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25 Beautiful British Girl Names Fit For A Little Princess

It’s safe to say that parents across the Atlantic are usually a step or two ahead when it comes to selecting baby names. This means that some of the most popular names in Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales are still completely undiscovered over here. Why not find inspiration from the folks across the pond? There is an entire list of titles just that are ripe for the picking.

A traditional name may have a twist and be spelled in a totally new way. Formal names are often shortened into adorable-sounding nicknames. A title that may have been around for generations in their neck of the woods could be a perfect offbeat option for us. From sophisticated to spunky, this list offers a fresh look at many common British names.

With the royal wedding of Meghan and Harry, American girls might be dreaming of becoming a princess one day as well. If it happened to her, it could totally happen for your daughter. Why not give her a head start towards her royal status and give her a name that would be perfect for a future Duchess? Please enjoy this list of 25 British girl names fit for a little princess.

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25 Aisling

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Aisling is an Irish name that has gained popularity in the UK. Pronounced as ASH-ling, ASH-lin or ash-LEEN, it is a counterpart to the common name, Ashley. Literary-minded parents might actually be attached to this titke because an Aisling is a poetic genre that represents a type of patriotic-romantic poetry in which Ireland is addressed as a beautiful woman.

"Aisling" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Vision, Dream". It is the 9,198th most popular name of all time.

24 Anwen

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If you’re looking for a serene-sounding name for your daughter, then you might want to consider calling her Anwen. This Welsh title would be a classic pick as this one is the softer diminutive of Brownwen.

"Anwen" is a name of Welsh origin, and it means "Very fair". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 146 babies born with the first name Anwen in the United States. Anwen is the 30,672nd most popular name of all time.

23 Beatrix

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Beatrix is a playful version of the buttoned-up name, Beatrice. If you’re looking for a moniker that is fit for royalty then look no farther than this title, thanks to Princess Beatrice. Bea and Trixie would be two super cute nicknames for a little girl named Beatrix.

"Beatrix" is a name of English origin, and it means "Bringer of Joy". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,310 babies born with the first name Beatrix in the United States.

22 Briony

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Briony is a spunky name that always finds it’s place on British-inspired name lists. Pronounced Brian-ee, it’s the more modern spelling of Bryony. Botanical names are very popular right now so this one could be on-trend yet still uncommon.

"Briony" is a name of English origin, and it means "Poisonous climbing vine". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 172 babies born with the first name Briony in the United States. Briony is the 28,464th most popular name of all time.

21 Cressida

If you’re hoping to give your little girl a luminous name then you will love Cressida. It’s a popular title in Britain and gets extra points for sounding sophisticated. The moniker also holds a place in pop culture as it was the name of a character in The Hunger Games franchise.

"Cressida" is of Greek origin, and it means “Gold”. From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 93 babies born with the first name Cressida in the United States.

20 Deidre

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Deidre is a sassy name that often finds a place on the UK name charts. It hasn’t seen the same popularity in the United States but did see a spike in 1961. This classic title is poised to make a comeback, so jump on it before your friends do.

"Deirdre" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "She who chatters". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,708 babies born with the first name Deirdre in the United States.

19 Evie

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Evie is one of those adorable “nickname names” that are popular in the UK. It’s the shorter version of Evelyn or Evangeline. The title hasn’t gained much steam in the US but did see a surge in the charts in 2016. It’s been steadily climbing ever since.

"Evie" is a name of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Eve". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,308 babies born with the first name Evie in the United States.

18 Freya

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Looking for a feminine name that will grow with your daughter? Freya is a favorite of British parents and American parents are catching on. It’s fit for a goddess and is most known as the name of the Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility.

"Freya" is a name of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Goddess of Love, Fertility, and Beauty". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,611 babies born with the first name Freya in the United States.

17 Gillian

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Gillian has been quite a common name in Great Britain for many generations and most recently gained popularity in the United States thanks to X-files actress, Gillian Anderson. It’s the big sister to the name, Jill. This would be a beautiful pick for any little girl.

"Gillian" is a name of English origin, and it means "Youthful, Downy". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,589 babies born with the first name Gillian in the United States.

16 Hattie

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Hattie is another one of those nicknames that British moms and dads are totally attracted to as a first name. It’s the diminutive of Harriet and just sounds so peppy. It saw a huge spike on the US charts in the 1920’s and is due for a comeback.

"Hattie" is a name of American origin, and it means "Home Ruler". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 98,985 babies born with the first name Hattie in the United States.

15 Isla

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Pronounced eye-la, this short and sweet name is freshly picked from on the UK charts. Isla is a name that has yet to take hold in America but is just waiting to be discovered. Be sure to put dibs on this one before everyone else catches on.

"Isla" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "Island". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,707 babies born with the first name Isla in the United States.

14 Isobel

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Isobel is a Scottish name that is classic and demure all at once. It has an elegant ring to it and is the name of Matthew's mother on the television show, Downton Abbey. This spelling is a twist on the more common spellings, Isabel or Isabelle.

"Isobel" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "Scottish form of Isabel consecrated to God". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,985 babies born with the first name Isobel in the United States.

13 Jasmine

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Jasmine is a Persian name that is a big hit with British parents. Flower names are all the rage right now and this one is distinctive. It has been around for generations but saw a surge in popularity thanks to the Disney Princess from the film Aladdin.

"Jasmine" is a name of Persian origin, and it means "Jasmine Flower". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 243,158 babies born with the first name Jasmine in the United States.

12 Layla

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Layla is an approachable name that is common in the UK and is seeing a surge in popularity in America. Eric Clapton made this one famous with his song of the same title. It’s a stylish option that would be perfectly suited for a little lady.

"Layla" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Night, black". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 74,584 babies born with the first name Layla in the United States.

11 Lexi

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Lexi is the plucky version of the ultra-sophisticated name Alexandra or Alexandria. It appeared on the charts in the 1980’s and has been steadily climbing ever since. It somehow manages to be playful and feminine all at once. This one would be perfect for your free-spirited daughter.

"Lexi" is a name of Greek origin, and it is the diminutive form of Alexander or Alexis. From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,314 babies born with the first name Lexi in the United States.

10 Maisie

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Maisie is taken straight from the pages of the beloved children’s book series of the same name. It is just way too cute to pass up, though. This one is a fixture on the British name lists and would be an adorable option for a little girl.

"Maisie" is a name of English origin, and it means "Pearl". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,709 babies born with the first name Maisie in the United States.

9 Maryam

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Maryam is a variation of the more common name, Mary. It’s also an alternative spelling to the classic moniker, Miriam. It’s a sweet-sounding name that would make any girl feel like a princess in her own right. You’d be smart to underline this one.

"Maryam" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Variant of Mary bitter". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,742 babies born with the first name Maryam in the United States.

8 Nicola

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Nicola is an exotic name that isn’t common in the United States but held it’s own on the UK charts for many years. These days parents tend to opt for the modern version, Nicole. Yet, Nicola has a certain ring to it that would make it a chic option.

"Nicola" is a name of English origin, and it means "Victory of the people". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,672 babies born with the first name Nicola in the United States.

7 Poppy

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Poppy is a sweet name for a cheery little girl. It’s uncommon but just trendy enough to be worthy of the cool kids. It’s most recently become popular because of the character Poppy in the animated film, Trolls. A girl given this name will be sassy and fun.

"Poppy" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "From the Flower." From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,070 babies born with the first name Poppy in the United States.

6 Rhonwen

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Rhonwen is a delicate name that has yet to find on the US name charts. Although, it’s very popular with British parents and we think that it deserves to have a moment. It somehow manages to be traditional and uncommon at the same time.

"Rhonwen" is of Welsh origin and it means "slender, fair". The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Rhonwen is Wednesday, April 18th, 1888. From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Rhonwen.

5 Tamsin

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Looking for an unconventional name that packs a serious punch? You might just fall in love with Tamsin. This one is often added to British name lists and has yet to get much attention across the pond. It’s an offbeat option that would be a fun pick.

"Tamsin" is a name of English origin, and it means "Twin". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 285 babies born with the first name Tamsin in the United States.

4 Tilly

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Tilly is a chirpy variation of the more formal name, Matilda. It may sound like a nickname but it’s holding it’s own on the British name charts as a first name. It entered the scene in the US in 1990 and saw quite a surge in the charts in 2015.

"Tilly" is a name of English origin, and it means "Battle strength". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 838 babies born with the first name Tilly in the United States.

3 Violet

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The name Violet would be a perfect choice for parents who love all things floral. These hardy purple blooms grow in clusters and need very little attention to thrive. This means that a little girl given this name will be capable of overcoming any and all obstacles.

The name "Violet" is of English origin, and it means "Purple/blue flower". From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 127,793 babies born with the name Violet in the United States.

2 Una

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Una is a dreamy name that is surging in popularity in the UK and is poised to find a place on the America charts. It had a big moment in the 1920’s and is just waiting to have another day in the sun. It has a magical ring to it that would be awesome for a sprightly gal.

"Una" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "one". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,624 babies born with the first name Una in the United States.

1 Zara

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Perhaps the most fitting name for parents that make want to make their daughter feel like a princess is Zara. Princess Anne shook up royal conventions when she gave her daughter this exotic name in the 1980’s. British parents took notice and it’s a popular pick that needs to find it’s way onto American charts.

"Zara" is a name of English origin, and it means "Princess". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,909 babies born with the first name Zara in the United States.

References: Names.org, Nameberry.com

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