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Girl Names Starting With G

G is an increasingly popular first initial for girls' names, in both its hard (as in Grace) and soft (Genevieve) forms.

Grace, Georgia and all variations of Gabrielle are the most popular G-starting names for girls in the US right now. Genesis, Genevieve, and Gianna also rank in the US Top 100.

Along with the Italian spelling Giorgia, Italy has three other girl names starting with G in its Top 10: Giulia, Greta, and Ginevra. Giulia is also the top-ranked G-starting girl name in France, while G names for girls in England's Top 300 include Gracie, Gabriella, and Georgina.

If you're looking for an uncommon or unique G baby girl name, intriguing options we recommend include fashionable picks Georgia, Gemma and Greta, as well as underused gems like Giada, Guinevere, Galilee and Gaia.

Here, our entire collection of girl names beginning with G. 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 G

  • Grace

    Grace is derived from gratia, the Latin word for “grace.” It existed as Gracia in the Middle Ages but was not in common use until the Puritans adopted it along with other Christian... Read More 

  • Genesis

    Genesis -- the name of the first book of the Bible -- is not nearly as original for babies as you'd think; Genesis has been quite popular for several years now. Genesis entered the Top 1000 girl... Read More 

  • Gabriella

    Gabriella is the feminine form of Gabriel, a name derived from the Hebrew Gavri’el. Gavri’el is composed of the elements gever, meaning “strong,” and ’el, referring to God.... Read More 

  • Gianna

    Gianna originated as a diminutive for Giovanna—a Latin feminization of John. The root name among these is the Hebrew name Yochanen, meaning “the Lord is gracious.” Common nickname include Gia and... Read More 

  • Genevieve

    Genevieve is derived from the Germanic medieval name Genovefa, or Kenowefa, which consists of the elements kuni, meaning “kin”, and wefa, meaning “woman.” The medieval saint... Read More 

  • Gemma

    Gemma is a jewel of a name, an Italian classic that was very popular in 1980s England, but has only recently been started to be used here; it entered Read More 

  • Georgia

    Georgia is so rich, lush and luscious, it's almost irresistible. Georgia's now a rising star among the feminizations of George, helped by associations with the southern state (named for British... Read More 

  • Gracie

    Cute Gracie is one of the more recently revived nickname names by parents who chose it over the more formal Grace--or variations like Graziella or Grania. Country singers Faith Hill and Tim... Read More 

  • Giselle

    Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen undoubtedly gave this name a boost. The French pronunciation (jiz-ELLE) gives it a more graceful, balletic, gazellelike feel.

    In the 2007 film... Read More 

  • Gabriela

    This strong yet graceful feminine form of Gabriel is a modern favorite. The double L spelling is given to more than three times as many girls as the Gabriela version. Read More