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Girl Names Starting With N

Girl names beginning with N have never been wildly popular, making the N initial a great place to start your search for an underused gem.

Five N names for girls currently rank in the US Top 100: Nora, Natalie, Nova, Naomi and Nevaeh. Along with these and variations like Natalia and Norah in the Top 200, there are also many gorgeous uncommon N girl names which feature lower in the Top 1000 but are still widely familiar, like Noelle, Nina and Nola.

Arabic names like Noor and Nyla and Russian names like Natasha and Nadia have also charted in the US in recent years, and some rare N names for girls actually rank highly in other countries, such as Noa (Top 10 in Israel), Niamh (Top 50 in Ireland), and Nia (Top 100 in Wales).

Unique N-starting names for girls we recommend include sweet retro nicknames Nell and Nancy, both currently stylish in the UK, and exotic international options like Nadine, Noemi, Nahla and Nalani.

Here, our entire menu of girl names starting with N. 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 N

  • Nora

    Nora has two separate origin stories, as a derivative of both Honora and Eleanor. The Irish and Anglo-Norman version derives from Honora, based on the Latin word honor. The Hungarians... Read More 

  • Natalie

    Natalie is the French variation of Natalia, a name originally derived from the Latin phrase natale domini, meaning “birthday of the Lord.” It was historically given to girls born around... Read More 

  • Nova

    Nova is a name that has the feel of both newness, from his meaning, and great energy from being an astronomical term for a star that suddenly increases in brightness, then fades.

    Nova... Read More 

  • Naomi

    Naomi was once a primarily Jewish name from the Old Testament that referenced the mother-in-law of Ruth. Because of this, it is a symbolic name given to girls on Shavuot when the story of Ruth is... Read More 

  • Nevaeh

    Nevaeh has had phenomenal success since singer Sonny Sandoval introduced the idea of turning Heaven around and using it as a baby name. Especially popular with religious parents, Nevaeh has been... Read More 

  • Natalia

    Natalia was derived from the Latin word natalis, meaning “birthday.” It refers to the birthday of Jesus Christ, and thus originated as a name for girls born on Christmas Day. Related... Read More 

  • Norah

    The skyrocketing success of singer Norah Jones brought this spelling of the name onto the pop charts in 2003.Read More 

  • Nicole

    Nicole was derived from Nicholas, the English variation of the Greek Nikolaos, composed of the compounds nike, meaning “victory,” and laos, “people.” The variation Nicole arose... Read More 

  • Noelle

    Noelle is the feminine variation of Noël, a masculine given name derived from the French word for “Christmas.” As a word, Noël originated as a variant of nael, which evolved from the... Read More 

  • Nyla

    This name of an ancient Egyptian princess could make a fitting choice for a bicoastal child.

    After an anomalous appearance at Number 855 in 1941, Nyla remained off the popularity charts... Read More