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Girl Names Starting With F

F names for girls are among the rarest in the alphabet: F is right down with Y and Q as one of the least-used initials for girls’ names.

Faith is the top-ranked F name for girls in the US, but it doesn’t make the Top 100. Along with Faith, girl names starting with F in the US Top 500 include Finley, Fiona, Freya, Fatima, Felicity, Frances, Francesca, and Fernanda.

International popularity lists feature several intriguing F names for girls. Fia is the most popular girl name starting with F in Ireland, while Faustine is the top-ranked F name for girls in France. Frieda is the Number 1 F name for baby girls in Germany, while in the Netherlands, Fenna is the top F name for baby girls.

Frances, which has been enjoying a style rehab in recent years, is one of the most fashionable girls’ names starting with F, as are her sisters Francesca and Frankie. Florence and Flora are two lovely flowery choices.

Further down the list, we see unique F names like Faye and Fifer rising again.

Below, our compilation of girl names beginning with F. 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 F

  • Faith

    Faith is one of the most straightforward of the virtue names popularized by the Puritans in the seventeenth century, many parents still choosing it as an indicator of their religious conviction.... Read More 

  • Finley

    This was a 100 percent boys’ name until celebs Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon bestowed it on their daughter, recently followed by Lisa Marie Presley,... Read More 

  • Freya

    Freya is derived from the Old Norse name Freyja, meaning “Lady, noble woman.” It is the name of the Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. Freya can be considered a feminization of Frey or... Read More 

  • Fiona

    Fiona entered the American consciousness with the opening of the 1954 Broadway musical Brigadoon, but didn't come onto the U.S. popularity list until 1990.

    Fiona is the best... Read More 

  • Fatima

    Even though more than a thousand Muslim-American girls are annually given this name of the daughter of Muhammad and one of the four perfect women according to the Koran, it would have problems... Read More 

  • Felicity

    Felicity is as accessible a virtue name as Hope and Faith, but much more feminine -- and dare we say, happier. The hit TV show did a lot to soften and modernize the once buttoned-up image of... Read More 

  • Frances

    Frances is the feminine form of Francis, the English variation of the Latin name Franciscus. Franciscus, meaning “Frenchman,” was taken from the Germanic tribe the Franks, which got its name from... Read More 

  • Francesca

    Francesca is a lighter and much more feminine choice than the classic Frances, and one that is increasingly popular with upscale parents.

    Francesca made an appearance in Dante's... Read More 

  • Fernanda

    Fernanda is very popular in the Latino community, with a lot more charm than its male counterpart. The standard nickname is Nanda, and variations include Ferdinanda and Fernandina. ... Read More 

  • Faye

    Does Fay really need that e at the end? We vote no, but modern parents disagree: The Faye spelling was used for nearly 300 girls in 2014, vaulting the name back onto the Top 1000 after a 35-year... Read More