Picking a baby name is the first of many major decisions mom and dad will need to make when it comes to their soon-to-be bundle of joy. A child’s name stays with them for the rest of their life, so it needs to be perfect. Some parents love common names, while others love super unique names. It all depends on what the parents think is best for the little one. Although long and glamorous names are fitting for many little girls, the simple and short baby names are just as lovely.
Sometimes the best things come in small packages! If parents are expecting a girl, we have compiled a list of 30 simple baby girl names that are so actually SO stunning. We have included a list of several middle name ideas for each name to take the extra work out of this stressful decision. We have a name for just about anyone to love. Some of these names are rare while others are used often. On the other hand, some of these names have sweet name meanings while others have simple name meanings. We have narrowed down the best of the best short and simple baby names.
Ivy, according to BabyCenter means ivy plant, and is #72 in popularity. This name has been rising in popularity since 2010, but it is not an overused name quite yet. We love this name because it is easy to spell and rolls off the tongue beautifully. This is a great name for parents to choose if they are nature lovers or if they love simple names that are still gorgeous. Some first and middle name ideas for the name Ivy are: Ivy Claire, Ivy Eloise, Ivy Madeline, Ivy Margret, Ivy Samantha, and Ivy Faye. This is a perfect name for any little sweetheart.
Cora, according to BabyCenter means filled heart and is #76 in popularity for 2019. This name is absolutely stunning when said out loud and is easy to spell. We know your future Cora will adore this name. Some first and middle name ideas for Cora are: Cora Penelope, Cora Kennedy, Cora Cheyenne, Cora Harmony, Cora Janine and Cora Elizabeth. We know your future Cora will be a beautiful addition to your family. Her smile will light up every room she walks into and her giggle will be contagious. This is a perfect name for a little girl because it will grow beautifully with her as she ages.
Ella, according to BabyCenter means beautiful fairy woman. We love this name because it is girly and sweet. The name Ella is #15 on BabyCenter’s popularity list for 2019. Your future Ella may have her name shortened to Ellie or El, which we think are super adorable nicknames. Ella Reese, Ella Tess, Ella Daisy, Ella Rebekah, Ella Gabrielle and Elle Nicole are some first and middle name ideas for this lovely name. We know your Ella will be the apple of mommy’s eye and daddy’s best friend. Ella is a perfect name for any sibling group. Your Ella will fit in just perfectly with a Sophia, Madison, Jacob or Grayson.
Olive, according to BabyCenter is a form of Oliver. This name is #511 in popularity for 2019 which makes it super uncommon. This is a great name for parents who are in the market for unique and fun names. Olive Genevieve, Olive Ainsley, Olive Gabrielle, Olive Claudia and Olive Katherine. Your future Olive will be the class clown who always wants to have a good time. She will love making everyone laugh, especially her siblings. No matter what your Olive does in her future, she will do it well and with her whole heart. She will be a hard worker who wants to make her mom and dad proud.
The name June is a great option for parents who don’t like names that get shortened into nicknames. The name June is short, sweet, easy to spell and super easy to pronounce. June, meaning from June, is #410 in popularity for 2019. Whether you future June is an accountant or a fashion designer, she will put her whole heart and soul into it. June Rosalie, June Gabrielle, June Elinor, June Fiona and June Colette are first and middle name suggestions that we think are too sweet. Your future June will be a sweetheart who has a heart of gold.
Rhea, according to BabyCenter is #992 in popularity for 2019. This is an uncommon name, which is a great option for many parents. Rhea means rivers, and can also be spelled Rea. Some first and middle name ideas for the name Rhea are: Rhea Willow, Rae Abigail, Rae Samantha, Rae Sydney, Rae Lauren, Rae Clara and Rae Robyn. This is a sweet name that is easy to spell and pronounce. Your little Rhea will be a fun spirited little girl who may test your patience every now and again, but will resort back to being a sweet and snuggly little girl at the perfect timing.
Paige, means assistant and is #410 in popularity, according to BabyCenter. We love the name Paige because it is a name that would be fitting for any little girl. This name grows beautifully with a baby girl as she grows into a fun-loving child and woman. Some first and middle name ideas for the name Paige are: Paige Michelle, Paige Alexandra, Paige Juliette, Paige Brianna and Paige Allison. Paige is a name that is not overused at the moment, which is a great option for many parents-to-be. Paige is easy to pronounce and rolls off the tongue beautifully.
Isla, meaning Ireland, is a baby name that is oh-so sweet. With cute nicknames like Is or Issy, who can resist this name! Isla, according to BabyCenter, means Ireland and is #120 in popularity for 2019. This is a unique and cool sounding baby girl name. Some first and middle name ideas for Isla are: Isla Maeve, Isla Brienne, Isla Genevieve, Isla Rosalie, Isla Penelope, Isla Willow and Isla Evangeline. Isla is a name that even your mother-in-law will say “aww” to! If you’re in the market for that name that stands out in a crowd, this is a perfect option.
We adore the name Bree because it is easy to spell, pronounce and remember! The name Bree jumped 1,499 spots in popularity over this past year, making it #410 in popularity. Bree means hill and is the perfect name for any little girl. Whether your future Bree grows up to be a nurse or an author, she will wear this name well. Bree Nicole, Bree Gianna, Bree Madalyn, Bree McKenzie, Bree Everly, and Bree Serena are some potential first and middle name ideas for this name. We guarantee that she will adore her name as she grows up. The name Bree is simply stunning.
Mia, according to BabyCenter means mine or wished-for-child in Latin. This name has been in the top ten baby names since 2010, currently sitting at #7 for 2019. We love this name because it rolls off the tongue beautifully and is easy to spell and pronounce. If you don’t mind overused names, this is a perfect choice for any little girl. The name Mia is elegant, fun and super sweet. Some first and middle name ideas for Mia are: Mia Scarlet, Mia Paige, Mia Evelyn, Mia Naomi, Mia Adele, Mia Jocelyn, Mia Sofia, Mia Lydia and Mia Arianna. We think this name would look adorable on any little lady.
Zoe (also spelled Zoey) is #46 in popularity according to BabyCenter. Zoe is a Greek name, meaning life. Your future Zoe will be a sweet girl who loves making friends and helping others. This is a great name regardless of what your little Zoe will be when she grows up. The name Zoe is fitting for a teacher, musician, chemist or even a professional athlete. Some first and middle name ideas for the name Zoe are: Zoe Olivia, Zoe Elena, Zoe Sasha, Zoe Isbobel, Zoe Natasha and Zoe Janine. We know this is a name your future Zoe will adore as she grows up.
BabyCenter states that the name Sara, meaning princess, is #56 in popularity for 2019. Sara (also spelled Sarah) is a sweet name that will make everyone say “awwww”. A few first and middle name ideas for the name Sara are: Sara Eloise, Sara Eve, Sara Harlow, Sara Morgan and Sara Meghan. We know your future Sara will be very successful in whatever she does in her life. Whether she grows up to be a cosmetologist or a surgeon, she will do the job well and with her whole heart. Her sweet smile and bright eyes will melt everyone’s heart.
Quinn is a name that we believe is a great option for parents who love shorter names that are not too feminine. Quinn is a gender neutral name that is strong, gorgeous and great for any little gal. BabyCenter tells us that the name Quinn simply means wise, and is #106 on the popularity charts for 2019. This name is a name that pairs well with just about any last name. Some first and middle name ideas for Quinn are: Quinn Aliah, Quinn Evelyn, Quinn Brielle, Quinn Tiana, and Quinn Winter. This is a name that your little girl will adore.
Grace, according to BabyCenter, means generosity and goodness. Your little Grace may given the nickname Gracie, which is a super sweet and fun nickname. Your future Grace will live up to her name meaning by being a good little girl who has a heart of gold. Some first and middle name ideas for Grace are: Grace Emelia, Grace Bridget, Grace Loralee, Grace Noelani, and Grace Summer. Your Grace will complete or add to your family perfectly. Her sweet smile and contagious giggle will warm everyone’s heart. This is a name that will win both mom and dad over instantly.
If you are in the market for names inspired by nature, the name Lilly is a perfect choice. Just like a lily flower, your little Lilly will be beautiful and stand out. Lilly (also spelled Lily) is #86 on BabyCenter’s popularity chart and means Lily. This name is perfect to add into any sibling group. Your little Lilly will fit right in with sisters named Emma, Olivia, and Abigail or bothers named Liam, Owen or Jacob. Some first and middle name ideas for Lilly are: Lilly Jean, Lilly Margret, Lilly Nicole, Lilly Rachelle, and Lilly Beth. We adore this name.
Kira, according to BabyCenter means light, and is #284 in popularity as we start the year 2019 (a 120 spot jump from 2018!) This name is sweet and super fun. We know your future Kira will be a successful, beautiful, and kind person who will go so far in her life. Some first and middle name ideas for the name Kira are: Kira River, Kira Loren, Kira Brooke, Kira Elizabeth, and Kira Taylor. Kira can also spell Keira if you are looking for alternative name spellings. We know that this is a name that even the in-laws will swoon over!
Ali is such a sweet and simple name for your soon-to-be princess! Ali can also be spelled Aly, Aleigh, or Allie. This name is #750 in popularity and currently does not have a name meaning. Your future Ali will be an awesome sister to a Logan, Eli or Addison. Ali is a perfect choice because it is easy to spell, easy to pronounce and rolls off the tongue oh-so perfectly. This is a name that ages well with any little girl as she grows into a lovely woman. Some of the many first and middle name options for this name are: Ali Maria, Ali Nevaeh, Ali Lennox, Ali Amelia and Ali Finlay,
Tia, according to BabyCenter, means princess, and is #410 in popularity as we start off 2019. Your future little princess will win the hearts of everyone who knows her. She will have a smile that will light up any room and a giggle that will make everyone smile. This is a great name option if you are in the market for a sweet name but not one that is overused. Tia is easy to spell and pronounce, which is a huge plus for many parents. Tia Josephine, Tia Violet, Tia Catherine, Tia Colette, Tia Anne, and Tia Kate are some first and middle name options for this name.
Maya is currently at #57 in popularity, according to BabyCenter. The name Maya is Latin for great or larger. We think this is a great name choice because it is too adorable to pass up. Your in-laws and BFF’s will go ga-ga over this name! Some first and middle name ideas for the name Maya are: Maya Joy, Maya Claire, Maya Daisy, Maya Haleigh, and Maya Wrenn. Whether she is a girly girl or a tom boy, she will wear this name well. Your future Maya will be the girl everyone wants to be friends with due to her loving heart.
Ruby, meaning a red ruby jewel, is a great name for a little girl. BabyCenter states that Ruby is #106 on the popularity charts for 2019, which makes it not overly used. Your little Ruby will be the girl everyone wants to be friends with and all of her teachers adore. This is the perfect name for any little lady because it will grow perfectly with her as she ages. Some first and middle name ideas for the name Ruby are: Ruby Elizabeth, Ruby Hannah, Ruby Celeste, Ruby Miranda, Ruby Alexandra, Ruby Lucinda, and Ruby Isabella. Trust us, your family will love this name.
Piper, according to BabyCenter, means a pipe player, and is #74 in popularity. Your future Piper will complete or add to your beautiful family just perfectly. We think your Piper will be spunky, outgoing and super sweet! This is a name that is fitting for any little girl as she grows into a woman. Piper Jean, Piper Noelle, Piper Vivienne, Piper Marie and Piper Noelani are some first and middle names that we think are just about perfect. This is a name that sounds great in any sibling group too. Your Piper would be a silly little sister to a Nora or a super loving big sister to an Ava!
Coral is a great name option for parents who love unique and fun names. Coral, according to Babycenter is #1,176 in popularity for 2019 and means small stone. This is a great nature inspired name that everyone will adore. This unique name will age beautifully with your little girl as she grows. Coral Jean, Coral Veronica, Coral Angelica, Coral Delilah, Coral Taylor, and Coral Grace are some first and middle name options we love. Whether your Coral grows up to be a psychiatrist, artist, or chemist, she will do her job with her whole heart. This name is a win-win.
Rose, meaning rose bush, is a super sweet and feminine name choice. Rose is #166 on BabyCenter’s popularity list for 2019. This name is short, sweet, and perfect. We know your in-laws will fall in love with this name the second they hear it. Your Rose will be a perfect addition to your family. Rose Matilda, Rose Anne, Rose Aurelia, Rose Beatrice, Rose Bethany, Rose Hannah and Rose Ophelia are some first and middle name ideas we adore. This is a great name option because the name Rose pairs beautifully with just about any last name. You can’t go wrong with this name.
Sadie, according to BabyCenter means a nickname for Sarah and is #127 in popularity for 2018. This name is simple, sweet, and very girly. Sadie rolls off the tongue beautifully and is a perfect name for a little girl. Some first and middle name ideas for the name Sadie are: Sadie Poppy, Sadie Posie, Sadie Pearl, Sadie Joy, Sadie Meadow, Sadie Elise and Sadie Annette. If you are looking for a beautiful name that’s not on many people’s radar, this is a great option. This is not a name that typically gets shortened into nicknames, which is a huge plus for many parents when picking a baby name.
We love the name Eve because it is short, simple, and elegant. Eve, meaning life, is #724 in popularity according to BabyCenter. This name is uncommon at the moment, which is a huge bonus for many parents. We think this is a great name because it fits in well with any family. Your future Eve will be a great sister to a Penelope, Finn, Olivia or Wyatt! Some first and middle name ideas for the name Eve are: Eve Matilda, Eve Sofia, Eve Natalia, Eve Cecelia and Eve Adeline. This is a name that you just can’t go wrong with. Grandpa and Grandma will fall in love the second they hear this name.
Arya is #157 on BabyCenter’s popularity chart for 2019 and currently does not have a name meaning. The name Arya is strong, beautiful and suitable for any little lady. Arya can also be spelled Aria if you are looking for alternative name spellings. Some first and middle name ideas for Arya are: Arya Juliet, Arya Morgan, Arya Eve, Arya Loraine, and Arya Autumn. This lovely name will stand out in a crowd. We know this name will win over your in-laws instantly. This is a perfect name for a charming and precocious little girl whose humor and smile are infectious.
Kylie, according to BabyCenter is the feminine form of Kyle. Kylie is #90 in popularity which makes this name well-known but not overused. Kylie is a name that sounds beautiful when said out loud and is a name that all of your friends and family with adore. Ky is a common nickname given to someone named Kylie, which is super cute. A few first and middle name ideas for the name Kylie are: Kylie Helena, Kylie Eden, Kylie Cecile, Kylie Belle, Kylie Summer and Kylie Renee. We love the name Kylie because it is a great name option for parents who do not love overly girly names for their girls.
Holly is #698 in popularity for 2019, according to BabyCenter. The name Holly means holly grove, and is a sweet nature inspired name. Holly can also be spelled Hollie if you are looking for alternative name spelling. Holly Rebecca, Holly Kate, Holly Rose, Holly Paige, Holly Eliza and Holly Amanda are some first and middle name ideas for this name. We know your future Holly will be a loving child who always wants to hang out with her mom and dad. This name rolls beautifully off the tongue, which is a great bonus in choosing a name. We know your little Holly will light up your life.
Stella, meaning a star, is a fun name that sounds super cool and chic. BabyCenter states that Stella is #66 in popularity for 2019, which makes this name common but not overly used. The name Stella is perfect for any little girl, regardless of what color hair or eyes she will have when she grows up. This is a name that grandma and grandpa will fall in love with. Stella Adeline, Stella Rae, Stella Delaine, Stella Luna, Stella Margret, Stella Vivian and Stella Madison are some first and middle name ideas that we think are fitting for this name. Your Stella will be a loving and kind little girl.
Mae, meaning form of Mary is #992 in popularity, according to BabyCenter. This name is easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and is oh-so sweet. Your future Mae will be a hard worker who always strives to do her best. She will be a great student and friend. Mae Elise, Mae Louise, Mae Anastasia, Mae Daphne, Mae Emmaline, Mae Felicity and Mae Annika are first and middle name ideas that we think are great for this name. Your little Mae will be a confident girl who grows into a successful and hardworking woman, no matter what job title she takes on.