Middle names for girls are important, and parents often choose them in 1 of three ways:
- They choose middle names for girls to honor someone important in their lives, like a mother, aunt, etc.;
- They choose middle names for girls that have meanings or virtues, places, seasons, etc. These are names like Grace, Hope, Autumn, London, Paris, etc.; or
- They choose middle names for girls that sounds good phonetically with the baby’s first and last name.
Whatever you decide, below is a comprehensive and extensive list of middle names for girls. For your convenience, they have been sorted in alphabetical order. Meanings are included, as well as pronunciation when needed.
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Cute Middle Names For Girls
Abigail means “my father is joyful”. Abigail is an Old Testament name—she was the wife of David, renowned for her beauty, wisdom, and prophetic powers.
Adair means “shallow place in a river near oaks” and pronounced as aa-DEHR-. Adair is a gender-neutral name.
Adelaide means “noble, nobility”.
Adele is a French diminutive of Adelaide which means “noble, nobility”. Pronounced a-DELL.
Alana means “little rock, harmony, concord”.
Alexia means “defending men”.
Alice means “noble”.
Allison means “noble”. (Similar to Alice.)
Alodia is the name of a place. It was part of Southern Egypt and Sudan while it was under Christian rule during the Middle Ages.
Amelia means “work”.
Amina means “trustworthy, faithful”.
Amity means “friendship”.
Anais means “grace” and pronounced as an-EYE-is or an-AY-is.
Anise is a nature name and pronounced as uh-NIECE. Anise is the name of the licorice plant, this spice comes in the shape of a star.
Ann means “grace”. (Similar to Anais.)
Anna is a variation of Ann which means “grace”.
Annabel means “loving”.
Anneliese is a combination of Anna and Liese. Anna means “grace” while Liese means “pledged to God”.
Annora means “honor”.
Arden means “valley of the eagle”. Arden is a gender-neutral name.
Arya means “noble, air, song”.
Aryn means “eagle” or “ruler” and pronounced as AARIHN. Aryn is a gender-neutral name.
Ashten means “ash tree place”. Ashten is a gender-neutral name.
Aubrey means “elf ruler”.
Bailee means “law enforcer, bailiff” and pronounced as BAY-lee.
Bea means “she who brings happiness”.
Bee means “she who brings happiness”. (Similar to Bea with different spelling.)
Belle means “beautiful”.
Berlynn is a combination of Bertha and Lynn. Bertha means “bright, glorious” while Lynn means “lake”.
Bernice means “she who brings victory”. Bernice is a biblical name of Greek origin. In the Bible, she is a sister of King Agrippa.
Beth means “pledged to God”.
Bianca means “white”.
Blair means “dweller on the plain” and pronounced as BLehR-. Blair is a gender-neutral name.
Blaise means “one who stutters” and pronounced as BLeh-Z. Blaise is a gender-neutral name.
Blake is an old English name. The name was previously used as a nickname for someone with either a very dark, or a very light complexion. Blake is a gender-neutral name.
Blanche means “white”. (Similar to Bianca.)
Blayne means “slender, angular” or “little yellow one” and pronounced as BLEYN. Blayne is a gender-neutral name.
Blu is a spelling variation of the common word “blue”.
Bree means “strength or exalted one”.
Bria means “vigor, liveliness” and pronounced as BREE-ah.
Bridget means “strength or exalted one”. (Similar to Bree.)
Brighton is the name of a place in England’s south coast. Brighton is a gender-neutral name.
Brooke means “small stream”. Brooke is a gender-neutral name.
Candice means “white, pure, sincere” and pronounced as KAENDahS.
Carelyn is a variation of Caroline which means “free man”. Pronounced as KEHR-LihN.
Caren means “pure”.
Carleen means “maiden, virgin”.
Carlen is a variation of Caroline which means “free man”. (Similar to Carelyn.)
Camden means “winding valley”. Camden is a gender-neutral name.
Caylen means “pure” and pronounced as KEY-LAHN.
Cia means “of the moon” and pronounced as SIYAH.
Cerise means “cherry” and pronounced as se-rees.
Chelle is a variation of Michelle which means “who is like God”.
Claire means “bright, clear”.
Clara means “bright, clear”. (Similar to Claire.)
Claudia means “lame; enclosure”. Claudia was a common girls’ name in ancient Rome.
Clementine means “mild, merciful” and pronounced as KLehM-ehNTIY-N.
Cleo means “glory”.
Cora means “maiden”. Cora, in Greek mythology, was a daughter of Zeus.
Coralie means “coral”.
Coreen is a spelling variation of Corinne which means “maiden”. (Similar to Cora.)
Corinne means “maiden”. (Similar to Cora.)
Danita means “God is my judge”.
Dara means “pearl of wisdom” or “oak tree”. Dara is a gender-neutral name.
Darlene means “darling”.
Dawn is a common English word, and name.
There is no specific meaning for the name Debree. However, “Debree” is pronounced the same as the common English word “debris” (da-bree), which is scattered pieces of waste.
Denise means “follower of Dionysos”.
Devon is the name of a town in Brittain.
Diana means “divine”. Diana is the Latin name for the Roman goddess associated with the moon, virginity, and hunting.
Dustin means“brave warrior”. Dustin is a gender-neutral name.
Eden means “place of pleasure, delight”. Eden is a gender-neutral name.
There is no specific meaning for Elein.
Eliza means “pledged to God”. (Similar to Beth.)
Elle means “she”.
Ellen means “bright, shining light”.
Ellice means “my God is the Lord”.
Ellison means “child of Ellis”. Ellison is a gender-neutral name.
Ellory means “resembling a swan”. Ellory is a gender-neutral name.
Eloise means “healthy; wide” and pronounced as ee-LOhiiZ.
Emeline means “work”. (Similar to Amelia.)
Erin means “from the island to the west”.
Eve means “life”.
Evelyn means “wished for child”.
Evony means “yew wood”.
Faith is a virtue name.
Fawn means “a young deer”.
Faye means “fairy” and pronounced as Fey-.
Fern is a plant name.
Fia means “wild” or “weaver”.
Fleur means “flower, blossom” and pronounced as FLAHR or FLUUR.
Flora means “flower”. Flora is the name of the Roman goddess of flowers and spring.
Gail means “my father rejoices” and pronounced as Gey-L.
Georgina means “farmer”.
Gillian means “youthful” and pronounced as JILL-ee-an. In medieval England, the name Gillian was so common that it was used as a generic name for a girl, just as Jack was for a boy, hence the nursery rhyme Jack and J(G)ill and the expression “every Jack has his Jill.”
Giselle means “pledge/hostage” and pronounced as jiz-ELLE.
Grace is a virtue name.
Greer means “alert, watchful” and pronounced as GRih-R. Greer is a gender-neutral name.
Gwen means “white circle”.
Gwendolen means “white ring”.
Haiden means “heather-grown hill”. Haiden is a gender-neutral name.
Hannah means “grace”. (Similar to Anais.)
Harriet means “estate ruler” and pronounced as HHEY-R-iy-ahT.
Hollyn is a spelling variation of the common English word “Holly” which is a type of shrub. Hollyn is pronounced the same as “Holland” without the d.
Hope is a virtue name.
Irene means “peace”. Irene is the name of the Greek goddess of peace.
Iris means “rainbow”. Iris was the goddess of the rainbow, a messenger for Zeus and Hera who rode the rainbow as a multicolored bridge from heaven to earth.
Ivy is a plant-name.
Jacklyn means “supplanter”.
Jae means “jaybird”. Jae is a gender-neutral name.
Jaidyn means “God has heard”. Jaidyn is a gender-neutral name.
Jade means “stone of the side”.
Jane means “God is gracious”.
Janetta is a variation of Jane which means “God is gracious”.
Jean means “God is gracious”. (Similar to Jane.)
Jill means “youthful”.
Jo means “Jehovah increases”.
Joan is a variation of Joanna which means “God is gracious”.
Joanna means “God is gracious”. (Similar to Jane and Jean.)
Jordon means “flowing down”. Jordon is a gender-neutral name. It may also be spelled in different ways, like Jordan or Jordyn.
Joy is a common English word, and name.
Julian means “youthful, downy”. Julian is a gender-neutral name.
Juliet means “youthful”. (Similar to Jill.)
Julina means “Jupiter’s child”.
June is a month named for goddess Juno.
Kae means “pure”. (Similar with Caylen.)
Kaitlin means “pure”. (Similar with Caren, Caylen, Kae.)
Kali means “black one”. Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction.
Karilyn is a variation of Caroline which means “free man”. (Similar to Carelyn and Carlen.)
Kate is a variation of Kaitlin which means “pure”.
Kathryn is a variation of Kaitlin which means “pure” (Similar to Kate.)
There is no known meaning for Krystan.
Kylie means “a boomerang”.
Lake is a nature-name. Lake is a gender-neutral name.
Lane means “a small roadway, path”. Lane is a gender-neutral name.
Larissa means “citadel”. In Greek mythology, Larissa or Larisa was a nymph who was a daughter of Pegasus and loved by Mercury. In 1991, her name was given to a moon of Neptune, in honor of the nymph.
Lark is a bird name.
Lashon means “God is gracious” and pronounced as Laa-SHAAN. (Similar to Joanna.) Lashon is a gender-neutral name.
Lee means “pasture, meadow”.
Leigh is an English variation of Lee which means “pasture, meadow”.
Leonie means “lion”.
Lila means “night”.
Lilibeth is a combination of Lily and Beth. Lily is a flower name while Beth means “pledged to God”.
Lillian is derived from the lily flower, which is a symbol of innocence, purity and beauty.
Lily is a flower name. Lily is a symbol of innocence, purity, and beauty.
Linnea means “twinflower, lime tree” and pronounced as li-NAY-ah.
Lynn means “lake”.
Lyra means “lyre”. Lyra is a constellation name taken from the lyre of Orpheus.
Lyric refers to a song or a poem. Lyric is a gender-neutral name.
Lola means “lady of sorrows”.
Lorena means from the province of Lorraine” and pronounced as low-RAY-na.
Lou is a diminutive of Louisa which means “renowned warrior” and pronounced as LU. Lou is a gender-neutral name.
Louisa means “renowned warrior”.
Love is a common English word that some may use as a name. Love is a gender-neutral name.
Lucia means “light” and pronounced as
Madeleine means “woman from Magdala” or “high tower”. Pronounced as MAED-ah-LayN or MAED-ah-LihN.
Madisen means “child of Maud”.
Mae means “bitter” or “pearl”.
Maeve means “she who intoxicates” and pronounced as mayv.
Malia is a Hawaiian variation of Mary which means “bitter”.
Marcella means “warlike”.
Marguerite means “pearl; daisy” and pronounced as Maa-RGah-RIY-T.
Marie is a French variation of Mary which means “bitter”.
Marisol means “Mary of Solitude”.
Matilda means “battle-mighty”.
Maxine means “greatest”.
May is a common English word name which refers to the 5th month of the year.
Meaghan means “pearl” and pronounced as MEH-GaeN.
Melody means “song”.
Mercy is a common English word which means “compassion”.
Merle means “blackbird”. Merle is a gender-neutral name.
Mia means “mine”.
Mila means “favor, fame, glory”.
Mirabel means “wonderful”.
Miranda means “marvelous”.
Miriam means “wished-for child”. In the Old Testament, Miriam was a prophetess who led the triumphal song and dance after the crossing of the Red Sea and deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptians.
Monteen is a French variation of Montana which means “mountainous”.
Moon is a common English word that some may use as a name. Moon is a gender-neutral name.
Morgan means “sea-born, sea-song or sea-circle”.
Muriel means “of the bright sea” and pronounced as M-erYEHL-.
Nadeen means “hope” and pronounced as nah-DEEN.
Naomi means “pleasantness”. Naomi’s biblical reference is the wise mother-in-law of Ruth, and because of this it is a symbolic name given to girls on Shavuot when the Old Testament story of Ruth is read in the synagogue.
Natalia means “birthday of the Lord”.
Natalie is the French variation of Natalia which means “birthday of the Lord”.
Naveen means “new” and pronounced as NEYVIY-N. Naveen is a gender-neutral name.
Neve means “snow” and pronounced as NIY-V.
Nora means “light”.
Nova means “new”. (Similar to Naveen.) Nova is a gender-neutral name.
Ocean is a nature name. Ocean is a gender-neutral name.
Olive is a fruit from the olive tree. Olive is also the name of a character in Popeye The Sailor Man, and other tv shows.
Paige means “page to a lord” and pronounced as PEY-JH.
Paloma means “dove”.
Pearl is a gem name.
Penelope means “weaver”.
Quinn means “descendent of Conn”. Quinn is a gender-neutral name.
Rae means “ewe”. Rae is a gender-neutral name.
Rain is a common English word that some may use as a name. Rain is a gender-neutral name.
Raine means “queen” and pronounced as REY-N. The name can also be spelled Rayne.
Ramona means “wise protector”.
Raven is a bird name. Raven is a gender-neutral name.
Rayleen means “counselor, protector”.
Reagan means “little king” and pronounced as REY-GahN. Reagan is a gender-neutral name.
Rebecca means “servant of God”. Rebecca is a name representing beauty in the Bible.
Rene means “reborn” and pronounced as ReyNEY-. Rene is a gender-neutral name.
Riona means “queenly”.
Robin means “bright fame”. Robin is a gender-neutral name.
Rosalind means “pretty rose” and pronounced as RAAZ-aa-LihND or ROWZaa-LihND.
Rose is a flower name. It is a common English name.
Rosemary means “dew of the sea”. Rosemary is also a herb name.
A ruby is a deep red precious stone often used in jewelry.
Rue means “regret.” In French, it means “street”. Rue is a gender-neutral name.
Ruth means “compassionate friend”. The biblical Ruth was the loyal and devoted daughter-in-law of Naomi who, when electing to leave her people and stay with the older woman, speaks the famous lines, “Whither thou goest, I will go.”
Rylie means “courageous” and pronounced as Ray-Liy-. Rylie is a gender-neutral name. There are various spellings, like Reily, Riley, etc.
Sage means “wise” and pronounced as Sey-JH. Sage is a spice. Sage is also a gender-neutral name.
Selene means “moon goddess”.
Serena means “tranquil, serene”.
Shae means “the stately, dauntless one” and pronounced as shay.
Sharon means “a plain”.
Sidney means “Saint Denis”. Sidney is a gender-neutral name.
Silvia means “from the woods” and pronounced as SIYL-VYaa.
Simone means “hearkening” and pronounced as Siy-MOWN-.
Shay is a phonetic variation of Shae which means “the stately, dauntless one”. Shay is a gender-neutral name.
Sherleen means “bright meadow” or “maiden”.
Skye is not only a spelling variation of the common English word “sky” but also a Scottish place-name. Skye is a gender-neutral name.
Sophia means “wisdom”.
Star is a common English word that some may use as a name.
Stella means “star”.
Sue is a diminutive of Susannah which means “lily”.
Susan is a diminutive of Susannah which means “lily”. (Similar to Sue.)
Susannah means “lily”. (Similar to Lillian.)
Suzan is a spelling variation of Susan which means “lily”.
Talia means “gentle dew from heaven; by the water”. In the mythology of one ancient sect, Talia was one of ten angels who attended the sun on its daily course.
Taylor means “tailor”. Taylor is a gender-neutral name.
Tess means “to harvest”.
Thea means “goddess, godly” and pronounced as -THIY-ah or TEH-aa.
A tiara is a crown, a jeweled headdress.
True is a common English word that some may use as a name. True is a gender-neutral name.
Valerie means “strength, health”. Valerie was the name of a martyred medieval saint.
Vanessa is a species of butterfly.
Vera means “faith”.
Verena means “integrity”.
Vi is the diminutive of Viola which means “violet,” or Vivian, which means “life.”
Viola means “violet”.
Violet is a color and flower name.
Vivian means “life”. (Similar to Eve.)
Veronica means “she who brings victory; true image”. Veronica is the name of the patron saint of photographers.
Winter is a common English word name that refers to one of the four seasons. Winter is a gender-neutral name.
Wren is a bird and nature name. Wren is a gender-neutral name.
Wynne means “fair, pure, holy” and pronounced as WihN. Wynne is a gender-neutral name.
Zion means “highest point”. Zion is a gender-neutral name.
Zoe means “life” and pronounced as zo-ee. (Zoe has the same meaning as Eve and Vivian.)
Zorah is a biblical place-name. Zorah was the Old Testament home of Samson.
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