When a couple decides to start a family, almost everything about their lives begins to change. Apart from learning how to live with each other and meeting each other's needs, when babies come along they will start to learn how to accommodate them into their family. Babies are far much more sensitive compared to dealing with each other, and these two have to work together to make sure they do their best in every situation.
The nine months leading up to the birth of the baby are especially challenging for the soon-to-be mom since the experiences she goes through can affect the baby in either a positive or a negative way. Therefore, mom and dad will do everything, a few months before delivery and a few months after, with their minds set on their new family member.
One of the areas couples spend the most time discussing is the name of their soon to be born son or daughter since no one else will concern him or herself with this because the name is purely their responsibility. Knowing where to begin when choosing a name is far much easier these days compared to what parents a few decades ago used to deal with because it's possible to know the gender many months before a baby is born.
Therefore, when a couple discovers that they're expecting a baby girl, then they should ideally begin their search by looking at the most attractive feminine names out there. Here are 25 baby girl names that are so good, the baby will grow up to love them forever.
This gorgeous baby girl's name is arguably famous thanks to Shakespeare, who gave this name to his lead characters in his plays, Julius Caesar and The Merchant of Venice. Portia is a bold and beautiful name that will probably never go out of style. Any little princess will love to grow into a lady with this name.
Portia is an extraordinary name since it sounds so good, it does not even need nickname options. Famous bearers include actress Portia de Rossi, Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Lucretia Simpson-Miller, artist Portia Munson, and pro wrestler Jenna Grattan whose ring name is Portia Perez.
This adorable given name is of Spanish origin. This name is so adorable that people all around the world are choosing to give it to their newborn daughters. Parents looking for that feminine and gentle name for their daughter should definitely consider Lola as an option.
This name is quite a hit among celebrity babies, since Kelly Ripa, Lisa Bonet, Denise Richards, Chris Rock, and Carnie Wilson chose it for their daughters. A few notable bearers of the name include French singer Lola, Belgian violinist Lola Bobesco, and singer and actress Lola Albright. Lola is one of those names a little girl will love forever.
Barbara is a beautiful feminine name that everyone, especially the bearers, loves. In the Greek language, it means foreign or strange while in Latin it means foreign woman. This name has been in use since the 1900s and is still quite popular. It has numerous international variations but its common spelling variants include Babara and Barbra.
A few notable people who have made this name popular include former First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush, 3rd martyr Saint Barbara, daughter of a former United States Pres., Barbara Bush, and United States Senator Barbara Levy Boxer. It has nicknames like Barbie, Babz, and Barbee. Barbara is a perfect name for an adult as well as a newborn.
Charlotte is a feminine form of the name Charlot and is a diminutive of Charles. It is of French origin meaning free man or petite. This elegant royal name has been in use for centuries and is still quite popular. It has a range of beautiful nicknames such as Lottie, Charlie, Chaz, Harlo, and Carlotta.
This classic name will never grow old. Princesses, duchesses, and queens all over the world have had this name, making it perfect for your daughter. Some famous bearers of this name include Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, Queen of Denmark Charlotte Amalie just to name a few. This name will be a great choice for your little princess.
Ruthie is a variation of the name Ruth. It is of Hebrew and English-American origin meaning friend or companion. Ruthie’s popularity has been moderate over the years with parents all over the world choosing it for their little girls. It is an elegant, cute, and attractive name to give to a little princess. Character Ruthie Anne Camden arguably made this name as popular as it is today, thanks to her role in the show 7th Heaven.
Ruthie is appealing to a wide range of parents because it sounds feminine and grownup, yet it's perfect for a little munchkin. Famous Ruthies include actress Ruthie Ann Miles, singer Ruthie Foster, animator Ruthie Tompson, and country singer and songwriter Ruthie Collins.
Summer is arguably the best of all four seasons because people get to do all the fun things they want to do in this season. Now, imagine how amazing a little girl will feel growing up with a name that represents the best time of the year. This name was quite popular in the 1960s and we still have many girls and women going by this name today.
Famous women who go by this name include model Summer Altice, actress Summer Glau, wrestler Summer Rae, actress Summer Strallen, and opera singer Summer Watson. Singer Christine Aguilera named her daughter Summer Rain Rutler. This name is also quite popular in films and on TV.
This Old English beautiful female name has variations like Kimberleigh, Kimberlee, and Kimberley. This name means from the wood of the royal forest or royal fortress meadow. Some of the name's popularity is thanks to the city of Kimberly in South Africa that is called Lord Kimberley. Kimberly has been in use since the 1960s and is still popular to date. Many people consider this a timeless name.
This name is very popular among celebrities. Some notable celebrities with this name include TV personality Kim Kardashian, reality star Kimberleigh Zolciak, actress Kim Fields, and Welsh actress Kimberley Nixon. Even the famous musician Lil Kim was born Kimberly Denise Jones. Nicknames here include Kim, Kimmy, and Berly.
Zara is a feminine name of Hebrew and Arabic origin meaning princess or blossom. This name is popular in English speaking countries and it became even more famous in the United States from 2005. Its use has been on the rise over the years though it is not overused. It has variations like Zahra and Zarah.
The daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Zara is arguably one of the reasons people love this name so much. In addition, comedian Chris Rock named his daughter Zahra Savannah Rock. Moreover, Zara is a popular clothing store with branches worldwide. This name is perfect and ideal for a beautiful baby girl.
Scarlett is a very beautiful girl's name that dates back to the 1930s when it was very popular thanks to a character called Katie Scarlet O’Hara from the novel Gone with the Wind. This English name means brilliant or a vivid red hue and is still in use today. This name is classic and has a delicate tone to it. It's definitely a name any girl will want to retain for a lifetime.
Actress Scarlett Johansson is also making this name ever so popular owing to her amazing acting career. Other famous people with this name include actress Scarlett Pomers, model and actress Scarlett Keegan.
Chloe is a beautiful name that comes from the Greek word Khloe that means blooming, new, or verdant. This name is also one of the names of a Greek goddess. Chloe had been one of the most popular girl's names in the UK since the late 1990s. In America, this name is also very popular and parents love giving it to their daughters.
Notable people who have this lovely name include actresses Chloe Sevigny, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Irish dancer Chloe Moore. Celebrities Olivia Newton-John and Candice Bergen named their daughters Chloe. Chloe is a name that will never go out of style.
This feminine given name comes from a gorgeous flower that goes by the same name. As a flower, Ivy is a symbol of faithfulness. This name is the most accessible, the least fanciful, and downright pretty in its simplicity. It is a favorite among scriptwriters with characters going by the name in shows like Downton Abbey and 90210.
High profile bearers of this name include Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of well-known celebrity couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Other celebrities with this name include actress Ivy Austin, South Korean singer Ivy, and Duchess of Portland Ivy Cavendish-Bentinck. Every girl, whether young or old, will love this beautiful name.
Violet is a cool name that any little girl would love to have. Some of the reasons this name is so attractive are because it's also the name of a flower and we associate it with royalty. Violet has been in use since the 1900s with its popularity fluctuating over the years.
Famous people who go by this name include TV presenter Violet Berlin, Malaysian lawyer and politician Violet Yong Wui Wui, TV personality Violet Chachki, and writer Violet Blue. Celebrities Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have a daughter they named Violet. This name is also quite popular among children book authors. Violet is a remarkable choice for a newborn.
Savannah is a feminine given name that comes from either a treeless plain or the name of a city in Atlanta. The name has been in use in the US since the late 1900s and is still quite popular today. This name is so beautiful your daughter will surely thank you for giving it to her when she grows up. It has several spelling variations such as Savanna, Savana, and Savanah.
Actor Steven Seagal, director Chris Adshead, and musician James William Buffett gave their daughters this gorgeous name. Other bearers of this name include journalist Savannah Clark Guthrie, actress Savannah Read, singer Savannah Outen, and fashion designer Savannah Miller.
Phoebe is a beautiful Greek name ideal for a cute little girl. This name means bright and shining. Phoebe is the feminine form of the male name Phoebus. People love this name so much it has been in use for well over 100 years. These days, not many girls go by this name, making it ideal for parents who want their daughter's name to stand out in class.
Shakespeare made this name even more popular back in his day when he used it in one of his plays. In addition, some leading characters in TV shows such as Friends, Charmed, and The Thundermans and many others go by this name.
With two adorable nicknames, Nat and Tasha to choose from, parents will love giving this stunning name to their girls. Natasha is of Russian origin meaning born on Christmas Day. Natasha's popularity in the US was at its peak back in the 1950s, and it continued all the way to the 1980s. Today, you will not find many girls going by this name in the United States, making it a great choice for a newborn.
The immediate former United States President and his wife chose this name for their daughter though she loves going by one of its nicknames Sasha. Other celebrities with this name include actress Natasha Jane Richardson, Russian actress Natasha Schneider, and pop singer Natasha Hamilton.
Olivia is a beautiful English name that has a close relationship with the olive tree. William Shakespeare is arguably one of the reasons this name is so popular since he had a character by this name in one of his comedy plays called Twelfth Night. Olivia is very popular not only in the US but also in other English speaking countries including the UK, Canada, and Australia.
Character Olivia Pope in the TV show Scandal is arguably one of the most popular Olivias on TV today. Olivia is an awesome name and any little girl will love it. Some of this name's adorable nicknames include Livia, Liv, and Olly. Actress Olivia Wilde is one of the most famous women going by this name.
Silvia is a beautiful feminine Latin name that means spirit of the wood. However, in Roman mythology, Silvia is the goddess of the forest. Silvia has been in use in America since the 19th century. Although this name is not as common as it was a few decades back, it is a great choice for parents looking for a traditional name that does not have too many people.
This name has numerous variations, with some of the most popular including Sylvia, Silver, and Silvie. Some celebrities who go by this name include Mexican actress Silvia Pinal, Italian actress and chef Silvis Colloca, Romanian politician Silvia Adriana, and French actress Silvia Monfort. Silvia is a great name to consider, especially if you love nature.
Amelia is a beautiful name with a rich history that has roots in English and other European languages. This name means work or industrious. Some of this name's variants include Amalia, Aemilia, and Amelie. These days most parents opt to use this name as opposed to Emily. Some of its nicknames include Lia, Mel, Amy, Millie, and Mia.
Famous people, who go by this name include aviator Amelia Earhart, and feminist Amelia Bloomer. Amelia will be a great option for parents who want to encourage their daughters to work hard to achieve their goals.
Mia is a wonderful name that many consider having a very close relationship with the name Mary and is a diminutive of Maria. In Spanish and Italian, this name means mine but in Slavic, it means dear darling. Mia has been in use since the 1960s and was at the height of its fame in the 1990s. Many parents in the United States and other English speaking countries love giving this name to their daughters.
Famous people who go by this name include actress Mia Sara, Australian basketball player Mia Murray, actress Mia Kirshner, and actress Mia Wasikowska. Mia is a short and sweet name any girl would love to have.
Shelby is a very attractive name that would be ideal for a newborn. Although Shelby is one of those names we all consider feminine, some parents have started giving this name to their baby boys, thereby making it a unisex name. This name is great because parents can give it to their babies as either a surname or a given name.
In the Old Norse language, Shelby means graceful and elegant, a description many parents would wish for their daughters or sons. In 1989’s comedy-drama film Steel Magnolia, Julia Roberts played the role of a character by the name Shelby, and this made this name very popular that year and a few years after that. In addition, Jane Shelby Richardson a biophysicist goes by this name. Singer Reba McEntire chose this name for her son.
Paige is a beautiful given name ideal for little princesses. This name means young helper or young child. In medieval times, Page without the letter 'i' was a name given to male servants who were training to be knights. Today, the name Paige is a girl's name that any little girl would love to have. Its popularity in the United States was at its highest in the 20th century, since just a few girls go by this name these days.
A few notable people who go by this name include actress Paige Davis, TV anchor Paige Kelton, professional golfer Paige Mackenzie, and New Zealand professional surfer Paige Hareb. Paige is one of those one-syllable feminine names that any girl will love.
Lily is a super girly name borrowed from a flower that goes by the same name. This name means pure passion and rebirth. In the United States and other English speaking countries, Lily’s popularity was on the rise towards the close of the 20th century and is still popular among many parents opting for a flowery name.
Lillie and Lilly are two of this name's variations and they sound great. Lily is also a nickname for names such as Lillian and Liliana. Lily is also one of those names that make up great names when combined with other names such as Lily-Ann and Lily-Rose. In addition, since lilies sprout in May, the name will be great for little girls born during this time. Famous people who go by this name include actress Lily James and fashion model Lily Cole.
Brooke is an old English name meaning water or a small stream. People started using this name from the early 1950s and it is still common today. Brooke Astor is a wealthy socialite and philanthropist who most people give credit for the name's current social status. This name is without a doubt a feminine name; though in some places people consider it a gender-neutral name.
Some of the famous celebrities who go by this name include actresses Brooke Shields and Brooke Langton. In addition, celebrities Hulk Hogan, Kim Richards, Jack Palance, and Rob Blake all chose this name for their daughters.
Hailey is a beautiful English name that means coming from hales or existing in a nook. This name has several spelling variations that parents can choose from, including Haley, Hayley, Hailee, Haylie, and Halley. This feminine name will be great for a baby girl, though some parents have given it to their baby boys, making this name gender-neutral in some communities.
Back in the 1940s, child actress Hayley Mills made this name very popular, though the name's popularity was at its peak in the 1980s. Famous people who go by this name include fashion model Hailey Clauson, actress and singer Haylie Duff, actress Hayley Tamaddon, and actress Haylee Wanstall.
Briella is a modern invented name, which means a woman of God. Many people believe that this name is a diminutive of the name Gabriella, though others still consider it a modification of the name Brie and a variant of Brielle. Briella became popular between 2010 and 2011 and judging from its growing popularity, Briella will be a super popular name in future.
TV reality star Briella Calafiore is arguably one of the reasons this name is so popular today. With two nickname options, Bri, and Ella, Briella is super easy to pronounce. Any girl who will be fortunate enough to get this name will truly enjoy her name. TV personality Kim Zolciak chose this name for one of her daughters.