CountryLizB's List for Girls

  1. Agatha
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "good woman"
    • Description:

      Agatha until recently summoned up visions of martyred saints, mauve silk dresses, and high lace collars, but now that some dauntless excavators have begun to resurrect it, we're sure more will follow their lead. Actor Thomas Gibson used it for his daughter in 2004.
  2. Aisling
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "dream, vision"
    • Description:

      Aisling is currently a very popular Irish name for girls. Pronounced variously as ASH-ling, ASH-lin or ash-LEEN, it was part of the revival of authentic Irish names in the twentieth century, and is now being sparingly used by U.S. parents in place of the dated Ashley--though often spelled phonetically as Ashlyn or Ashlynn.
  3. Alice
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "noble"
    • Description:

      Alice is a classic literary name that's both strong and sweet, ranking in the US Top 100 and popular throughout the western world. Alice is derived from the Old French name Aalis, a diminutive of Adelais that itself came from the Germanic name Adalhaidis, which is composed of the Proto-Germanic elements aþala, meaning "noble," and haidu, "kind, appearance, type."
  4. Alma
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "nurturing, soul"
    • Description:

      Alma is a somewhat solemn, soulful name that had a burst of popularity a century ago, then faded into the flowered wallpaper, and is now finding its footing once more.
  5. Amaryllis
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "to sparkle"
    • Description:

      If you love both unique baby names and flower names for girls, Amaryllis might be a perfect choice for you.
  6. Amoret
    • Origin:

      Literary name
    • Description:

      This lovely name from Spenser's The Faerie Queene is borne by a character who represents married love. A related unusual-yet-usable choice: Amabel.
  7. Analie
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      • Annalie
        • Origin:

          Nordic, German
        • Meaning:

          "grace"
        • Description:

          Melodious and unusual form of a name with an uncountable number of variations. Many will understand it as the more down-to-earth Annalee.
      • Annalisa
        • Origin:

          Comnibation of Anna and Lisa
        • Description:

          One of the more widely used combination forms.
      • Anona
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "corn, grain"
        • Description:

          Name of the Roman goddess of harvest and grain, appropriate for a fall baby. And a palindrome too!
      • Aoife
        • Origin:

          Irish Gaelic
        • Meaning:

          "beautiful, radiant"
        • Description:

          Aoife, pronounced EE-fa, is derived from the Irish word aoibh, meaning "beauty." Aoife was borne by several different heroines of ancient Irish legend. In one tale, she was the fiercest woman warrior in the world and enemy of her twin sister, Scathach.
      • Arietta
        • Origin:

          Compound name, variation of Harriet
        • Meaning:

          "little song; little lion; home ruler"
        • Description:

          A name that is either inspired by the classic Harriet - and by the character Arrietty in The Borrowers - or, a compound name, merging Aria or Ari with Etta.
      • Arista
        • Origin:

          Greek or Latin
        • Meaning:

          "the best; ear of corn"
        • Description:

          From the root for aristocrat, an upwardly mobile choice -- or if you go by its other meaning, an earthy delicious choice.
      • Arwen
        • Origin:

          Literature, Sindarin
        • Meaning:

          "noble maiden"
        • Description:

          Arwen is well known as princess of the Elves in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. The author took inspiration from Welsh for many of his character names, and indeed Arwen and its masculine counterpart Arwyn do have a modest history of use as legitimate Welsh names, deriving from the -wyn suffix ("fair, blessed") plus an intensifying prefix.
      • Auden
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "old friend"
        • Description:

          A softly poetic surname name, associated with poet W.H., Auden is enjoying quiet but marked fashion status. It was chosen for his daughter by Noah Wyle and is definitely one to watch.
      • Augusta
        • Origin:

          Feminine variation of Augustus
        • Meaning:

          "great, magnificent"
        • Description:

          Augusta is a dignified name reminiscent of wealthy great-aunts, but with the fashion for both August and Gus for boys, Augusta could get some fresh energy.
      • Aurelia
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "the golden one"
        • Description:

          Aurelia is an ancient Roman name that's become a surprise hit in the contemporary world. A top favorite on Nameberry, it reentered the US Top 1000 in 2014 after a 70-year absence and continues to climb.
      • Aviva
        • Origin:

          Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "springlike, fresh, dewy"
        • Description:

          Aviva is vivacious and memorable, a fresh spin on the Vivian and Vivienne names that have been getting more popular since Angelina and Brad chose one for their twin daughter. Another A-beginning palindrome name: Aziza.
      • Azalea
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "azalea, a flower"
        • Description:

          Azalea is one of the fresher flower names, along with Zinnia and Lilac, that are new to the name bouquet — in fact, it entered the Social Security list for the first time in 2012. So if Lily and Rose are too tame for you, consider this brilliant pink springtime blossom with a touch of the unusual that has been growing in popularity.