Girls' Names I Like

- Created by aedunn

  • Ada

    Would be nice, but I'd have to quit associating it with the programming language.

  • Agatha

    It sounds sophisticated and has that vintage '30s detective story feel. I hate the nickname "Aggie" though. I love the meaning "virtuous woman."

  • Angelina

    Taken from the song, "Farewell, Angelina", as well as Angelina Grimké. Nickname would be Lena/Lina. Only problem is it sometimes reminds me of Angelina Jolie.

  • Arabella

  • Carly

    I love this name- it reminds me of Carly Simon, but it might be too "nicknamey."

  • Clara

    Becoming a bit too popular, but it's growing on me.

  • Condoleezza

    After Condoleezza Rice, of course! I love the musical inspiration behind the name. Might work better as a middle name though.

  • Constanza

  • Cordelia

    Very pretty, The meaning is very pretty too- "jewel of the sea." Corrie would be the nickname.

  • Domenica

    I love the meaning- "belonging to the Lord." Sounds foreign, but not TOO foreign.

  • Donna

    Slightly dated, but I like the meaning, plus it reminds me of Donna Noble from "Doctor Who."

  • Dorothea

    A historic family name. Would be pronounced the German way- "Dor-o-TAY-uh". Nickname would be Thea (TAY-uh).

  • Eloise

  • Esme

  • Harriet

    Taken from my favorite literary character, Harriet Vane of "Gaudy Night." No nicknames.

  • Hillary

    Reminds me of Hillary Clinton. Obviously, female Secretaries of State are a great source of inspiration for my list of girl names.

  • Jenny

    I love the name Jenny, but I HATE Jennifer, and I don't know if I'd use Jenny on its own. Maybe as a nickname for Genevieve, but I don't particularly like that name...

  • Judith

    A pretty vintage classic that sounds kind of like Julia, but isn't overused like Julia is.

  • Katya

  • Laurenza

  • Leonora

  • Leslie

    A modern classic that was the name of one of my baby-sitters growing up. Also the main character's name on "Parks and Recreation" which I love!

  • Lisa

    Pretty, but a little dated. Maybe as a middle name, or as a nickname for Elizabeth.

  • Lorena

    A pretty vintage name that was my great-grandmother's.

  • Lydia

    One of my favorite Bible names. Nickname would be Liddy.

  • Madeleine

    Named after author Madeleine L'Engle and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

  • Marilla

  • Melisande

    Name of a character in a book I once read. French.

  • Milena

    Maybe... Millie would work.

  • Nadia

    Sounds Slavic, but still familiar enough to English speakers.

  • Nicasia

    Might be too exotic to actually use.

  • Octavia

  • Renata

    A pretty Italian name that means "reborn." Foreign, but not too foreign.

  • Sancia

    Pronounced "SAHN-chee-ah". Italian for "sacred.

  • Sanne

    Pronounced "Sah-nah". Might make a good nickname for Suzanne.

  • Sasha

    Might be too dated.

  • Solange

  • Sophie

    Popular, but it's growing on me, especially now that I'm a "Leverage" fan.

  • Sylvia

    Pretty and not that popular anymore. Hopefully it wouldn't make me think of Sylvia Plath.

  • Tatiana

    I love this name!

  • Valencia

    A nice alternative to the popular "Val" names.

  • Violet

    If I had to pick a flower name, I'd pick this one!

  • Zelina

  • Ziva

    Means "life" in Hebrew. Sounds pretty.

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