Charming & timeless southern baby names will never go out of style. Whether you’re from the south or are smitten by a southern accent these names will bring to mind hospitality, juleps, and the smell of magnolias. Our list of southern names for girls & boys are as American sounding as apple pie with just the right amount of tradition and twang.



For the Southern Belles

 

ABILENE

English from Hebrew
Meaning: “Grass meadow”

 

ADA

Hebrew
Meaning: “Adornment”
Popularity in 2017: #321

 

AZALEA

Flower name
Popularity in 2017: #518

 

CAROLINE

French
Meaning: “Freeman”
Popularity in 2017: #55

 

CHANTILLY

French
Meaning: “Place name”

 

CONSTANCE

English from Latin
Meaning: “Constant”

 

CORDELIA

Celtic
Meaning: “Jewel of the sea”

 

DAISY

Flower name
Popularity in 2017: #170

 

DELLA

English from German
Meaning: “Noble”

 

DIXIE

French
Meaning: “Tenth”

 

FRANCES

Latin
Meaning: “From France” feminine of Francis
Popularity in 2017: #438

 

GEORGIA

English from Greek
Meaning: “Farmer” feminine of George
Popularity in 2017: #242

 

HAZEL

English tree and color name
Popularity in 2017: #43

 

IRIS

Greek
Meaning: “Rainbow”
Popularity in 2017: #149

 

JOLENE

Invented name
Popularity in 2017: #456

 

LACEY

English
Meaning: “From Lassy”
Popularity in 2017: #596

 

LORETTA

English from Italian
Meaning: “Laurel”

 

MACY

English
Meaning: “Hill”
Popularity in 2017: #545

 

MAGNOLIA

Latin
Meaning: “Flower name”
Popularity in 2017: #384

 

NELLIE

Nickname for Eleanor
Meaning: “Shining light”

 

ODETTE

French from German
Meaning: ” Wealthy”

 

PRISCILLA

English from Latin
Meaning: “Ancient”
Popularity in 2017: #527

 

SAVANNAH

Spanish
Meaning: “Treeless plain”
Popularity in 2017: #38

 

SCARLETT

English
Meaning: “Red”
Popularity in 2017: #18

 

VIRGINIA

Latin
Meaning: “Maiden”
Popularity in 2017: #514

 



For the Southern Gents

 

ARLINGTON

English place name

 

BEAU

French
Meaning: “Handsome”
Popularity in 2017: #156

 

BROOKS

English
Meaning: “Stream”
Popularity in 2017: #20

 

CARSON

Scottish
Meaning: “Carr’s son”
Popularity in 2017: #83

 

DAVIS

English surname
Meaning: “Beloved”
Popularity in 2017: #492

 

DAWSON

English
Meaning: “David’s son”
Popularity in 2017: #196

 

ELI

Hebrew
Meaning: “Ascended
Popularity in 2017: #54

 

EMMETT

German
Meaning: “Universal”
Popularity in 2017: #125

 

HOLLAND

Dutch place name
Popularity in 2017: #953

 

JACKSON

English
Meaning: “Son of Jack”
Popularity in 2017: #20

 

KNOX

Scottish
Meaning: “Small hill”
Popularity in 2017: #232

 

LANDRY

French
Meaning: “Land ruler”
Popularity in 2017: #848

 

MERCER

English from French
Meaning: “Merchant”

 

NOLAN

Irish surname name
Meaning: “Champion”
Popularity in 2017: #67

 

PARKER

English
Meaning: “Park keeper”
Popularity in 2017: #90

 

PRESLEY

English
Meaning: “Priest’s meadow”
Popularity in 2017: #200

 

QUAID

Irish surname

 

REED

English
Meaning: “R
ed-haired”
Popularity in 2017: #381

 

RYLAND

Irish
Meaning: “Island meadow”
Popularity in 2017: #534

 

SAWYER

Celtic
Meaning: “Woodcutter”
Popularity in 2017: #95

 

SILAS

Latin
Meaning: “Of the forest”
Popularity in 2017: #120

 

STERLING

English
Meaning: “Pure”
Popularity in 2017: #435

 

TEMPLE

English from French, an occupational name

 

TRAVIS

French
Meaning: “Crossroads”
Popularity in 2017: #300

 

WELLS

English
Meaning: “Spring”