Girls’ Baby Names: Stylish but Unusual Choices
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 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:
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:
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:
Which of the lee-ending names is your favorite?
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on 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.
on February 23rd, 2016 at 1:58 am
on 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.
on February 23rd, 2016 at 1:52 pm
Don’t forget Magali!
on 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.
on February 24th, 2016 at 3:02 am
Aimee (French spelling of Amy)
on 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.
on March 5th, 2016 at 5:06 pm
Raleigh, Wylie and Oakley only sound good on boys imo.
on 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.
on 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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