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30 Of The Most Attractive Baby Girl Names Moms Wish They'd Thought Of

When choosing a name for a little girl, most moms put a lot of thought and consideration into it. Some moms search endlessly. They read every baby name book, every article, and get tons of unwanted opinions about what they should choose to name their child. Naming a baby can sometimes be challenging, but that is something that we all already knew. Occasionally, after we thought that we had picked the perfect name for our baby girl, we will hear another name that makes us feel like maybe we didn’t choose the “perfect” name after all. This doesn’t happen to everyone, but it does happen to some moms.

Have you ever named your little one just to hear a better name after it was already too late switch names? It leaves you thinking, “Where was this name when I was naming my daughter?” There are thousands upon thousands of name out there, so it’s not surprising that sometimes certain names just slip our mind.

Today, we are here with an amazing list of names so that the perfect name doesn’t slip you by again. We have 30 baby girl names mom wish they would have used first. Continue reading to see what they are!

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30 Arya

Ayra is a beautiful and unique name for a baby girl. It is of Persian origin and means friend and faithful. It is three syllables and is pronounced as ah-ree-uh. This name is so unique that there are only about 11,000 people who were born with Arya as their first name in the United States since 1880. Since it is so rare, it is understandable how a person could forget about this lovely name. This name is at number 1 on the Names Inspired By The Game of Thrones Names list, and number 100 on the Modern Girl Names list.

29 Layla

Layla would make the perfect name for a little girl. It is of Arabic origin and means night or dark beauty. It has two-syllables and it is pronounced as Lay-la. Even though there have been 75,000 other parents, within the United States since 1880, who thought this name was gorgeous does not mean there is no room for one more baby girl with this name. Layla is at number 10 on the Girl Names Of The 2010s list, number 11 on the Modern Girl Names list, and number 2 on the Arabic Girl Names List.

28 Zoey

Zoey is such an adorable name that often gets left forgotten when people are choosing names for their children. Regardless of that, it is still a great name to give to a little girl. It is of Greek origin and means life, and new life is what you either will be bringing or have already brought into this world. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as Zoh-ee. There are about only 71,000 babies who have been given this name at birth in the United States since 1880. It is at number 27 on the Girl Names Of The 2010s list, number 8 on the Modern Girl Names list, and number 37 on the Greek Girl Names list.

27 Aurora

Aurora is a very beautiful name for a little girl. It may even make some moms jealous that they didn’t think of this fabulous name first when they were choosing a name for their precious daughter. It is of Latin origin and means Goddess of The Dawn. There are almost only 48,000 babies who were born with this Aurora as their first name in the United States since 1880. It is on quite a few popularity charts as well including number 9 on Names Inspired By Disney, number 2 on the Names Inspired By Roman Myths, number 64 for Vintage Girl Names, and number 50 on the Latin Inspired Girl Name list.

26 Addison

Assidon is a wonderful name to give a little girl. It is of English and Scottish origin and means Son of Adam. Try not to take that meaning literally because Addison is a gender-neutral name. It is a three syllable name and is pronounced ad-uh-suhn. There about 123,000 baby girls who were born with this lovely first name since 1880 in the United States alone. It is on quite a few charts as well such as being at number 17 on the Girls Names of The 2010s list, number 50 on the Girl Names of The 2000s, number 5 on the Modern Girl Names list, and number 48 on the Unisex Names list.

25 Hannah

Hannah is a very beautiful Hebrew name for a baby girl. While it is a more common now, it really took up in popularity after the series 13 Reasons Why came out. It happens to mean grace, which is a very lovely meaning. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as Han-nah. There about 422,000 babies who were born in the United States since 1880 that have Hannah as their first name. Hannah also happens to be Dakota Fanning’s first real name. It is at number 79 on the Most Popular Girl Names list and number 15 on the Hebrew Girl Names list.

24 Nova

The name Nova always reminds me of the Supernova. It is a beautiful Latin name that means new. Having a baby is definitely bringing in a bunch of new everything! This meaning makes for the perfect name for any little girl. That would be why some moms are attracted to this fabulous girls name. There are only about 14,000 babies who were born with this first name Nova since 1880 in the United States. That fact alone makes this name very unique. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as No-va – just like it is spelled.

23 Brooklyn

Brooklyn isn’t just a place in New York, it is also an amazing name for a baby girl. It’s combining the two name, Brooke, and Lynn. There are only about 94,000 babies who were born with this lovely first name since 1880 in the United States alone. So, that is not counting anywhere else on the globe where this name is used. Brooklyn is an American name that means broken land and a borough in New York. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as Brook-lin. It is at number 28 on the Girl Names of The 2010s list, number 9 on the Modern Girl Names list, and number 27 on the American Girl Names list.

22 Aaliyah

Aaliyah is a very beautiful name, and every time I hear it I can’t help but think of the late R&B singer named Aaliyah. She was a gorgeous young woman who had some amazing vocals. It is an Arabic name that means high and sublime. If you are a millennial, you may already have a soft spot in your heart for this lovely name. It is three syllables and is pronounced as Ah-lee-yah. There are about 79,000 babies who were given the name Aaliyah when they were born since 1880 in the United States. It is at number 45 on Girl Names of The 2010s list, number 3 on Girl Names Inspired by Musicians, number 15 on the Modern Girl Names list, and number 1 on the Arabic Girl Names list.

21 Willow

Willow is a wonderful name for a little girl that is of English origin. It happens to mean intuitive and flexible. Intuitive is a fantastic meaning for a girl’s name. Most girls are intuitive, to begin with, but a name like this may increase that ability. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as Will-o. There have only been about 24,000 babies who have been born with the first name Willow since 1880 in the United States. There is a singer with this name as well; Willow Smith – the daughter of the musician and actor Will Smith. It is a number 6 on the Girl Names Inspired by Musicians list, and number 88 on the Modern Girl Names list.

20 Gianna

Gianna is a very beautiful name that is of Italian origin that you could have chosen to name your daughter. It happens to mean God is gracious. It is a three-syllable name and it is pronounced as Gee-ahn-ah. There are a total of about only 60,000 babies who have been born since 1880 in the United States who were given this first name Gianna. But that only includes the United States. It is at number 32 on the Modern Girl Names list, and number 16 on the Italian Girl Names list.

19 Quinn

Quinn is a very beautiful gender-neutral name that even fits perfectly with a little girl. The name Quinn sometimes seems to escape our minds at times since it is not that common. I know it slipped my mind, how about you? But that doesn’t make it any less of a great name! It is an Irish name that means chief. It is one syllable and it is pronounced as Kwin. There are only about 55,000 in the United States who were given the first name Quinn since the year 1880. It is at number 58 on the Modern Girl Names list, number 101 on the Unisex Names list, and number 36 on the Irish Girl Names list.

18 Cora

Cora just sounds so sweet and innocent. That name is not as unique as some of the other names on this list, but it is still a great name in general. There are about 129,000 people who were given the lovely name Cora at birth since 1880 in the United States. It is of Greek, American, and English origin and it means heart or maiden. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced just as it is written out – Cor-a. Cora is at number 7 on the Girl Names From The 1890s list, number 23 on the Girl Names From The 1880s, number 23 on the Vintage Girl Names list, and number 28 on the Greek Girl Names list.

17 Ariana

Ariana is an adorable name that you could have chose for your baby girl. It is still a rarely used name even though there have been a total of about 93,000 people who have been born with Ariana as their first name since 1880 in the United States. It is of English, Greek, and Italian origins and it happens to mean very holy. It is a four syllable name that is pronounced as Ah-ree-ah-na. When you think of this wonderful name, you may also think about the beautiful singer Ariana Grande. It is at number 16 on the Names Inspired By Musicians list, number 36 on the Modern Girl Names list, and number 11 on the Italian Girl Names list.

16 Ivy

Ivy is a fabulous name that always reminds me of Poison Ivy from the Batman movies and comics. It is an English name and it means the climber and the plant Ivy also happens to be a symbol of friendship. Who knew that a plant that is known to mean friendship also happens to be very itchy to many people out there? This is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as Eye-vee. There are only about 48,000 people who were given this wonderful first name at birth since 1880 in the United States. That makes this name fairly rare. Ivy also happens to be a gender-neutral name, even though it is more commonly used for girls, and is even at number 110 on the Unisex Names chart.

15 Serenity

Serenity is a very gorgeous name for a beautiful little girl. There are only about 50,000 babies who were given this unique name when they were born since 1880 in the United States. It is of American, Latin, and English origin and it means peaceful disposition. I knew one couple personally who gave this lovely name to their beautiful little girl and they never regretted it. It is a four syllable name that is pronounced as suh-ren-it-ee. Serenity also happens to be at number 22 on the Modern Girl Names list.

14 Rylee

Rylee is such a fabulous gender-neutral name. It still works great as a name for a daughter. Most people are used to the spelling variation of Riley. There are only about 50,000 people in the United States since 1880 who have this as their first name. It is of American and Irish origins and it means valiant and courageous. People with this name tend to grow up to be highly inspirational. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as Rye-lee. Rylee happens to be at number 36 on the Modern Girl Names list, number 107 on the Unisex Names list, and number 27 on the Irish Girl Names list.

13 Hadley

Hadley is a wonderful name for a baby girl that also happens to be very unique. It’s so unique that there are only about 24,000 babies who were born with this as their first name since 1880 in the United States alone. It is of American and English origins and it means Heather clearing. It is a two-syllable name and it is pronounced as Had-lee – just like it is spelled. Hadley also happens to be a gender-neutral name, but it seems more fitting for a girl rather than a boy. It is even at number 182 on the Unisex Names list, and number 49 on the Modern Girl Names list.

12 Kylie

Thanks to the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie is a very popular name these days. Who wouldn’t want their daughter to become very successful like the fabulous Kylie Jenner? People with this name have a personality trait regarding growing up to be successful. There are about 105,000 people in the United States who were born with the first name Kiley since the 1880s. It is of America, Celtic, and Gaelic origins and it happens to mean slender. It is a two syllable name and it is pronounced as Ky-lee. Kylie is also at number 43 on the Modern Girl Names list.

11 Lyla

Lyla is such a sweet and innocent name that you could have given to your daughter. Since Lyla is so unique, there have only been about 26,000 people who have been born with this as their first name in the United States since 1880. It is an Arabic, Scottish, Hebrew, and English name that happens to mean island girl, dark beauty, or one who weakens another. Try not to let that last meaning scare you away from the beauty of this name. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as Lie-la. It also happens to be at number 71 on the Vintage Girl Names list.

10 Sienna

Sienna is such a wonderful name for a baby girl. It is of English, Latin, and Italian origin and it means old, to be old, or reddish brown. It is a three-syllable name and it is pronounced as See-en-ah. Sienna is a unique name for a daughter. It’s so unique that there are only about 23,000 babies who have been born with this same first name since 1880 in the United States. People with this name usually have the amazing personality trait to become great achievers in life. Sienna is at number 76 on the Modern Girl Names list, and number 25 on the Italian Girl Names list.

9 Alexa

Alexa is a very beautiful name for any little girl to have. It is of Greek, Latin, and American origins and it happens to mean defender of men. With that meaning, any girl should be ready to take on the world. It is three syllable name and is pronounced as Ah-lehks-ah. There are about 119,000 people who were born with the first name Alexa in the United States since 1880. Alexa is at number 48 on the Girl Names of The 2010s list, number 46 on the Modern Girl Names list, and number 19 on the American Girl Names list.

8 Alyssa

Alyssa is a very lovely name that is hard not to fall in love with! It is of English and Greek origin and it means noble one and rational. It is a three-syllable name and it is pronounced as uh-lihs-uh. This is one of the more common names on this list, even though it’s still technically not all that common. There are about 303,000 people who have been born in the United States since 1880 who have Alyssa for their first name. A famous Alyssa would be the actress Alyssa Milano. This name is at number 120 on the Most Popular Girl Names list, number 1 on the Names Inspired by Actresses list, and number 15 on the Greek Girl Names list.

7 Khloe

Khloe is another name borrowed from the Kardashian-Jenner clan that you cannot help but love. It is of Greek origin and means young green shoot. Khloe is a spelling variation of the more popular Chloe. With this spelling variation, the “K” gives it a unique feel to this traditional name. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as Kloh-ee. There are only about 35,000 people who have this first name spelled this exact same way in the United States since 1880. This name is at number 29 on the Modern Girl Names list.

6 Evie

Evie is a beautiful name for a little girl. Moms could break it down even further to get Eve, but the “-ie” at the end makes is sound super sweet and innocent. It is of English origin and means that it is a diminutive of Eve. It is a two-syllable name that you pronounce it is Ee-vee or EV-ee. I personally think it sounds better with the “-ee” sounding to it. This name is so unique and rare that there are only about 12,000 people who actually have Evie as their first name in the United States since 1880. It also happens to be at number 61 on the Vintage Girl Names list.

5 Mya

Mya is a gorgeous name that you could have given to your daughter, or could still give to your daughter is she is yet to arrive. It is an American name that means beloved, great, spring, drop of the sea, and pearl. That is pretty many wonderful meanings that are packed inside this one tiny name. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as My-ah. It is so unique that there are only about 52,000 people who have been born with Mya as their first name in the United States since 1880. Mya is at number 4 on the Names Inspired By Musicians list, number 39 on the Modern Girl Names list, and number 47 on the American Girl Names list.

4 Teagan

Teagan is a very lovely name for a little girl. It is typically spelled as Teegan, so this way is very, very unique. It is so rare, that there are only about 1,000 people who were born with this spelling variation this way since 1880 in the United States. It is of Celtic, Gaelic, and Irish origin. Teagan means poet and storyteller. This name can slip right our minds at times because of its rarity, but this is a name that you can’t help but think, “Where was Teagan at when I named my daughter?” If you haven’t thought that before, you may be now! It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as Tee-gin.

3 Trinity

Trinity is a fabulous name for a baby girl. It is of English and Latin origin and means Unity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. So, if you haven’t had your little girl yet and have been looking for a name that has a religious meaning, you may want to consider Trinity. And if you accidentally overlooked this name in the past, maybe your daughter will be a big sister one day. It is a three-syllable name that is pronounced as Trin-uh-tee. There about 77,000 people in the United States who have this as their first name since the year 1880. It happens to be at number 33 on the Modern Girl Names list, number 5 on Girl Names Unique to Alaska, and number 30 on the Girls Names Unique To Nevada list.

2 Marley

Marley is a fantastic gender-neutral name that is more commonly used for baby girls. It is of English origin and means from the boundary field or pleasant. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as Mahr-lee. This name is so rare and underused in the United States that there are only about 25,000 people who have been given the first name Marley in the U.S. since the year 1880. When people think of this name, their minds may drift the late musician Bob Marley. This name is at number 78 on the Modern Girl Names list and number 184 on the Unisex Names list.

1 Luna

Luna is a very lovely and sweet name for an adorable baby girl. It is of Latin and Italian origins and it happens to mean the moon. Some people call Luna the Goddess of The Moon. It is a two-syllable name and it is pronounced as Loo-na. Girl’s with this name tend to grow to be popular, social butterflies. It is so rare and unique that there are about only 21,000 babies who have been born with the first name Luna in the United States since the year 1880. It is at number 77 on the Vintage Girl Names list, and number 27 on the Italian Girl Names list.

References: Babycenter.com, Names.org, Ohbabynames.com, Pronouncenames.com

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