My Girls Names Master List

All of the girls names on my list, from the ones I just like, to the ones I really love. Some are made up, btw.
  1. Acantha
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "thorn, prickle"
    • Description:

      Acantha is one of the unique baby names in the stylish mythological category that also might count as a flower name. In Greek mythology, Acantha was a nymph beloved by Apollo. An unusual and attractive choice that could make a creative way to honor a grandma Rose.
  2. Accalia
    • Origin:

      Latin, mythological name
    • Description:

      Accalia was the human foster-mother of twins Romulus and Remus. Her name is even more obscure than theirs.
  3. Adora
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "adored"
    • Description:

      A name that would lavish your child with adoration, a princess name--as in Princess Adora of She-Ra: Princess of Power.
  4. Ailbhe
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "noble, bright"
    • Description:

      While Irish Gaelic spellings add intrigue to a name, they'll prove endlessly confusing. Ailbhe is pronounced like the less intriguing but infinitely simpler Alva.
  5. Ailsa
    • Origin:

      Scottish from Norse
    • Meaning:

      "elf victory"
    • Description:

      Ailsa is a traditional Scottish name for girls related to a rocky island in the Firth of Clyde called Ailsa Craig. It might make an interesting alternative to the outdated Ashley or overly popular Ella, and could also be thought of as a relative of Elizabeth or Elsa.
  6. Alathea
    • Alberta
      • Origin:

        English, feminine variation of Albert
      • Meaning:

        "noble, bright"
      • Description:

        This jazzy old name could make a comeback, the way Josephine and Ella have. In England the name was popularized by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, after whom her governor general of Canada husband named the North American province. Jazz singer Alberta Hunter was a noted bearer.
    • Alcina
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "strong-willed"
      • Description:

        Alcina is an operatic name, best-known as the name of the beautiful sorceress of the eponymous Handel opera drawn from the Orlando poems. Alcina and her sister Morgana live on an island where Alcina seduces every passing sailor but once their novelty wears off, changes them into plants, rocks, or animals. Alcina comes with modern-sounding short forms Alcie or Alsie, which feel more baby-ready now that names such as Elsie, Elsa, and Isla are becoming popular again.
    • Alcyone
      • Origin:

        Greek mythology name
      • Meaning:

        "kingfisher"
      • Description:

        Alcyone was the wife of Ceyx, but the happy pair angered the gods by calling each other Zeus and Hera. Ceyx's ship was sunk, Alcyone hurled herself into the sea, but then in sympathy for their grief the gods made the lovers halcyon birds or kingfishers.
    • Alexandria
      • Origin:

        Variation of Alexandra, Greek
      • Meaning:

        "defending men"
      • Description:

        Alexandria turns Alexandra into a more distinctive place-name, in both Egypt and Virginia.
    • Allegra
      • Origin:

        Italian
      • Meaning:

        "joyous"
      • Description:

        In music, the term allegro means "quickly, lively tempo," which makes this quintessential Bohemian ballet dancer's name all the more appealing. Allegra is one of the most distinctive yet accessible girl names starting with A.
    • Alouette
      • Origin:

        French
      • Meaning:

        "lark"
      • Description:

        Alouette is a sweet Gallic twist in the stylish bird name genre made familiar via the charming French children's song, Alouette, gentile alouette.
    • Althaia
      • Amadora
        • Amidala
          • Origin:

            Italian
          • Meaning:

            "beautiful flower"
          • Description:

            An attractive enough name, but for die-hard Star Wars fans only.
        • Andorra
          • Origin:

            European place-name
          • Description:

            Andorra is the pretty name of a pocket-sized princedom in the Pyrenees, noted for its skiing.
        • Andromeda
          • Origin:

            Greek mythology name
          • Meaning:

            "advising like a man"
          • Description:

            One of the stellar unique baby names from mythology, Andromeda was the beautiful daughter of Cassiopeia who, like her mother, literally became a star--the constellation that bears her name.The Bohemian Andromeda makes a dramatic and adventurous choice in a time when four-syllable mythological names are gradually making their way into the mainstream.
        • Annabeth
          • Origin:

            Combination of Anna and Beth
          • Description:

            This is a long-recognized smoosh name merging Anna with the short form of Elizabeth, and is one of the prettiest combo names, a possible alternative to Annabel.
        • Anneliese
          • Origin:

            German, Dutch
          • Meaning:

            "grace + oath"
          • Description:

            Anneliese is a German and Dutch combination of Anna and Liese (a form of Elizabeth) with an Old World feel but modern appeal. The Anglicized Annalise spelling in in the US Top 500, but this authentic German version has only ever broken into the US Top 1000 once, back in 2005.
        • Antoinette
          • Origin:

            French feminine diminutive form of Antoine
          • Meaning:

            "priceless one"
          • Description:

            This feminization of Anthony, like other early French forms, such as Babette and Nanette, is not heard as often as it once was, but it could be time for a reappraisal of this delicate Gallic choice.