Short & Strong Girl Names

Looking for girl names that are unfussy and straightforward? Here are some choice baby girl names that are both short and strong.
  • Greer

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    This attractive Scottish surname choice, has a certain amount of glamour thanks to feisty British-born red-haired forties Academy Award winner Greer Garson, who was born Eileen Evelyn Greer... Read More 

  • Ida

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    Many vowel names stylish a century ago are coming back, and Ida seems like a possible, logical successor to Ada and Ava.

    A century ago, Ida was considered "sweet as apple cider," and... Read More 

  • Jade

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    As cool as the precius green stone said to transmit wisdom, clarity, justice, courage, and modesty, Jade has been rising in popularity since Mick and Bianca Jagger chose it for their daughter in... Read More 

  • Joan

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    Joan was the perfect name choice for one of the leading characters on Mad Men, being a quintessential girls' name of the period. A Top 10 name in the 30s, a Top 50 name from the 40s... Read More 

  • Kate

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    Kate, in the headlines via Catherine Middleton, has been as pervasive as Kathy was in the 1950s and 1960s, both as a nickname for Katherine and Kaitlyn and as a strong, classic stand-alone name. ... Read More 

  • Kit

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    Kit is a crisp, old-time British-accented unisex nickname that sounds fresh and modern today. Kitty is another so-retro-it's-cool nickname. Read More 

  • Lara

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    Laura or Lauren alternative made romantic by Dr. Zhivago, and sexy by video-game heroine Lara Croft. Read More 

  • Maeve

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    Maeve is a short and sweet legendary ancient Irish queen's name that is now finding well-deserved favor here -- and would make an excellent first or middle name choice, with more character and... Read More 

  • Nina

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    Nina is as multiethnic as you can get: Nina is a young girl in Spain, a common nickname name in Russia, a Babylonian goddess of the oceans, and an Incan goddess of fire. Here and now, it's a... Read More 

  • Petra

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    An exotic Greek name with something of a Slavic feel, Petra is a relatively recent feminization of Peter, though it relates back to an incredible ancient city in Jordan that was rediscovered in... Read More 

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