scarlett

 

A fiery and sophisticated name with sass

How to say it: SKAHR-leht

The name Scarlett comes from an English surname used for a dyer or a seller of rich bright fabrics, originating from the Old French escarlate meaning “scarlet cloth”. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #20 in 2018, an alternative to this popular name is Arlette
  • Cute nickname idea: “Lettie”, daring nickname “Scout”
  • Best Middle name pairing: Eve

Names we think you’d also like: Georgia, Violet, Vivienne, Ruby, Savannah

 

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16. Seraphina

 

Dreamy and celestial

How to say it: Serah-fee-ah

A Latin derivative of Hebrew seraphim, meaning “burning ones”. Spelling variant, Serafina. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: A rare gem that is currently not even in the US top 1,000 names.
  • Cute nickname idea: “Phina” or “Sadie” (Sadie is often used as a nickname for Sarah)
  • Best Middle name pairing: Isabel

Names we think you’d also like: Evangeline, Philomena, Valentina, Ophelia, Persephone

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17. Tatiana

 

Exotic, pretty, and enchanting

How to say it: TAT-ee-AA-nuh

A Russian name of early Christian origin that is a feminine form of Latin Tatianus, of unknown meaning. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #696 in 2018
  • Cute nickname idea: Traditional Russian nickname “Tanya”. Our picks “Tansy” or Tate”.
  • Best Middle name pairing: Ruby

Names we think you’d also like: Anastasia, Juliana, Natalia, Natasha, Zenobia

 

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18. Tiffany

 

Totally 80’s but also makes us think of that little blue box and Audrey Hepburn

How to say it: ti-fuh-nee

An English form of Greek Theophania meaning “Epiphany”.  Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #690 in 2018
  • Cute nickname idea: Unfortunately, we can only think of “Annie” “Fifi” or “Tiff”, we would love to hear your unique suggestions in the comments.
  • Best Middle name pairing: We’re torn between Luica and Nicole

Names we think you’d also like: Ashley, Brittany, Claudia, Kimberly, Whitney

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19. Valentina

 

Worldy, sophisticated, and intriguing

How to say it: va-lin-TEE-na

A Latin feminine form of Valentine from Valentinus a derivative of valens meaning “healthy, strong” Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #81 in 2018 an alternative to this popular name is Laurentina
  • Cute nickname idea: “Leni” (sounds like teeny), or “Tia”
  • Best Middle name pairing: Loren

Names we think you’d also like: Camilla, Francesca, Naomi, Raffaella, Seraphina

 

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20. Victoria

 

Royalty with class and elegance

How to say it: vuhk-taw-ree-uh

From Latin victoria meaning “victory”. Referenced books: A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Quick Reference)

  • Popularity: #21 in 2018 an alternative to this popular name is Valoria
  • Cute nickname idea: “Tori”
  • Best Middle name pairing: Beatrice

Names we think you’d also like: Alexandra, Caroline, Charlotte, Elisabeth, Veronica

 

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We hope you enjoyed this list as much as we did making it for you. What do you think are the girlest girl names ever? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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