feminine names beginning with g

a lovely list of girly names beginning with g ! some have fresher J spellings, while some are unique takes on J-Names
  1. Gabby
    • Gabi
      • Origin:

        Short form of Gabriella
      • Meaning:

        "God is my strength"
      • Description:

        Cute nickname but the "gabby" synonym might prove problematic, especially is your daughter is chatty....or not.
    • Gabriela
      • Origin:

        Italian and Spanish, feminine variation of Gabriel
      • Meaning:

        "God is my strength"
      • Description:

        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.
    • Gabriella
      • Origin:

        Italian feminine variation of Gabriel
      • Meaning:

        "God is my strength"
      • Description:

        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. Gabriella is used among a variety of cultures in the US, including Italian Americans, Latinos, and in the Jewish community. Gabriela is the Spanish spelling.
    • 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.
    • Gael
      • Origin:

        Welsh
      • Meaning:

        "wild"
      • Description:

        Now that the midcentury sound-alike name Gail for girls is sailing out to sea, Gael is becoming an increasingly popular name for boys -- and could make the gender switch in the opposite direction again.
    • Gaia
      • Origin:

        Greek and Latin
      • Meaning:

        "earth mother; rejoicing"
      • Description:

        The name of the Greek mythological earth goddess and universal mother; actress Emma Thompson stated that she was attracted by its ecological element, so other "green" parents may want to follow her lead.

    • Gail
      • Origin:

        Hebrew, short form of Abigail
      • Meaning:

        "my father rejoices"
      • Description:

        Gail was a mid-twentieth century favorite, which has been far surpassed by its original form, Abigail and nickname Abby. Spelling variations include Gale and Gayle, the latter represented by TV journalist and Oprah bestie Gayle King. Gail was most popular in the 1950s, when it was in the Top 40, and could rise again, possibly as a middle.
    • Gale
      • Origin:

        Spelling variation of Gail
      • Description:

        When Gail was popular, half a century ago, Gale was a plausible choice. Gale does put a slightly more masculine spin on the name, but it's dated in any version.
    • Gem
      • 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.
      • Genevieve
        • Origin:

          English from French
        • Meaning:

          "tribe woman"
        • Description:

          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 Genevieve, patroness of Paris, defended the city against Attila the Hun through her rational thinking, courage and prayer.
      • Geonna
        • Georgette
          • Origin:

            French, feminine variation of George
          • Description:

            Has a musty 1940s feel. Try Georgia -- or Georgiana.
        • Georgia
          • Origin:

            English, feminine variation of George
          • Meaning:

            "farmer"
          • Description:

            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 King George II) and painter Georgia O'Keeffe, with the Ray Charles song "Georgia On My Mind" or maybe "Sweet Georgia Brown" playing in the background.
        • Georgiana
          • Origin:

            English, feminine variation of George
          • Meaning:

            "farmer"
          • Description:

            Long a popular upper-crust form in England, where it's pronounced George-ee-AH-na, Georgiana has been been neglected here. But with Georgia growing more popular and the general fashion for elaborate feminine names, Georgiana might have room to grow.
        • Georgie
          • Origin:

            Greek
          • Meaning:

            "farmer"
          • Description:

            A spunky boyish diminutive in the vein of Frankie, Billie and Charlie, but far less popular in the US. Georgie could be a nickname for Georgia, Georgette, Georgina or Georgiana – or just use it as it is, as over 90 sets of American parents did in 2021.
        • Geraldine
          • Origin:

            German and French, feminine variation of Gerald
          • Meaning:

            "ruler with the spear"
          • Description:

            Though twin brother Gerald is still in baby name limbo, Geraldine is in line to follow the path of Josephine to imminent revival—even though Gerry is not as spunky a nickname as Josie.
        • Geri
          • Gerry
            • Origin:

              English, diminutive of Geraldine
            • Description:

              Gerry was hep along with poodle skirts and banana splits.