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400+ beautiful girl names

After introducing you to my selection of beautiful boy names a few weeks ago, today I would like to dedicate myself to female first names.

Personally, I think there are so many beautiful girl names out there. I immediately think of a few that I find beautiful. Or maybe it just feels like that because I haven't had to choose any of them before.

So it doesn't make the selection any easier. Because, how do you say so beautifully?

The choice is yours.

So here you can find my selection of beautiful first names for girls.

As with the boy names, I have roughly sorted the girl names according to their origin. There is a section with German, Old Norse, Frisian, Scandinavian maiden names and maiden names from the rest of the world. Some of the names are currently very popular, but there are also rare girls' names that you don't hear on every corner.

Have fun browsing!

1. The 10 Most Popular First Names for Girls

We'll start again with the top 10 most popular first names for girls. The source is the Faminino Mama group with a friendly tone.

  1. Lilli / Lilly
  2. Sophia
  3. Lia
  4. Emilia
  5. Mila
  6. Maja
  7. Clara
  8. Mia
  9. Amelie
  10. Josephine

If you like to look up names in books, I can recommend the Duden first name finder. It offers a selection of 2,000 girls' names with information on their origin and meaning.

2. Short first names for girls with 3 and 4 letters

First names with few letters are often given because they are short and sweet. Often they are written as spoken and you don't have to worry about the daughter having to spell her name every time she says it. In addition, names with few letters can be pronounced well even by small children.

2.1. 3 letter girls names

  1. Amy
  2. Ava
  3. Bea
  4. Eve
  5. Evi
  6. Ida
  7. Ina
  8. Ira
  9. Isa
  10. Jil
  11. Joy
  12. Lya / Lia
  13. Lea
  14. Liv
  15. Lou
  16. Mia
  17. Nea
  18. Oda
  19. Pia
  20. Ria
  21. Zoé

2.2. 4 letter girls names

  1. Anna
  2. Anja
  3. Alma
  4. Alva
  5. Anea
  6. Alea
  7. Aria
  8. Ayva
  9. Abby
  10. Cora
  11. Dana
  12. Dora
  13. Enna
  14. Edda
  15. Elsa
  16. Emma
  17. Esra
  18. Elly
  19. Ella
  20. Faye
  21. Fina
  22. Gesa
  23. Gabi
  24. Hope
  25. Inge
  26. Ines
  27. Beekeeping
  28. Imsa
  29. Inca
  30. Inga
  31. Ilka
  32. iris
  33. Inga
  34. Jule
  35. July
  36. Juno
  37. Jonah
  38. Juna
  39. July
  40. Juma
  41. Jane
  42. Jana
  43. Jara
  44. Jill
  45. Kaja
  46. Kaya
  47. Kate
  48. Katy
  49. kira
  50. Lena
  51. Leni
  52. Linn
  53. Luna
  54. Liya
  55. Lara
  56. Leia
  57. Leya
  58. Lucy
  59. Lynn
  60. Maja
  61. Mila
  62. Mona
  63. Mara
  64. Mina
  65. Minu
  66. Mira
  67. Nina
  68. Nele
  69. Nora
  70. Nala
  71. Nike
  72. Nika
  73. Olga
  74. Pina
  75. Romy
  76. pink
  77. Ruth
  78. Runa
  79. rose
  80. Rhea
  81. Rita
  82. Ruby
  83. Sina
  84. Svea
  85. Sara
  86. Thea
  87. Well
  88. Ulla
  89. Ylvi
  90. Yuna

3. German maiden names

Some of the German names are absolute classics and can be found in every year, e.g. Antonia, Emma, ​​Hannah or Katharina.

Others that have not been heard in the last few decades are now becoming more popular again, including Mathilda or Thea.

  1. Agnes
  2. Antonia
  3. Anna
  4. Augusta
  5. Auguste
  6. Angela
  7. Anneliese
  8. Annette
  9. Alma
  10. Alexandra
  11. Bea
  12. Brigitte
  13. Bärbel
  14. Barbara
  15. Beate
  16. Berta
  17. Bettina
  18. Bentje
  19. Bianca
  20. Birgitt
  21. Clara
  22. Carla
  23. Carola
  24. Caroline
  25. Carolin
  26. Catharina
  27. Christa
  28. Christel
  29. Charlotte
  30. Catrin
  31. Claudia
  32. Constanze
  33. Cordula
  34. Corinna
  35. Cornelia
  36. Dorothea
  37. Dörte / Dörthe
  38. Dagmar
  39. Dana
  40. Daniela
  41. Dora
  42. Doris
  43. Enna
  44. Edda
  45. Elisabeth / Elisabeth
  46. Elsa
  47. Emma
  48. Elise
  49. Emilie
  50. Emilia
  51. Edith
  52. Frieda
  53. Friederike
  54. Franka
  55. Fenja
  56. Florentina / Florentyna
  57. Florentine
  58. Gesa
  59. Gabriele
  60. Gunda
  61. Geraldine
  62. Gabi
  63. Henriette
  64. Hermione
  65. Hannah
  66. Heidi
  67. Heike
  68. Hilda
  69. Hildegard
  70. Ida
  71. Ina
  72. Inge
  73. Ines
  74. Josephine
  75. jasmine
  76. Jessica
  77. Jolina
  78. Judith
  79. Jule
  80. July
  81. Julia
  82. Juliane
  83. Juno
  84. Karla
  85. Catherine
  86. Karlotta
  87. Caroline
  88. Katrin
  89. Clare
  90. Luise / Louise
  91. Luisa / Louisa
  92. Lilli / Lilly
  93. Leonie
  94. Lorelai / Loreley
  95. Lotte
  96. Marlene - double name from Maria and Helene
  97. Margarete
  98. Mathilda
  99. Martha
  100. Merle
  101. Marlen / Marleen
  102. Marie
  103. Mareike
  104. Marilena - double name from Maria and Magdalena
  105. Melinda
  106. Melissa / Melisa
  107. Nina
  108. Oda
  109. Odila
  110. Ottilie
  111. Pauline
  112. Palina
  113. Petra
  114. Philine
  115. Philina
  116. Rieke
  117. Ramona
  118. Regina
  119. Ria
  120. Rosemary
  121. Romy
  122. pink
  123. Sophie
  124. Susanne
  125. Sanne
  126. Sina
  127. Selina
  128. Svenja
  129. Thea
  130. Ulrike
  131. Wiebke
  132. Wilhelmine
  133. Yvonne

4. Nordic / Scandinavian girls' names

The following names come mainly from the Old Norse / Scandinavian language area. As with the boy's names, I have also assigned names here that have old German / Celtic roots and some of them come from Frisian.

These names have grown in popularity in recent years. Inspired by Astrid Lindgren's books and some movies. Nevertheless, Scandinavian names are not yet too common in Germany.

  1. Astrid
  2. Antje
  3. Aenna
  4. Aenne
  5. Alva
  6. Amalie
  7. Amalia
  8. Anea
  9. Anika
  10. Birte
  11. Birga
  12. Britta
  13. Caren
  14. Franziska
  15. Frida
  16. Finia
  17. Finnja / Finja
  18. Freyja
  19. Gerda
  20. Gwendolin / Gwendolyn
  21. Gudrun
  22. Guinevere
  23. Grete
  24. Helene
  25. Hedda - short form of Hedwig; Norwegian Hedevig
  26. Helena
  27. Beekeeping
  28. Insa
  29. Inken
  30. Isa
  31. Irene
  32. Ira
  33. Inca
  34. Inga
  35. Johanna
  36. Janne
  37. Joena
  38. Jonah
  39. Jonna
  40. Juna
  41. Kristina
  42. Kaja
  43. Karin
  44. Karina
  45. Kerstin
  46. Kristina
  47. Karen
  48. Lotta
  49. Levke
  50. Lya / Lia
  51. Lena / Leni
  52. Linnea
  53. Linn
  54. May
  55. Mia
  56. Madita
  57. Maja
  58. Malena
  59. Malin
  60. Maren
  61. Marja
  62. Muriel
  63. Nele / Neele
  64. Nea
  65. Neeltje
  66. Ragnhild
  67. Ragna
  68. Ruth
  69. Runa
  70. Swantje / Svantje
  71. Sunnah
  72. Svea
  73. Tilda
  74. Talvi
  75. Tomma
  76. Well
  77. Tjara
  78. Ulla
  79. Ylvi / Ylvie

5. Beautiful, sometimes rare first names for girls from all over the world

This section contains names from Greek, Polish, Slavic, Turkish, Bosnian, Arabic, Russian, English, Hawaiian, African, Afghan, Hebrew, Indian, Irish, Chinese and Persian. From all over the world!

Sometimes there are also names with Old High German roots, which are much more common in the English-speaking area than in German.

  1. Amalia
  2. Anastasia
  3. Angelina
  4. Amelie
  5. Aliya
  6. Alea
  7. Aria
  8. Aurelia
  9. Alice
  10. Abby
  11. Aurora
  12. Amy
  13. Alea
  14. Amanda
  15. Annabelle / Annabell
  16. Alessa
  17. Adriana
  18. Alissa
  19. Bella
  20. Beatrice
  21. Carlotta
  22. Cataleya
  23. Carina
  24. Carmen
  25. Cathleen
  26. Caitlin
  27. Celina
  28. Charlotte
  29. Chloe
  30. Chiara
  31. Clover
  32. Daisy
  33. Dilayla
  34. Diana
  35. Doreen
  36. Dorothée
  37. Donata
  38. Esra
  39. Esther
  40. Eve
  41. Elaine
  42. Emily
  43. Eleonora
  44. Eleanor
  45. Emiliana
  46. Eleni
  47. Elly
  48. Elissa
  49. Ella
  50. Fabienne
  51. Felicity
  52. Fiona
  53. flora
  54. Fatima
  55. Faye
  56. Felia
  57. Felicia / Felizia
  58. Felicitas
  59. Fernanda
  60. Fina
  61. Francesca
  62. Gabriella
  63. Georgina
  64. Georgie
  65. Giselle
  66. Gloria
  67. Grace
  68. Grazia
  69. Gianna
  70. Gulsah
  71. Hailie / Hailey
  72. Hazel
  73. Helen
  74. Holly
  75. Hope
  76. Halina
  77. Harriet
  78. Isabell
  79. Isabella
  80. Ivy
  81. Ilaria
  82. Ilka
  83. Ivonna
  84. Ivett
  85. Isadora / Isidora
  86. iris
  87. Inna
  88. Indra
  89. Indira
  90. Ilona
  91. Juma
  92. Jane
  93. Jaqueline
  94. Jamila / Djamila
  95. Jamina
  96. Jana
  97. Janelle
  98. Janice
  99. Janina
  100. Janika
  101. Janine
  102. Jara
  103. Jeanette
  104. Jeanne
  105. Jelena
  106. Jenna
  107. Jennifer
  108. Jette
  109. Jill / Jil
  110. Jillian
  111. Joanna
  112. Jocelyn
  113. Joleen / Jolene
  114. Jolie
  115. Josefa / Josepha
  116. Joy
  117. Joyce
  118. Juana
  119. Jolanda
  120. Juliana
  121. Julie
  122. Julienne
  123. Juliette
  124. Julika
  125. Julina
  126. July
  127. Justine
  128. Justina
  129. Karolina
  130. Kiara
  131. Katja
  132. Kimberly
  133. Kaya
  134. Kate / Katie
  135. Kathleen
  136. Katja
  137. Katy
  138. Kayla
  139. Kaylee
  140. Keisha
  141. Kelly
  142. Kendra
  143. Kiana
  144. Kiara
  145. Kira / Kyra
  146. Kisha
  147. Kristin
  148. Luana
  149. Leonore
  150. Luna
  151. Lynette
  152. Liya
  153. Lara
  154. Livia
  155. Leia / Leya
  156. Lea
  157. Lillith
  158. Liv
  159. Letizia
  160. Lilou
  161. Leana
  162. Laila
  163. Lydia
  164. Loredana
  165. Laetitia
  166. Larissa
  167. Lindsay
  168. Lucie / Lucy / Luzie
  169. Lynn
  170. Lucia
  171. Maria
  172. Mila
  173. Mona
  174. Marry
  175. Miray
  176. Madeleine
  177. Malia
  178. Malea
  179. Myriam / Miriam / Miriam
  180. Marianne
  181. Madlin
  182. Maggie / Maggy
  183. Mailin / Meilin / Mei-Lin
  184. Mandy
  185. Mara
  186. Margarita
  187. Maria
  188. Mariella
  189. Marietta
  190. Marika
  191. Marina
  192. Marissa
  193. Marleen
  194. Maxima
  195. Mayleen
  196. Mayra
  197. Megan
  198. Melanie
  199. Melia
  200. Meliha
  201. Melina
  202. Miranda
  203. Michelle
  204. Milena
  205. Miley
  206. Milla
  207. Mina
  208. Minja
  209. Minou / Minu / Minoo
  210. Mira
  211. Mirjana
  212. Miriam
  213. Nora
  214. Nayara
  215. Nala
  216. Naomi
  217. Nalia
  218. Namika
  219. Natalia / Natalija
  220. Nayla
  221. Neela
  222. Nelly / Nelli / Nellie
  223. Nike
  224. Nika
  225. Nicole
  226. Noelle
  227. Noemi
  228. Noreen
  229. Nuria
  230. Naemi
  231. Olivia
  232. Olga
  233. Oceana
  234. Odette
  235. Okelani
  236. Oliana
  237. Olena
  238. Olisa
  239. Paulina
  240. Pascale
  241. Patricia / Patrizia
  242. Penelope
  243. Phoebe
  244. Philippa
  245. Phyllis
  246. Pia
  247. Pina
  248. Piper
  249. Rosalie
  250. rose
  251. Ronja
  252. Rabea
  253. Rachel
  254. Rachel
  255. Rebecca / Rebekah
  256. Renata
  257. Rhea
  258. Rihanna
  259. Ricarda
  260. Rita
  261. Romina
  262. Roxana
  263. Ruby
  264. Sophia
  265. Sara / Sarah
  266. Sandra
  267. Selena
  268. Buzzer
  269. Sonja
  270. Shirin
  271. Theresa
  272. tiara
  273. Victoria
  274. Valentina
  275. Xenia
  276. Yuna
  277. Zoé
  278. Zazou

6. What to consider when choosing a name

And in this article, too, I would like to point out a few things to consider when choosing a name. On the one hand, there are some psychological aspects. Because a name is much more than just a name in our society: we associate it with various associations and there are even theories that claim that the name would influence the character of the child.
Some time ago Nele wrote a very interesting article on the topic of finding baby names about 3 psychological effects that you should know when looking for a name for your child.

On the other hand, it is also the surname that should not be completely ignored when choosing a first name. Personally, I also think it's better not to include too many people in the election. Of course it can also be of help, but what if you have already chosen a name in your head and talk to your mom or best friend about it and they tell you that they find the name totally terrible, or know someone who is called that don't like them at all. With bad luck, the name is spoiled for you too. So it's best to keep your favorites to yourself, then nobody can piss you off. 😉

7. FAQ

1. What floral names are there for girls?

There are many flowery girl names: from the beautiful name Rose, which most people probably know, to the rare name Cataleya, there is a large selection.

Here is a small selection of feminine flower names:

  1. Alyssa
  2. Begonia
  3. Calla
  4. Cataleya
  5. Dahlia
  6. Daisy
  7. Erika
  8. flora
  9. Florence
  10. Hazel
  11. Hortensia
  12. iris
  13. Ivy
  14. jasmine
  15. Leilani
  16. Lilia
  17. Lillian
  18. Lilly / Lillie
  19. Linnea
  20. Samantha
  21. viola
  22. Violet

2. Which maiden names are current?

Right at the beginning of the article you will find the 10 most popular first names for girls.

3. What are beautiful girl names from children's books and Co.?

Movies and books can be a great inspiration for children's names. It is worth browsing or listening carefully while watching a film.

Here you will find a small pre-selection of beautiful names of Disney characters:

  1. Abigail
  2. Alice
  3. Amelia
  4. Anita
  5. Anna
  6. Aurora
  7. Belle
  8. Dory
  9. Elena
  10. Elsa
  11. Feline
  12. jasmine
  13. Klarabella
  14. Leia
  15. Megara
  16. Merida
  17. Nala
  18. Shanti

4. What maiden name means the beautiful?

Probably the best known name with the meaning “the beautiful” is the name Belle. Mainly known from the Disney film Beauty and the Beast.

Did you know that there are many more names with similar meanings?

In the following I have put together a small list of names whose origins are very different. There are Japanese, Arabic, Kurdish, Hebrew, ancient Greek, Old Norse, Old Persian, Hawaiian and Old High German first names.

The meanings of these names, however, all go in the same direction: the beautiful, the beautiful, the gentle, the mild, the hope or the purity.

  1. Aimi
  2. Akemi
  3. Amara
  4. Ami
  5. Annabel
  6. Bella
  7. Belle
  8. Bellatrix
  9. Calla
  10. Cosmea
  11. Dilay
  12. Freya
  13. Grazyna
  14. Indira
  15. Jamalia
  16. Jamila
  17. jasmine
  18. Jolie
  19. Kanani
  20. Laila
  21. Layla
  22. Linda
  23. Mabelle
  24. Mayla
  25. Miu
  26. Mila
  27. Naomi
  28. Tamara
  29. Zohra
  30. Zuri

Since there are just so many great girl names out there, I will keep adding to the list in the near future. So, if you haven't found a suitable name yet, please check back often. 🙂

I would also be happy if you leave me names that you think should definitely be on the list as a comment.

Many Thanks! 🙂