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Top Girl Names Ending in I

Girl names ending in I include numerous wonderful options.

Naomi is the most popular girl name ending with I right now. Along with Naomi, other girl names in the US Top 1000 include Leilani, Remi, Kali, and Zuri. Eleni, Lakshmi, Yuki, and Citlali are among the uncommon international options worth consideration.

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

NaomiHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "pleasantness"
  • Description:

    Naomi was once a primarily Jewish name from the Old Testament that referenced the mother-in-law of Ruth. Because of this, it is a symbolic name given to girls on Shavuot when the story of Ruth is read in the synagogue. The French version is Noemie, in Italian Noemi. Naomi also has separate Japanese origins as a unisex name meaning “straight and beautiful.”

LeilaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "a heavenly flower"
  • Description:

    Leilani is derived from the Hawaiian elements lei, meaning "flower," and lani, "heavenly." It can also be translated as "royal child," as lani is connected to high-birth and aristocracy, and leis—flower garlands worn around the neck—are associated with children. "Sweet Leilani" is an Academy Award-winning song by Bing Crosby.

RemiHeart

  • Origin:

    French, variation of Remy (a boys name)
  • Meaning:

    "oarsman"
  • Description:

    Adorable name that's fashionable and keeps gaining momentum. Remi entered the US Top 1000 in 2013 and is now approaching the Top 100. The Remi spelling is more popular for girls, while Remy is more popular for boys, both both spellings are in the Top 1000 for both genders. That's a remarkable success story for a name that, in the late 1900s, was given to only a handful of babies in the US.

KehlaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "sea and sky"
  • Description:

    This name first entered the US Top 1000 in 2016, probably because of R&B singer Kehlani, whose full name is Kehlani Ashley Parrish. It was the fastest-rising girls' name of the year. Kehlani may be a variation of Kalani. Hawaiian or Hawaiian like names are particularly popular for girls, with the lani suffix appending to a range of prefixes.

AlaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "orange tree"
  • Description:

    One of those names you may not even be aware of if you haven't been paying attention to recent naming trends, Alani was given to more than 700 baby girls in the US in one recent year, to be the second most popular feminization of Alan after Alana. It's certainly the most modern-sounding female version of Alan.

ZuriHeart

  • Origin:

    Kiswahili
  • Meaning:

    "good, beautiful"
  • Description:

    Zuri migrated, at least to American sensibilities, to the feminine side when an Ohio zoo used it for a female giraffe. For either gender, Zuri is an attractive name with the usual Z-initial zest.

KaliHeart

  • Origin:

    Sanskrit
  • Meaning:

    "black one"
  • Description:

    Cute name but be warned: Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction, the fierce side of the goddess Devi.

KailaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "sea and sky"
  • Description:

    This name's similarity to Kalani and pretty Hawaiian origin helped catapult it into the Top 1000 for the first time in 2013.

MilaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Milana or Melanie
  • Description:

    Is Milani an elaboration of Italian city name Milan or is it a modern form of Melanie? While it's newly on the Top 1000, Milani is not a choice we recommend.

CaliHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of any Cal- name
  • Description:

    A short form that can stand on its own, though not all that steadily.

AmariHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "eternal"
  • Description:

    Related to names and words in a range of languages—Yoruba, Thai, and Hebrew (where it's used primarily for boys)—and with a variety of positive meanings.

DemiHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Demetria or Greek
  • Meaning:

    "half"
  • Description:

    Demi appeared in the US as a baby name thanks to a single celebrity, actress Demi Moore, who put it on the Top 1000 throughout the 1990s. As her star faded, so did the visibility of the name, though now it is rising again on its own steam. It's popular in Europe, too, especially in The Netherlands. Demi may be that unusual name that's launched by a celebrity and then maintains its visibility all by itself.

KaylaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "majestic"
  • Description:

    Kaylani entered the Top 1000 for the first time in 2016. It was one of the 10 fastest-rising girls' names of the year.

LexiHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Alexandra
  • Description:

    Lexi and Lexie, pixieish offshoots of the prolific Alex family, have come into their own.

HeidiHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Adelheid; German
  • Meaning:

    "noble, nobility"
  • Description:

    Heidi became known—and popular—via the 1880 eponymous children's classic by Swiss writer Johanna Spyri and, despite decades of American Heidis of all sizes, shapes, and personalities, the name seems permanently tethered to that spunky little girl on the Alpine mountaintop in the book and Shirley Temple movie.

KalaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "the heavens"
  • Description:

    Kalani is a rhythmic name that can be used for either gender though feels more feminine in the contemporary culture. It only just entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2015.

CharliHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Charlie, short form of Charlotte or Charlene
  • Description:

    Variation of Charlie for those parents who are really looking to cut down on length. The Charli spelling may be most notable right now as the name of Tik-Tok star, dancer Charli D'Amelio.

NayeliHeart

  • Origin:

    Zapotec
  • Meaning:

    "I love you"
  • Description:

    A name rarely heard outside the Latino community, but it was popular enough in the early 2000s to crack the Top 200. Since then, it's lost ground.

MaciHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Macy
  • Description:

    Maci, the name of one of television's Teen Moms, was the fastest rising girls’ names in the U.S. back in 2010. This modern spin on Staci and Traci is most likely favored by teen moms.

SaraiHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "princess"
  • Description:

    In the Old Testament, God changed Sarai's name to Sara, so this would make a very legitimate variation.

AriHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Ariel, Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "lion of God"
  • Description:

    In 2010, baby boys named Ari outnumbered baby girls 4 to 1; today, there are nearly equal numbers of boys and girls named Ari. And that's only counting the babies who receive Ari as a full name. Ari can also be short for not only Ariel but Aria, Arya, Ariana, and any other name starting with Ari. Ari entered the US Top 1000 for girls in 2016.

ArmaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian surname, after Germanic Herman, meaning "warrior"
  • Meaning:

    "warrior"
  • Description:

    One of the designer baby names -- Chanel and Gucci are others -- that have appeared in this era of branding everything from your purse to your offspring. Just be aware that there is a saying among fashionistas that people only call their children after designer labels when they can't wear them.

MalaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Invented name
  • Description:

    Girl names ending in lani are one of the hottest trends of recent years, thanks to the lilting and lyrical Hawaiian name Leilani. Leilani has inspired a number of offshoots, including Kehlani and Meilani.

YaretziHeart

  • Origin:

    Nahuatl, Aztec
  • Meaning:

    "you will always be loved"
  • Description:

    This unusual name from the Nahuatl or Aztec language has one of the best meanings around. It sprang onto the US popularity list in 2006 and made a brief appearance in the Top 300 before sliding down a bit. It's popular in Mexico and with US Americans of Latino or Hispanic heritage, hitting on two big girl name trends in those communities: Ya- beginnings and -i endings.

LoreleiHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "alluring, temptress"
  • Description:

    Its double role as the mother and daughter -- and even grandmother -- on TV's The Gilmore Girls modernized, humanized, and popularized a name previously associated with the mythic seductive siren and the gold digger portrayed by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

ImaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic, Swahili
  • Meaning:

    "faith"
  • Description:

    Another strong Arabic name, related to Iman. Imani one is popular throughout the Muslim world but especially East Africa. It was chosen for her daughter by actress Jasmine Guy.

KennediHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "misshapen head"
  • Description:

    Kennedi is a spelling variation of Kennedy. Kennedi has been on an upward trend since she entered the Top 1000 in 1998. If you're going to go with this trendy Presidential name, we prefer Kennedy.

LorelaiHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Lorelei
  • Description:

    Lorelai is the spelling used for the character played by Lauren Graham on The Gilmore Girls, as well as her daughter, who preferred the nickname Rory. The television show reintroduced this name to a new generation, but the Lorelai spelling could be confusing -- is it lor-ah-LAY? -- to those unacquainted with the Gilmores.

AilaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "chief"
  • Description:

    Lilting and lovely. Entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2016.

NalaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "calm skies"
  • Description:

    Evocative of tranquil island escapes. One of several Hawaiian (and pseudo-Hawaiian) names ending in "-ani" that's soaring in popularity, Nalani made its debut on the US Top 1000 in 2016.

AnahiHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish or Tupi; may also be derivation of Anais.
  • Description:

    This lovely, soft, international name is somewhat popular in the US but is unheard of in England and Wales.

AmaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Imani, Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "faith"
  • Description:

    Popular with Muslim and African-American parents, this virtue name also fits in with the trendy i ending names being seen at the moment. It debuted on the US Top 1000 in 1996.

CapriHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian place name
  • Description:

    Chosen by the late Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa for their youngest daughter, there is renewed interest in Italian isola name Capri.

JourniHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Journey
  • Description:

    Not a journey so much as a jaunt to the corner store.

HarmoniHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Harmony
  • Description:

    With Harmony on the rise, this spelling variation is getting some attention as well. It was a newcomer to the US Top 1000 in 2015.

KhaleesiHeart

  • Origin:

    Modern invented name
  • Description:

    Khaleesi is an invented name introduced to the world by inventive and prolific author George R. R. Martin for his wildly popular Game of Thrones series—it's Dothraki for "queen" and is one of the titles of the character Daenerys. It entered the US Top 1000 in 2014.

KeilaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "heaven, sky, glorious chief"
  • Description:

    Keilani is among the fastest rising girls' names in some US states, a once-unusual name perhaps popularized by its similarity to both Leilani and Kayla. Its rhythmic appeal cannot be denied.

AveriHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Avery
  • Description:

    That i adds some extra spunk to mega popular Avery. It also adds some pronunciation confusion (as it could be pronounced AV-er-ee or AV-er-eye). We suggest sticking with the original Avery.

KoriHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Corey or African
  • Meaning:

    "lamb"
  • Description:

    This variation of Corey has a Kardashian-style spelling update -- which might be why it's experiencing a boost in popularity of late. Kori is also a Kikuyu name meaning lamb, one of the many names from that African culture with animal meanings.

NoemiHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian and Spanish variation of Naomi
  • Meaning:

    "my delight"
  • Description:

    Noemi is a charming Latin spin on Naomi, with the accent on the last syllable; another twist is Neomi.

KaiHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "sea"
  • Description:

    This appealing multi-cultural name, pronounced KYE, is beginning to be used for girls as well as boys. Among its many derivations and meanings: "sea" in Hawaiian, "forgiveness" in Japanese, "willow tree" in Navajo, "food" in Maori, and "earth" in Scandinavian. For girls, it debuted on the US Top 1000 in 2010.

DaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew and Italian, diminutive of Daniella, Danielle, Danita
  • Description:

    Short form occasionally used on its own, with an open and friendly androgynous quality.

AndiHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Andrea
  • Description:

    Nickname name that seemed cool in the Ricki/Terri generation. However, it may be experiencing somewhat of a resurgence, evidenced by its first ever appearance in the US Top 1000 in 2015. This surprise entry into the popularity charts is almost certainly due to Andi Dorfman, the star of 2014's season of The Bachelorette.

KairiHeart

  • Origin:

    Japanese
  • Meaning:

    "sea"
  • Description:

    Kairi is the name of the main female character in the popular role-playing video game series, Kingdom Hearts. Voiced by Hayden Panettiere in the main series, Kairi is one of the seven Princesses of the Heart. Kairi entered the US Top 1000 in 2010 and was given to over 400 baby girls in one recent year.

ToriHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Victoria or Japanese
  • Meaning:

    "bird"
  • Description:

    A more modern nickname for Victoria than Vicky, Tori is used fairly frequently on its own, kept in the public eye by singer Tori Amos and actress Tori Spelling. Still, it's far from fashionable, sinking in the polls significantly since reaching a peak of Number 142 in 1994.

YareliHeart

  • Origin:

    Native American, Spanish variation of Yara, Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "water lady; small butterfly"
  • Description:

    Possibly a derivative variation of Yara, a popular name in Spanish-speaking countries meaning butterfly, Yareli was given to more than 400 baby girls in the US last year.

MeilaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Modern invented name
  • Description:

    Meilani may sound like a Hawaiian name, kind of a mashup of Leilani and Melanie, but it's actually an invention by that style-maven JWoww, AKA Jenni Farley of Jersey Shore, who used it for her daughter. It debuted in the US Top 1000 in 2015.

KamariHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Kamaria, Swahili
  • Meaning:

    "moonlight"

StormiHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name, variation of Stormy and Storm
  • Description:

    Stormi is like Sunni, with angst. If naming your child Storm or Stormy is asking for trouble, naming her Stormi -- as Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott did -- is asking for trouble of several different kinds. But we're sure she'll be adorable and as celebrity baby names go, this one is nearly normal.

NyomiHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew spelling variation of Naomi
  • Description:

    See NAOMI.
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