Baby Gessner

My favorite baby girl names starting with G! As if you were asking for my opinion :)
  1. Gabrielle
    • Origin:

      French, feminine variation of Gabriel
    • Meaning:

      "God is my Strength"
    • Description:

      The quintessentially elegant and worldly Gabrielle -- designer Coco Chanel's real name -- is on its descent after years on the rise. Gabrielle was a hit in the 90s and early 2000s, peaking at number 46 in 1999. Popular nickname options include Gabby, Bri, and Brielle. Today Gabriella has taken over as the more popular version and still sits in the Top 100, while Gabrielle is soon to lose its spot in the Top 500. This follows a collective trend of "-a" ending version surpassing the more tailored versions, similar to how Daniela replaced Danielle.
  2. Gayla
    • Gearldine
      • Gemma
        • Origin:

          Italian
        • Meaning:

          "precious stone"
        • Description:

          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 the list in 2008.
      • Gloriana
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "glory"
        • Description:

          Originally the name of the titular faerie queene of Spenser's epic poem "The Faerie Queene," published in 1590. Gloriana was, along with Belphoebe, an allegory for Queen Elizabeth.
      • Gwen
        • Origin:

          Diminutive of Gwendolen/Gwendolyn
        • Meaning:

          "white circle"
        • Description:

          While Gwen may have originated as a short form of Gwendolen and Gwendolyn, these days it frequently stands on its own. Rocker Gwen Stefani has given it a shot of cool, and parents are choosing it as a standalone more and more often—Gwen hopped back onto the US Top 1000 in 2013 after an absence of over 30 years. Gwen could also be short for Guinevere.
      • Gwendolyn
        • Origin:

          Variation of Gwendolen, Welsh
        • Meaning:

          "white ring"
        • Description:

          One spelling variation that's more popular than the original, this somewhat old-fashioned name might be in honor of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American to win a Pulitzer prize for poetry, or may be a way to get to the modern short form Gwen.