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Top Girl Names Ending in -lie

Girl names that end in -lie may seem more popular than they really are, because they sound just like girl names with similar-sounding but differently spelled endings: -ley, -lee and so on.

Girl names that end in -lie have a gentler, more vintage feel about them than some other endings. The -ie ending was more popular than -y at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, and endings like ll i and leigh didn't come into use until the 1960s.

Ellie is the top name ending in -lie in the US for baby girls. Along with Ellie, other girl names ending in -lie in the US Top 200 include Natalie, Kylie, Charlie, and Callie. In the UK, Millie and Amelie also rank in the Top 100.

Appealing unique girl names with -lie endings include Eulalie, Nellie, and Wylie.

This is a complete collection of all the girl names on Nameberry ending in -lie. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.
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EllieHeart

  • Origin:

    English, diminutive of Eleanor and Ellen
  • Meaning:

    "bright shining one"
  • Description:

    Ellie derived as a nickname for names beginning with El-, such as Eleanor, Ellen, and Elizabeth. It is increasingly being used as a standalone name, particularly in the UK. Ellie is the standard spelling, but Elly and Elli are occasionally seen as variations.

NatalieHeart

  • Origin:

    French variation of Russian Natalia
  • Meaning:

    "birthday of the Lord"
  • Description:

    Natalie is the French variation of Natalia, a name originally derived from the Latin phrase natale domini, meaning “birthday of the Lord.” It was historically given to girls born around Christmas for this reason. Nathalie is an additional, though less common, spelling of the name.

CharlieHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Charles or Charlotte
  • Meaning:

    "free man"
  • Description:

    Charlie is one of the friendly, tomboyish male nickname names--another is Sam-- now used almost as frequently for girls: in 2015, it ranked higher on the girls list than on the boys list for the first time. That makes Charlie one of the most popular unisex names around today. The name Charlie, for females, has been jumping up the charts since it reappeared, after a 50-year hibernation, in 2005.

CallieHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek diminutive
  • Meaning:

    "beautiful"
  • Description:

    This Hallie-esque nickname name is starting to dip, while the sleeker, more nouveau Cali is rising.

MillieHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Mildred or Millicent
  • Meaning:

    "gentle strength; strong in work"
  • Description:

    Millie is fashionable again in England, Wales and Scotland. In the USA it's a winner with parents who like the offbeat, frilly, and old-fashioned. Millicent would be an appealing long form, but many people are using Millie all by its cute self -- so many, in fact, that it returned to the Top 500 in 2015 for the first time since World War 2 and is one of the coolest girl names starting with M.
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RosalieHeart

  • Origin:

    French variation of Latin Rosalia
  • Meaning:

    "rose"
  • Description:

    Rosalie hit its apex in 1938 and then slid straight downhill until it fell off the U.S. Top 1000 completely in the 1980s, only to spring back to life in 2009 as the name of a character in the Twilight series. The beautiful vampire Rosalie Hale has breathed fresh life back into this mid-century name, and the fact that the character is both sympathetic and relatively minor means Rosalie has the chance to thrive again as a baby name without feeling unduly tied to Twilight.

RylieHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Riley
  • Description:

    Rylie is a spelling variation of the more-popular traditional Riley. We recommend the "y" at the end rather than in the middle.

HallieHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "dweller at the meadow by the manor"
  • Description:

    Hallie -- it rhymes with alley and is not to be confused with Halle or Hailey or Holly -- is one of those comfy nicknamish names that are in favor in these complicated times.

AllieHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation or diminutive of Alexandra, Alice or Allison
  • Description:

    Allie is one short form that's gotten so popular it's often used as a name on its own. Cute, friendly, yet we'd recommend using one of the proper names such as Alice to give your daughter an option. These days, Ellie might be more fashionable.

LeslieHeart

  • Origin:

    Scottish
  • Meaning:

    "garden of holly"
  • Description:

    A Scottish place and surname that was once adrogynous but now leans about 20 to 1 toward the girls' side, Leslie has a pleasant, heathery feel that kept it in or near the Top 100 for several decades; the Lesly and Lesley spellings are also frequently used, especially in Britain. While Leslie may not be the freshest name in the bunch, it's become a modern classic and is one of the surprising names always to have ranked among the US Top 1000 for girls.
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JulieHeart

  • Origin:

    French from Latin
  • Meaning:

    "youthful, sky father"
  • Description:

    Wildly popular in the 1960s and '70s, Julie is no longer anywhere near as stylish as the name's longer forms. Try Juliet, Juliana, or even the more grownup Julia.

JolieHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "pretty"
  • Description:

    Jolie is as pretty as its literal meaning; nowadays it is also seen as a girls’ name, via Angelina for whom Jolie was originally her middle name.

LillieHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Lily/ Lilian
  • Description:

    A variation of Lileas and Lilian.

KallieHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Callie
  • Description:

    Kallie is usually used as a nickname for more exotic names like Calliope/Kalliope and Calendula. We also think this is a fresher alternative to Kelly.

AmelieHeart

  • Origin:

    French variation of Amelia
  • Meaning:

    "work"
  • Description:

    Emily gets a Bohemian spin and a French accent when it becomes Amelie. This favorite among French girl names has been gaining notice here thanks to the charming 2001 French film Amelie; it entered the American popularity list in 2002 and is now solidly established in the Top 1000.
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NellieHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Helen, Eleanor, et al
  • Description:

    This ready-for-revival nickname name recalls the old Gay Nineties and bicycles-built-for-two era. In the US, Nellie is one of the most popular unique girl names, lying just beneath the Top 1000. About five times as many baby girls are named Nellie in the US today as shorter form Nell.

KaylieHeart

  • Origin:

    Short form of Kayla, Arabic and Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "laurel, crown"
  • Description:

    A cute nickname name that's risen high over the past decade or so, more especially as Kaylee, this name combines the attributes of Hailey and Kayla, Kylie and Callie.

NathalieHeart

  • Description:

    A French variation of Natalie that's used occasionally in contemporary America. In England and Wales Natalie remains about 10 times as popular as Nathalie.
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