Pretty Girl Names

Pretty girl names are pretty -- attractive, feminine, sometimes frilly -- in themselves. They also conjure the image of a pretty girl. And some of these names literally mean pretty or beautiful. While prettiness may ultimately be in the eye (and ear) of the beholder, we think these names say Pretty Girl.
  • Alexa

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Alexa -- the simple and most feminine form of the Alexandra-Alexis group -- has retained its staying power. It entered the popularity list in 1973, and had been in the Top 50 for the last five... Read More 

  • Amanda

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    After a long run as the prettiest senior in class, this romantic name has lost some of its glossy sheen, though it's still quite lovely and well used. Amanda was one of the romantic-sounding names... Read More 

  • Amara

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Strong, attractive, stylish, and multicultural this name is also the Esperanto form of Mary--in the misbegotten language that was once the hope for a completely international form of... Read More 

  • Angelina

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    The gorgeous Angelina Jolie has promoted the star power of her name and changed Angelina's image from delicate to intense, from older Italian mama to stylish multi-cultural child. Kids might... Read More 

  • Arabella

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Arabella, lovely and elegant, has long been well used in Britain and finally made it onto the American list in 2005; it is now in the Top 200, as more and more parents see it as a distinctive... Read More 

  • Aurora

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Aurora, the poetic name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew, and of (Disney's) Sleeping Beauty, would be sure to make any little girl feel like a princess. ... Read More 

  • Ava

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Ava was given a huge popularity boost -- Ava's currently at Number 5 -- when dozens of high-profile stars such as Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Jackman chose Ava for their daughters. This Glamour... Read More 

  • Belle

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Belle has nothing but positive associations, from "belle of the ball" to "Southern belle" to the heroine of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Though it has been overshadowed by the... Read More 

  • Bonita

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Like Benita, had some popularity in the fifties. Read More 

  • Brooke

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Brooke has long projected an aura of sleek sophistication, and can also be seen as a stylish water name.

    It was Brooke Shields (born Christa) who took it from quietly fashionable to... Read More 

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