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Girl Names Starting With A

Girl names starting with the letter A have led the pack for several years now. A is the most common first letter for baby names for both girls and boys.

Along with Ava and Amelia in the Top 10, girl names starting with A that make the US Top 50 include Abigail, Aria, Addison, Aurora, and Audrey. A names Alice, Ambre, and Agathe rank among the Top 50 names for girls in France, while Ava, Amelia, Alice, and Aria are the leading A names for girls in England and Wales.

A-beginning names for girls a little further down the list that are stylish today include Ada, all spellings of Adeline, Audrey, Arden, Arabella, Anastasia, Antonia, and Alma.

Unique A-starting names we recommend include Aurelia, Anahi, Acacia, and Azalea.

Many of the top girls’ baby names starting with A also end with A: Anna, Amanda, and Arya, for instance. There are classic A names for girls — Abigail and Anne — as well as more contemporary types, such as the unisex Arden and the multicultural Amara.

Here is our all-inclusive roster of girl names beginning with A. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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Top Girl Names Starting with A

  • 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. However, the name eventually fell out of use... Read More 

  • Amelia

    Amelia is derived from the German name Amalia, which in turn is a variation of Amalberga. The root, amal, is a Germanic word meaning “work,” and in the context of female given names suggests... Read More 

  • Abigail

    Abigail comes from the Hebrew name Avigail and is derived from the Hebrew elements ab, meaning “father,” and g-y-l, meaning “to rejoice.” In the Old Testament, Abigail was the... Read More 

  • Avery

    Avery originated in the Middle Ages as a Norman-French pronunciation variation of the Anglo-Saxon name Alfred and the Ancient Germanic name Alberich. The elements aelf, meaning “elf” and... Read More 

  • Aria

    Aria has origins in both Italian and Hebrew. In the former, Aria's literal meaning, air, is meant as a musical term denoting a kind of song or melody. Hebrew Aria is a variation of Ari, meaning... Read More 

  • Addison

    Addison, a TV-generated name (Dr. Addison Shephard, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice) took off in hot pursuit of predecessor Madison, sounding sharper and more modern--at... Read More 

  • Aubrey

    The unisex name Aubrey is scooting up the girls' popularity charts, along with the revived Audrey. After being a 100% male name, it tipped to female in 1974, and is now 98% girls, among the most... Read More 

  • Aurora

    Aurora is the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew. She was said to renew herself by traveling from East to West across the sky, announcing the arrival of... Read More 

  • 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 

  • 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