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500 Most Popular Baby Girl Names with Meanings

By on November 16, 2017 in Parenting Tips with 0 Comments

Baby girl is a wonderful gift. One feels so blessed to have a baby girl and it’s often very difficult to name that precious and gorgeous baby girl. People get confused in picking up a name for their child.

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How to select a baby name?

There is no right way and wrong way in choosing a baby name. But there are some things which need to be considered.

  1. Consider how it sounds. Think how the name sound when you call your child. Is it nice to harsh to hear? Does it go well with your last name?
  2. Having a unique name is also good. But sometimes rare and unique name will have mispronunciations and unwanted attention.
  3. A name which has a significance or meaning will be more appreciable.
  4. Make sure that the initials go well; otherwise it will end up in an unfortunate nickname at school.
  5. Pick a name that ages well and which sounds professional & good in future.

Read More: 25 Timeless Hindu Baby Girl Names That Will Never Go Out of Style!

If you are still confused about your baby girl’s name, here are 500 most popular baby girl names with meanings for you choose from.

500 Most Popular Baby Girl Names with Meanings

      Names

                     Meaning

  Category

AliaHigh. Exalted. Lofty. SublimityAmerican
AmiraWell populatedAmerican
AbbieFather rejoiced, or father’s joy. Gives joyAmerican
AbedabunSight of dayAmerican
AbequaStays at homeAmerican
AbigailThe father’s joyAmerican
AbrilThe month April; symbolizes springAmerican
AdahFirst daughterAmerican
AdalinenobleAmerican
AdellaOf the nobility. NobleAmerican
AdeleGood humor; Of the nobility. NobleAmerican
AdoetteLarge treeAmerican
AdriaFrom Adria, the Adriatic sea region. Also means darkAmerican
AdsilaBlossomAmerican
AgathaGood. St. Agatha was a 3rd century Christian martyrAmerican
AggiePoor, poor, or chaste.American
AidaWealthyAmerican
AileenLight. From the name Eibhlin, derived from Evelyn or EvelinaAmerican
AinsleyDerived from the British Nottinghamshire (Annesley)American

baby girl names

BabetteA French , a Hewbrew name meaning ‘My God is plentiful’American
BambiLittle child; bambino. Pet nameAmerican
BarbaraTraveler from a foreign landAmerican
BarbieDry. A flower nameAmerican
BarneyComfortAmerican
BartholomewSon of a farmer. Both surname and given nameAmerican
BeatriceBlessesAmerican
BeauHandsomeAmerican
BeckyRebeccaAmerican
BedrosianDescended from PeterAmerican
BeeF: A meaning bringer of joyAmerican
BelenBethlehemAmerican
Bemidiiriver by a lakeAmerican
BenaPheasantAmerican
Benedictblessed. From Benedictus meaning blessedAmerican
BenitaBlessed. Feminine of BenedictAmerican
BereniceOne who brings victoryAmerican
BernitaFeminine of Bernard, meaning strong as a bear, or bear hardAmerican
BerthaSparklingAmerican
BertieIntelligent; Glorious raven. French form of the German BertramAmerican
BeshiltheenimetalworkerAmerican

 

CadeSmall battle; spirit of the battleAmerican
CadenSpirit of battle. See also KadeAmerican
Cadencemeaning a rhythmic flow of soundsAmerican
Caitlinmeaning pureAmerican
CaleBold; Surname derived from CharlesAmerican
CalistaMost beautiful. Calista was a Mythological ArcadianAmerican
CallaThe most beautifulAmerican
CamilaFree-born; nobleAmerican
CandaceWho possesses contritionAmerican
CandiBright; glowing whiteAmerican

 

CandidaDazzling white. Bright, glowing whiteAmerican
CaraFriendAmerican
CareyCarol and Caroline from the masculine Charles meaning manlyAmerican
CarinaPureAmerican
CarisaVery dearAmerican
CarlaManlyAmerican
CarleneGermanic form of Charles, meaning: a manAmerican
CarletonPeasants’ settlement, based on Old English.Free men’s townAmerican
CarloStrongAmerican
CarmaFateAmerican
CarmelaGoldenAmerican
DagmarFamous day. Derived from a compound of two German wordsAmerican
DaiseyDay’s eye. A flower nameAmerican
DakotaFriend; allyAmerican
DaleLives in the valley. Small valley. SurnameAmerican
Dadgayadohgambling menAmerican
DallasWiseAmerican
DallinProudAmerican
DaltonFrom the farm in the daleAmerican
DameonTame. Saint Damian was the patron saint of hairdressersAmerican
DamonGentle. To tame.American
DanaWise. IntelligentAmerican
DanelleGod is my judgeAmerican
DanetteGod has judged, or God is judge.American
DanicaMorning starAmerican
DanielaGod is my judgeAmerican
DanitaGod has judged, or God is judgeAmerican
DannaFeminine God will judgeAmerican
DaphneVictoryAmerican
DaraOak treeAmerican
DarbyDeer Park, ‘Without envyAmerican
EarlinaNoble womanAmerican
EarthaWorldly. Earth, from the Old English eorthe. Famous bearer:American
EbbaStrongAmerican
EbenStoneAmerican
EberOne that passes, angerAmerican
EbonyBlackAmerican
EchoSound. A mythological nymphAmerican
EdaWealthyAmerican
EdgarFortunate and powerfulAmerican
EdnaFireAmerican
EdselNoble; brightAmerican
EduardoProsperous guardianAmerican
EdwinaRich in friendship, or wealthy friend.  rich or happyAmerican
EdythJoyousAmerican
EfrainFertileAmerican
EinarWarrior chiefAmerican
ElaskolatatNez Perce name meaning animal running into the groundAmerican
ElayneMother of LancelotAmerican
EldawarriorAmerican
EldredWise advisorAmerican

 

FabiolaFemininefrom the Roman family name Fabius. BeanAmerican
FalacrowAmerican
FannieFreeAmerican
FarrahHappyAmerican
FarrellBraveAmerican
Felipeloves horsesAmerican
FelishaHappy. Feminine of FelixAmerican
FelixName of a saintAmerican
FernA green plant that loves shadeAmerican
FernandaAdventuresomeAmerican
FernandoBrave travelerAmerican
FilomenaLover of man. BelovedAmerican
FionaFairAmerican
FletaSwiftAmerican
FloraFlowerAmerican
FlossieThe mythological Roman goddess of flowersAmerican
FranFrom France or ‘free one.’ Feminine of FrancisAmerican
FrancescoDerived from the Latin Francis meaning French or free oneAmerican
FrancineFreeAmerican
FrazierFrench townAmerican
FredaElf strength, good counselor.American
FreddieOld German name Frithuric, meaning peaceful rulerAmerican
FredericPeaceful rulerAmerican
FridaBeautifulAmerican
FroniaWiseAmerican
GabeGod’s able-bodied oneAmerican
GabrielaGod’s able-bodied one. Feminine of GabrielAmerican
GaelStrangerAmerican
GaetanoFrom GaeteAmerican
GaleFather rejoiced, or father’s joy. Gives joyAmerican
GarnettArmed with a spearAmerican
GarrickSpear kingAmerican
GenevieveWhite waveAmerican
GeorgiaFarmerAmerican
GerardoSpear hardAmerican
GianaGod is graciousAmerican
GiovaniGod has shown favor.’ See also JovanAmerican
GiuseppeHe shall addAmerican
GonzaloThe Tempest’ An honest old counsellorAmerican
GracieGraceAmerican
Griselda ‘grey battle’ or ‘Christian battle’American
GustavoRoyal staffAmerican
GwendolynFair. Blessed. White browed. White circleAmerican
GabrielThe name Gabriel is a baby boy nameAmerican
GabyGod is My Strength; God’s Able-bodied One;British
GaylaLively; Festive Party; Joyous; Father of ExaltationBritish
GemmaJewel; Precious Stone; GemBritish
GildaGolden; Covered with a Thin Layer of Gold; Offering; Sacrifice; God’s ServantBritish
GoldiGoldBritish
GalenaHealer; Festive Party; Calm; Small Intelligent OneBritish
Hadleyof heather. Surname. The name of Hemingway’s first wifeAmerican
HahkethomemahLittle robeAmerican
HahneeBeggarAmerican
HaigFrom the hedged enclosureAmerican
HaliSickness, a beginning, a precious stoneAmerican
HalonaOf happy fortuneAmerican
HamzaLion. Sour leavesAmerican
HaniaSpirit warriorAmerican
HankRules an estateAmerican
HannaGraceAmerican
HardyDaringAmerican
HarkahomeLittle robeAmerican
HarlanFrom the hare’s landAmerican
HarleyFrom Old English hare wood (or meadow)American
HaroutyounResurrectionAmerican
HarperHarpist; minstrelAmerican
HarrietRuler of the homeAmerican
HausisseOld womanAmerican
HawioviGoing down the ladderAmerican
He lush kaFighterAmerican
HaleHero; Army RulerBritish
HelyWavesBritish
HidaPresent; Gift; Warrior; FriendlyBritish
HarvaFemale Version of Harvey; Army WarriorBritish
HazalTree NameBritish
IdellaBountifulAmerican
IgashoWandersAmerican
IgnacioFieryAmerican
IllanipiAmazingAmerican
IlonaShining light. The bright oneAmerican
ImeldaPowerful fighter.American
ImmanuelGod with usAmerican
ImogeneImage. Blameless; innocentAmerican
InezPoor, pure, or chaste.American
IngaHero’s daughterAmerican
IngridHero’s daughterAmerican
InteusHas no shameAmerican
IolaViolet-colored dawn. Sister of IphitusAmerican
IrenaPeaceAmerican
IrenePeaceAmerican
IrmanobleAmerican
IrvingWhiteAmerican
IsaDevoted to GodAmerican
IsabelaMy God is bountiful;God of plentyAmerican
IsaiasGod’s helperAmerican
IsidoreStrong Gift. Gift of IsisAmerican
IsidroGifted with many ideasAmerican
IsraelWho prevails with GodAmerican
IstasSnowAmerican
ItuhaSturdy oakAmerican

 

JabariBraveAmerican
JacalynFeminine of Jacques derived from James and Jacob.American
JaceyBased on the initials J. C. or an abbreviation of JacindaAmerican
Jaciderived from John: God is gracious.American
JacquelineSupplanter. He grasps the heel.American
JadeJewelAmerican
JadenJehovah has heard. A Biblical nameAmerican
JaggerCarterAmerican
JaidaThe gemstone jade; the color greenAmerican
Jaimeused as a woman’s nameAmerican
JairMy light, who diffuses lightAmerican
JairoHebrew Jairus ‘Jehovah enlightensAmerican
JamaalHandsomeAmerican
Jamiaused as a woman’s nameAmerican
JamilaChasteAmerican
Janae based on Jane or Jean or Janai meaning ‘God has answeredAmerican
JaniceGift from GodAmerican
JasmineFrom the name of the flower, jasmineAmerican
JayleneFeminineAmerican
JeanaGod is graciousAmerican
JeanettaLittle Jean. God is graciousAmerican
JemimaLittle dove. most beautiful womenAmerican
JeniferFair one. Guinevere was King Arthur’s mythological queenAmerican
JerrellStrong; open-minded. Blend of Jerold and DarellAmerican
JerryA feminine form of Gerald, meaning ruling spearAmerican
KaceyForm of the Irish name Casey;American
KadeFrom the wetlandsAmerican
KadinCompanionAmerican
Kaelynkeeper of the keys; pureAmerican
KaiaThe seaAmerican
KaitlinPureAmerican
KalaniThe sky; chieftainAmerican
KalebDog; brave.American
KamdenWinding Valley. Form of CamdenAmerican
KamiLordAmerican
KamronForm of Cameron ‘crooked noseAmerican
Kandaceancient hereditary title used by Ethiopian queensAmerican
KanoaThe free oneAmerican
KaraPureAmerican
KarinaPureAmerican
KarissaVery dearAmerican
KarleeWomanly; strength. Feminine of KarlAmerican
KarolFemininemeaning manlyAmerican
KasandraUnheeded prophetessAmerican
KathrynePureAmerican
KayaAdds a place of restingAmerican
KaylynnKeeper of the keys; pureAmerican
KeaganA thinker; fiery. Form of HughAmerican
KeciaGreat joyAmerican
KeelyBeautifulAmerican
LaceyDerived from Lacey which is a French Nobleman’s surnameAmerican
LafayetteSurname.  French nobleman Marquis de LafayetteAmerican
Lakesha Joyful; happyAmerican
LamarOf the seaAmerican
LambertBright land. Can be used as both a surname and first nameAmerican
LamontLawyerAmerican
LanaLightAmerican
LanetteFair; good-lookingAmerican
LaneyPath; roadway.Lane and LaineAmerican
LangundoPeacefulAmerican
LaniePath; roadway.Lane and LaineAmerican
LansalanceAmerican
Larainemeaning from LorraineAmerican
LarissaProtectionAmerican
LarryLaurelAmerican
LatashaBased on Natasha meaning birthdayAmerican
LatoniaNamed for LatiumAmerican
LatoyaVictorious one. Derived from Victoria. Singer LaToya JacksonAmerican
LauraCrowned with laurelsAmerican
LaureenLaurel tree or sweet bay tree (symbols of honour and victory)American
LaurelLaurelAmerican
LaurenOf Laurentum. From the place of the laurel leaves.American
Laurynthe place of the laurel trees; place of honor and victory.American
LavernaBorn in the springAmerican
LavinaLavinia was the daughter of King Latinus and the wife of TrojanAmerican
MabelleLovableAmerican
MacieDerived from medieval male form of MatthewAmerican
MadalynFrom the towerAmerican
MaddoxSon of MaddockAmerican
MadgeChild of light. Famous Bearer:American
MadieTowerAmerican
MadonnaMy lady. Respectful address similar to the French ‘madameAmerican
MaeBitterAmerican
Maeganpearl – based on the abbreviation MegAmerican
MaeveA mythical queenAmerican
MagdalenFrom the towerAmerican
MaggiePearlAmerican
MagnoliaFlowerAmerican
MahalaWomanAmerican
MahinaMoon; moonlightAmerican
MaidaMaidenAmerican
MalachiMy messenger, my angelAmerican
MalindaGentleAmerican
MalloryArmy counselorAmerican
MamieWished-for child; rebellion; bitter.American
MandyAbbreviation of Amanda, meaning worthy of being lovedAmerican
ManleyManly. Masculine. From the hero’s meadowAmerican
ManuelaGod is with us; god is among usAmerican
MarcelinoForm of the Latin Marcellus meaning hammerAmerican
MarcellaWarringAmerican

 

NadiaHopeAmerican
NaiaA nymphAmerican
Nancimeaning favor; graceAmerican
NanetteGraceAmerican
NannieGraceAmerican
NaomipleasantAmerican
NataleeBirthday; especially the birthday of ChristAmerican
NataliaBorn at ChristmasAmerican
NatashaBorn at ChristmasAmerican
NathanaelThe gift of GodAmerican
NealieRulerAmerican
NedraFeminine of NedAmerican
NehemiahConsolation, repentance of the LordAmerican
NataliaThe name Natalia comes from the Spanish originAmerican
NeliaHornAmerican
NatalyaBirthday; especially the birthday of Christ.American
NeomaNew moonAmerican
NetaGraceAmerican
NevadaSnowyAmerican
NickyPeople’s victoryAmerican
NikitaFrom the mythological Greek Nike – goddess of victoryAmerican
NilaFrom the NileAmerican
NoelaniMist of heavenAmerican
NoemipleasantnessAmerican
NomaFateAmerican
PabloLittle; small.American
PaigeAttendant.American
PalmaPalm tree.American
PalmerPilgrim; bearing a palm branch.American
PalomaDove.American
ParrishLives near the church.American
PansyFlower.American
PaolaSmall.American
PartheniaVirgin; chaste.American
PasqualeBorn on Easter.American
PatsyNoble. St. Patricia was a 7th century patron saint of Naples.American
PattieLadyAmerican
PaulettaSmallAmerican
PeggyPearlAmerican
PhoebeThe shining one. Mother of Leto. Greek moon goddessAmerican
PriscillaAncientAmerican
PamAll Sweetness; Form of Pamela; All HoneyBritish
PatPatrician; Noble; Lady; Female Version of PatrickBritish
PosyPalm Tree; Palm Bearing Pilgrim; City of PalmsBritish
PammyAll-honey; With New LeavesBritish
PathyNiceBritish
PaviaFemale Version of Paul; Little; SmallBritish
PollyBitterness; Rebelliousness; The Perfect One;British
PagentA Beautiful GirlBritish
PanimaMother of GodBritish
SabaEarly Morning Breeze; Zephyr; Morning; A Gentle Breeze;Islam
SabiYoung; Teen; Intelligence; Grace; PurityIslam
SadaPure One; Always; Form of Sarah; Princess; Shining AlwaysIslam
SafaPureness; Clarity; Purity; Serenity; Innocent; Purity of MindIslam
SahiCute; Beautiful; Faith; InnocentIslam
SajaRightIslam
SamaWeather; Of a Peaceful Nature; Similarity; A YearIslam
SanaPrayer; Resplendence; Brilliance; Mountain Top; Brightness;Islam
SaraPure; Lady; Excellent; Form of Sarah; Queen;Islam
SibaVariant of Siba’; The Queen of ShebaIslam
SihaPrettyIslam
SimaBorder; Listener; Precious Thing; Treasure; Boundary;Islam
SimiLimit; To Behold; GraciousIslam
SohaSunrise; A Star; PrincessIslam
SudaHappy; LuckyIslam
SuhaRejoicing; A Raga; Name of a Star; Forgotten; OverlookedIslam
SuniBelieverIslam
SaaimFastingIslam
SaaraNobel PrincessIslam
SabatStability; Firmness; Certainty; Boldness; Truth; EnduranceIslam
SabiaBeautiful; 7th Sky in Arabic; Pretty Woman; Very Pretty;Islam
SabraPatient; Enduring; Cactus Fruit; Thorny Cactus; To RestIslam
SadafPearl; Sea Shell; Lord Ram’s Devotees; OysterIslam
SadahHappinessIslam
SadatHappiness; Bliss; Felicity; SuccessIslam
SadiaLucky; Simple; FortunateIslam
SadraShining Like StarIslam
SafiaChaste; Lion’s Share; Pure; Best Friend;Islam
SafunBreezingIslam
SafyaNice; Best Friend; LovelyIslam
RafaelGod has healed.America
RalphStrong.America
RamonWise protector.America
RandalWise power.America
RandiLovely goddess.America
RashadThinker; counselor.America
RashidaRighteous.America
RaulStrong.America
RebaFourth born.America
ReginaQueen.America
ReinaClean.America
RenaPeaceful.America
RenataRebirth.America
RenitaDignified.America
RetaSpeaker.America
RhodaRose.America
RichWealthy.America
RickyHard ruler.America
RikkiFeminine form of Eric: Forever strong.America
RitaPearl.America

 

T’iisCottonwoodAmerica
TaabishWarmth. BrillianceAmerica
TabithaGazelle.  symbol of graceful beautyAmerica
TayForm of Tea; TailorBritish
TacySilence; An Abbreviation of AnastaciaBritish
TaitPleasant and Bright; Brings Joy; Cheerful; HappyBritish
TamiPalm Tree; Twin; Spice; Tamara; Let People See Benefit; Night;British
TaraHill; Tower; Crag; Star; Rocky Hill; The Pupil of the Eye;British
TayaForm of Tea; Taylor; Valley Field; One who is YoungBritish
TealGreenish Blue Colour; Duck; The Blue-green ColourBritish
TejaRadiant; Lighting of MoonBritish
TenaFollower of Christ; Anointed; Strong; Healthy;British
TessHarvester; Guardian; Woman from Therasia; Hunter; Theresa;British
TinaRiver; Clay; War Like; Constant; Christian Woman; Holy; Pure;British
TofuFoodBritish
TonyFlourishing;  Triumphant; Twin;  InvaluableBritish
ToryVictory; Derived from Victoria Triumphant; ConquerorBritish
TovaThe Lord is Good; Good; PleasingBritish
TriaEarth MotherBritish
TynaRiver; Anointed; An Instrument; Christ’s FollowerBritish
TabbyGazelleBritish
TaitePleasant and Bright; CheerfulBritish
TaliaDew from Heaven; Blooming; Near Water;  Dew of God;British
TalorLight DewBritish
TaniaFairy Princess;Worthy of Praises; MusicBritish
TanisSpanish Abbreviation of Estanislao; Serpent Lady; Fairy QueenBritish
TarinOf the Earth; Blend of Tara and Erin; From Ireland; Rocky HillBritish
TassaBorn at Christmas; Abbreviation of Natasha;British
TatumLight Hearted; Bringer of Joy; Cheerful; Tate’s HomesteadBritish
TauraBull; An Astrological Name; Feminine Form of Taurus;British
ValTo be Healthy and Strong; Strong; Vigorous; Healthy; PowerBritish
VailDweller in the ValleyBritish
ValeValley; Usually with a Stream; StrongBritish
VenaVineyard; Lute Player; Vein; Elf Friend; Pet Form of LavinaBritish
VeraTruth; Victory; One who Brings Victory;  Trustworthy;British
VaniaButterfly;  God’s Gracious Gift; Brings Good NewsBritish
VannaButterfly; Diminutive of Vanessa; God is Gracious; MercifulBritish
VanyaThe Lord is Gracious; Flute; Gracious Gift of God;British
VenusGoddess of Love / BeautyBritish
VikkiVictorious; Conqueror; Diminutive of Victoria; TriumphantBritish
VinnyNoble FriendBritish
ViolaForm of Violet; Violet Flower; Purple; Twelfth Night; Musical;British
VannahGood; AttractiveBritish
VanoraWhite Wavess; White WaveBritish
VasveeEarthBritish
VaughnSmallBritish
VelvetSoft-napped FabricBritish
VeniceFrom VenetiaBritish
VerleeBeaver-streamBritish
VeronaBearer of Victory; True Image; Truth; FaithBritish
ValeksaBeautifulBritish
VanessaGenus of Butterfly; Star; Coined fromBritish
VeloniaMother of JesusBritish
VenetiaWoman of VeniceBritish
VirgenaPure; Chaste; Virginal; MaidBritish
VictoriaVictorious; Conqueror; Victory; Conquer; Goddess of VictoryBritish
ViviannaFull of Life; Variant of Vivien;  LivelyBritish
VaagdeviGoddess of learning VaanikaHindu
VachyaSitaHindu
VagishaGoddess SaraswatiHindu
SaharAwakening; Dawn; Early MorningIslam
SahbaWine; BeerIslam
SahnaForm; Figure; ComplexionIslam
SahraPrincess; DesertIslam
SaibaStraight; PertinentIslam
SaihaUsefulIslam
SaimaMother of Flowers; Lightening; Fasting WomanIslam
SaiqaLightningIslam
SajiaPrincessIslam
SajniBelovedIslam
SakhiTrue Friend; Story; Life PartnerIslam
SalmaPeaceful; Safe; Whole; To be Safe; Beautiful Woman;Islam
SalvaWise PrayerIslam
SamahBeautiful Sky; Generosity; ForgivenessIslam
SamiaNice; One who can Hear; High-class;Islam
SamyaFastingIslam
SanaiBeautifulIslam
SaniaBrilliant; Moment; Happy; First in Whatever She wantIslam
SanyaFortunate; Splendid; Radiant; Born on Saturday;Islam
SashaDefending Men; .molody Feminine of Alexander;Islam
PattonWarrior’s TownBritish
PechelCute or SmallBritish
PiyonaBeloved LoveingBritish
PoojanWorshipBritish
PalmyraPalm TreeBritish
PandoraAll-giftsBritish
PrimulaFirst RoseBritish
PenelopeWife of Odysseys; White Shoulder; Fionnula; Dream Weaver;British
PlacenciaPleasant WomanBritish
PeriwinkleFlowerBritish
PetronellaStone; RockBritish
PrimaveiraLoveableBritish
PrudecianaCrazy; Psycotic; PsycoBritish
PadmaLotusHindu
Padmagrihawho resides in a lotusHindu
Padmakshione with lotus-like eyesHindu
Padmalayahouse of lotusesHindu
PankajaLotusHindu
PankhadiPetalHindu
PannaEmeraldHindu

 

So, make a list of your favorite names from the above and keep in mind the meaning of the names. Whatever you do, think twice before you name your baby girl, because it’s a name and it will last for a lifetime.

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