Girls Names

  1. Aislyn
    • Aoibheann
      • Origin:

        Irish
      • Meaning:

        "beautiful sheen"
      • Description:

        An ancient Aoibheann was the mother of Saint Enda, and Aoibheann remains popular in Ireland today, sometimes with its Anglicized spelling Eavan.
    • Cait
      • Origin:

        Short form of Caitlin
      • Meaning:

        "pure"
      • Description:

        Cait, pronounced like more popular sister Kate, is the form used when shortening Caitlin or any of the other Irish and Gaelic Cait-starting variations of Catherine.
    • Caoimhe
      • Origin:

        Irish, Scottish
      • Meaning:

        "beautiful"
      • Description:

        Caoimhe, pronounced (more properly) kwee-va or kee-va, is a pretty and distinctive Gaelic name but one that could well lead to no end of confusion outside the Irish community. Even in its native habitat, it is sometimes spelled Keeva.
    • Cosima
      • Origin:

        Italian feminine variation of Cosmo, Greek
      • Meaning:

        "order, beauty, universe"
      • Description:

        Cosima, the kind of elegant and unusual name the British upper classes love to use for their daughters, is given to a handful of baby girls in the US after being chosen by two high-profile celebs in the same month; cool couple Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars as well as supermodel Claudia Schiffer. It was used earlier by celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, while the male form, Cosimo, was given to the son of Marissa Ribisi and Beck.
    • Darcey
      • Florence
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "flourishing, prosperous"
        • Description:

          Florence is back, returning to the US Top 1000 girl names in 2017 after a nearly 40 year absence. Other English-speaking countries have been quicker to welcome Florence back into fashion.
      • Hermione
        • Origin:

          Greek, feminine version of Hermes, "messenger, earthly"
        • Meaning:

          "messenger, earthly"
        • Description:

          Hermione's costarring role in Harry Potter has made this previously ignored, once stodgy name suddenly viable. Hermione could really take off once today's children start having kids of their own.
      • Lilou
        • Origin:

          Occitan pet form of French Liliane
        • Meaning:

          "lily"
        • Description:

          Lilou is a charming, rarely heard import. Occitan is a language spoken in Provence, in the south of France, in which the suffix "ou" denotes a pet form — thus, Lilou as a short form of Liliane or its Occitan form Liliana or Liliano. Its popularity in France--where it's currently Number 12--can be traced to the 1997 film The Fifth Element.
      • Mila
        • Origin:

          Slavic, Russian
        • Meaning:

          "gracious; dear"
        • Description:

          Mila is a popular name that took a 125 year nap, ranking in the Top 1000 in 1881 and then not ranking again until 2006, after actress Mila Kunis appeared on That 70s Show.
      • Patience
        • Origin:

          Latin virtue name
        • Description:

          Patience is a passive virtue turned engaging name, fresher than Hope, Faith, or even Charity. Its resemblance to the trendy Payton may be one reason for its recent spike in popularity.
      • Ramona
        • Origin:

          Spanish, feminine variation of Ramon
        • Meaning:

          "wise protector"
        • Description:

          Ramona is a sweet spot name – neither too trendy nor too eccentric. Kids will associate it with the clever Ramona Quimby character in the series of books by Beverly Cleary, also seen on TV. It was chosen by starcouple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard for their little girl, who would be joined by sister Gloria.
      • Roisin
        • Origin:

          Irish
        • Meaning:

          "little rose"
        • Description:

          No, the pronunciation--ro-SHEEN--isn't immediately obvious to the non-Gaelic viewer, but the sound of this shiny Irish version of Rose is pretty enough to make it worth considering. Very popular in its native Ireland, it's one of many Irish girl names finding a wider audience. Earlier generations Anglicized at as Rosaleen, but we stay stick to the original.
      • Sadbh
        • Origin:

          Irish
        • Meaning:

          "sweet; goodly"
        • Description:

          Sadbh is the modern Irish form of the more streamlined but equally confusing Sadb or Sadhbh: these names are pronounced to rhyme with five. In Irish mythology Sadb or Sadbh or Sadhbh, a goddess lover of Finn McCool's, was turned into a deer only to vanish and (somewhere in there) give birth to Oisin.
      • Sadie
        • Origin:

          Diminutive of Sarah
        • Meaning:

          "princess"
        • Description:

          Sadie started as a nickname for Sarah, but their images couldn't be more disparate. Where Sarah is serious and sweet, Sadie is full of sass and fun.