Middle Names for Girls

Middle names for girls run the gamut from the traditional connecting names to family surnames to new names carrying deep meaning. These middle names for girls come from all these categories.
  • May

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    May is a sweet old-fashioned name that hasn't been on the national charts in several decades, but is definitely sounding fresh and springlike. Parents are beginning to see it once more as one of... Read More 

  • Pearl

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Pearl, like Ruby, has begun to be polished up for a new generation of fashionable children after a century of jewellery box storage. The birthstone for the month of June, Pearl could also make a... Read More 

  • Rae

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    All the old ae/ay middle names are back--Kay, Fay, Mae/May, --and Rae is one of the coolest, used as such by celebrities as Mark Wahlberg and Daniel Baldwin. Even more popular in the... Read More 

  • Rose

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Rose, one of the old-time sweet-smelling flower names, has had a remarkable revival—first of all as a middle name—with parents (e.g., Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck, Jon Stewart, Eric Clapton, Ewan... Read More 

  • Rue

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    Rue has gone from Golden Girls actress to Hunger Games heroine. This botanical name is also a double word name, meaning regret in English and street in French, and has real... Read More 

  • Ruth

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    Ruth, with its air of calm and compassion, was the third most popular name in the 1890s, remaining in the Top 10 through the 1920s. It's still in use today as some parents tiring of Rachel and... Read More 

  • Snow

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    There's definitely a cold front of names moving in, with Summer, Spring and Autumn giving way to Winter--plus North, January, Frost--and Snow. This name feels brisk, fresh, pure, evocative -- and... Read More 

  • Sue

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Much-used midcentury diminutive, now fallen far from favor even as a middle name. Read More 

  • True

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Inspirational, aspirational word name that would work especially well as a middle name; it was used by Forest Whitaker for his daughter. Read More 

  • Winter

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    Fresher, brisker and, yes, cooler than Summer or Autumn or Spring, Winter is now a full-fledged female choice, especially since Nicole Richie and Joel Madden used it for daughter Harlow's middle... Read More 

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