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Cool Girl Names: Charmed circles

Elise, Eliza and Elsie

by Sophie Kihm

Baby names travel in packs. Once one cool girl name gets popular, similar ones tend to follow. These names often share sounds, but they can also be connected by a theme such as city names, bird names, or virtue names.

Certain name groups can become emblematic of entire generations. Girls with names ending in -ney (think Courtney, Whitney, Sydney) are easily tagged as Millennials. The generation currently being born will be identifiable by their Ev- and -lani names, as well as their royal word names.

These are some of the cool girl name groups currently on the rise. Each individual name varies in popularity, but as a bunch they are trending among girl names.

Ariana, Eliana, Liliana, Luciana, Viviana

Aspen, January, Winter

Aurelia, Auriana, Aurora

Birdie, Dove, Lark, Wren

Briar, Brielle, Brynn

Brooklyn, London, Savannah, Vienna

Daisy, Iris, Magnolia, Poppy

Egypt, Holland, India, Ireland

Elise, Eliza, Elsie

Ella, Estella, Stella, Zella

Eloise, Louisa, Luella

Emerald, Emerson, Emery

Eva, Evelyn, Everly

Evie, Ivy, Liv

Felicity, Honor, True

Finley, Henley, Oakley

Gia, Gianna, Giulietta

Harlow, Margot, Marlowe, Willow

Harper, Piper, Juniper

Hazel, Navy, Olive, Scarlett, Violet

Isla, Lila, Delilah

Kehlani, Leilani, Meilani, Noelani

Kennedy, Kinsley, McKinley

Lennon, Logan, Teagan

Lumi, Luna, Lux

Majesty, Princess, Reign, Royalty

Noa, Nola, Nora, Nova

Remy, Romilly, Romy, Rory, Rumi

Sawyer, Saylor, Skyler

Tinley, Tinsley, Tierney

Is there one of these clusters that particularly appeals to you?  Which one?

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jimtown Says:

April 12th, 2019 at 6:57 am

I’m kind of enamored with Amory, Avery and Everley lately.

MummaMarigold Says:

April 12th, 2019 at 9:46 am

Ariana, Eliana, Liliana, Luciana, Viviana are all absolutely exquisite and have been on my short (Viviana and Eliana) or long list for years!!

tabitha Says:

April 13th, 2019 at 1:25 am

GP: Lumi, Luna, Lux

Tied for favourite:

Daisy, Iris, Magnolia, Poppy ~ and ~

Hazel, Navy, Olive, Scarlett, Violet

Apart from Navy and Scarlett, these could all be in the same botanical group 🌿💚

(Yes I know they’re colours too 😊)

SoDallas3 Says:

April 13th, 2019 at 11:28 pm

I swear this list is for me!

I love these kind of names, particularly Viviana, Aurora, Savannah, Magnolia, India, Emerald, Honor (after my great grandmother Honora x4), Romy and Nora.

thehairypawter Says:

April 14th, 2019 at 3:23 pm

Remy, Romilly, etc… I know a little Remy Fox and that’s one of my favorite combinations

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