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Two Letter Girl Names

Two Letter Girl Names

Two letter girl name, like all two letter names, are an elite group. Though Jo is by far the most popular two letter name for girls, it doesn't even rank among the Top 1000 -- thus, the big blank spot below.

Other 2 letter girl names on this short but sweet list include Lu, Vy, Io, and La. Of course, there are also a lot of two letter names that are short forms for other names, such as Ro for Rosemary and Vi for Violet.

If you're looking for 2 letter names for your baby girl, here's our complete list, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.

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  1. IoHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek mythology name
    • Description:

      Io may be one of the slightest names in the book, but there aren't many two-letter names with as much substance as this Greek mythological example. Io, a name used for the largest moon of Jupiter, was in classic myth raped by Zeus and escaped from him by changing herself into a cow.
  2. IaHeart
    • Origin:

      Cornish
    • Description:

      This punchy little name, reminiscent of Latin Io, has a whimsical and beautiful fable behind it. According to legend, the Cornish saint Ia was an Irish princess who sailed across the sea to Cornwall on a leaf. She was martyred and buried at the spot where the church of St Ives (called Porth Ia - "St Ia’s cove" - in Cornish) now stands. EE-ah is the Cornish pronunciation, but EYE-ah is also accepted.
  3. MyHeart
    • Origin:

      Swedish diminutive of Maria
    • Meaning:

      "bitter; wished-for child"
    • Description:

      Although the sound is pretty, "my" is too common of an English word for My to be usable as a baby name.
  4. BoHeart
    • Origin:

      Norse nickname ; "to live"
    • Meaning:

      "to live"
    • Description:

      This tiny but punchy name has multiple origins. It stands strong alone, but could be short for numerous names including Bonnie and Bodhi. In Mandarin Chinese, Bo means "wave".
  5. LoHeart
    • Origin:

      Swedish
    • Meaning:

      "lynx"
    • Description:

      Lo is a Top 100 name in Sweden, but the Lou spelling is more user-friendly for an English-speaking child.
  6. RoHeart
    • Origin:

      Short form of Rose, Rosemary, Rowena, Rory et al
    • Description:

      Ro is a casual short form that doesn't usually appear on the birth certificate on its own. But it makes a friendly nickname for any girls' name starting with Ro-.
  7. JoHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Joanna, Josephine, etc
    • Description:

      Still evokes the spunky image of the character in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.
  8. KiHeart
    • Origin:

      Korean
    • Meaning:

      "arisen"
    • Description:

      Ki was introduced internationally by Korean archer and gold medalist Ki Bo-Bae. Among girl names, Ki is simple yet truly unique: There were baby girls named Kia, Aki, and Kiki born in the US last year, but none named Ki. Ki is also the name of the Sumerian earth goddess.
  9. FeHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "faith"
    • Description:

      Relatively popular in Spain until the middle of the 20th century, this sweet and lively Spanish virtue name is also a Marian name, short for María de Fe. In Galician, it is sometimes also short for Fernanda, meaning "brave voyager".
  10. MjHeart
    • Origin:

      Modern, initials M +J
    • Description:

      A two-initial nickname occasionally used on birth certificates. This is especially popular for girls, thanks to Spiderman's sweetheart Mary Jane "MJ" Watson.
  11. TuHeart
    • Origin:

      French, intimate form of "you"
    • Meaning:

      "you"
    • Description:

      The onetime star of "Northern Exposure" named his daughter Tu Morrow. Think about it.
  12. DoHeart
    • YeHeart
      • Origin:

        Chinese
      • Meaning:

        "leaf"
      • Description:

        Ye is a name with a lovely meaning, which is probably just a bit short for usage outside the Chinese community. Paired with Mei, however, it could work. Ye-Mei would mean beautiful leaf, a lovely name for an autumnal daughter.
    • KcHeart
      • Origin:

        Modern, initials K + C
      • Description:

        A two-initial nickname occasionally used on birth certificates — and a minimalist spelling of Kaci/Casey.
    • ElHeart
      • AiHeart
        • Origin:

          Japanese
        • Meaning:

          "love; indigo"
      • LuHeart
        • MoHeart
          • Origin:

            Diminutive of Maureen, Irish variation of Mary, Hebrew
          • Meaning:

            "bitter"
          • Description:

            Has followed mother name Maureen off the radar screen.
        • CiHeart
          • Origin:

            Tupian
          • Meaning:

            "mother"
          • Description:

            In the Tupi culture indigenous to Brazil, Ci is a primeval mother goddess.
        • ViHeart