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Girl Names Starting With B

Girl names that begin with the letter B have gone through a complete style overhaul in recent decades, with long-time stalwarts such as Barbara and Betty losing favor to newer B baby names for girls.

Today, the most popular girls’ names that start with B include many spelling variations of Brianna and Bailey. Along with Brianna and Bailey, other popular B names for girls in the US Top 300 include Brooklyn, Bella, Brielle, Brooke, Brynlee, and Blakeley.

England’s Top 100 girl names include two other choices that start with B: Bonnie and Beatrice. In Sweden, the top B names for girls are Bianca and Belle, while in Spain Blanca and Berta rank in the Top 50.

Berries may also be intrigued by B-starting classic names like Beatrix and Bridget or unique B names such as Bryn and Birdie.

Browse Nameberry's entire roster of girl names beginning with B below. 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 B

  • Bella

    Bella derived as a diminutive of Isabella and other names with the suffix -bella. While Isabella is a variation of Elizabeth and thus means “God is my oath,” Bella is considered to mean... Read More 

  • Brooklyn

    Extreme makeover: Brooklyn has gone from jokey Borough Boy name in the 1990s to the leading girls' name starting with B. The status of New... Read More 

  • Brielle

    Though it sounds so modern, Brielle is, among other things, a traditional Cajun contraction of Gabrielle, but it has now spread far beyond that community. Brielle is also the name of a historic... Read More 

  • Brianna

    Many different versions of Brianna are in the Top 1000 -- a sure sign that, though pretty, Brianna's gotten more and more difficult to make distinctive. This is the most popular spelling. It... Read More 

  • Bailey

    Bailey -- a jaunty surname -- was first used for a female TV character in 1978 in the show WKRP in Cincinnaati, then caught on big time. Bailey's still an appealing choice, though, and a... Read More 

  • Blakely

    Blakely, along with Blakeley, Blakelee and Blakeleigh, is one of the post-Ashley surname names that end with the lee sound so stylish today. Reality stars Trista and Ryan Sutter named their... Read More 

  • Brynlee

    Variation of Brinley gaining popularity.Read More 

  • Brooke

    Brooke has long projected an aura of sleek sophistication, and can also be seen as a stylish water name.

    It was Brooke Shields (born Christa) who took it from quietly fashionable to... Read More 

  • Blake

    The unisex Blake, which indeed has two conflicting meanings, has a briskly efficient image when used for a girl.

    Though in the eighties it was seen very much as a Read More 

  • Brooklynn

    This extra-N variation is hot on the tails of mega popular Brooklyn and takes it a bit further from the New York borough.Read More