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Top Girl Names Ending in H

Girl names ending in H include plenty of popular options.

Elizabeth is the most popular girl name ending with H right now. Along with Elizabeth, other girl names in the US Top 1000 include Leah, Savannah, Aaliyah, and Sarah.

H frequently follows the letter A at the end of girls' names, especially ancient Biblical names such as Deborah and Adah. H might also follow T at the end of girl names, as with Gwyneth and Lilith, or G, as in Leigh.

Here are all Nameberry’s girl names that end with the letter H. 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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ElizabethHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "pledged to God"
  • Description:

    Elizabeth is derived from the Hebrew name Elisheva, formed by the components ’el, meaning "God," and shava’, "oath." In the Bible, Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist, and two of England's most notable queens have been Elizabeth I and II. Another memorable bearer was Elizabeth Taylor—who hated to be called Liz.

HannahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "grace"
  • Description:

    Hannah originated as a variation of the Hebrew name Channah, derived from the word channan, meaning "grace." In the Old Testament, Hannah is the mother of Samuel. Names including Anne, Anna, Nancy, Anya, Annika, and Annabel are all related to Hannah. Alternate spellings such as Hana, Hanna, and Chana are also used.

LeahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "weary"
  • Description:

    Leah was derived from the Hebrew word le’ah, meaning "weary." In the Old Testament, Leah was the first wife of Jacob, the mother of one daughter, Dinah, and six sons including Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah. She is considered one of the most important biblical matriarchs.

AaliyahHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Aliya, Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "heavens, highborn, exalted"
  • Description:

    Aaliyah is the feminine variation of Aali, a masculine Arabic name meaning "high" or "exalted." There are many additional spellings of the name, including Alia, Aliyah, Aleah, and Aleia. In Hebrew, aliyah (pronounced with the emphasis on the second syllable) means "rising," and refers to Jewish immigration to Israel.

SavannahHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "flat tropical grassland"
  • Description:

    A place name with a deep Southern accent, the once-obscure Savannah shot to fame, with others of its genre, on the heels of the best seller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was set in the mossy Georgia city of Savannah. Originally a substitute for the overused Samantha, Savannah is now becoming overused itself, long among the top girls' names starting with S.
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DelilahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew or Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "delicate"
  • Description:

    Delilah has shed the stigma of its Biblical image, and is now appreciated for its haunting, melodic, feminine qualities. Checking out Delilah's popularity graph shows that Delilah's use is heading straight for the top. Right now, Delilah is among the most popular Hebrew names for girls in the US as well as the Number 1 girls' name starting with D.

NevaehHeart

  • Origin:

    Modern invented name
  • Description:

    Nevaeh has had phenomenal success since singer Sonny Sandoval introduced the idea of turning Heaven around and using it as a baby name. Especially popular with religious parents, Nevaeh has been in the Top 100 for a decade now, though is off its peak as the spelling spin gets less clever and more familiar.

SarahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "princess"
  • Description:

    Sarah was derived from the Hebrew word sarah, meaning “princess.” Sarah is an Old Testament name—she was the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. According to the Book of Genesis, Sarah was originally called Sarai, but had her name changed by God to the more auspicious Sarah when she was ninety years old.

EverleighHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Everly
  • Description:

    A trendy version of Everly that is more feminine and substantial thanks to its -'leigh' suffix. Ahead of the curve, hunky actor Cam Gigandet used it for his daughter in 2009, and it broke into the Top 1000 in 2013. Don't be surprised if it climbs even higher in coming years.

FaithHeart

  • Origin:

    Virtue name
  • Description:

    Faith is one of the most straightforward of the virtue names popularized by the Puritans in the seventeenth century, many parents still choosing it as an indicator of their religious conviction. Faith peaked in 2002 at Number 48.
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NorahHeart

  • Origin:

    English, Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "woman of honor, light"
  • Description:

    The skyrocketing success of singer Norah Jones brought this spelling of the name onto the pop charts in 2003. As well as being a spelling variant of Nora in English, it's also an alternative transcription of the Arabic name Nura, from Nur/Noor "light".

RyleighHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Riley
  • Description:

    Another increasingly well-used, more feminine, form of Riley, this one is particularly popular in the South.

AliyahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "heavens, highborn, exalted"
  • Description:

    Aliyah is a Hebrew word as well as a name, used to mean the migration of Jews to Israel, a basic tenet of Zionist ideology.

RuthHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "compassionate friend"
  • Description:

    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 Rebecca are giving Ruth a second thought. Some see such Old Testament girls’ names as Ruth and Esther rising on the heels of boy equivalents Abel and Moses.

LilahHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Lila
  • Meaning:

    "night"
  • Description:

    Lilah may be a simple spelling variation of Lila—or you might think of it as a shortening of Delilah or an Anglicization of the Hebrew Lilach, which means lilac. Whatever the root, it's a beautiful and stylish name. The final h adds balance or creates needless complications, depending on your viewpoint.
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AlayahHeart

  • Origin:

    English, Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "sublime"
  • Description:

    A modern English variant of the Arabic name Aaliyah, which remains the most popular spelling in the US, in the Top 100 names for girls.

MariahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "the Lord is my teacher; or drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"
  • Description:

    Thanks to Mariah Carey, everyone now knows this name – and is aware that Mariah's pronounced with a long i – just as Maria was in the Jane Austen era. And though Mariah now sounds modern, it was heard as far back as 1550 in Great Britain.

AniyahHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "helper"
  • Description:

    Variation of Aniya.

LilithHeart

  • Origin:

    Assyrian, Sumerian
  • Meaning:

    "ghost, night monster"
  • Description:

    Lilith is derived from the Akkadian word lilitu meaning “of the night.” In Jewish folklore she is portrayed as Adam's rejected first wife, who was turned into a night demon for refusing to obey him. Lilith is unrelated to most other Lil- names, with the exception of Lilita, which is the Latvian variation.

AmiyahHeart

  • Origin:

    American variation of Amaya and Amaia, Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "night rain or the end"
  • Description:

    While this name is a phonetic variant of Amaya and Amaia, its popularity could also stem from its similarity to names such as Aliyah and Maya.
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AriyahHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Aria or feminine variation of Aryeh, Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "lion"
  • Description:

    Ariyah jumped into the Top 1000 for the first time in 2013, probably because some American parents see it as a creative spelling of the popular Aria or Arya. But it's also an authentic Hebrew name in its own right, a feminine form of the Biblical Aryeh, heard in modern Israel..

AriahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew or Italian
  • Meaning:

    "lion of God or song"
  • Description:

    When actress Tamera Mowry named her daughter Ariah, she said it was a Hebrew name meaning "lion of God" -- which it is, if you consider Ariah a variation of Ariel. But many sources consider Ariah a spelling variation of the Italian Aria, meaning song or literally air.

NylahHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "winner"
  • Description:

    Nylah is the Arabic name of a princess -- Nyla is another variation -- that's rising quickly through the ranks, partly thanks to an adorable kitty that enjoyed 15 minutes of YouTube fame. But we predict this attractive and unusual name will get a longer turn in the sun than the pop-culture cat.

SelahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "praise, pause"
  • Description:

    The name is derived from the term commonly used in the Book of Psalms, which has a many Hebrew scholars in confusion over its meaning. Given its context in the Bible, Selah is likely to mean “to praise” or “pause and reflect upon what has just been said." Lauryn Hill used this name for her daughter. It is the last word in Anita Diamant's novel The Red Tent.

KayleighHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Kaylee and Caylee
  • Description:

    The -leigh suffix seems to be losing its luster; several names in this category, including Kayleigh, Kyleigh and Ryleigh, peaked in popularity a few years back but have since lost quite a bit of ground.
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ShilohHeart

  • Origin:

    Biblical place-name, Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "tranquil"
  • Description:

    Cool meets Born Again meets Brad and Angelina, who made Shiloh an instant star when they chose it for their daughter. While Shiloh has risen from obscurity thanks to its celebrity baby use, it hasn't become a star the way brother names Maddox and Pax have. It entered the Top 1000 in 2007, one year after the birth of Ms. Jolie-Pitt.

ZariahHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic, Hebrew, Russian
  • Meaning:

    "flower, God has helped, dawn"
  • Description:

    Zariah has three possible origins: the Arabic Zahrah which means ‘flower’, the Hebrew name Azariah, meaning ‘God has helped’, or the Russian word Zaria which means ‘sunrise/dawn’. Either way, it's a strong and striking name with a range of lovely meanings.

MaliyahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian variation of Mary
  • Meaning:

    "bitter"
  • Description:

    This version of Malia (as in Obama) peaked at Number 296 in 2009, though it has lost ground since then.

EdithHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "prosperous in war"
  • Description:

    Edith was a hugely popular name a hundred years ago that's being revived among stylish parents in Stockholm and London. It's currently beginning to gain traction in the US among those with a taste for old-fashioned names with a soft but strong image.

CharleighHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Charlie
  • Description:

    The popular -leigh suffix is clearly an attempt to feminize this traditionally boyish nickname.
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JaliyahHeart

  • Origin:

    Modern invented name
  • Description:

    While some sources say it's Arabic for lofty and others call it Hebrew, Jaliyah seems to be a variation of the popular Aliyah, which is a Hebrew word and name meaning "ascent." The Ja- beginning often connotes God, so the meaning might be God's ascent.

AmirahHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "princess"
  • Description:

    The feminine form of Amir, a soft and regal baby name popular in the Muslim community.

KaliyahHeart

  • Origin:

    Modern invented name
  • Description:

    This name's trendy trademarks - the "K" start and the "-yah" suffix - explain how it made its way up the Top 1000. Just beware the similarities between this name and creamy liqueur "Kahlua".

NovahHeart

  • Origin:

    Variant of Nova
  • Description:

    The fastest-rising of the many Nova-adjacent names now fashionable for girls -- Nova, Novalee, Novaleigh -- which could all be seen as either classier alternatives to Neveah or feminine takes on ultra-popular Noah. This H-ending version has a slightly Hebrew air -- compare to Tovah. It's gotten a boost from rising R&B songstress Jade Novah.

AleahHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic or Persian, "high, exalted; God's being"
  • Meaning:

    "high, exalted; God's being"
  • Description:

    Simple and melodic, this spelling offers an alternative to the more-popular Aliyah or Aaliyah -- the name of the late R&B singer.
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MeredithHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "great ruler"
  • Description:

    Meredith is a soft, gentle-sounding name with subtle Welsh roots. Although originally a boys’ name , Meredith is used mainly for girls now.

LylahHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Leila or Lila
  • Description:

    Lylah could be seen as a variation of Delilah, Leila or Lila or (like Lyla) a female variation of Lyle. Either way, we think you're best going with one of those other names to avoid your daughter's name looking like alphabet soup.

AvahHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Ava

HadassahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "myrtle tree"
  • Description:

    This Hebrew name of Queen Esther is well used in Israel (especially for girls born around the holiday of Purim), and in the US is the name of a Zionist women's philanthropic organization. Formerly shunned as hyper-religious, this name entered the Top 1000 in 2007. The nickname Haddie could make it more usable.

KamiyahHeart

  • Origin:

    American
  • Description:

    A newcomer to the US popularity charts, likely influenced by the popularity of similar names Camila and Camilla.
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ZariyahHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "scattering wind"
  • Description:

    Zariyah has several possible origins: the Arabic Zahrah which means "flower" or Zariya "scattering wind"; the Hebrew name Azariah, meaning "God has helped"; or the Russian word Zaria which means "sunrise, dawn."

JaniyahHeart

  • Origin:

    Modern invented name, variation of Jane
  • Description:

    Janiyah’s star is definitely fading, but it will likely remain in the Top 1000 for years to come.

MarleighHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Marley
  • Description:

    This variation of Marley is gaining momentum due to the popular -leigh suffix, which is all over the US popularity lists. This name in particular reentered the US Top 1000 in 2013.

ZaniyahHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Zaniah
  • Description:

    This variant of Zaniah debuted on the US Top 1000 in 2007.

JaylahHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Jayla
  • Meaning:

    "to ascend"
  • Description:

    This variation of Jayla had one of the highest increases in popularity between 2012 and 2013.
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MylahHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Mila or feminine variation of Milo
  • Meaning:

    "solider; merciful"
  • Description:

    The popularity of Mila has no doubt influenced the rise of Mylah, which can also be viewed as a feminization of Milo.

LaylahHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Leila
  • Description:

    This spelling variation of the name only recently entered the Top 1000 in 2008. The popular Layla is currently very popular in the United States, while the more traditional Leila is also widely used. The added h at the end of this version could be considered superfluous, possibly leading to confusion down the road.

RebekahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "to tie, bind"
  • Description:

    Many parents prefer this spelling of Rebecca, used in some versions of the Bible. Still, it's slipped considerably since its heyday in the eighties and nineties.

KamilahHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "perfect"
  • Description:

    One of the most adaptable of the Middle Eastern names, partly because of its similarity to the western Camilla.

SariyahHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "night traveler, night rain"
  • Description:

    Variant of Sariya
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