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Best Two Syllable Girl Names

The best two syllable girl names can be found at both the top of the popularity list and among the most unique names for girls.

Top two syllable girl names such as Emma and Ava are lovely, but we love rare two syllable names for girls too, from Alma to Zelda. You can find a great two syllable name for your daughter to fit any taste and style.

Two syllable girl names can be sleek and modern, like Arden and Una. They can also be traditionally feminine, such as Anna or Sarah.

Two syllable names for girls can be found in many languages and cultures, from the Welsh Arwen to the French Celeste to the Hebrew Noa. Two syllable girl names can be formal like Frances or friendly like Frankie, sultry like Margot or sweet like Maisie, flowery like Iris or beachy like Ocean.

Here, a diverse collection of our favorite two syllable names for girls.

  • Alice

    Alice was derived from the Old French name Aalis, a diminutive of Adelais that itself came from the Germanic name Adalhaidis. Adalhaidis, from which the name Adelaide is also derived, is composed... Read More 

  • Alma

    Alma is a somewhat solemn, soulful name that had a burst of popularity a century ago, then faded into the flowered wallpaper, and is now finding its footing once more.

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  • Anna

    Anna is the Latin form of Hannah, a Hebrew name that derived from root chanan, meaning “grace.” European Christians embraced the name for its associations with the Virgin Mary’s mother,... Read More 

  • Anouk

    Anouk, made famous by French actress Anouk Aimée, is a singular name with a lovely sound and a Bohemian feel. Anouk Aimée was born as Francoise, but adopted the first name of the character she... Read More 

  • Anya

    Anya is a Russian variation of Anna, which came from the Hebrew name Hannah. Anya is the form found most frequently in Russia, Poland and other East European countries, while Anja is the spelling... Read More 

  • Arden

    Arden, the name of the magical forest in Shakespeare's As You Like It, is a stylish A name with a strong, straightforward image. Another reason to love Arden: its similarity to "ardent."... Read More 

  • Arwen

    Arwen is well known as princess of the Elves in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: a lovely name with an authentic Welsh ring. She was played in the film by Liv Tyler.

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  • Audrey

    Audrey is derived from the Anglo-Saxon Aethelthryth, the name that later evolved into Ethelred. St. Audrey was a seventh century saint who was particularly revered in the Middle Ages. Her name led... Read More 

  • Autumn

    Crisp and colorful, Autumn is the most popular season name now -- the only one in the Top 100 in recent years -- with Autumn's coolness only surpassed by Winter. Jennifer Love Hewitt named her... Read More 

  • Ava

    In medieval times, Ava was a diminutive of Germanic names beginning in Av-, in particular Aveline, from which the name Evelyn would eventually arise. It may derive from a Proto-Germanic root... Read More 

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