Five Syllable Girl Names
Five syllable names for girls are the ultimate long and lovely baby girl names – perfect for pairing with a shorter surname or middle name. A big bonus of five syllable girl names is that they give plenty of options for shortening, so that your daughter can choose the form that best suits her as she moves through life.
The most popular five syllable names for girls in the US right now are the beautiful Russian name Anastasia, meaning "resurrection", and the Ancient Egyptian place name Alexandria, which both rank in the Top 350 girl names in the US.
Along with Anastasia and Alexandria, some uncommon five syllable girl names we recommend include beautiful international gems like Elisabetta and Emiliana, which are surprisingly underused in the US, as well as unique ancient girl names like Cassiopeia, Leocadia and Artemisia.
If you're looking for a longer baby girl name to balance out a short surname – or if you just love long and uber-feminine names for girls – this is the list for you!
You might also be interested in our lists of five syllable baby names and five syllable boy names.
Origin:Greek, feminine variation of Anastasios
Description:Anastasia is the feminine form on Anastasius, a Greek name derived from the word anastasis, meaning "resurrection." It was a common name among early Christians, who often gave it to daughters born around Christmas or Easter. There are handful of saints named Anastasia, including the patron saint of weavers.
Origin:Greek mythology name
Description:Cassiopeia, the name of a mythological mother who became a stellar constellation, is challenging but intriguing, and has all those softening Cass nicknames available.
Origin:Greek, Feminine variation of Apollo, Greek sun god.
Description:This name of a third-century Christian martyr has an romantic, appealing feel in the modern world. It first came to American attention via Prince's love interest in the film Purple Rain.
Origin:Italian, German, Dutch, and Polish variation of Eleanor
Description:Makes a serious name frilly and feminine, which, depending on your viewpoint, might be a good or a bad thing. In this case, we vote good.
Origin:Italian variation of Emily
The enormous popularity of Emily and Emma means that parents will be looking further afield for substitutes -- and this is one of the prettiest.
Meaning:"giving to God"
Description:This feminine form of Theodosius has long been buried deep in the attic, but might be a good discovery for the parent who wants to move beyond Theodora. Vice President Aaron Burr named a daughter Theodosia ("Dear Theodosia" is a song in the smash musical Hamilton), and it was the birth name of silent screen vamp Theda Bara. Theodosia actually appeared on the US popularity lists in the 1880s and 90s.
Origin:Variation of Artemis, Greek mythology name
Description:You might think Artemisia is the feminine form of the name, but in fact the original Artemis is feminine too, the name of the Greek mythological goddess of the moon. Artemisia Gentileschi was an esteemed Italian Baroque painter, unusual in an era when not many women were acknowledged. Artemisia is also a genus of plants which include sagebrush and tarragon.
Origin:Variation of Alexandra, Greek
Description:Alexandria turns Alexandra into a more distinctive place-name, in both Egypt and Virginia.
Description:Leocadia marries a mix of sounds: the strength of a lion, with a rhythmic Latin ending.
Meaning:"unexpected good fortune"
Description:A unique virtue name with a sound as happy and lively as its meaning.
Origin:Slavic variation of Catherine
Description:This international variation was publicized by Olympic skater Ekaterina Gordeeva.
Origin:Latin place-name for Scotland
Meaning:"hard or rocky land"
Description:Caledonia is a rhythmic and alluring place name used by singer Shawn Colvin for her daughter. It would make an interesting and apt choice for a girl with Scottish ancestry.
Meaning:"of royal birth"
Description:In mythology, Iphigenia was sacrificed by her father, Agamemnon -- a difficult legacy to pass on to a daughter, and only one reason the name is hardly ever used.
Description:Viridiana is a frillier version of the medieval name Viridis, meaning green. Viridiana briefly made it into the top 1000 in the US in the 1990s.
Origin:Combination of Eliza and Bella
Description:Elizabella is a much more obscure smoosh than sisters Isabella and Annabelle, but the megapopularity of Isabella may give this unusual combo name a boost.
Meaning:"Of Divine Manifestation"
Description:This ancient name, belonging to a Byzantine empress, may be difficult to wear. The English variation Tiffany may be more wearable.
Origin:Greek, variation of Alexandra,
Description:Alexandrina is the most elaborate and unusual of the Alex- girls's names.The real first name of Queen Victoria, who was given it in honor of her godfather, Alexander I of Russia (her childhood nickname was Drina), it would make a distinctive pick, even though some might find five syllables a bit much. It was particularly popular in Scotland in the 1930s.
Description:A religious name, referring to the announcement by the Virgin Mary that she was with child.
Origin:Italian variation of Elizabeth
Meaning:"pledged to God"
Description:This version softens, feminizes, and glamorizes the long-time favorite. A fresh way to honor Grandma Betty. Elizabetta is a variation.