One thing that many parents-to-be are concerned about is using a name that will fit well with their child. Even if you prefer a name that is unique, you will have that concern as well. However, some parents-to-be are not all that concerned about that and will name their kids whatever they choose.
It is their choice and their business whatever they choose to name their kids. However, one thing to consider is that some names are only cute for babies and little kids but are not all that fitting once the child becomes a teen and then even more so an adult. Examples of names that have a bit of a juvenile ring to it for girls are Bailey and Jaiden, or even more so Jayden. In fact, several forums that talked about baby names have discussed those particular names that seemed kind of babyish.
Again, names like those are completely fine for babies, toddlers, and school-aged kids. But how will they feel when they head towards teenhood and adulthood and still have names that are more fitting for younger kids? Not to mention, these names may be cute but are not necessarily attractive. So now let's go over 25 names for girls that become more attractive as they age.
If you want to give your baby girl a name that will age well with her, then Fiona is a great option for that. Fiona is quite an elegant sounding name, and not to mention it is quite feminine. She will definitely not grow up and have to live with a name that is quite immature. This name is believed to be the Latinised form of the Gaelic word 'fionn', which means fair, beautiful or white.
The name is quite popular in Ireland and Scotland, and probably will be for quite some time. It is used a little less often in North America and in Australia. A few famous women who are named Fiona are the English actress Fiona Fullerton, the New Zealand academic, Fiona Alpass as well as the BBC producer, Fiona Bruce. Jennie Garth and Chad Lowe have daughters named Fiona, and it is also Julia Roberts' middle name.
When I was younger I absolutely loved the name, Delilah, as it has a very mature ring to it. I have met a few women named Delilah, and it most definitely is considered to be an elegant name. Delilah comes from Hebrew origins, and it means delightful and amorous. However, the story behind the name can be a bit of a put-off.
In the Old Testament, Samson's mistress Delilah had tricked him into making him reveal the secret of how strong he really was. If that wasn't bad enough, she ended up betraying him to the Philistines. That said, those who are religious may not want to use this name for understandable reasons. However, if you can keep that part away from your feelings about the name itself, then you can see why it really means delightful.
Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin have a daughter named Delilah, as well as Ashley Rae and Bryan Christopher. Kimberly Stewart also has a daughter with that name.
Estella is most definitely a girls' baby name that will mature well as she grows. In fact, it is incredibly classy and attractive, which will serve the girl with that name very well. Estella is the French version of Stella, which is the Latin name for "star". In fact, whenever I thought about the name Estella, I always thought about the heroine Estella Havisham in that Charles Dickens' novel, 'Great Expectations'.
The name was actually born of a 3rd century Gaulish Christian martyr, which today is in the southern part of France. Estella itself is a rare name, but Estelle is slightly more common. That variation is very nice, but I think that Estella has a more mature ring to it. Nowadays, Estelle is a Top 100 favorite baby girl’s name in Belgium and is also a Top 200 in France. Though it is not used in the UK, North America, and Australia all that often.
The first time I ever heard the name Ramona was when I had read about the character with that name in those Beverly Cleary novels while I was in elementary school. I don't believe I have ever met anyone with that name. But Ramona is a very mature sounding name for a girl that will most definitely grow as she does quite well. There is no doubt that it has a classy ring to it as well.
Ramona is the feminine form of the Spanish name Ramon, as well as the Old German name Raymond, and literally means "protective hands", which adds some strength to it as well. Ramona is not a very common name in North America, the UK and in Australia. However, it is quite common in Bulgaria, Spain, Romania, the Republic of Moldova as well as in Portugal. You will hear it more often in central and South America as well.
If there is a name that becomes more attractive for a girl with age, as well as more mature and elegant, Grace is definitely it. The name Grace is an English name which literally comes from the word grace. Grace was derived from the Latin 'gratia', which means God's favor.
Whenever you think of Grace, you will probably automatically think of the American actress Grace Kelly who became Princess Grace of Monaco. There are also many famous women out there named Grace, like Gracie Allen who was that famous comedian and wife to George Burns. Don't forget about Grace Moore, who was an actress in musical theater and film as well as an American operatic soprano. Another opera singer was Grace Bumbry and the list becomes quite long.
However the name in North America is still used quite a bit, and it is one of the most attractive names used for girls.
Whenever you think of the name Dorothy, you think of Toto's owner and you may either love The Wizard of Oz, or you hate it. Personally, since I saw it at such a young age, it scared me. However, regardless of what you think of that movie, you have got to agree that Dorothy is an attractive name. It is one of those names that will grow as the girl with that name matures.
Dorothy is an English name, and it means 'gift of God'. It is not used too often anymore, in North America anyway, and hasn't been used that often for decades. However, I had a friend in high school with that name and she was the only one who I have ever known that was around my age with the name Dorothy.
Even though it is an older name, it is most definitely mature and it is one to consider if you are having a girl and you want to give her a name that will mature as well as she does.
If there is a name that is incredibly attractive for a girl, Florence would be it. Whenever I think of the name Florence, I think of that gorgeous city in Italy that I visited almost 20 years ago. In fact, I found it to be one of the nicest cities that I have ever visited. There is an elegant ring to the name itself.
Florence is a feminine English name, and it is derived from Saint Florentia, who was a Roman martyr under Diocletian. Florentia originated from the Latin 'florens', which means blossoming. Hence, whenever you hear the term 'floral', it has to do with flowers, which we all know need to blossom in order to show their beauty!
The only downside to the name Florence is that oftentimes 'Flo' is used as a nickname. And if you are trying to get pregnant without having any success, you will really hate that name even more! Aside from that though, Florence is elegant.
The name Catherine has been used for centuries and is still in the top 100. It is most definitely a mature sounding name and a very attractive one as well. I am sure you can remember having at least one girl in your class with the name Catherine, or Katherine, and she probably went by Kate or Katie.
Whenever you think of the name Catherine, you probably think of the Duchess Kate Middleton. That in itself may even reinforce the elegance of the name Catherine right there.
The name Catherine is a French, and it means 'pure' or 'clear'. Catherine is from the Latin name Katharina, as well as from the Greek name Aikaterina. There were several saints that had that name which includes St Catherine of Alexandria, a 4th-century martyr who suffered torture on a spiked wheel. However, whenever parents have named their daughters Catherine, they probably don't even think about that aspect.
Evelyn is an old name but it is most definitely gaining popularity again, as it is coming back because there are more and more baby girls who are named Evelyn. There is a reason it is gaining popularity - it is a very attractive name. Evelyn is a name that will age well along with the girl who has the name.
Evelyn is a French name, and originally Evelyn was a French surname which meant hazelnut. The Old French word 'aveline' means hazelnut and this is where the surname was derived from. However, in time it became popular as a first name for girls. The name disappeared for a while, which is why it is unlikely that you remember having any classmates named Evelyn - except for the one who had that name because she was named after a grandmother - but like I had just said, the popularity of it is coming back again.
Variations of Evelyn are also quite elegant-sounding, which include the names Ewalina, Evelynne, Aveline, and Ava.
If there is a name that is naturally elegant and will most definitely become more attractive as the girl who has this particular name ages, that would be Victoria. The reason that the name has an elegant sound to it is due to the fact that Victoria was a queen. Actually, there were a number of queens in different countries that had that name. Therefore, Victoria is most definitely a royal-sounding name, so that in itself will make the name even more attractive.
Just in case you did not know, the name Victoria is the Latin word for 'victory' or 'conquer'. It is also the feminine form of Victor. In Roman mythology, Victoria was the name of the goddess of victory that was linked to the Greek goddess Nike. There were also several Christian saints who were named Victoria.
The only downside to this name is that often times the nickname becomes Vickie, which sounds somewhat juvenile. Other than that, it is most definitely a mature-sounding and attractive name.
Personally, I think that Kennedy is an elegant name and it is one of those names that age very well as the girl who has this name does. I have also talked to plenty of others about how they felt about this name just to strike up a conversation, and they felt the same way. Kennedy has not been used as a given name for girls for that long, but it is definitely not one of those newer names that parents give their kids because they think it is cute and then it becomes too juvenile for the girl when she becomes a woman!
Kennedy was originally used as a surname, and it is a name that can be used for girls or for boys. It is an Irish name that means helmeted chief. In fact, Kennedy is an Anglicized version of the Irish Gaelic name Cinnéidigh, just in case you were curious to know where the name originated from.
Alexandria is most definitely one of those names for girls that are considered to be quite sophisticated and will most definitely become more attractive with age. A girl with this name is lucky to have it because it will serve her well in life.
Alexandria is feminine for Alexander, which is Greek for 'the defender of men'. This name has been used in Britain since the early part of the 13th century. After King Edward VII married Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863, Alexander and Alexandra became very popular in Europe. It made its way to North America not too long after.
The name Alexandra is nice, but Alexandria sounds a bit more elegant and attractive. You may also think of the city in Egypt whenever you hear this name. But some city names that are used for kids can be nice and this is most definitely one of those names that work very well!
Whenever you hear the name Margaret, you may think of an older woman because it is a name that was popular back in the day and the use of the name has dwindled. Variations of Margaret like Megan have been used a lot more over the second half of the 20th century. However, Margaret is one of those names that is considered to be quite attractive and sophisticated.
Margaret is an English name that is derived from the French name Marguerite, the Latin name Margarita and the Greek version Margarites. These names are all derived from the term 'margaron' which means a pearl.
Even though Margaret itself has not been used as often as it once was, many parents name their daughters this name by using it as a middle name for them. They usually are honoring a loved one by using the name but it most definitely has an attractive sound to it. Margaret may very well come back again.
If there is a name that would become more attractive along with the girl who has the name as she ages, it would be Rose. I have a grandmother named Rose and I am sure plenty of other people who are my age or even older have or had grandmothers - or great-grandmothers - with the name Rose. That is because it most definitely is an older name. However, the name is coming back and this name has been used for girls over the last few decades for middle names.
Rose is an English version of the Norman names Roese and Rohese, which were derived from the Latin word 'rosa', which of course is the name of that fragrant flower. The name has been used in English-speaking countries for centuries and the use of the name did end up dwindling down for a while, except for being used as a middle name, like was mentioned before. However, it is a very pretty name and is quite sophisticated as well.
The name Gwyneth most definitely has an elegant ring to it and it certainly is quite attractive. It is most definitely a name used for girls that will mature quite well as she does.
The name Gwyneth is a Welsh name and it means 'fair' and 'happiness'. Whenever you think of the name Gwyneth, you probably think of the actress Gwyneth Paltrow. We all know how successful she has been and she is a very likable actress. The name itself is quite unique and is not used all that often, but it is most definitely attractive and to be considered if you are expecting a girl - unless it doesn't at all mesh with you.
The variation of Gwendolyn is used a lot more than Gwyneth, however even though Gwendolyn is a nice name as well, it does not sound nearly as sophisticated as Gwyneth. However, that is also up to personal taste.
If there is a list of sophisticated-sounding names used for girls, then Scarlett certainly is one of them. It is most definitely one of those names that becomes more attractive the more the girl who has it gets older.
Scarlett is an English name, and it literally means red. Whenever you think of Scarlett, you probably think of Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind. It is a common name most definitely used among celebrities like Scarlett Johansson. Sylvester Stallone has a daughter named Scarlett, and so does Jack White.
The only downside to this name is that it can make you think about the scarlet letter which, as we know, is associated with adultery. However, if you can block out that aspect, Scarlett is an attractive name and is quite mature as well. It is most definitely something to consider if this kind of name intrigues you in any way.
The name Nicole is very nice and is quite attractive as it is. However, its variation, Nicolette adds a bit more elegance to the name. Therefore, it is a great name for a girl to have because it will become more attractive as she becomes more mature.
Nicolette is feminine for Nicholas, just like Nicole and Nicola are. It is of Greek origin and means 'victory for the people'. However, Nicole and Nicolette are both French versions of the name as well, and many times French names add a sophisticated touch to any name.
Whenever you think of this name you may think of the musician Nicolette Larson, as well as Nicollette Sheridan, the Desperate Housewives actress Nicollette Sheridan, as well as well as the German actress, Nicolette Krebitz. This name has been used quite a bit and has never really dwindled down in popularity. However, it has never been overly popular either.
I have always loved the name Pascale but didn't end up using it only because it is quite religious. Not that there is anything at all wrong with that, but that is just not my thing. Aside from that, it is an incredibly elegant sounding name and is a great choice for girls.
Pascale is a common French name and it is feminine for Pascal. Pascal comes from the Latin paschalis or pashalis, which means relating to Easter.
This name is not at all common in North America or in other English-speaking countries, though you will hear it more often in Louisiana or in Quebec, where the residents speak French. It is however quite common in France, Switzerland and in Belgium. Because it is a classy unique name, that in itself adds to the elegance of the name. Pascale is also a pretty common surname in Latin America.
The name Chanel is most definitely an attractive name and will serve the girl who has this name quite well. And the fact that a perfume is named Chanel probably helps quite a bit. However, if you think about the original meaning, you would be surprised to find out how unattractive that is.
Chanel is Old French for "pipe"! That is right, what is attractive about the word 'pipe'?
Chanel was a surname for pipe fitters and manufacturers. However, the name Chanel was seen as elegant ever since the fashion designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel established the perfume line that is called Chanel. That in itself had a huge influence on how this name was perceived. Therefore, you would not think about how it originated and it may even be shocked to know!
Another French name to add to the list of attractive names for girls would be Antoinette. Antoinette is the feminine for Antoine or Anthony, which is from the Latin, Antonius. This name means praiseworthy and invaluable. However, the Romans have a very different meaning of this name because the Romans associated this name with the term flower.
Most people may associate this name with the French queen Marie Antoinette, who was the wife of King Louis XVI. She was guillotined during the French Revolution and that does take it some of the positivity from this name away. You may also associate cake with Marie Antoinette because she has been famously misquoted as saying "let them eat cake".
However, aside from any of that, this is most definitely a classy, attractive and elegant name for girls. You can also think of opera singer Antoinette Miggiani, as well as the actress Antoinette Bower who are both known to be quite classy.
If you want something attractive and unique, Cordelia is a fantastic choice. Cordelia is Latin for "heart" but is linked to the Welsh name Creiddylad, which means "jewel of the sea" and it may also derive from the French term "coer de lion" which means "heart of the lion". It is unknown where the name originated from but these are some possibilities.
Whenever anyone thinks of the name Cordelia, they may think of the youngest daughter in the Shakespearean play "King Lear". It was a tragic story, like most of Shakespeare's plays are. However, Cordelia is a very attractive name and would be great for a girl. It would most definitely age as well as she does. This name is being used a lot more often now than it was used in the 20th century, because many parents have started using Shakespearean names a lot more than they used to. This one is a winner most definitely.
We just talked about the attractive Shakespearean name for girls, Cordelia. Now we are talking about another attractive Shakespearean girl's name, Ophelia. He really knew what nice names to choose! Ophelia is Greek for "help" and was probably first used by the 15th-century Italian poet, Jacopo Sannazaro. Ophelia was a character in his poem, Arcadia. Then Shakespeare had borrowed the name to use for Hamlet, who played his girlfriend who unfortunately lost her mind and passed away.
Like I mentioned before, most of Shakespeare's plays had a tragic ending. However, many of the names he had used for girls were elegant, attractive and a great fit for girls. Ophelia is also beginning to gain popularity again as the popularity of it did dwindle down for a long time.
However, I am aware that this name was frequently used as a middle name for girls for a while as well before it was used more often as a first given name.
Since we are on the topic of attractive and sophisticated names to be used for girls, Diana would most definitely fall in there somewhere. We all know that not only does the name Diana have royal credentials, but also has divine origins. In fact, Diana comes from the Latin word 'divus', which means "divine". It was also the name of the Roman goddess of the moon and hunting.
Diana is a name that has been used for centuries and the elegance of the name has always stayed. Not to mention, it is one of those names that most definitely matures well as the girl who has the name. The only negative thing I have heard people, in general, say about the name is that it is too common.
Just like it is not recommended to give your kids overly unique names for the sake of them being targets for bullying, it is also not the best idea to use an overly popular name that so many others around you have. However, Diana may be popular and not so unique as a result, but it is most definitely elegant and attractive.
The name Vivian on its own is definitely a nice name but it is plainer than its French version which is Vivienne, and the name in itself means alive. Therefore if you want to give your daughter a mature and attractive-sounding name, you can add life to it as well by naming her Vivienne. There is nothing more lively than this name!
Rosie O'Donnell has a daughter named Vivienne, and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt also used this name for one of their daughters. Therefore it is a name that also was not popular for a while but has been coming back in popularity because of these celebs using the name for their daughters.
Other famous women who have this name are the English fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, and the English journalist and TV presenter, Vivienne Mary Hunt Parry. There are also many more to list but this is a great choice for girls as well.
Caroline is most definitely a name that is quite attractive for girls, and it certainly ages quite well along with the girl who has it. Caroline comes from the Latin name Carolus, which means "free man". Caroline also adds an elegance to the names Carol or Carolyn which are also nice names but are a bit overused and they are most definitely older names that are not used for girls as often as they were.
Caroline is a good choice because it is very classy and attractive. There are many famous women who are named Caroline, such as the actress Caroline Quentin, the model Caroline Weinberg, and the actress Caroline Catz just to name a few. Of course, whenever you hear the name, you probably think of that popular old tune from Neil Diamond called Sweet Caroline which was a major hit just a few decades ago.
If you are looking for a name for a girl that ages well and becomes more attractive as she becomes older, Caroline is another one for you to consider.
Sources: SheKnows.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Babycenter.com, BehindTheName.com, NameBerry.com