Category Archives: girls names

30 Stunning Girls Names

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My “namer ears” are always open in public to parents calling for their children. I recently heard a Mom call for her little Lucia in the market and I thought to myself that name is stunning. Little Lucia inspired this list of stunning names for your stunning little girl!

Rising Beauties
Here are 10 gorgeous names moving up in popularity

Athena
Current Ranking: #117
In Greek mythology Athena was the daughter of Zeus.

Cora
Current Ranking: #73
Another beautiful Greek name, Cora means maiden.

Eloise
Current Ranking: #167
Eloise is a french name from the name Heloise, meaning healthy and wide.

Freya
Current Ranking: #266
A Norse goddess name Freya means noble woman.

Leilani
Current Ranking: 120
One of the most widely-used Hawaiian names, Leilani means heavenly flower.

Magnolia
Current Ranking: 314
A beautiful french flower name, Magnolia means Magnol’s flower.

Matilda
Current Ranking: 489
Matilda is a German name meaning mighty in battle.

Ophelia
Current Ranking: 373
Ophelia is a tragic Shakespearean character name as well as a Greek name meaning help.

Sylvie
Current Ranking: 897
A French form of Sylvia, Sylvie means from the forest.

Willa
Current Ranking: 384
A feminine form of William meaning resolute protection.

Rare Beauties
These 10 uncommon names are not ranked in the U.S. Top 1,000

Arianwen
Welsh meaning white, fair, and blessed.

Audrina
A variation of Audrey meaning noble strength.

Calista
This Greek name means most beautiful.

Cressida
Another great Greek name, Cressida means gold.

Elodie
A French name, Elodie comes from the name Alodia, meaning foreign riches.

Guinevere
Rich in legend, Guinevere is Welsh meaning white shadow or white wave.

Linnea
A Swedish flower name, Linnea means twin flower.

Seraphina
Seraphina is a Hebrew name that fittingly means fiery and ardent.

Tallulah
An anglicized Irish name as well as a Native American name Tallulah means abundance and leaping waters.

Theodora
A feminine form of Theodore meaning gift of God.

Grand Beauties
10 Grand Gorgeous Girls Names

Anastasia
Current Ranking: #148
A Greek feminine form of Anastasios, meaning resurrection.

Cecilia
Current Ranking: #155
A Latin name and feminine form of Cecil meaning blind.

Esmeralda
Current Ranking: #377
Esmeralda is a Spanish and Portuguese name meaning emerald.

Evangeline
Current Ranking: #277
A Greek name meaning bearer of good news.

Felicity
Current Ranking: #354
A virtuous Latin name meaning happiness.

Genevieve
Current Ranking: #172
Genevieve is a French name meaning tribe woman.

Liliana
Current Ranking: #109
Spanish and Latin in origin, Liliana means lily.

Samantha
Current Ranking: #60
A Hebrew name and feminine form of Samuel, Samantha means told by God.

Tatiana
Current Ranking: #696
Tatiana comes from the Roman clans name Tatius.

Veronica
Current Ranking: 357
A Latin name, Veronica means she who brings victory.

Hear my thoughts and insights on these names:

Newsworthy Names – End of September

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It’s nearly October and Fall is here so let’s fall in love with a new batch of baby names! Today we’ll look at names that premiered this week on TV as well as some names celebrities picked for their little ones recently.

Abishola
Chuck Lorre’s new comedy Bob ❤ Abishola introduced us to the beautiful Nigerian Abishola. I predict Abishola, like Daenerys and other distinctive character names, will rise in popularity within the year.

Beverly Rose
Becky Conner became a Mom in The Conners season premiere. Becky went with Beverly Rose, a name rich in familial ties. Little Beverly Rose was named for her Great-Grandmother Beverly, and late Grandma Roseanne. Beverley is an English name meaning dweller near the beaver stream.

Piper
A little girl without a name emerges in Emergence. The name world sat on the edge of their sofas awaiting the name that would be bestowed upon the little girl and she was age-appropriately named Piper. Piper is an English occupational name for a pipe or flute player.

Poppy & George
Modern Family aired its final season premiere this week and debuted Haley and Dylan’s twins names – Poppy and George! Poppy was named for her Mom’s favorite flower. Poppy is more popular across the pond but it is an adorable flower name to watch. George was named for Boy George and has long been a favorite among the royals. A Greek name meaning farmer, George is another name expected to rise. A lovely British-inspired set right on trend!

Jackson
CBS crowned Jackson Michie as the Season 21 winner of Big Brother last Wednesday. Jackson is a popular name in the U.S. especially when you add up all the spellings in the Top 1k. Jackson is an English name which fittingly means son of Jack.

Now let’s highlight a few non-fictional names…

Winter Mercy
Alanis Morissette and Mario “Souleye” Treadway welcomed baby Number 3, son Winter Mercy, on August 8th. Winter joins older brother Ever Imre and older sister Onyx Solace. Winter is more popular with girls but is a delightful word and seasonal name.

Giovanna Ines
Daphne Oz and John Jovanovic are wonderful namers and on August 14th they welcomed baby Number 4, Giovanna Ines “Gigi.” Little Gigi joins older siblings Philomena Bijou, Jovan, and Domenica Celine. Giovanna is an Italian name meaning God is gracious.

Carolina Dorothy
Eric and Lara Trump welcomed their second child, Carolina Dorothy, on August 19th. Carolina joins older brother Eric Luke “Luke.” A beautiful place name and variation of Caroline, Carolina means freeman.

Delilah
Keira Knightley and James Righton welcomed their second daughter in September 2018. Rumor has it Keira and James, parents to Edie, selected Delilah for their second daughter. Delilah is a Hebrew and Arabic name meaning delight and flirt.

Remi Leigh
Sean Paul and Jodi Stewart welcomed daughter Remi Leigh on September 3rd. Little Remi joins older brother Levi Blaze. Remi is a French name meaning oarsman that has been on the rise for boys and girls in the U.S.

Marli
Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley welcomed second daughter Marli into their family on September 6th. Marli joins older sister Kensli. Marli is a spelling variation of Marley, an English name meaning pleasant seaside meadow.

Hudson London
Flip or Flop star Christina and husband Ant Anstead welcomed son Hudson London on September 6th. Hudson joins older half siblings Taylor and Brayden. Hudson is an English name on the rise meaning Hugh’s son.

Maverick Nicolas
Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson welcomed their third son Maverick Nicolas on September 9th. Maverick joins older brothers Boomer Robert and Beckett Richard. Maverick is a word name used to describe a nonconformist.

Kinsey Sioux
Kieran Culkin and Jazz Charton welcomed their first child, daughter Kinsey Sioux on September 13th. Kinsey is an English name meaning kings victory.

Rellie Evangeline
James and Kelsie Dupre welcomed their first child together Rellie Evangeline on September 20th. Rellie has an unknow meaning but Evangeline has significance to the family as James is from Evangeline Parish in Louisiana.

You can hear me chat more about these names here:

Sweet Sam Names

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Sama
Short and sweet, Sama is exotic and flavorful.
Arabic meaning sky.

Samala
Samala is a rare name that may be mistaken for a slew of similar sounding words.
Hebrew meaning requested by God.

Samantha
A Victorian classic, Samantha fits in perfectly with other trending beauties like Olivia or Amelia.
Hebrew meaning told by God.

Samara
Samara was the haunting girl in The Ring films. If you can get past that association its a gorgeous name that lends itself to Sam or Mara.
A Hebrew place name meaning under God’s rule.

Samina
Samina is unique yet easy to say and spell. Her nicknames also make it a very wearable choice.
An Arabic name meaning healthy.

Samira
Actor Samira Wiley has helped bring attention to this uncommon beauty.
An Arabic name meaning evening companion.

Samiyah
There are multiple spelling variations of Samiyah including Samia and Samiah.
Arabic meaning high, exalted, praised.

25 Rad REN Names

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Do you love the “Ren” sound? Here are 25 Rad “Ren” names to inspired!

Brendan
Brenna
Brennan
Carenza
Ceren
Daren
Efren
Eiren
Evren
Farren
Florence
Lorena
Maren
Mirren
Oren
Renato
Renley
Seren
Serenity
Tamren
Taren
Toren
Trent
Wren
Xyren

Alternatives to the Top Baby Names

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Some great alternatives to the TOP 10 Baby Names

10emma

11liam

8olivia

9noah

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7william

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5sophia

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charlotte

16ben

7mia

7elijah

8amelia

8lucas

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mason9

 

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The Best Celeb Baby Names of 2019 (so far)

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Who doesn’t love or love to hate a Celeb baby name? Each month I post a Celeb Baby Name recap on my YouTube channel to dish on the names used the previous month. So let’s highlight some of the best names famous folks used for bouncing babes the first half of this year!

Eleanor Louise
Elizabeth Potthast and Andrei Castvet welcomed little Eleanor Louise on January 23, 2019. Could Eleanor Louise be any classier? Two names rich in history come together here. I love how Eleanor Louise sounds very ladylike and proper but lends itself to sweet nicknames like Ellie-Lou.

Winston Roy
Winston is definitely a name to watch! Son of Lily Aldridge and Caleb Followill welcomed little Winston Roy on January 28, 2019. Winston is sure to make many of us think of Winston Churchill. It’s a grounded name while still feeling vintage and hipster. Winston Roy joins older sister Dixie Pearl.

Clara Elise
If I had to describe the combo Clara Elise in just one word it would be “pretty.” Clara Elise is the daughter of Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer born on April 21, 2019. Simple, sweet, extremely usable, and a bit underrated, Clara Elise has a warm feminine ring to it.

Hayes Singleton
Whitney Bischoff and Ricky Angel welcomed their first son, Hayes Singleton on May 4, 2019. There’s something very cowboy-esk and handsome about Hayes in the first name spot. Hayes Singleton feels a little bit country and a little bit sophisticated wit a whole lot of handsome.

Archie Harrison
How could I not include the first child of the of Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan’s little Archie? A name buzzed around the world little Archie Harrison entered the would on May 6, 2019. Admittedly it’s not my favorite, but I do love the nod to Dad in the middle name spot and that the couple veered just enough from tradition.

Ivy Jane
With boys named Spurgeon Elliot and Henry Wilberforce I really wasn’t sure what to expect next from Jessa and Ben Seewald. On May 26, 2019 the Seewald’s welcomed little Ivy Jane. I feel the need to stand and applaud for this sweet name combo. Ivy Jane has a sensible-sweet sound and would sound lovely as a double barrel name.

Ruby Kate
Ruby Kate should be friends with Ivy Jane, both names have similar styles! On June 5th Abby Huntsman and Jeffrey Livingston welcomed twins – Ruby Kate and William Jeffrey. While William Jeffrey is very classic and timeless and I do love that he bears his Dad’s name in the middle, I just love the sweet Ruby paired with the classy middle name Kate. Little Ruby also joins older sister Isabel Grace.

Let me know which names you’ve loved and hated so far this year? Yes, I know Psalm didn’t get a shout out here. You’ll have to check my May 2019 Celeb Baby Names video for my thoughts on the Kardash-a-sibling-set!

Marvelous M Names of June

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June is in bloom and this month we’ll look to celebrities for a beautiful batch of M Names!

Mae
Child star Mae Whitman is all grown up now. The actress, born Mae Margaret Whitman, celebrates her birthday on June 9th. Mae is a simple sweet little diminutive of Margaret meaning pearl. Ranked at 554 in popularity, Mae is one we see more frequently in the middle name spot. Actor Mae West gave this wholesome name a sultry spin.

Mary-Kate
Child star turned fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen shares her June 13th birthday with twin sister Ashley. Mary-Kate is a double barrel name, two names pronounced together. Mary is a Hebrew name meaning biter and Kate is a Greek name meaning pure, two very different meanings but very timeless names.

Monroe
Film star Marilyn Monroe has become more iconic in her death than in her life. Monroe was born Norma Jean Mortenson on June 1st. Monroe is a unisex Scottish surname meaning mouth of the river roe and currently ranks at Number 603 for girls in the U.S. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon choose the name Monroe for their little star born in 2001.

Morgan
Actor, director, and legendary voice Morgan Freeman celebrates his birthday on June 1st. A Welsh name meaning sea circle, Morgan took the lead as a girls name through the 80’s and 90’s. Currently Number 744 for boys and 164 for girls, Morgan could be prime for a revival amungst the fellas. Imagine a schoolyard of little male Kelly’s and Morgan’s running around.

Miller
With a name like Wentworth its easy to overlook Miller as a surname. Actor Wentworth Miller was born on June 2nd. Miller is one of those very normal surname names that makes for a more unusual and interesting first name. If the beer association doesn’t both you, you may love Miller in a sea of Connor and Parker’s. Miller is and English occupational name for a grain grinder that currently ranks at Number 871.

Minka Kelly
Actor Minka Kelly, born June 24th, is one of the few people who has such a distinct first name that she could go by it alone – think Beyonce, Whoopi, Adele, Drake, you get where I’m going here. Minka is a Polish name rarely seen in the US that means strong. Less common than Mila or Mika, Minka has a spunky vibe.

Which of these M names delight you?