Picking a baby name is a huge commitment. The new parents want to pick a name for their child that they will wear proudly and that will fit them perfectly. If mom and dad are in the market for a girl’s name, here are some of the best.
If they want their little girl to be a huge sweetheart, we have found the perfect names that will fit her! Below, we have compiled a list of 25 darling baby girl names that will guarantee she will be a sweetheart! We have a name on here for just about anyone. We have super common names, rare names, long names and short names! Some of these names have beautiful meanings while others have really fun nicknames!
We have narrowed down the best of the best names for any future little sweetheart! These are names that will make anyone's mother-in-law’s jaw drop and their co-workers say “aww!” Along with a list of names, we also have given you several middle name ideas to go with each name. We guarantee you will fall in love with these names. It will be hard to choose just one!
Ruby is #81 on BabyCenter’s popularity list and means a ruby jewel (red). We love this name because although it is short and sweet, it is certainly gorgeous. Ruby Cecilia, Rub Leigh, Ruby Kate, Ruby Willow and Ruby Diane are first and middle name ideas for this name that we love! We foresee your future Ruby to be a giving, compassionate and hard-working little sweetheart. This is a name that ages perfectly with a little baby girl as she grows into a loving woman. Your future Ruby will be a loving daughter and complete or add to your family perfectly.
Holly is #504 in BabyGaga’s popularity list and means holly grove. The name Holly is one we adore because it is just so sweet! If you like names that are inspired by nature or Christmas, this is a good option. Holly can also be spelled Hollie if you are looking for alternative name spellings. Holly is a name that pairs with any last name! Holly Eliza, Holly Paige, Holly Parker, Holly Annika and Holly Simone are first and middle name options that we love for this name. We know your future Holly will be a nice little girl who is good to everyone around her.
Ella is #12 in popularity according to BabyCenter. This name means light and can also mean beautiful fairy woman in English or other in German. This name is short and sweet! Ella is easy to pronounce and easy to spell. We know that a future Ella will complete or add to your family beautifully. Ella is a name that looks sweet on a baby girl but ages perfectly with her as she grows into a sophisticated, responsible, caring and dedicated woman. Maybe your future Ella will be a painter or an astronaut, the possibilities are endless for an Ella.
Fiona means fair, white and is #206 on the popularity charts for 2018. We love this name because it is super easy to pronounce and when said aloud, it sounds beautiful. Fiona Renee, Fiona Joseline, Fiona Lauren and Fiona Rachelle are some first and middle name options that fit this name like a glove. We foresee a future Fiona to be a huge daddy’s girl and a little girl who will steal the hearts of everyone around her. This name looks adorable on a newborn, but ages beautifully as she grows up into a successful, loving and happy adult.
Arabella is #131 in popularity and means obliging, according to BabyCenter. This name is not overly popular which is a huge plus for many parents. We love this name because it is super girly, elegant and stunning! Arabella will probably be given he nicknames Ari or Bella, which we love just as much! Arabella pairs beautifully with many middle names, such as: Arabella Pearl, Arabella Jade, Arabella Josephine and Arabella Gwendoline. A future Arabella will be the princess of the family and be the girl that everyone at school wants to be friend with. Whether she decides to be a fashion designer or a soccer coach, she will be successful!
Cora is #78 in popularity and has been climbing up the popularity list for many years. BabyCenter tells us that Cora means filled heart. Your future Cora will be the biggest sweetheart with a smile that lights up the room. Your Cora will have her daddy wrapped around her finger and seal her mommy’s heart. Cora Jane, Cora Madison, Cora Isabelle, Cora Meleah and Cora Olivia are some of the many first and middle name options for the name Cora. This is one of those names that ages beautifully with a little girl as she grows into a grown woman.
Ava is #3 in popularity and is Latin for bird, according to BabyCenter. This name is overly popular, but for good reasons. Ava is short, sweet, classic and elegant! Some potential first and middle name options for Ava are: Ava Danielle, Ava Teagan, Ava Monroe, Ava Lillian and Ava Grace! Ava is a name that is easy to spell and pronounce, which is a huge plus. Ava is also a name that does not typically get shortened into a nickname, which is also a bonus for many parents. We know that your future Ava will be the apple of your eye.
Lila, according to BabyCenter, means light, and is #210 on the popularity charts, according to BabyCenter. Lila Phoebe, Lila Isabel, Lila Scarlet, Lila Eve and Lila Grace and first and middle name options that are too cute! We love this name because it is simple, yet so beautiful at the same time. We know your future Lila will be a hard worker who will do well with whatever she sets her mind to. Lila is a name that will fit any little girl and grow beautifully with her as she transitions into a woman. This is a name that will make everyone say “wow!”
Brenna is #1,072 in popularity for 2018 and means dark haired or raven maid, according to BabyCenter. We love this name because it is unique and super girly. Brenna Marie, Brenna Skye, Brenna Violet, Brenna Lark and Brenna Maeve are some of the many first and middle name options for this name. We know your future Brenna will be spunky, super cute and probably a little sassy. This is a name that pairs well with just about any sibling name, which is a huge bonus. A future Brenna would fit in perfectly with siblings named Lilly, Madison and Jackson!
Matilda is #361 on the popularity charts and means power, might, according to BabyCenter. This old-fashioned name is one that we adore! Matilda is just about as girly as you can get. Some of the many jaw dropping first and middle name options for this name are: Matilda Adeline, Matilda Cecile, Matilda Sophia, Matilda Jane and Matilda Faith. No matter what your future Matilda grows up to be, this name will suit her perfectly. Whether your Matilda ends up being a pharmacist, professional soccer player, secretary or even a nurse, this name is super fitting. We love this name because it is super sweet and rolls off the tongue beautifully.
Aria is #11 on BabyGaga’s popularity list for 2018. Aria is Italian for air and in Hebrew it means lion of god. This name is also spelled Arya or Ariya. The name Aria gained popularity after the show Pretty Little Liars aired. Aria Cameryn, Aria Isabella, Aria Scarlet, Aria Bethany and Aria Jasmine are some first and middle name ideas for this name. We know that your future Aria will have a smile that lights up the room and a laugh that brings joy to everyone around her. We know your future Aria will be a great big or little sister and a sweet and loving daughter.
Emily is #21 on BabyCenter’s popularity list. This name means striving and eager. If you are a person who likes names that get given nicknames, Emily is a great choice. Emma and Em are some of the common nicknames given to the name Emily. Emily Anne, Emily Grace, Emily Morgan, Emily Violet and Emily Ruth are some of the first and middle name ideas for this name that we adore. Emily is a name that will fit beautifully alongside any sibling names. A future Emily will be a kind big sister to a brother named Ethan or a sister named Ella!
Aurora is #36 in popularity, according to BabyCenter, and means dawn. If you are into Disney princess names, elegant names, or just downright gorgeous names, this is a great option. Aurora Hope, Aurora Tess, Aurora Faye, Aurora Paige and Aurora Bell are first and middle name ideas that are literally perfect! We picture a future Aurora to give mom and dad a run for their money with her attitude, but still be the sweetest little girl around. This name is one that will make her classmates jealous and your best friends say “aww!”
Elizabeth is a classic name that just never seems to fall off of the popularity chart. Elizaebth means my god is bountiful or consecrated to god, according to BabyCenter. Elizabeth is #27 on BabyGaga’s popularity list. We foresee a future Elizabeth being a fun big sister to an Olivia or a Claire or a silly little sister to a Michael or a John. This is a name that often gets given nicknames, and in this case, those are Lizzie, Beth, or even Liz. Elizabeth Piper, Elizabeth Joanne, Elizabeth Faith and Elizabeth Samantha are first and middle name options for this name that we love.
Claire is a name that is not only elegant, but timeless. Claire means bright, clear and is #66 in popularity for 2018. We think your future Claire will be a great friend and a super sweet daughter. Claire Elise, Claire Nicole, Claire Danielle, Claire Morgan, and Claire Ophelia are some of the many first and middle name choices for this gorgeous name. If you love names that sound super girly, this is one you must consider! Claire will be a great little sister to an Ella or a Liam or a fun big sister to a Charlotte or a Noah!
Juliette, according to BabyCenter means bearded or father of the skies. This name is #205 in popularity and is another name that is classic and timeless. This is a name that even your in-laws will approve of. Juliette Corrine, Juliette Isabella, Juliette Mae and Juliette Amanda are first and middle name ideas that are too perfect for this name. We foresee a future Juliette to be absolutely beautiful inside and out. This is a name that sounds great with a variety of sibling names. A future Juliette would be the sweetest little sister to an Olivia or fun big sister to a Mason!
Vivienne is #277 in popularity, according to BabyCenter, and means alive. We love this name because it sounds sophisticated, elegant and whimsical. We love the super cute nickname Vivi for this name. We foresee a future Vivienne to be super talented and very successful in whatever she decides to do with her life. Some first and middle name options for this name are: Vivienne Claire, Vivienne Elyse, Vivienne Ophelia, Vivienne Delilah and Vivienne Morgan. We love this name because we think it fits a little baby girl beautifully as she grows into a woman.
Valentina is #95 on BabyGaga’s popularity chart for 2018 and means strong. This name is girly, sweet and strong. It is not unusual for someone with the name Valentina to be given the nicknames Tina or Val. Valentina Blair, Valentina Belle, Valentina Jade, Valentina Reese and Valentina Joy are some of the first and middle name options that mom and dad will love! Your future Valentina may be a girly girl or a tom boy, but whatever she chooses to be, she will be strong and confident in who she is and what she believes in. Your Valentina will be a leader and a great friend.
Genevieve means white wave, according to BabyCenter and is #229 on the popularity charts. This name is elegant, strong and romantic. There are many possible nicknames for this name, such as: Evie, Eve, Vivi, Genna or even Viv. We love this name because it stands out beautifully in a crowed. This name pairs beautifully with middle names such as: Genevieve Rose, Genevieve Aleah, Genevieve Willow and Genevieve Alice. We know that a future Genevieve will be beautiful inside and out and have a deep love for her friends and family. This is a name that your mother, best friend, and even your co-workers will go ga-ga over!
BabyCenter states that Brooklyn is #50 in popularity and is simply a combination of the names brook and lynn. Whether you love to travel, or you just love super sweet names, this is a great option. We picture your future Brooklyn to be sensitive, sweet and kind to those around her. Some possible first and middle name ideas for Brooklyn are: Brooklyn Quinn, Brooklyn Reese, Brooklyn Jade and Brooklyn Savannah. You can expect this name to be shortened into Lynn or Brooke for nicknames, and we think those names are super sweet as well! This name is simply gorgeous.
Arianna is #106 in popularity for 2018, and means holy, according to BabyCenter. Regardless of what hair or eye color your little girl will have, the name Arianna will fit her beautifully. This is a name that rolls off the tongue perfectly. Arianna has a variety of first and middle name options that are too sweet to pass up, such as: Arianna June, Arianna Brynn, Arianna Jewel, and Arianna Kate. Arianna can also be spelled Ariana. This name is not an overused name, which can be a huge plus for many parents when picking out a baby name!
Autumn is #82 on the popularity charts, according to BabyCenter, and this name simply means, autumn. We love this name because it is so girly and fun. If you love names inspired by nature or even Halloween, this is a perfect choice! Some first and middle name ideas for Autumn are: Autumn Mariah, Autumn Tessa, Autumn Annabel, Autumn Naomi and Autumn Penelope! We know your future Autumn will love this name and wear it well. This name looks adorable on a sweet baby girl, but it will grow beautifully with her as she ages into a beautiful woman.
NameBerry states that the name Olive means olive tree. This name is simple, sweet, and absolutely adorable! The name Olive is one that dad, mom, and even grandma will swoon over! BabyCenter tells us that Olive is #254 in popularity as we near the end of 2018. We foresee your future Olive to be a little girl that is always on the go. That little girl will grow into a responsible, caring, and loving woman. Olive Mae, Olive Nicole, Olive Taylor, and Olive Harlow are first and middle name options that we think fit this name great.
The name Rae means doe, and is #878 in popularity for 2018, which is a 200 spot jump from the year prior. This name is super short and sweet, and we just can’t get enough. This name is easy to spell, easy to pronounce and sounds sweet as a button when rolling off the tongue. Rae Lynn, Rae Elizabeth, Rae Loise, and Rae Anne are first and middle name options that sound great with this name. Rae is a name that fits into any sibling group. A future Rae will be a great sister to a Madelyn, Sophia or Elliot!
Kaylee is #107 on BabyCenter’s popularity chart and means from Kay and Lee. This name will probably be given the nickname Kay, which we think sounds super cute as well. The name Kaylee is fun and super adorable! Kaylee Addison, Kaylee Fae, Kaylee Joseline, Kaylee Eleanor and Kaylee Gianna are first and middle name options that we know anyone will love. Whether your future Kaylee has red, blonde, brown or black hair, this name will look beautiful on her. Will your future Kaylee be a veterinarian or a chef? The possibilities will be endless for Kaylee due to her hardworking and dedicated personality!
Sources: Baby Center