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Girls’ Baby Names: Stylish but Unusual Choices

30 fresh girls' names that end with the lee sound

girls' names

by Pamela Redmond Satran

Girls’ names that end in the lee sound – from Ellie to Lily to Natalie to Riley and Everly – have been growing in popularity in recent years. In fact, sometimes it seems as if almost any girls’ name that ends in ly or ley or lie or leigh zooms to the top of the list.

But what if you love the appealing lee ending but want a name that’s more unusual? We’ve rounded up 30 fresh girls’ names of the three major lee types for you to consider, namely:

NICKNAME NAMES

Nickname names for girls that end in (usually) lie or ly are among the most popular of the lee names. Among the trendiest picks of recent years: Ellie, Charlie, Callie, Kylie, Lily, and Molly. If this is your style but you want something more unique, consider:

Billie

Dolly

Lally/Lolly

Millie

Neely

Nellie

Polly

Sally

Tally

Tillie

EXOTIC NAMES

There aren’t as many trendy lee-ending girls’ names in this category as in the two others, but if you love ladylike, Eurostyle names such as Natalie, Rosalie, and Amelie, then you might want to consider these more unusual but still lovely names for girls:

Aracely

Aurelie

Cecily/Cicely

Celie

Coralie

Eulalie

Maile

Ottilie

Romilly

Thessaly

SURNAME NAMES

Surname names ending in ley or sometimes leigh have risen precipitously for girls in recent years: We’re thinking of such popular choices as Hadley, Riley, Bailey, Presley, Finley, and McKinley. If you love the unisex surname style name but want something more distinctive for your baby girl, consider the following:

Bradley

Hartley

Henley

Langley

Oakley

Raleigh

Ripley

Tully

Wiley/Wylie

Yardley

Which of the lee-ending names is your favorite?

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MaryFiona Says:

February 23rd, 2016 at 1:14 am

My daughters name is Dolly. I love it! I regret some of my kids names because they don’t really go to together. Some of them could go in this post but the rest of them are still uncommon but a totally different style.

Chatelaine Says:

February 23rd, 2016 at 1:58 am

Penelope
Phoebe
Posey
Rosie
Polly
Penny
Amalie

LoveBugsMama Says:

February 23rd, 2016 at 12:33 pm

I’d like to add Berkeley. I know two girls named it and it’s really grown on me. I’m in CA so the university connection is strong but to me it adds to the name, making it both scholarly and stylish.

QuirkFlower Says:

February 23rd, 2016 at 1:52 pm

Don’t forget Magali!

mill1020 Says:

February 23rd, 2016 at 2:12 pm

I like Neely, Sally, Eulalie, and Ottilie (except for that one, I like the Ottilia version better).

I’ve heard of a female Bradley but strongly dislike the idea of that.

NaomiNY Says:

February 24th, 2016 at 3:02 am

Billie
Aurelie
Eulalie
Maile
Henley
Maisie/Maisy
Penelope
Ottilie
Rosemarie
Aimee (French spelling of Amy)
Raleigh
Romilly
Thessaly
Cecily
Emily/Emilie
Bailey
Zoe
Sadie
Sally
Tilly/Tillie
Gracie

lalala__lauren Says:

February 24th, 2016 at 3:32 pm

I’m so excited to see Yardley on a list like this! My maiden name is Yearsley (which has the same roots) and I love love love the idea of using Yardley as a first or middle name for a child I may have in the future.

mykka Says:

March 5th, 2016 at 5:06 pm

Raleigh, Wylie and Oakley only sound good on boys imo.

mykka Says:

March 5th, 2016 at 5:06 pm

Also this is such a tired sound for girls, I much prefer it for boys, its fresh and unique.

ElsaAnne Says:

March 31st, 2016 at 8:19 am

I love the exotic names! I like Araceli, Beverly, Cecily, Eulalie, Maile, Natalie, Noelie, Ottilie, Polly, Romilly & Thessaly.

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