Names Ending in G for Girls
Description:Aisling is currently a very popular Irish name for girls. Pronounced variously as ASH-ling, ASH-lin or ash-LEEN, it was part of the revival of authentic Irish names in the twentieth century, and is now being sparingly used by U.S. parents in place of the dated Ashley--though often spelled phonetically as Ashlyn or Ashlynn.
Meaning:"the strong house or daughter of the sun"
Description:Common in Scandinavia, this name has rarely come to our shores. The name of the heroine in Ibsen's Peer Gynt, Solveig is currently a widely-used name in Norway. Pronounced authentically, with a silent 'g', it becomes much more appealing.
Description:Morag is one of the quintessential Scottish names for girls. Actually a diminutive of Mor, it has always been used more than the original. Commonly heard in Scotland, but could lead to pronunciation problems elsewhere, and the second syllable could prove very confusing. Morag is sometimes used as the Gaelic equivalent of Sarah. In the Harry Potter books, Morag MacDougal was a witch who attended Hogwarts in the same year as Harry.
Origin:Diminutive of Margaret
Description:Meg, perennially one of the Little Women, is a Margaret short form that manages to be neither quite in nor quite out of style. Meg is sleeker and more sophisticated than Maggie, more contemporary than Peg, more stylish than Megan, and still one of the best diminutives of Margaret.
Meg Ryan was born Margaret Mary Emily Anne.
Description:An ancient German saint's name – and most famously the name of Harry Potter's snowy owl – but the combination of "head" plus "wig" feels a little too literal in English.
Description:Fig was the unlikely name of a beautiful character in Curtis Sittenfeld's Man of My Dreams. Better bets: Plum, Quince, or even Apple. Still, you might consider Fig as an unusual nickname for any more formal F-starting name, from Frances to Fiona.
Meaning:"direction or phoenix"
Description:The two meanings of this name are spelled slightly differently in Vietnamese: Phường means "way, direction", and Phượng means "phoenix". Phoenix in this case refers to the mythological creature known as the Chinese phoenix or the Fenghuang.
Description:Spring doesn't sound half as contemporary as Winter, which has become the cool season name.
Description:Unusual choice that was the original name of children's illustrator Tasha Tudor, but is an interesting elaboration of Star, taking it into avian territory.
Origin:English surname, English word name
Description:Darling has history as an English surname, but it would most likely be read as a quirky and loving word name, a la Sweetheart or Honey.
Meaning:"of the highest quality"
Description:A name with some sterling qualities, most associated with the British currency and silver markets. Sterling is more commonly a male name or surname, but is occasionally used for girls as well.
Description:There are many lovely day/month/seasonal names -- and this is one of the most intriguing.
Origin:German and Swedish
Meaning:"the help of Ing"
Description:Ingeborg (and all Germanic and Scandinavian names beginning with Ing-) references the ancient fertility god Ing. Ing, later known as Freyr, is one of the primary gods in Old Norse mythology.
Description:Though this feels like a new invention, people have used day names such as Morning and Afternoon for centuries -- and so why not Evening too? It's a lovely word with an evocative meaning and makes a perfect addition to this newly stylish group.
Origin:English or Irish
Meaning:"people of Cana or wolf cub"
Description:While the most famous Channing is the very male Channing Tatum, the name is now given about a third of the time for girls. It makes an attractive surname-name for either gender.
Origin:Diminutive of Margaret, Greek
Description:Peg is a nostalgic turn-of-the-last-century nickname, sociable but slight. Like near-identical twin Peggy, Peg is in mothballs.
Origin:Mongolian name meaning "clever, wise"
Description:Similar to the Turkish name Bilge (Bil-jeh), which has the same meaning.