When a mom finds out she is having a little girl, so many things go through her head. She may picture herself dressing her little girl in frilly tutus and big pink bows or picture herself taking her daughter to ballet. Having a little girl is so much fun, but one of the first steps into the journey of parenthood is picking out a baby name.
Some moms like long names while some like short. We know many mama’s who adore names that have nicknames and a few who would rather steer clear. We have compiled a list of 25 baby girl names that all girly moms will want for their daughters. There is a name for just about anyone on this list. There are names with beautiful meanings, such as wished-for-child and honor, and also names that are super easy to spell. To make your job a lot easier, we have also given a few beautiful first and middle name ideas for each name.
Picking a name is a big deal, and many of us know it can also be pretty stressful. We have picked the best of the best for your little girl.
Gabrielle, according to BabyCenter, is #222 in popularity and means god is my strength. If you love the name Gabrielle, you will probably love the nickname Gabby that usually comes along with it. This name rolls off of the tongue beautifully and is very feminine and sweet.
Your future Gabrielle will be an awesome big sister and an overall spunky and smart little girl. Gabrielle is a name that we think is perfect for anyone who wants a girly and glamorous name. Gabrielle Eloise, Gabrielle Joy, Gabrielle Victoria and Gabrielle Renee are some gorgeous first and middle name ideas for this name!
The name Penelope is #28 in popularity, according to BabyCenter and just keeps climbing in popularity. Penelope means weaver in Greek. We love this name because it is fun, girly, and super cute. If you love the name Penelope, you will probably love the nickname Penny that usually accompanies it.
Penelope Clara, Penelope Georgia, Penelope Hope and Penelope Wren are some of the many gorgeous first and middle name combinations for this name. Penelope is a name that fits a sweet little newborn and also is fitting for a full-grown woman. This is a perfect name for any little girl.
BabyCenter tells us that the name Alice is #60 in popularity and means kind, noble. The name Alice usually gets shorted to the nickname Ali, which is also beautiful. Alice Anne, Alice Leah, Alice Miranda, Alice Iris and Alice Celia are first and middle name options that pair beautifully with this name.
We picture a future Alice to love school and be the kid that everyone wants to be friends with due to her sweet nature and charm. This is a name that will blow your whole family away. We think the name Alice ages well with any little girl and is a perfect pick for a baby girl name!
Isabella is a timeless name that is currently #4 in popularity for 2018. Isabella means devoted to god in Hebrew. The name Isabella often gets shortened to nicknames such as Issy or Is, which are super adorable! Isabella Corrine, Isabella Ariel, Isabella Heather and Isabella Viola are potential first and middle name combinations for this gorgeous name.
Isabella is an elegant name that anyone would love. Although this name is overused, it is a classic that is loved for many reasons. We think a future Isabella will be a fantastic friend and loving daughter. Isabella is a name that is perfect for any little girl.
Elizabeth is another timeless time that just is not going away any time soon. According to BabyCenter, Elizabeth is #27 in popularity and means my god is bountiful or consecrated to god. We love this name because it is elegant, sweet and super girly. Liz, Lizzie, Beth, and Ella are some of the many nicknames that come from this name. Elizabeth Sara, Elizabeth Poppy, Elizabeth Harlow, and Elizabeth Jo are some great first and middle name options for this name. Elizabeth is a name that will fit any little girl despite what hair color or eye color she may have!
BabyCenter states that the name Claire means bright, clear and is #66 in popularity for 2018. We love this name because it is super girly and cute. We picture a future Claire to have a smile that lights up a room and a heart of gold. Claire is a name that is timeless, and for good reasons. Claire Elyse, Claire Nicole, Claire Ophelia, Claire Isabelle, and Claire Matilda are some of the gorgeous first and middle name options for this name. We think the name Claire belongs to a little girl who will conquer the world.
The name Jasmine means Jasmine flower according to BabyCenter. Jasmine is currently #131 in popularity, which makes this name a perfect choice if you are looking at names that are not overly used! Whether you choose this name because you are a Disney fan, or a nature fan, the name Jasmine will not disappoint.
This is a name that big sister will be obsessed with and your neighbor will want to steal! Jasmine Alexis, Jasmine Brooke, Jasmine Lacey and Jasmine Amelia are some of the beautiful first and middle name options for this name. We love this name because it sounds fun, girly and is a perfect fit for any future baby girl!
According to BabyCenter, Elise is #188 in popularity and means form of Elizabeth. Elise can also be spelled Elyse if you are looking for alternative name spellings. Elise Danielle, Elise Marilyn, Elise Anne and Elise Juliet are some first and middle name options for this gorgeous name.
Elise is a name that usually does not get shortened to a nickname if you are in the market for a name like that. This name is short, sweet, and super girly. We think a future Elise will be artistic and love nature. This is a name that pairs well with any last name as well!
BabyCenter says that Layla is #20 in popularity, and means dark beauty, night, wine, or intoxication. There is no denying that the name Layla is elegant and gorgeous. We predict a future Layla to be a ray of sunshine in the lives of everyone that knows her. Layla is a name that ages beautifully as well.
The name Layla pairs well with sibling names. Your future Layla would be a fantastic big sister to a future Levi or a loving little sister to a Mia. Some potential beautiful first and middle name combinations for Layla are: Layla Jane, Layla Reese, Layla Belle and Layla Caitlin.
BabyCenter states that the name Mia is #7 in popularity, which makes this name certainly overused. Mia means wished for child or mine. If you like names that are short and sweet, Mia is an excellent choice. The name Mia normally doesn’t accompany any nicknames if that is something you like when looking for a name.
Mia Talia, Mia Yvonne, Mia Lillian, and Mia Corletta are some beautiful first and middle name options for this name. We picture your future Mia to be the star of any sports team and the leader in any club. Her outgoing personality and strong leadership skills will get her far in life.
The name Scarlett means bright red, according to Babycenter, and is #18 in popularity for 2018. This name is also spelled Scarlett, but can also be spelled Scarlet as well. This name is a classy, beautiful and super girly name!
Scarlett Rae, Scarlett Teagan, Scarlett Wrenn and Scarlett Sofia are some of the many potential name combinations for this name. We picture your future Scarlett to be a big-time mommy’s girl who wants to be just like you when she grows up. This is a name that suits any little girl as she becomes a spunky toddler! Scarlett is a timeless name, and we totally understand why!
According to BabyCenter, Emma is the most popular name for the year of 2018. If you want a super adorable name, but don’t mind the popularity, this is a great option. Emma is derived from the old German for universal or whole. The name Emma is easy to spell , easy to pronounce, and rolls off the tongue perfectly.
The name Emma is a name that fits perfectly with any sibling group. We picture your future Emma to be a loving big sister to an Olivia or a protective little sister to a Noah. Emma Ryan, Emma Caroline, Emma Tess, Emma Angelica are some awesome first and middle name combinations for this perfect name.
The name Holly is #507 in popularity, according to BabyCenter, which makes this a super rare name. Holly means holly grove, and is a great name if you love nature. Holly can also be spelled Hollie if you are looking for alternative name spellings. This name is sweet, simple, and super cute for any little girl.
Holly Mae, Holly Diane, Holly Madison, and Holly Celesta are some first and middle name combinations that are too cute to turn down. Your future Holly will probably be the only Holly in her class, which is great if you are looking for an uncommon name. This is a name that will wow your coworkers and even your sister!
Sophia means wisdom and is #5 in popularity, according to BabyCenter. The name Sophia can also be spelled Sofia and usually has the nickname Sophie attached to it. Sophia Grace, Sophia Nicole, Sophia Morgan, and Sophia Piper are some beautiful first and middle name choices for this name.
We picture your future Sophia to be a happy girl who loves animals and goes above and beyond to help her family and friends. The name Sophia is elegant, girly and super fun. Sophia is a great sibling name and we picture your future Sophia to be a protective and loving big sister to a Jaden or an Ivy.
Natalie simply means Christmas or birthday and is #43 in popularity, according to BabyCenter. We love this name because it is a name that grows well with a sweet baby girl as she grows up into a beautiful woman. Natalie is a name that pairs well with several middle names, such as: Natalie Lynn, Natalie Isabella, Natalie Elizabeth, and Natalie Noelle.
This name is absolutely gorgeous and is one that will bring extra beauty to your future baby girl. Natalie pairs well with many sibling names as well. We can picture your future Natalie to be a great big sister to a Jax or a fun little sister to an Emma!
The name Madelyn is Greek for high tower, according to BabyCenter and is #79 in popularity. This name is super girly and oh-so sweet. This name can also be spelled Madeleine or Madeline. The nickname Maddie usually accompanies this name, which we adore as well.
This name pairs well with many middle names, such as: Madelyn Jane, Madelyn Rose, Madelyn Belle, and Madelyn Eve. We picture your future Madelyn to be loved by anyone who knows her. She will be mommy’s best friend and daddy’s sidekick. This name is not overly popular in 2018, but it still is loved by many.
BabyCenter tells us that the name Hailey is #60 in popularity and means a variation of the name Hayley. This name is one that would be perfect for just about any little girl. A future Hailey will be a super sweet little girl and a hard-working woman. The name Hailey can also be spelled Hailee, Hayley, Haleigh, Haley, and even Hayleigh.
Hailey is a name that rolls off the tongue beautifully and will pair well with any last name. The name Hailey has a variety of gorgeous first and middle name options, such as: Hailey Skye, Hailey Quinn, Hailey Paige and Hailey Julia.
The name Chloe means young green shoot or blooming and is #22 in popularity, according to BabyCenter. This name is a super fun, girly, and sweet name with a ton of personality behind it. Some potential first and middle name options for Chloe are: Chloe Alexandra, Chloe Delilah, Chloe Aurora and Chloe Lauren.
We love this name because it is another name that pairs well with a variety of sibling names. Your future Chloe would fit in well with an Ava, Brandon, Olivia, or Aiden! This is a name that will fit any little girl as she grows into whatever she wants to be. A future Chloe has the world at her fingertips, and there is no stopping that determined, confident and smart little girl!
BabyCenter states that the name Ruby means a ruby jewel, and is #78 in popularity. We love this name because it is easy to spell and pronounce. If you are in the market for a name that does not usually have any nicknames, Ruby is a perfect choice!
Ruby pairs well with many middle names such as: Ruby Faith, Ruby Morgan, Ruby Catherine, and Ruby Loraine. This name is one that everyone will want to steal once they hear that you are picking this name for your baby girl. Something about the name Ruby just makes everyone’s heart melt!
According to BabyCenter, the name Grace is #28 in popularity for 2018 and simply means God's grace. We love this name because it is one syllable, sweet, simple and perfect all around. The name Grace often gets the nickname Gracie attached to it, which is also super adorable.
The name Grace also pairs well with many middle names such as: Grace Nicole, Grace Emmaline, Grace Fiona, and Grace Pearl, to name a few. We picture your future Grace to be a lovely little girl who grows into a woman with a heart of gold. The name Grace pairs well with almost any last name and is a name that your mother-in-law will swoon over!
According to BabyCenter, the name Lilly is #119 in popularity and simply means, Lily. This is another beautiful nature inspired name that everyone will adore. Although this name is not common at the moment, it is still absolutely beautiful in so many ways.
This name is easy to pronounce, easy to spell, and will fit any sweet baby girl perfectly. Lilly can also be spelled Lily if you are looking for alternative name spellings. Lilly Quinn, Lilly Taylor, Lilly Simone and Lilly Grace are some of the first and middle name combinations that fit this name perfectly!
BabyCenter states that the name Nora is #32 in popularity and is from the Latin for honor. Nora can also be spelled Norah, as well. If you like two syllable names, this one is a perfect choice. This is a very girly name that ages beautifully with any future little girl.
We picture your future Nora to be successful in whatever she decides to do with her life- doctor, dancer, teacher..the sky is the limit for a future Nora! Nora Rebecca, Nora Faith, Nora Claire, Nora Penelope and Nora Caroline are some first and middle name options for the name Nora.
BabyCenter states that the name Ivy is #84 in popularity and means ivy plant. Although this name is not overly common, it is rising in popularity with each passing year. This name is easy to spell, easy to pronounce and rolls off of the tongue beautifully. Ivy Marie, Ivy Faye, Ivy Jane and Ivy Willow are some of the many first and middle name combinations for this lovely name.
If you love nature inspired names, this one is just perfect. This is a name that dad will fall in love with as well. Your future Ivy will be strong, confident and a leader who lights up every room.
BabyCenter states that the name Charlotte means feminine and petite. This name is a classic name and is currently #8 in popularity for 2018. If you do not mind overly popular names, we highly recommend this choice! Charlotte Rose, Charlotte Ava, Charlotte Katheryn and Charlotte Genevieve are some of the many lovely first and middle name ideas for this name.
We love this name because it is super girly and sweet. We think this is a name that ages perfectly as a sweet little baby grows into a fun toddler and into a spunky kid! When you tell your friends you are naming your little girl Charlotte, they will all say “aww!”
The name Quinn means wise and is #75 in popularity according to BabyCenter. We love this name because it is short, simple, but also packs a big punch! This is a name that has so much potential personality behind it. If you love names that usually do not have a nickname, this is a perfect option!
Quinn Piper, Quinn Hazel, Quinn Madison and Quinn Reagan are some of the many gorgeous first and middle name options for this name. The name Quinn not only pairs well with any last name but pairs well with any sibling name. Your future Quinn would be an awesome little sister to a Gavin or a big sister to a Avery!