feminine names beginning with f

a fun collection of feminine names beginning with f! some would make cute middle names instead of first ones !
  1. Faith
    • Origin:

      Virtue name
    • Description:

      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. Faith peaked in 2002 at Number 48.
  2. Fallon
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "leader"
    • Description:

      Fallon is one of several boyish surname names introduced in the over-the-top 1980s nighttime soap Dynasty: they sounded cutting-edge at the time, but no longer.
  3. Falyn
    • Farah
      • Origin:

        Arabic
      • Meaning:

        "happiness"
      • Description:

        Farah is a soft and lovely Arabic name, best known here in this original spelling via the last Empress of Iran, Farah Palavi. It's currently a Top 250 name in both France and the Netherlands, which both have a large Arabic-speaking population, and appears in at least two video games.
    • Farrah
      • Origin:

        Arabic
      • Meaning:

        "happiness"
      • Description:

        For a few seconds there in the late '70s, Farrah Fawcett's name was as frequently copied as her hairstyle; the name was Number 177 in 1977. Now, after many years off the charts and out of style, it's back, mostly thanks to a TV Teen Mom who bears the name.
    • Fatima
      • Origin:

        Arabic
      • Meaning:

        "a woman who abstains"
      • Description:

        Captivating and gorgeous, powerful but with gentle sounds, Fatima is a popular name of Arabic origin. In the Quran, she is one of the Prophet Muhammad's daughters, and the wife of Ali, the forth ruler of the Muslim world. Fatima is regarded as the ideal example of a Muslim women, which makes it a favorite among Muslim parents.
    • Fauna
      • Origin:

        Roman
      • Meaning:

        "young deer"
      • Description:

        Fauna is the Roman goddess of the earth as well as one of the fairies who protected Disney's "Sleeping Beauty".
    • Fawn
      • Origin:

        Nature name
      • Meaning:

        "a young deer"
      • Description:

        The doe-eyed Fawn is as gentle and soft as the baby deer it represents. And much like that baby deer, it carries with it the potential of new life. Fawn was featured at the bottom of the Top 1000 throughout the '60s and '70s — around the same time that Bambi came into play. But unlike Bambi, Fawn maintains relevance in the 21st century, thanks to its warmth and ties to the natural world. We would love to meet more baby girls named Fawn.
    • Fay
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "fairy"
      • Description:

        Fay, also spelled Faye, who had been napping quietly since the 1930's, has, like cousins May/Mae and Ray/Rae, sat up and started rubbing her eyes, ready for a mini-comeback, especially as a middle name. In 2014, Faye hopped back onto the US Top 1000, though Fay is used much more quietly as a first name.
    • Faye
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "fairy"
      • Description:

        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 absence, nearly ten times as many babies as received the Fay spelling.
    • Fearne
      • Origin:

        Scottish
      • Description:

        This variation of Fern is very common in Scotland (where it is currently in the Top 100 girls' names). Fearne Cotton is an English radio and television presenter.
    • Felice
      • Origin:

        Italian
      • Meaning:

        "lucky"
      • Description:

        Felix is rising in the chart for boys, and its feminine variations are sure to follow. The best knows these days, thanks to the TV character, is Felicity, but there's also Felicia and Felice. Like Lucia, Felice is a name with different pronunciations depending on where it's used. The Italians pronounce it fa-LEECH-ay, but the Americanized version is feh-LEESE.
    • Felicia
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "lucky"
      • Description:

        A lacy, lucky name very popular in the Hispanic community a decade ago, less so now.
    • Felicity
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "good fortune, happy"
      • Description:

        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 Felicity, and it got further notice as the red-haired Colonial doll, Felicity Merriman, in the American Girl series. A current bearer is actress Felicity Huffman.
    • Fern
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "plant name"
      • Description:

        Of all the botanicals, Fern has been one of the slowest to move back from the front parlor into the nursery, despite the appealing girl character in the children's classic Charlotte's Web. Fern was most popular from the turn of the last century through the 1940s, reaching a high of #152 in 1916. We can certainly see her rejoining the long list of popular greenery names.
    • Fianna
      • Origin:

        Irish
      • Meaning:

        "band of warriors"
      • Description:

        Fianna, a virtually unknown Irish name in the US, combines the best elements of Fiona and Brianna. In Irish and Scottish mythology, the Fianna were independent bands of warriors. It has ranked in Northern Ireland's Top 100 for girls several times over the past decade. The name also has potential political connotations: Fianna Fáil is a conservative Irish republican political party.
    • Filipa
      • Origin:

        Portuguese
      • Meaning:

        "lover of horses"
      • Description:

        Portuguese form of Philippa
    • Fiona
      • Origin:

        Scottish
      • Meaning:

        "white, fair"
      • Description:

        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.
    • Fionna
      • Fionnuala
        • Origin:

          Irish Gaelic
        • Meaning:

          "white shoulders"
        • Description:

          This lovely Gaelic name, very popular in the Emerald Isle, has inspired a whole host of diminutives (including Nuala and Nola) and variant spellings, from Finola to Finula to the Scottish and English Fenella. In Irish legend Fionnuala was one of the four children of Lir who were transformed into swans for 900 years.