From the first letter of the alphabet to the last, the choice of baby girl names are endless! Because of this, it can be overwhelming looking through a baby name book from A to Z trying to figure out which one is best. With thousands and thousands of names starting with every letter, how is it possible to go through the whole book in detail? It is easy to miss a name that could have been the top choice and the possible ‘perfect’ name. A name can say a lot about a person and can really bring out their best qualities and this can put extra pressure on parents trying to pick that perfect name.
Many of these names on the list are classics that continue to be a favourite with families all around the world. Some of these names may not be a surprise to parents thanks to their beauty and strength, whereas others may be a big surprise that they have made the list of most popular names in the modern era. There is nothing more important than choosing the right name for any little girl, hence, this list is just what any parent needs to see what options are available starting with every letter of the alphabet.
This mystical name is hitting all the right notes in the popularity charts. Parents are adoring this feminine name which has been a top choice beginning with the letter “A”. Deriving from Latin origin, parents are loving this name thanks to its beautiful meaning ‘life’ which is absolutely fitting for a newborn. Currently number three on the chart of popular girl’s names, this is a choice that should not be underestimated. With it’s simplicity and style, Ava provides a name choice that we won’t get tired of. Pretty names like this last a lifetime and parents will not be disappointed with this name beginning with the first letter of the alphabet.
Originally used as a nickname for Isabella, Arabella and Annabella, it has found acceptance in society as a stand alone given name. A popular name choice starting with “B”, it may have got a boost in popularity thanks to the supermodel Bella Hadid. If you like the name thanks to its presence in celebrity circles, or the fact that it means ‘beautiful’ in Italian, it is a feminine name choice that is a modern classic fitting perfectly in the 21st century. No need to choose longer classics, Bella has just as much beauty and presence that cannot be undermined as a girl’s name.
Filled with sophisticated tones, Chloe is a stunning spring time choice that blooms and radiates the room when said aloud. Deriving from Greek origin meaning ‘pure’, this name symbolises new growth and it is a great feminine name choice for any little girl. With great popularity, it is also the namesake of the world renowned French fashion house. It’s French associations give this name a vibe that is classy and chic. Whether parents like the name thanks to its fashion associations or thanks to Khloe Kardashian, parents are opting for the classic spelling beginning with the letter “C”. This popular name will continue to be a popular choice in our modern era.
Thanks to it’s botanical association, Daisy has been a popular name choice starting with the letter “D”. Deriving from English origin, this is a fresh name that is full radiance. Full of joy and happiness, this is a name choice that will fill any room with a beautiful vibe. Parents who love botanical names which are vintage yet fitting in the modern era definitely opt for this feminine choice. It’s brightness and positive vibes attached to this name makes it a beautiful namesake for any little baby girl. Pretty girls deserve pretty names, and that is why this name is a popular choice beginning with this letter.
Emma has been the most popular name in the United States for the last four years, and this is why this name beginning with the letter “E” has made the list. Deriving from German origin meaning ‘universal’, this is a name that has everything going for it. Dating back centuries, Emma has had a presence within many eras and has been historically associated with Queens, characters in literature, and not to mention, the name of many modern actresses Emma Watson and Emma Stone. Whether it is a name you like thanks to its old royal flare or thanks to the modern associations it has with Hollywood, it continues to be a beautiful name choice that will be loved by many.
According to nameberry.com, this has been a feminine name choice that has been ‘neglected’ for decades. However, Florence has had a turn in the new century and is now known as one of the most popular girl names of 2018 starting with the letter “F”. Deriving from Latin meaning ‘prosperous’, this name has a floral feel that is a beautiful choice for any little girl. Also associated to the Italian city, it is a place known for its beauty, history and class. For some, the connection maybe thanks to this beautiful city, however, for others it has gained its popularity from the musical group Florence and the Machine. Wherever you have heard the name, it will be a beauty that will be remembered and make a statement.
There is no denying the gracious tone this feminine name has. Parents love choosing this name thanks to its purity and elegance it provides. Used within royal circles, one of the most famous bearers of the name Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, has given this name class. Thanks to this royal beauty, more and more parents are choosing this name beginning with the letter “G”. Undeniably a popular name starting with this letter, Grace is a vintage name choice that continues to have a wonderful presence in modern society. Claiming the hearts of so many people around the world, many parents continue to have this name as a top choice for their newborn.
A red hot name on the name charts, Harper is the go to name beginning with the letter “H”. Deriving from English origin meaning ‘harp player’, this is a vintage name that is filled with feminine tones. Many will associate this name with American author Harper Lee, the writer of one of the most well known books in literature, To Kill A Mocking Bird. However, whereas many others will relate this name to a more modern association. Victoria and David Beckham chose this name for their daughter in 2011 and has seen a rise in popularity since. Harper entered the top ten girl’s name for the first time in 2015, and there is not chance of it slowing down any time soon.
Pronounced EYE-la, this Spanish name meaning Island, has all the right tones to be a popular girl’s name in 2018. Besides its Latino origin, it is has also had a strong connection to Scotland. Known as the name of the Island in the west coast of Scotland, Isla is a distinct name which still has a vintage feel that cannot be lost. Popular in England, Scotland and Wales, it also has presence all around the world making it one of the most popular girl’s name in 2018 starting with “I”. The name provides a soft tone and it is more than just a simple name with a simple meaning.
Josephine isthe French feminine variation of the masculine Joseph. This feminine name is classy and an all round beautiful name. Thanks to its French heritage, there is no denying the class this name encompasses. With so many beautiful names that begin with the letter “J” this one stands out for many parents as it has class and femininity that many mom’s and dad’s are looking for in a name. Nowadays, many people prefer to use a name in its entirety rather than a nickname, however, you cannot go passed its common nickname Josie. Whether you like this name thanks to its pet name, the name in its entirety will never be lost.
Pronounced KY-a, this is a sweet sounding name that has a modern flare. Although it is a newer name compared to many vintage names on the list, Kaia has gained just as much popularity. Popular in many baby name charts, this name does not look like it is slowing down any time soon. Although it has a strong beginning to the name, it ends in a beautiful soft tone, making it a perfect feminine choice. With many parents looking for a name that is strong yet gorgeous, this name fits all the criteria which is why it has been a popular girl’s name choice in 2018 starting with the letter “K”.
This exotic name runs deep within the Middle East deriving from Arabic origin. Meaning ‘night’, Leila is a sweet feminine name that has gained extreme popularity in 2018. Pronounced LAY-la, this a mystical name choice that has continued to gain popularity in countries including the United States. Parents are attracted to this name thanks to it’s exotic background, but also thanks to this sweet sounding name beginning with the letter “L”. While it is a beautiful classic, it has risen on the charts and now seen as a trendy and modern choice. Leila should be considered by parents as it will definitely not get tired anytime soon.
Mia is a multicultural name used all around the world from English to non English speaking countries. Derived from the Italian language meaning ‘mine’, this is a fitting name for any little girl. Derivative of the name Maria, it is a modern name choice that should definitely be on any parent’s list if they are looking for a sweet name for their little girl. Known as a top ten name, this is a simple name that is undeniably beautiful. It’s pretty vibes and European flare has made this feminine name a popular choice with parents in many countries from English to non English speaking countries.
French variation of the Russian name Natalia, it is a feminine name that has seen a revival in the 21st century. Pronounced NAT-a-lee, its meaning ‘birthday of the Lord’ has a strong connection to Christmas Day. Known as a common name amongst Eastern European Christians, it has recently seen a strong presence within English speaking countries including The United States, Canada, Australian and The United Kingdom. Whether you have a Christmas baby or not, this is a beautiful name choice that will not lose its popularity anytime soon. Hence, if you are looking for a name beginning with the letter “N”, this may just be the choice you are looking for.
Deriving from Latin, meaning ‘olive tree’ this is seen as the second most popular girl’s name. This four syllable name is full of substance and has been used in the English speaking world since the 18th century. This vintage name found a huge revival in the 20th century and is now one of the most popular names in many countries starting the letter “O”. With Olivia being an antique name, it is mixed with femininity and strength. Although it is a very popular choice, it is a name that we will never get old of and its tones will always be current and fitting.
This four syllable name deriving from Greek origin has been a name that has definitely lasted the ages, and is now seen as one of the most popular girl’s name starting with the letter “P”. With a deep association with Greek mythology, Penelope was traditionally associated with marital fidelity.Centuries on, Penelope has been a name that has been seen within Hollywood. Thanks to the glamorous actress, Penelope Cruz, this feminine name found more popularity. Whether it is the Greek associations you like about the name or its associations with Hollywood, this is beautiful name choice parents should consider, as it also has a pretty nickname (Penny) to accompany it.
In the 21st century many parents are looking for a name that has unique tone which stands out from the crowd. It can be hard choosing a newer modern name as people may get bored of the name, losing its trend very quickly. Quinn is a beautiful feminine name that sounds modern but has associations dating hundreds of years. Originating from the Irish, Quinn has been known as unisex name, however, it has been used much more as a popular girl’s name. This is a wonderful name choice as there are not many names beginning with the letter “Q”. This will definitely give any little girl a unique edge, standing out from the crowd.
Botanical names have had a place in may parents’ hearts for centuries, and Rose is a feminine choice tarts has definitely had this affect on people. With this name lasting throughout the ages, it is filled with antique tones, and has old world charm we cannot deny. As a very popular name in the early part of the 20th century, it has had a revival in the modern era being one of the most popular feminine names starting with the letter “R”. Rose, represents a lovely smelling flower that blooms with radiance and comes in many different colours. It is a unique flower that has never lost its beauty, and Rose as a given name has the same characteristics.
Pronounced so-FEE-a, this is an attractive name that oozes class and sophistication. Originating from Greek origin meaning ‘wisdom’, it has a beautiful meaning that makes it a great name choice for any little girl. This name gained popularity in Europe in the Middle Ages and held the top girl’s name position from 2011 to 2013. It is still a popular name as it continues to rank high in the girl’s charts ranking number 5. One of its famous bearers of the name is the Italian beauty Sophia Loren. Stealing many hearts in the fifties and sixties, this gorgeous woman and the name still has presence in our modern era. Sophia has been a name choice throughout history and continues to popularity with beauty that will never fade.
Originally a nickname for the name Teresa, Tessa has found its own relevance in the 20th and 21st century, being one of the most popular given names starting with the letter “T”. Standing beautifully on it’s own, it’s attractive tones have given this name substance and popularity with parents looking for a name for their little girl. Although a popular name, it still has a unique sound which is not overused, making it a great choice in the 21st century. It is modern yet pretty name it also has strong characteristic. This is a beautiful name that will grow with any little girl.
When people hear this name they may not necessarily associate it as a modern name choice. However, it is the top charting girl’s name starting with “U”, and it definitely has a place in our modern era. It’s uniqueness has made this name a popular choice and with not many English speaking names start with “U” currently available, this name has defeated all odds and centuries to become a name that has presence within out modern era. Don’t underestimate this name and its vintage soul. Its Latin heritage makes this an exotic name choice, and when parents hear it more and more, they will no doubt want to have this name for their little girl too.
This vintage “V” name has all the right tones for a modern feminine choice. Classic, yet still sounding modern, Victoria has been a name of the ages, known as the name sake of British royalty, Queen Victoria. Traditionally a name associated with power, Victoria derives from Latin, and the namesake of the Roman goddess of victory. Besides these vintage associations, this name has had presence within the 20th and 21st century thanks to Victoria Beckham and the well known fashion brand Victoria’s Secret. This strong name is now a top 20 name that parents are continuing to love and choose for their little girl.
English in origin, Willow is a beautiful free flowing name that has vintage flare, fitting in our modern era. Associated with the willow tree, it has been the name of Ancient figures from Shakespeare literature to modern literature such as Harry Potter. Pop sensation Pink, chose this name for her little girl and told Hello magazine, ““I grew up near one. It is the most flexible tree and nothing can break it – no wind, no elements. It can bend and withstand anything. I love that sentiment and I want that for her.” Knowing this about the name makes it great feminine choice and its beautiful sentiment cannot be underestimated.
Pronounced ZEE-na, the first thing that comes to mind is Xena, the warrior princess. Known as a fictional character, she brings young women all around the world together and represents power and feminism. Deriving from Greek origin, this vintage name continues to be one of the most famous and well known girl’s names starting with the letter “X”. Living in a time of feminism and equality, this name fits perfectly in the modern era. Whether you are looking for a point of difference or a strong name that is suited in our modern time, then this is the name that will be fitting for your little girl.
Pronounced EE-VET, you cannot help feel the classy and sophisticated tones this name encompasses. Deriving from French origin, this is definitely a stylish name perfect for any little girl. With so many wonderful unique names starting with the letter “Y”, this is definitely the most popular feminine choice in 2018 thanks to it’s elegance and poise. However, any name chosen from the French language is always going to have a lasting effect on anyone that says the name aloud. This feminine beauty will definitely light up the room with all its class, and parents will fall in love with this name the moment they hear it.
A variation of the spelling Zoe, it is seen a more popular choice of the name. Pronounced ZO-ee, no matter which way it is spelt, it is definitely the most popular girl’s name starting with the letter “Z”. Although it sounds extremely modern, this name was common within the Byzantine Empire (also known as the Eastern Roman Empire) in the 11th century and only in the 19th century this name become an English name choice. This name encompasses an exotic tone that is unique and simultaneously pretty. Zoey is a name that will definitely grow with a young girl until she is an adult, hence a perfect name choice for parents to choose for their precious newborn.