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Congratulations! You are having a girl. Now, that you know the sex of your baby you start scouring through books, online and pop culture to find the perfect baby name to call her once she enters the world. Sounds easy, right? Wrong! Even though there are countless amounts of beautiful names to choose from there is only ONE that fits your baby girl. Depending on how you want to tell her life’s story, there is a unique, feminine, special name out there to kickstart her introduction. Remember, this will be the name she replies to once she starts talking, walking and writing. This will be the identity stamp that appears on her class assignments and college diploma, her signature when she signs on for a job and her individual statement to each and everything she does moving forward. No pressure at all. It’s just the defining moment that will make or break her.
All kidding aside, every parent knows how personal it is to attach a name to their own flesh and blood. They worked hard to bring her into this life and they want to make sure everyone she meets realizes how important she is. So, without further ado, if you are searching for the most elegant, graceful, stunning autograph for your greatest piece of art, here are 27 Feminine Baby Names giving her a fresh start into her future of endless opportunities.
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According to Babycenter.com Sophia is the fourth most popular girl’s name in 2019. It means “wisdom” in Greek. As for beauty, there is nothing more attractive than a woman’s intelligence. It’s been a favored go-to girly name on baby naming lists and by the sound of its simple yet poetic pronunciation, this sweet tune won’t drop in reputation anytime soon. Looking to accompany her name with a charming nickname, Sophie or Saffi sound just as appealing.
This feminine fashionable name claims the number three spot on Nameberry’s Top 5 baby names for girls. It’s a Shakespearean name derived from the Latin meaning “olive tree” and was coined by the English poet in his 16th-century play “Twelfth Night”. Whether parents are fans of Shakespeare or not, the name Olivia has instant star power. Many fictional characters and real-life celebrities share the hit name like Scandal’s lead role, Olivia Pope or actress Olivia Wilde. Shorter but no lesser fancy ways of referring to this vintage name are Liv, Livi, and Oli.
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A Greek name for “helper” or “defender” describes the essence of the beholder of this name. Although it can be considered a unisex name it is more commonly used as a feminine one in the US. Its French form is referred to as Alexia, Allesia in Italian and Alejo in Spanish. Regardless of the dialect, its harmonic tune remains universal.
Just so there is absolutely no confusion between all cultures - naming your baby Bella does not mean she will fall in love with a blood-sucking vampire like the protagonist Bella in the hit cult-flick Twilight. Bella in the past used to be attached to other well-known names such as Isabella and Anabella. However, in today’s world, it has proven to withstand on its own - which is no surprise when “beautiful” is the meaning behind it.
At this moment, some may view Hailey as a little too common causing some parents to shy away from it because of its over-use, but it still resides as a leading name for being in the top 100 baby naming charts. Other sites have also given it a thumbs up for pairing it with sibling names. Some adorable sister combos are Hailey and Hannah or Hailey and Riley along with cool brother and sister teams like Hailey and Hunter or Hailey and Ryan. Sounds like any name paired with Hailey sweetens the deal.
According to Names.org Amelia is moving up the ranks in popularity and is being predicted as one of the best names for the year. The name Amelia is of German origin and means "work." Of course, you want your girl to get more pleasure out of life than just seeing it as a job, but it’s not too shabby knowing your daughter will share a name with the first woman who flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Only time will tell what groundbreaking successes your girl will achieve.
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She doesn’t have to be a Southern Belle to debut this classy name. All tiny divas can be taken seriously with this feminine name whether they are debutantes or not. It’s one of those names that instantly charms strangers and sounds just as pretty on a young baby in the suburbs or an older lady in the city.
If you have any doubt that Gabriella appeals to the masses, Nameberry experts give their professional opinion, “Gabriella -- a strong yet graceful feminine form of Gabriel -- is on the rise, with the double L spelling more popular.” In Hebrew, the name means “Devoted to God”. In your family, it could mean “Pretty with a punch of power”.
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Since 2000, the name Chloe has appeared in the top 40 of most popular baby names on the official Social Security Website. The biblical meaning of the name stands for blooming or green shoot. This eco-friendly description explains why it remains so fresh as one of the hottest baby names out there. Plus, there is no denying the softened sweet sound of it embodies the natural free spirit of the female who occupies it.
This name doesn’t even rank in must-have birth names to consider, which is shocking once you learn its meaning. Ashling is of Irish origin and means "Dream, Vision." Who wouldn’t want this name? Besides the cool factor that this beautiful meaning isn’t spoken about frequently, it could be a great alternative for showcasing your daughter’s evolution of uniqueness, individuality, and femininity. If you want to be considered a trendsetting hipster, Ashling could score your kid originality and most creative on playdates.
Phoebe the piano player. Phoebe the painter. Phoebe for president! Phoebe sounds magical no matter where it falls because in any given situation the name has a knack for eliciting positive energy all around. The meaning behind the name is a bright and shining one. Given the fun and comical appeal associated with the character Phoebe Buffay from the sitcom, Friends, everyone will want to be her pal.
Most are familiar with this name spelled as M-A-Y-A, but new parents might want to get used to this new spelling on Nameberry’s top 100 names for girls and boys. It ranks #37 for 2019. It’s considered a Greek mythological feminine name and the month of May is named after her. Imagine having a month, day or week after you. Sounds like a huge honor.
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Every little girl with a doll collection dreams of sharing a name with a trendy American Girl. McKenna was the 2012 Girl of the Year who loves gymnastics and is determined to become an Olympian. She is motivated and goal driven and is only 10-years-old. As she flips on the mat and flies off the trampoline, she’s a great role model for little girls who aim to strive for success and reach for the stars.
This attractive name might mean “night,” but its breathtaking charm is a reflection of her sunny spirit. It climbed to the top 10 of babycenter.com’s most popular names in America in 2018 and is projected to be a leading contender in the 2019 polls.
A favored daughter’s name among the rich and famous, Both Will and Jada Pinkett Smith and Rockstar Pink and hubby Carey Hart have taken a liking to it for their girls. The name is admired in the US and even more in demand in the UK. Babynamewizard.com hints why the surname is sought after by many, “Willow trees are noted for their flexibility and graceful appearance, hence the adjective willowy, which means "gracefully slender and lithe," qualities seen as desirable feminine attributes.
This Scottish name conjures up images of chilling out on a quiet island, enjoying the breeze and taking in the breathtaking views. Oddly enough, Isla is an island-inspired name. Most days, you don’t run into an Isla like a Samantha, Loren or Emily which makes it more in demand for all free-spirited girls.
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Charlotte has become synonymous with a princess. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born May 2, 2015, to the royal couple Prince William and Duchess Kate. It’s still trending as one of the most popular baby names and the best news is any baby can be called it whether she owns a tiara or not. Although, what girl doesn’t want a tiara?
Calista is a Greek baby name meaning “most beautiful”. The actress Calista Flockhart brought the name to the scene as she stole the viewer’s hearts with her quirky, intelligent character from Ally McBeal. There are many alternative nicknames to Calista, but Callie sounds just as cute, sweet and delicate to the original.
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Katie Holmes, Kate Hudson, Kate Winslet, Duchess Catherine Middleton, Katy Perry, Katie Couric, Kate Upton, Kate Beckinsale…all examples of fame, beauty, and brains. Is it a miracle or a mere coincidence? It appears no matter how Katie is spelled it stuns no matter what.
If Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines think it’s a good enough name for their pride and joy then it’s the perfect accessory for your little cutie pie. Their oldest daughter Ella Rose, at 12-years old, is the sweetest most thoughtful preteen being bragged about on Instagram. Chip gives a heartwarming shout out to his little girl for sending her hardworking mom a sweet note on a post-it, “Our sweet and thoughtful Ella Rose. This made my day so I KNOW it made @joannagaine’s!”
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Aiming for legendary status, Zoe may be the name to get your daughter there. This historical name means life and according to Nameberry experts, “Zoe is one of those surprising names that has been on the Top 1000 nearly every year since 1880.” In 2017, Zoe ranked 41 on SSA.gov and it’s relative Zoey beat it out in popularity claiming the 29th spot.
Sarah may be considered common, but it still maintains its stronghold on faith, femininity and fashionable names. The name is of Hebrew origin meaning “princess” and is still a cherished wildly popular name for newborns.
From 2013 to 2018 Emma was considered the Oscar award for baby names. Every parent wanted to hand the honored name over to their newborn daughter. Just this year it dropped from first place to second, but it hasn’t lost its luster to make anyone smile once it's heard.
This name isn’t just for grandmas and mom’s anymore. It is a trending feminine name for the new generation of girls proving old-fashioned names are making a major comeback. Other oldies but goodies are Sadie, Hattie, and Penelope.
We wouldn’t be shocked when a parent hears the name Celine, they think of a singer with a powerful voice or an expensive handbag. Oh wait, there is a singer out there named Celine Dion who most likely owns more than one pricey Celine accessory, but this classy name can describe your dainty demure daughter as well. The French, Latin and American meaning of this awe-inspiring name means “heaven”. Pretty self-explanatory when the sky’s the limit for your little darling.
Rumor has it one reason this Medieval name continues to be in the limelight is due to the women it’s been attached to in the past. From princesses to poets to leading actresses the name has always been a hot trend in homes and Hollywood. 1950’s Actress Ava Gardner has been remembered as a legend on and off the screen. If you see the glitz, glam, and determination in your starlet, Ava probably is the name to keep her in the spotlight no matter what profession she chooses.
The Most Popular baby name is Posie! According to Nameberry, the floral first name has never ranked among the U.S. top 1000 and it is sitting pretty in the number one spot on the site’s top names for 2019. Posie can also be spelled as Posy or Posey. It's definitely one name to consider for a lovely bohemian baby.