Chinese-Anglo Girl Names

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  1. Annie
    • Origin:

      English, diminutive of Ann
    • Meaning:

      "grace"
    • Description:

      Annie is one of the most open and optimistic, the-sun'll-come-out-tomorrow type of name, having been celebrated over the years in song (Annie Laurie), comic strip (Little Orphan Annie), folklore (Annie Oakley, born Phoebe), and film (Annie Hall). It strikes a nice old-fashioned-but-jaunty chord that still has appeal, but we do suggest that you consider putting a more formal version on her birth certificate.
  2. HANALEI
    • Hanna
      • Origin:

        Spelling variation of Hannah
      • Description:

        This simplified version is not nearly as popular as the original (it also destroys a perfectly good palindrome), and has been on the decline in recent years.
    • Leilani
      • Origin:

        Hawaiian
      • Meaning:

        "heavenly flower"
      • Description:

        Lyrical, lively and bold, Leilani is a name that feels fresh, floral, and summery. Sharing sounds with the popular Lillian, Layla and Luna, Leilani is a fairly recent addition to the US Top 100.
    • LING
      • Maria
        • Origin:

          Hebrew or Egyptian
        • Meaning:

          "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"
        • Description:

          As a highly popular girls’ name in all Spanish-speaking countries, this saintly Latin variation of Mary retains a timeless beauty. Through the centuries, Maria remains one of the most widely-used girl names starting with M.
      • Mary
        • Origin:

          Hebrew or Egyptian
        • Meaning:

          "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"
        • Description:

          Mary is the English form of Maria, which ultimately was derived from the Hebrew name Maryam/Mariam. The original meaning of Maryam is uncertain, but theories include "drop of the sea" (from Hebrew roots mar "drop" and yam "sea"); "bitter" (from Hebrew marah "bitterness"); and "beloved" (from the Egyptian root mr).
      • Roxie
        • Origin:

          Diminutive of Roxanne
        • Description:

          Audacious offshoot of Roxanne, the wayward heroine of the musical Chicago.
      • Stella
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "star"
        • Description:

          Stella is a name with star quality and sparkle, that manages to sound both ethereal and earthy. Celestial but not otherworldly, it lands somewhere between the popular Ella and bold Seraphina.
      • Zoe
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "life"
        • Description:

          Zoe is one of those surprising names that has been on the Top 1000 nearly every year since 1880, but it's only since the turn of this century that it's ranked in the Top 100.
      • Zoey
        • Origin:

          Spelling variation of Zoe
        • Meaning:

          "life"
        • Description:

          Zoey is a modern spelling variation of Zoe, the Greek Jewish translation of Eve. For a few years, it was even more popular than the original Zoe, but has now dropped back to the second ranked spelling.
      • Zooey
        • Origin:

          Literary name or variation of Zoe, Greek
        • Meaning:

          "life"
        • Description:

          Readers who remember J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey have probably forgotten that the character was male (nee Zachary). Nowadays the somewhat loopy spin on Zoe is associated with actress Zooey Deschanel.