Baby girls are beauty personified. Sweet babbles, tiny toes, downy hair and cherubic cheeks are just a few of the breathtaking qualities little princesses possess. As they grow, darling daughters become funny, sassy, silly and sensational little ladies full of promise and passion. Whether they spend their days making mud pies, hosting tea parties or climbing to the highest heights of the jungle gym at the playground, they do it with style. They are the future of our world, and deserve nothing but the very best.
Selecting a name for a baby-to-be filled with sugar, spice and everything nice can be a daunting task. Her name needs to be one that will proclaim to the world just how precious, exquisite and enchanting she is.
Beautiful names for baby girls abound, but there are a select few that stand out above all the rest. We’ve searched far and wide to bring to you 30 of the most timeless, charming and down-right gorgeous names for the fairer sex.
The 30 most beautiful baby names of all time have been revealed, and they do not disappoint. The monikers that follow are some of the most undeniably alluring designations ever assigned to baby girls. A treasured tot would be lucky to be blessed with any one of them.
Evelyn is the English form of the French name Aveline and means wished for child. It also has origins in Irish and is a comely combination of the name Eve, which means first woman, and Lynn, which means life or living. The beauty of this name is apparent in the flow of its three syllables and its poetic sound. It was originally an English surname and a first name for boys, but has since become a beloved first name for little ladies.
At the present time, this timeless choice ranks as the 12th most popular name for girls in the United States, a spot it has held onto proudly since 2016. The highest it has ever ranked was at number 11 in the early 1900s. Celebrity parents Bruce Willis and Carey Mulligan have both selected this charming name for their darling daughters. Evie, Lynn, Eve and Eva are some to-die-for shortenings of this name that only add to its overall appeal.
Girls named Evelyn are one-of-a-kind. They are inventive, creative and hard working. They are pleasant in nature and usually have a kind word or a smile to offer to those they come in contact with. They are outspoken, strong, willful and are known to give sage advice.
Love Evelyn? Similar names to consider include Amelia, Eleanor and Olivia.
Violet is a name of Latin origin that means purple. It is also the name for vibrant flowers that bloom in late winter and early spring. This exquisite name invokes images of sunny days and romantic gardens. It is undeniably breathtaking, and isn’t going to shrink into obscurity anytime soon.
Presently, Violet ranks as the 48th most popular name for girls in the United States, and has risen 6 spots in popularity since 2017. Last year, it ranked as the 93rd most popular name for girls in Scotland and the 17th most popular name for girls on Nameberry.com. After it was chosen by former celeb couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, its popularity soared to new heights. It broke into the top 50 names for girls in 2015, and has stayed there ever since. Other famous parents who have chosen this name for their daughters include Emily Robison, Christina Milian and Dave Grohl.
Little ladies named Violet are easy-going and refined. They are wonderful at being diplomatic, and seeing other people’s points-of-view. They are known to love beautiful things and are always dressed to the nines in the latest fashions.
Viola, Poppy and Lila are similarly lovely names that those who adore the name Violet may also wish to put on their short lists.
Abigail is an Old Testament name of Hebrew origin and means my father is joyful. In the Bible, Abigail was the name of King David’s third wife: a woman who was known far and wide for her wisdom and beauty. There is a reason this name has been a popular and beloved choice for centuries: it’s drop dead gorgeous!
Currently, Abigail ranks as the 15th most popular name for girls in the United States, and is also a favorite of parents the world over.
In 2017, it ranked as the 62nd most used name for girls in Ireland and 53rd for little lassies in Scotland. The name Abigail has a rich history, and has belonged to two first ladies of the United States. Did we mention it can be shortened to Abby for a friendly, fresh take on a vintage favorite? What’s not to love about this stunning moniker?
Girls named Abigail are social butterflies, and are known to be the life of every party they attend. They are gregarious, creative and fiercely independent. They love to travel, experience new people and new places, and spread positivity everywhere they choose to go.
Adore the name Abigail? Similar names to contemplate using include Isabella, Charlotte and Samantha.
Jane is an exquisite name of English origin that means God is gracious. It’s beauty is in its simplicity and timeless quality. For centuries, Jane has been a name filled with class, style and a perfectly posh air. It has been in use since Tudor times, and has never really gone out of fashion.
At the present time, Jane ranks as the 308th most popular name for girls in the United States, and has risen 6 spots in popularity since 2017. Its use has made quite a resurgence in use over the past few years. In 1935, over 8900 babies were given the name Jane, and in 2016, there were just over 1,000 little ladies blessed with this name, but it seems that love for the name Jane is growing once again. Notable women with this name include Jane Austen, Jane Fonda and the fictional Jane Eyre.
Girls named Jane are known to be sincere, reasonable and responsible. They are open, friendly and are rarely at a loss for words. They are well-liked by their peers thanks to their happy demeanors and spontaneous lifestyles. They are musically inclined, and often have beautiful singing voices.
Adore the name Jane? Similar names to consider include Claire, Lucy and Kate.
Roxie is a ravishing diminutive of the name Roxanne. It is of Persian origin and means dawn. It is a gorgeous modern twist on the similar names Rose, Rosalind, Rosamund and Rosalee.
Presently, Roxie is a rare beauty, ranking as the 3,015th most popular name for girls in the United States, but up an impressive 952 spots since 2017. Roxie Hart is the heroine in the acclaimed Broadway musical Chicago. She may be a bit of an unconventional and wayward character, but her personality and confidence definitely pack a punch, just like this darling designation. Rocky and Rox are shortenings of this name perfect for a strong girl born to make a name for herself in the world.
Girls named Roxie are known to have extremely good heads on their shoulders. They are practical, stable and like to be in charge. Not only are they determined, self-reliant and in charge of their own fates, they know when to trust their own judgement, and when to seek advice. They are honest and direct when interacting with others and are natural leaders who are going places in life.
Those who can’t resist the name Roxie may also wish to consider the names Ivy, Ruby or Riley for their little darlings.
Sophia is an elegant name of Greek origin and means wisdom. It is a flawless, lilting choice that, like the similar names Sofia and Sophie, makes parents everywhere weak in the knees. Its soft sound flows like a gentle breeze or a babbling brook, making it one of the loveliest names to ever be assigned to a darling daughter.
Sophia was the top name for girls in the United States from 2011 until 2013, and currently ranks as the 5th most popular name for American girls. It is also a beloved choice the world over. In 2017, it ranked 18th in Ireland, 17th in Scotland, and 78th on Nameberry.com. In 2016, it ranked 11th in England and 6th in Australia.
Little ladies named Sophia are known for having a thirst for knowledge. They are always searching for ways to improve themselves, and long to leave a lasting legacy with the things they do in their lives.
They are clever, imaginative and love being outdoors. They are deep thinkers whose philosophical approaches to life make them wise beyond their years.
Seraphina, Susannah and Sienna are similar names that fans of the name Sophie may also want to put on their short lists.
Felicity is a fetching name of Latin origin and a form of the name Felicia and means good fortune, happy. This darling designation is a flowing three-syllable charmer full of heart and personality. There is no denying the fact that it's a top-notch, vintage choice that is never going out of style.
At the present time, Felicity ranks as the 464th most popular name for girls in the United States. It has risen in popularity for the past seven years straight, and love for this name doesn't show any signs of slowing down. It was the 134th most popular name on Nameberry.com in 2017 and ranked 97th in England in 2016. Flick and Fee are two simply stunning shortenings of this friendly choice. Actress Felicity Huffman and Keri Russell's character in the '90s Primetime drama are notable ladies with this delightful name.
Girls named Felicity are hard working, determined and destined for greatness. They are filled with spunk, fire and a drive to succeed. They are filled with endless confidence and infectious enthusiasm and are always striving to be their best. In short, girls with this name will run the world someday.
Adore the name Felicity? Similar names to consider include Genevieve, Hope and Grace.
Lucinda is a lovely variation of the name Lucia. It is a moniker of Latin origin and means bringer of light, and, like a sparkling diamond or luminescent pearl, it is a hidden beauty just waiting to be discovered. Lucinda is a relatively obscure name that enjoyed a brief stay in the top 200 names for girls in the late nineteenth century, but has since become a rarely-used title filled with vibrant personality and undeniable charm.
Presently, it ranks as the 3,111th most popular name for girls in the United States. It is still flying under the radar, but most likely won't stay in obscurity much longer. Before long, names as beautiful as Lucinda make themselves known, but those who snatch this one up while it's still a rarity will be known as totally cool trendsetters forevermore. Lucy, Luck, Cindy, Cinda, Lu and LuLu are various ways Lucinda can be shortened that are, simply put, perfection.
Girls named Lucinda are hard working and always finish what they start. They like routine and knowing what to expect, but are also good at going with the flow and dealing with challenges head on.
Adore it? Victoria, Adelaide and Penelope are similar names that may appeal to those who love the name Lucinda.
Rose is a flawless floral name of Latin origin that has been a beloved choice for centuries. It's the name of one of the most delicate, delightful flowers to ever grow in enchanted gardens, making it the perfect pick for growing little girl.
Presently, Rose ranks as the 123rd name for girls in the United States, and has risen 11 spots in popularity since 2017. It's also a beloved designation across the pond. In 2017, it ranked 62nd in England, 65th in Scotland and 66th in Ireland. It's a favorite middle name, especially among celebrities, and has been used in recent years by Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Jon Stewart, Eric Clapton and Ewan McGregor. In the past few years, it has become a first name option so lovely, parents the world over can't ignore it's graceful charm. Actress Rose Byrne has helped bring newfound recognition to this name in recent years.
Girls named Rose are sensitive and witty. They are sociable, affectionate, kind and thoughtful.
They love romance and are often found daydreaming about their lofty goals. They are peacemakers who spread light and joy wherever they go.
Adore the name Rose? Similar names to consider include Rosa, Rosetta, Rosemary, Rosalind, Rosalee, Rosalyn, Rosamund, Rosanne and Rosie.
The name McKenna is a simply heaven-sent name of Irish origin that means son of the handsome one. Despite its meaning, there is no record of this lilting charmer ever being assigned to a boy, at least not in the United States. The prefix Mc or Mac does, in fact, mean son of, but this doesn't change the fact that the name McKenna is feminine and elegant through and through.
At the present time, this name ranks as the 302nd most popular choice for girls in the United States. The darling shortenings Mac, Kenna, Enna and Kennie only add to its appeal, and Mackenna is an alternate spelling of the name that is far more rarely used. McKenzie and McKayla and McKiesha are other variations fans of McKenna may also want to put on their short lists.
Girls named McKenna are studious, thoughtful and fiercely independent. They have a great appreciation for literature, art, music and the beauty of the world around them. They are shy and reserved, but are great at expressing themselves through the written word. They are the poets, novelists and screenwriters of the future.
Siobhan, Madden and Madigan are similar names that those who love McKenna may also wish to consider.
Scarlett is an English surname that means bright red and was inspired by the color name Scarlet. Centuries ago, it was assigned to those who sold rich, bright fabrics, and is a vibrant, vivacious choice that today's parents simply can't resist.
At the present time, Scarlett ranks as the 17th most popular name for girls in the United States. The alternative spelling, Scarlet currently ranks 404th. Scarlett first entered the top 1,000 names for girls in 1940 after Gone With the Wind was published and the novel's heroine, Scarlett O'Hara, helped make this name become forever synonymous with passion and romance.
In recent years, actress Scarlett Johansson has made this name shine brightly once again. Every time she saunters down the red carpet or stars in a hit movie, the world falls in love with her name all over again. Within the last two years, it has ranked well within the top 100 names for girls in England, Scotland, Germany, New Zealand and Australia.
Girls named Scarlett have good heads on their shoulders. They are responsible, dependable and self-sufficient. They are natural leaders and do their best on every task they undertake.
Stella, Sienna and Sage are similar names those who adore Scarlett may also wish to consider.
Amara is an exotic and enchanting name of many different origins. In German, it means steadfast. In Italian, Igbo, Latin, Greek and African it means grace or bitter. In Sanskrit, it means immortal and in Mongolian, it means peaceful. Pronounced a-MAH-ra, this international stunner is sure to make a splash wherever and whenever it is spoken.
Currently, Amara ranks as the 141st most popular name for girls in the United States.
It was the 9th most popular name for girls on Nameberry.com in 2017, and in 2016, it was the 224th most popular name in England and the 421st most popular name in Germany. Amy, Mara and Mary are three possible nicknames for Amara that contribute to its overall pizazz and panache. In short, it's a worldwide favorite that is still flying a bit under the radar.
Girls named Amara have a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature, literature and art. They are deep thinkers who feel things intensely and love with all of their hearts. They are a ray of sunshine everywhere they go. They are social butterflies who make friends easily and see positivity in every situation.
Adore Amara? Similar names to consider include Arya, Amaya and Arabella.
Laurel is a becoming name of Latin origin that means laurel tree. It is a botanical beauty filled with personality, and a fresh alternative to the long-used name Laura. It's a botanical choice that invokes images of rustling leaves swaying in summer breezes and giggling girls scrambling to the heights of rough-yet-gentle branches.
Laurel reached its highest ranking in 1956 when it was the 241st most popular name for girls in the United States. Presently, it ranks as the 704th most popular choice for America girls. This strong and stunning name has been given to two DC comic superheroes: Laurel Kent and Laurel Gand. Additionally, the laurel wreath was a symbol of peace and success in ancient Rome.
Girls named Laurel are natural leaders, have good judgement and are known for their responsibility and self-assured natures. They are warm-hearted and understanding, but don't allow others to take advantage of them. They love to help those in need and are always looking for opportunities to brighten the days of those they come in contact with. Ladies named Laurel are, simply put, born to change the world.
Harper, Willow and Lorelei are similar names that may also appeal to those who love the name Laurel.
Isla is a name of Spanish origin and a Scottish place-name that means island. Pronounced eye-la, this exquisite name is one to watch, and is rising quickly in popularity. Need another reason to adore Isla? It's name of a majestic river that winds its way through the emerald hills of Scotland like a shimmering, silver ribbon.
Presently, it ranks as the 77th most popular name for girls in the United States, and has risen 12 spots in popularity since 2017. It is also a European favorite, and currently ranks within the top 5 names for girls in England, Wales and Scotland. The gorgeous red-headed actress Isla Fisher has likely had something to do with the spike in this name's use in recent years.
Girls named Isla are known for their energy, ambition and drive. They are strong-willed, independent and know exactly what they want out of life. Not only are they inventive and ingenious, they are full of initiative and make their own luck in life. Whether they are learning to write their name or applying to Harvard law, they give it their all. Their passion and drive leads them to reach great heights.
Ava, Mila and Ella are three similar names that those who adore the name Isla may also wish to consider.
Meadow is a nature-inspired moniker that flows like a beautiful melody and is as pretty as it is picturesque. Moms and dads-to-be who love to spend time outside camping, hiking and exploring have found what they are looking for in this breathtaking title.
Meadow currently ranks well within the top 1,000 names for American girls, and is the 610th most popular choice so far in 2018. It has risen an impressive 287 places since last year. In 2017, it was the 497th most popular name for girls in England and ranked 788th on Nameberry.com.
Girls named Meadow are known for their artistic flair and love of all things interesting.
They are always exploring, and are perpetually in search of their next great adventure. They are sensitive and feel things deeply, but are strong enough to get through the toughest of situations with courage and unwavering confidence. When struggling, girls with this name are sure to find peace and tranquility when they venture outdoors and find themselves surrounded by colorful wildflowers, singing birds and the sparkling waters of lakes, streams and oceans.
Love the name Meadow? Similar names to consider include other choices inspired by the great outdoors: Ocean, Ivy or Skye.
Orabelle is an elegant and unique variation of the Latin name Arabella, which means yielding to prayer. Those searching for a name that flows just as beautifully as the popular names Isabelle or Annabelle, but is rarely used and sure to stand out, should definitely consider this special and spectacular choice. Snatch it up before your sister-in-law discovers it!
Orabelle is a virtually unheard of choice that currently ranks as the 8,452nd name for girls in the United States. In 2017, it didn't even appear on baby name charts, meaning its an undeniably beautiful choice just waiting to be discovered. Ora, Belle, Orie, Bella and Abbie are just a few shortenings for this name that make it even more irresistible.
Girls named Orabelle are shy, reserved and love to read and be outside in the beauty of nature. They are frugal and wise and have good business sense. They are strong-willed, think for themselves and are not easily swayed by the opinions of others. They are ambitious, stylish and have a propensity to appreciate the finer things in life.
Oressa, Olanna and Ondrea are similar designations that those who have fallen for the name Orabelle may also wish to consider.
Briar is a name of English origin that means a thorny patch or thorny plant. It is a whimsical fairy-tale inspired choice filled with magic and wonder. Briar Rose was the name given to the princess Aurora by the fairies in the beloved story Sleeping Beauty. Subsequently, it was chosen by celeb parents Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen for their darling daughter.
It didn't show up on baby naming charts until 2015, but has already risen into the top 1,000 names for girls. It currently ranks 919th, and its popularity is continuing to rise. In 2017, it was the 716th most popular name for girls on Nameberry.com.
Girls named Briar are friendly and approachable. They are good-natured, talkative and fun to be around. They are known for their outgoing natures and extreme generosity. They are independent, optimistic and aren't afraid of taking risks. Girls named Briar are always up for a challenge, and conquer even the most difficult tasks with smiles on their faces. They don't take no for an answer, and are sure to lead lives filled with adventure, fun and happiness.
Wren, Emerson and Quinn are similar names that may also appeal to those who have fallen hard for the beautiful name Briar.
Cassidy is a name of Irish origin that means curly-haired or clever. Thanks to the film Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, this name has a vintage Old West feel that was given an Upper East Side edge when it was selected by Kathie Lee Gifford for her beautiful daughter. Basically, this name manages to be casual and classy, friendly and fabulous all at the same time. What more could parents-to-be ask for?
Currently, Cassidy ranks as they 355th most popular name for girls in the United States.
In 2017, it was the 327th most popular choice on Nameberry.com and in 2016, it was the 825th most popular name for tiny English dames. It puts a new twist on the name Cassandra that feels fresh and modern, yet still timeless and old-fashioned. Cassie is a shortening of this name that is undeniably gorgeous.
Girls named Cassidy are forthright, practical and fiercely independent. They are natural leaders, and their organization skills and stable natures make them the kind of authority figures others look up to and respect. They are decisive, capable and efficient. These are just a few of their qualities that ensure they will go far in life.
In love with the name Cassidy? Similar names to consider include Kennedy, Addison and Riley.
Maeve is a magnificent name with origins in Latin and Irish. It means goddess or she who intoxicates, respectively. Its one-syllable sound makes it a moniker that flows beautifully with nearly any middle and last name and a simple-yet-stunning choice.
Presently, Maeve ranks just within the top 500 names for girls in the United States at 491. In 2017, it ranked 23rd on Nameberry.com and in 2016, it was the 642nd most popular name in England. In Irish legend, Maeve is the name of the queen of the fairies: yet another reason to adore this winsome choice. Celebrities Chris O'Donnell, Lili Taylor and Kathryn Erbe have daughters who bear this lovely designation, and Maeve Binchy is the name of an acclaimed Irish author.
Girls named Maeve are friendly, sociable and charming. They are agreeable and great at compromise, but also stick to their guns when it comes to defending something they feel passionate about. They love spending time with friends and loved ones and their ability to observe the world around them and see other people's points-of-view makes them experts at doling out sage advice.
Can't get enough of the name Maeve? Similar names to consider include Mae, Nora and Molly.
Adrienne is a classic name of French origin that means dark one. It is also a variation of the male name Adrian, a long-used title of Latin origin that means man from Adria. This European stunner has been around for centuries, making it a timeless choice filled with class and style.
At the present time, Adrienne ranks as the 857th most popular name for girls in the United States. In 2017, it was the 921st most popular choice for girls on Nameberry.com. Twentieth century poet Adrienne Rich and Swedish princess Adrienne O'Neill are two sophisticated ladies who have helped this name shine in recent years. Addie, Enna, Edie, Didi and Ada are a few spectacular shortenings of this name that only add to its charm and staying power.
Girls named Adrienne are known to be sensitive, creative and idealistic. They see the world through rose-colored glasses, and can find the good in any situation. They love harmony and peace and are naturals at diffusing conflict. They spread kindness and light wherever they wander and are intuitive when it comes to recognizing the feelings and thoughts of others.
Love Adrienne? Similar names to consider include Avery, Audra and Adriana.
Colette is a captivating name of Greek origin that means victory of the people. It is also a popular French surname and a feminine variation of the name Nicholas. This chic name oozes cosmopolitan charm and, after falling out of fashion for nearly 30 years, is making a major comeback as of late.
Presently, Colette ranks as the 802nd most popular name chosen for girls in the United States. It regained a spot in the top 1,000 names for girls in 2012, and use of this name has been on the rise ever since. Coco, Lettie, and Ettie are three simply adorable nicknames that give parents-to-be yet another reason to consider the name Colette. Celebs Dylan McDermott and Constance Zimmer have daughters named Colette, and Courteney Cox and her ex David Arquette have a daughter named Coco.
Girls named Colette are gracious, reserved, poised and sophisticated. They are clever, capable and easy-going.
They are spontaneous and fun, but can also be quiet and reserved before they feel comfortable with a new person or new situation. They love to read, and can often be found snuggled up with a good book.
Cosette, Claire and Charlotte are three similar choices that may also appeal to fans of the name Colette.
Simone is a polished name of Hebrew origin that means one who hears. It is also a French feminine variation of the name Simon. In short, it's a sleek, sophisticated choice sure to fit a posh little princess perfectly.
Presently, Simone ranks as the 1,335th most popular name for girls in the United States. The 2016 summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil helped this name shoot into the spotlight thanks to beloved gymnast Simone Biles (who brought home a record-breaking four medals) and inspirational swimmer Simone Manuel (the first African American female swimmer to ever win gold.)
Celebrities Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates have little ladies named Simone, and comedian Chris Rock selected Simone for the middle name of one of his darling daughters. Simona is another variation of the this name that is currently popular in Italy, and definitely worth considering.
Girls named Simone are sensitive, quick-minded, witty and affectionate. They are kind-hearted, romantic and love to daydream. They don't like conflict, and are natural peacemakers. They adore music and are often talented singers and musicians.
Sloane, Stella and Naomi are similar names those who love the name Simone may also contemplate putting on their short lists.
Aurora is an enchanting name of Latin origin and means dawn. It is the name of the Roman goddess of the sunrise, and, according to legend, the dewdrops that leave the world sparkling as the sun comes up are made of her tears. If this story isn't enough of a reason to adore this name, it's also the royal moniker of the fictional princess from the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty.
Presently, Aurora ranks as the 36th most popular name for girls in the United States, and has risen 12 spots in popularity since 2017. Aurora is currently a worldwide favorite. In 2017, it ranked 96th in Scotland and 8th on Nameberry.com. In 2016, it ranked 105th in England, 78th in Australia and 2nd in Italy. Gilmore Girls fans will be all about the nickname Rory, and even those who don't adore the show won't be able to resist this simply stellar shortening.
Girls named Aurora are refined and graceful. They are stylish trendsetters, and their magnanimous personalities make them the kind of people everyone loves to be around. They see the world differently from most, and often offer unique perspectives and wise advice.
Ariel, Ayanna and Phoebe are similar names that those who fancy the name Aurora may also want to contemplate using.
Gemma is an undeniably gorgeous name of Italian origin that means gem, jewel or precious stone. It has been a beloved by parents in England for decades, and reached its height of popularity across the pond in the 1980s, but didn't register on American baby naming charts until 2008. Since its appearance, Gemma has skyrocketed into well within to top 500 names for girls stateside. It combines the popular names Emma and Jenna to form a fresh, fun name full of charm and personality.
Presently, it ranks as the 288th most popular name for girls in the United States and was the 80th most popular name on Nameberry.com in 2017. Jemma is an alternative spelling that currently ranks as the 546th most popular choice for American girls. Actresses Kristin Davis and Catherine Bell both have daughters named Gemma.
Girls named Gemma are expressive, social people who spread light and joy wherever they roam. They are confident, friendly and rarely run out of things to say.
They love being around people, thrive in social environments and are well-liked due to their spontaneous and fun-loving personalities.
Jade, Opal and Pearl are similar names that those who treasure the name Gemma may also wish to consider.
Florence is a radiant and refined name of Latin origin that means blooming, flourishing or prosperous. It is also a city in Italy known for its impressive architecture and quaint charm. What better name to bestow upon a beautiful baby girl?
Presently, it ranks as the 919th most popular name for girls in the United States and has risen a whopping 128 spots since 2017. It reached its height of popularity at the turn of the century, and was in the top 10 names for girls from 1886 until 1906 after which its popularity rapidly declined. It hasn't been in the top 1,000 names for girl since 1981...until now. Florence Nightingale was a bold and brave nursing pioneer who got her name from the city where she was born, and Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine has helped give this name a cool, modern edge.
Girls named Florence are dignified, responsible and reserved. They love the finer things in life and are usually decked out in the latest fashions. They love art, philosophy, literature and music, and are often talented writers and singers. They are deep thinkers who harbor a desire to make sense of the world around them.
Vienna, Constance and Paris are similar names that may appeal to fans of the name Florence.
Josephine is a French feminine variation of the name Joseph and means Jehovah increases or God shall add. It is name full of class and character that sounds somehow soft and strong at the same time.
Presently, Josephine ranks as the 165th most popular name for girls in the United States. It was the 64th most popular name on Nameberry.com in 2017 and in 2016, it ranked 253rd in England and 51st in Germany. Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women features the strong female character Josephine March, more commonly known as Jo. She is fearless, before her time and the perfect heroine for a little girl to emulate. Josephine (Joey) Potter was played by Katie Holmes on the '90s television show Dawson's Creek and helped give this name an effortlessly cool, quirky edge. Additionally, the exotic and talented Josephine Baker was a singer and dancer who made this name sizzle.
Girls named Josephine love behind surrounded by the beauty of nature and by those they love. They are sociable, fun to be around and idealistic. They are talented poets, have a way with words, and express themselves through writing in ways few others can.
Genevieve, Olivia and Alexandra are similar names that may also appeal to those who adore the name Josephine.
Liberty is a gorgeous word name that means the state of being free or the power or scope to act as one pleases. It is not as common as some of the other oft-used virtue names such as Faith, Hope, Honor and Charity, but is certainly one of the prettiest. It was wildly popular after the Revolutionary war among Puritan colonies, and was regularly used once again by freed African-American slaves at the end of the Civil War. Since the end of World War One, the name Liberty has fallen into relative obscurity, making it the perfect choice for parents in search of a name that is as rare as it is lovely.
Currently, Liberty ranks as the 926th most popular name for girls in the United States. In 2017, it was the 568th most popular name on Nameberry.com, and in 2016, it was the 44th most popular name for English girls. Libby is a sweet shortening that is as adorable as it is comely.
Girls named Liberty are positive, independent and self-assured. They are creative, inventive and possess a contagious optimism that makes them a joy to be around.
They are practical, agreeable and born to make the world a better, happier place.
Harmony, Justine and Serenity are similar names that those who adore the name Liberty may also wish to consider.
Caroline is a French feminine variation of the name Charles, which means free man. It is a prim, proper name that is sophisticated without being stuffy. It combines two popular names from the past, Carol, which means joyous song and Linda, which means pretty, to create a fresh, fabulous name with a rich history and a lovely sound.
Presently, Caroline ranks as the 81st most popular name for girls in the United States, the same spot it held last year. In 2017, it ranked 54th on Nameberry.com, and in 2016, it was the 131st most popular name chosen for girls in Germany. It is a regal, radiant choice that inspired Neil Diamond's 1969 hit Sweet Caroline. Other variations of this name include the soft-sounding Carolyn and the more feminine option, Carolina.
Girls named Caroline are creative, versatile and full of life. They are adored by all who know them thanks to their clever wit, clear charm and love of fun. When they set their minds to something, they are sure to succeed. They possess an unparalleled zest for life, and their days are filled with adventure and new experiences.
Those who adore the name Caroline may also wish to consider the similar classic names, Carissa, Anna or Madeline.
Davina is a darling name of Hebrew origin that means little deer. It is a divine feminine variation of the name David that, along with the names Davida and Davinia, is a popular choice among Scottish parents. This name is rare, unique and fresh without being strange. Those searching for a gorgeous option that isn't likely to be overused have met their match in the name Davina.
It entered the top 1,000 names for girls in the United States in 2016, and currently ranks as the 586th most popular choice, up 34 spots since last year. In 2017, it ranked 651st on Nameberry.com and in 2016 it was the 423rd most popular choice for German girls. Vina, Davie and Avi are three simply sensational shortenings for this charming choice.
Girls named Davina are kind, loving and drawn to children. They have an affinity for music, and will most likely excel in singing or other melodic pursuits if given the opportunity to do so. They are compassionate, harmonious and tactful, and live life to the fullest each and every day. They love helping those in need, and often dedicate their lives to serving others in some capacity.
Delilah, Dahlia and Danica are similar names fans of the name Davina may also wish to consider.
Chloe is a gorgeous name of Greek origin that means young green shoot. Its use dates all the way back to the 17th century. Not only is this name an alternative for the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility, Demeter, it is also an obscure biblical moniker. In short, this name has an impressive past. It reached its height of popularity in 2009 when it ranked as the 9th most popular name for girls.
At the present time, Chloe ranks as the 20th most popular name for American girls, and is up 1 spot in popularity since 2017. It is interesting to note that Chloe currently ranks as the 418th most popular name for boys in the United States, and is up a very impressive 361 spots in popularity in 2017, making it an on-trend gender-neutral choice. Khloe is alternative spelling that has become much more commonly used in recent years thanks to the ultra-famous Kardashian sister with the same name.
Girls named Chloe are known for their idealistic, creative and sensitive natures.
They are in tune with the needs of others and often jump in when help is needed without being asked. They see the best in others and, as a result, bring out the good qualities in those they interact with. They are shy and reserved, but unafraid to go after what they want.
Mia, Ava and Zoe are similar names that may also appeal to fans of the name Chloe.