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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:

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Lovely Names Ending in “L”

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Do you love a good “L” name? Lillian, Lucy, Layla, or perhaps Linnea? The letter “L” makes a lovely sound and seems to dance off the tongue. If you love “L” names then you may consider one of these beauties that puts “L” at the end.

Popular “L” Endings

Abigail
A Top 10 name since 2001, Abigail has been a long time leader in popularity currently ranked at Number 10.
Hazel
Hazel gives off vintage vibes and is well loved today at Number 43 in popularity
Isabel
Isabel’s third syllable is “L”, perfect for “L-ending” fans. There are numerous spellings of Isabel, this one ranks at Number 145.

Spunky “L” Endings

Avril
Avril isn’t ranked in the US Top 1,000 but has a spunky rocker edge due to its ties to alternative singer Avril Lavigne.
Bristol
A great underused nature name, Bristol ranks at Number 483. Many American’s became familiar with this name through social figure Bristol Palin.
Laurel
Another great nature name, Laurel is the perfect way to honor a Laura or Lauren. Laurel comes in at Number 597.
Teal
Teal is an unexpected but highly usable color name that isn’t currently in the Top 1,000.

Vintage “L” Endings

Amabel
A great Annabelle or Amelia alternative, Amabel has a great old-fashioned vibe and is not currently in the Top 1,000.
Anabel
Like Isabel, Anabel can be spelled many ways. At 908 in popularity, Anabel may remind your of the Edgar Allen Poe poem Annabel Lee.
Coral
Another great nature and color name, coral was all the rage in jewelry many moons ago. Coral as a name has yet to break into the Top 1,000.
Mabel
At 451 in popularity, Mabel may feel lightly vintage but it’s more popular now than ever before.
Muriel
Muriel is melodic and romantic but isn’t in the Top 1,000. My fellow Anne of Green Gables fans will think of the darling character Muriel Stacy.
Opal
A gemstone name Opal may feel like a Great-Grandma name, but it actually peaked in popularity last year at Number 859.
Pearl
Another lovely gemstone name, Pearl is a symbol of purity and innocence currently ranking at Number 652.
Sybil
Hello Downton Abbey fans, I’m looking at you. Sybil is a lovely vintage name that isn’t currently in the Top 1,000.

A few more “L” Endings

April
A springy month name, April ranks at Number 453.
Ariel
Hello Disney fans! Ariel comes in at Number 142.
Chantel
A bit of a French vibe, Chantel hasn’t ranked in the Top 1,000 since 2001.
Crystal
Crystal exploded in the 1980’s and has steadily declined every decade since. Today Crystal comes in at Number 644.
Liesl
Let’s end this list with the lovely Liesl which I see on many a name-lover’s list but isn’t in the Top 1,000.

Which of these names do you love?
This article was written by Meagan @tulipbyanyname and may not be reprinted without permission, thank you!

Incredible -ina Names

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Names that end in the letter -a often have a softer, more traditionally feminine sound. If you like names that end in the sweet -a sound, you may enjoy these ultra-feminine names that end in -ina. Many names ending in -ina have a bit of an exotic flare and lend themselves to delightful nicknames.

Audrina
I grew up with a generation of teenage girls who obsessed over V.C. Andrew’s novels, and so Audrina always reminds me of the book My Sweet Audrina. Audrina may also remind you of reality TV star Audrina Partridge. With Audrey quickly rising in popularity, Audrina, which shares the same roots, its a lovely less popular alternative at Number 738.

Celestina
Babies truly are little angels and so you may consider using Celestina, a Spanish and Italian name meaning heavenly, for your little angel. Celestina is a variant of Celeste and would work well to honor a Celeste or even a Tina. A melodic and ethereal name choice, only 22 little girls were named Celestina last year.

Evangelina
Evangelina is striking, angelic, and packed full of adorable nicknames from Angie to Evie to Lina. A Latinate variant of the Greek Evangeline, Evangelina means bearer of good news. A lovely name with a lovely meaning to bestow upon any little girl. Last year 170 girls were named Evangelina.

Georgina
Georgia has been steadily rising in popularity the past few years. Why not consider her sister Georgina? Georgina is an English feminine form of George meaning farmer and was only given to 133 girls last year. Georgina Sparks is a character in the popular Gossip Girl series.

Jamesina
If you’re obsessed with what names celebrities are using like I am, then you’ve noticed the huge trend of James for girls. James is also on the rise for boys, currently ranked at Number 5. Jamesina is not only a fun name to say, it’s also a fun form of James, meaning supplanter. Jamesina is so rare that it was given to 5 or less girls last year.

Katarina
Katarina is a stunning Czech form of Katherine meaning pure. An exotic sound yet totally usable here in the US, Katarina is a great way to honor a Kate, Kaitlin, or Katherine. You may recognize Katarina as a character name used in Dr. Who and 10 Things I Hate About You.

Marina
A poetic Latin and Shakespearean name, Marina means of the sea. If you want a name that people will recognize but isn’t overly used, then Marina fits the bill, currently ranked at Number 685. Actor Matt LeBlanc used the lovely combo Marina Pearl for his daughter.

Seraphina
A name on many namers guilty pleasure list, Seraphina has Latinate and Hebrew roots meaning fiery. A large and grand name, Seraphina could easily be shortened for Sera and of course then honor a Sara or Sarah. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Gardner helped give this name some attention when they used it for their daughter. 209 girls were named Seraphina last year.

Valentina
Truly a romantic choice, Valentina peaked in popularity last year when it reached spot Number 106. Valentina is a Latin feminine form of Valentine meaning strong and healthy. Selma Hayek chose the name Valentina Paloma for her daughter.

Wilhelmina
Wilhelmina is on the brink of shedding it’s formerly frumpy vibe. William which Wilhelmina shares its origins with has long been in the Top 10. Wilhelmina is made all the sweeter by the nicknames Mina, Willa, and Willie. 114 girls were named Wilhelmina last year.

Loving these -ina Names? Here are a few more to tickle your naming fancy:

Alexandrina
Alina
Angelina
Carina
Carolina
Christina
Emmelina
Evelina
Josephina
Justina
Katrina
Irina
Martina
Nina
Paulina
Regina
Sabrina
Thomasina
Tina
Trina
Zarina

What are your favorite names that end in -ina?