Short and sassy names might be trendy and fashionable, but they can never take the place of fancy and sophisticated names. Elegant baby names do not just pair well with most last names, but also give the opportunity to chop them down to cute and adorable nicknames. Besides, these names can be quite chic, attracting all the attention!
There are several places to take inspiration for elegant girl names. You can find them by flipping through the pages of your favorite classic novel or by looking at your own family tree. But if you want to do neither, you can take a look at our list below. We’ve shortlisted 200 names that capture elegance and grace in the best way possible.
Elegant Baby Names For Girls
Alexandra is the feminine form of Alexander, meaning ‘man’s defender’.
If you’re a musically inclined parent, you can name your daughter Allegra, which means ‘musical note’.
If you love the name Anna, but hate the fact that it’s too familiar, pick its variation, Anais, meaning ‘grace’.
This moniker is derived from the Greek word anastasis, meaning ‘resurrection’.
Angelica is a beautiful name with Latin origins. It means ‘angel’.
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Annabelle, meaning ‘graceful’, rose out of Scotland to the height of elegant baby name class.
This queenly name would be a perfect pick for your precious girl. It means ‘invaluable’.
Aria, meaning ‘lion of God’, will make a melodious name for your baby girl.
Artemis, the name of the Greek goddess, of hunting and moon, is a name with timeless class. It means ‘safe’.
Aurelia, meaning ‘golden child’, is still on the list of top 1000 baby name list.
Beatrice, meaning ‘voyager’, will always remind your daughter to travel the world and live her life to the fullest.
Bernice is the short form of the name Berenice and means ‘to bring victory’.
Bethany is a classic take on the Australian favorite name Beth. It means ‘from a fig house’.
If it’s good enough to be a favorite of Shakespeare, it will be good enough for your little girl too. Bianca means ‘white’.
Classic and elegant name, Bijou is derived from the French word for jewel.
This perfectly beautiful name originated from the Gaelic word, meaning ‘strength’.
Caledonia is a lovely name, meaning ‘from Scotland’
Camilla is a rarely used name, but the royal history sets it apart. It means ‘free born’.
Camille, meaning ‘young ceremonial student’, may have a classic vibe to it, but it’s far from being old fashioned.
Candida is an attractive and musical name, meaning ‘bright white’.
If you want to pay homage to a Karen or Carrie in your family, name your daughter Carina, which means ‘dear’.
Caroline, meaning free man, has an aristocratic and old fashioned aura to it.
Cassandra, meaning ‘to shine upon man’, comes with a simple and sweet nickname, Cassie or Cass.
This twist on ever popular Katherine has enough foreign elegance to last a lifetime. Caterina means ‘pure’.
Cecelia, meaning ‘blind’, maybe falling out in popularity, but it is classy nonetheless.
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Charlotte is a gorgeous name with regal aura. It means ‘free man’.
This name, meaning ‘follower of Christ’, will be suitable for a December born baby.
Claire, meaning ‘bright’, is a lovely variation to the French name, Clara.
Clementine is a beautiful and graceful name for your daughter. It means ‘mild or gentle’.
Parents looking for something unique and original can opt for Cordelia, which means ‘daughter of the sea’.
Coretta is a variation of Cora and means ‘maiden’.
Coty, meaning ‘coast’, began as a surname, but is used more as a first name now.
The extra ‘a’ in the end, makes this moniker more feminine than Danielle. Daniella means ‘God is my judge’.
A posh and one of the unique elegant girl names with unique variants, Daphne means ‘laurel’.
Hebrew name Delilah, meaning ‘delicate’ is a name for the ages.
Diana isn’t just a name with royal credentials, but also has godly origins. It means ‘divine’.
Could there be any name as regal and elegant as the French name, Dior? Dior means ‘golden’.
This Latin name, meaning ‘given by God’, oozes European flair.
This old French name with loads of variation possibilities, is a stunning option for your daughter. Eleanor means ‘shining light’.
Meaning, ‘devoted to God’, Elizabeth is not just the most classic, but also one of the most sophisticated names of all time.
The name Eloise became popular after the love affair of Abelard and Heloise. It means ‘healthy’.
If you’re confused between Amelia or Emily, pick Emilia, which has the best of both. Emilia means ‘to emulate’.
A name with genteel reputation, Emmanuella means ‘faith’.
The name Emmeline has a reputation, and even history as a sophisticated and underused name. It means ‘labor’.
This gorgeous baby name, meaning ‘good news’, is perfect for the apple of your eye.
This charming name is the Anglicized form of Aveline and means ‘living’.
Evianna is either a compound name made by combining Eva and Anna or a variant of the name Aviana.
If you’re looking for an uncommon floral moniker, go for Fiorella, which means ‘lovely flower’.
This classic name is now popular as one of the trendiest place names. Florence means ‘blossoming’.
This classy name with Spanish bent will bring elegance to your girl. Francesca means ‘from France’.
This elegant name, meaning ‘calm monarch’, can easily be shortened to Freddie.
With a comeback of traditional names such as Claire and Elizabeth, even Genevieve can be considered. It means ‘white wave’.
If Jade is a bit too informal for your taste, pick Giada, it’s Italian version, meaning ‘jade’.
Giovanna is the classical variant of the name Joanna and means ‘God is gracious’.
This virtue name, meaning ‘blessing or favor’, refers to none other than the Almighty’s grace.
Meaning ‘white’, Gwendolyn is popular in both palace and rolling fields.
Gwyneth, meaning ‘happiness’, is sure to fill the little one’s life with joy and happiness.
This delightful name, with a swanky nickname, means ‘estate ruler’.
This moniker may have links with “Harry Potter”, but do not let it distract you from its prettiness. Hermione means ‘well born’.
Imogen, meaning ‘maiden’, has connotations of a perfect woman, as exemplified by the great playwright, Shakespeare himself.
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If you want a name with French flair, you can pick Isabella, a variant of Elizabeth, meaning ‘devoted to God’.
This classic name, meaning ‘he who supplants’ was made famous by none other than the First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
Jemima may be held by a popular duck, but it actually means ‘dove’.
Jolie, meaning ‘pretty’, may not be rising up the charts, but it’s definitely a classic.
Just as Jacqueline, Josephine, meaning ‘Jehovah increases’, was also made popular by a queen, Napoleon’s famous Empress Josephine.
It was Juliet from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, that this name was immortalized. Juliet means ‘youthful’.
Katherine, meaning ‘pure’, is one of the oldest, most elegant names and diverse too.
Famous fashion designer Ralph Lauren lent a fashionable touch to this elegant name. Lauren means ‘laurel plant’.
This posh version of Lillian can be traced back to times of Elizabeth. Lilliana means lily.
Louisa is an attractive and sophisticated variant of Louise, meaning ‘famous warrior’.
We love this lilting for its nicknames Lucy or Lucia. Luciana means ‘light’.
This bright and beautiful elegant girl name is a variation of Lucy and means ‘light’.
If you want a lyrical moniker for your little one, name her Lydia, which means ‘woman from Lydia’.
The name Madeline originates from the term ‘woman from Magdala’.
This moniker, meaning ‘pearl’ oozes class.
Maria, meaning ‘star of the sea’, is one of the most popular variants of Marie.
If you want an elegant unisex name for your child, pick Marvel, meaning ‘miracle’.
Meredith was once a boy name, but is now a chic female name. It means ‘guardian of the sea’.
Mireille, meaning ‘star of the sea’, may not be as pervasive as Mary, but it’s still a great alternative.
This stylish version of Natalie has a swanky new feel to it. Natalia means ‘born during Christmas’.
Octavia, meaning ‘eight’, is both elegant and old-timey.
Odette, meaning ‘wealth’, is a French name with a delicate sound.
If you want a nature-inspired name for your girl, pick Olivia, which refers to ‘olive tree’.
Ophelia has a sad history, but it has a posh reputation. It means ‘help’.
Parents looking for an elegant name that has a background in mythology can go for Penelope. It means ‘weaver’.
Rebecca is a variant of Biblical name Rebekah, which belonged to a maiden of modesty, beauty, and kindness. Rebecca means ‘to mind’.
This unusual French name, meaning ‘God’s beloved one’, is sure to set your little one apart.
This exquisite name, meaning ‘beautiful rose’, has everything that a woman needs to stay classy.
The popularity of Sarah, meaning ‘princess’, just refuses to die down, even after years of usage.
This name, meaning ‘fiery’, may not be very common among Americans, but it sure is elegant.
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Serena is a dignified name, meaning ‘calm’.
This old spelling of a fairly common name is as classy as it’s timeless. Silvia means ‘forest’.
There’s a reason a name as old as Sophia still reigns the baby name list. Sophia means ‘wisdom’.
This enchanting and rarely used name means ‘gazelle’.
Valentina is a male derivative of Valentine and means ‘strong and healthy’.
Verity is a refined name, meaning ‘truth’.
If you want to give your little girl the taste of victory right from the start, name her Victoria, which means ‘victory’.
Violetta is the Italian form of Violet, and means ‘violet flower’.
This elegant name has been held by some of the most famous faces throughout the ages. It means ‘chaste’.
Vivienne, meaning ‘lively’, is one of those ancient personal names, which is popular even today.
Elegant Boy Names:
Alasdair is the Scottish form of Alexander and means ‘defender of mankind’.
The name Albert, meaning ‘bright and noble’, has been held by upper crust people for generations.
This German name, meaning ‘old ruler’, will transition well from childhood to adulthood.
Alfred, meaning ‘elf counsel’, has the reputation of a refined name.
Meaning ‘beloved of God’, this moniker will pay homage to the composer Amadeus Mozart.
Anthony, meaning ‘highly praiseworthy’, is a time-tested Italian baby boy name.
Archibald, meaning ‘bold and genuine’, will make a polished name for your son.
Meaning ‘from the ash tree’, Ashby has an air of sophistication.
Asher is an evergreen Hebrew name, meaning ‘happy and blessed’.
Atticus, meaning ‘man of Attica’, will make a stately name for your little man.
Aubrey may be popular for boys now, but it originated for boys first. Aubrey means ‘elf power’.
A child with this name is sure to make a strong statement. Augustus means ‘great’.
Baldwin is a name with Old German and Old French roots. It means ‘brave and bold friend’.
Barden is a surname, meaning ‘living near a boar’s den’.
Barnaby is a stylish and elegant baby boy name, meaning ‘son of prophecy’.
Bartholomew is a classy Biblical name, meaning ‘son of Talmai’.
This name with Hebrew roots mean ‘son of my right hand’.
This posh name, meaning ‘bright raven’, would suit a dark haired baby boy well.
Bradford is an English name, meaning ‘wide river crossing’.
An English surname with a long history, Bradley means ‘wide meadow’.
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Broderick is a formal name, meaning ‘brother’.
A royal name of Old German origin, Charles means ‘free man’.
The ‘o’ ending and soft consonants make Cielo a favorite with Italian parents. Cielo means ‘sky’.
Clarence is a name with English heritage, meaning ‘bright’.
Clement, meaning ‘mild’, may sound a bit fancy, but there’s no denying it’s an elegant name.
In this fleeting world, where everything is temporary, a name such as Constantine will provide some solace. Constantine means ‘constant’.
It’s time for Cyril to make a classy resurgence. It means ‘lord’.
A perennial favorite, Daniel means ‘God is my judge’.
Dario is a regal and kingly kind of name, meaning ‘possessor of good’.
This classic name, meaning ‘beloved’, has a lot going for it.
Used in English-speaking world since medieval times, Dominic is a Latin name, meaning ‘belonging to the lord’.
Dylan is a popular Welsh name, meaning ‘son of the seas’.
The name Edmund, meaning ‘wealthy protector’, has been borne by several kings and saints in the past.
Here’s another royal name option for you. Edward means ‘wealthy guard’
Edwin, meaning ‘rich friend’, will leave your son primed with wealth in life.
Egbert is a classy name, meaning ‘bright edge’.
Emerson, meaning ‘Emery’s son’, has charisma abound.
Ethan, meaning ‘strong or firm’, got a major boost via the film series, “Mission Impossible”.
Despite being short, Ezra is one of the grandest baby boy names. It means ‘help’.
Fabian is an old Roman name with a classy feel to it. It means ‘bean seller’.
The reputation behind Francis makes it a timeless classic. It means ‘Frenchman’.
This English name, meaning ‘free landholder’, got an uplift via Benjamin Franklin.
Frederick is the English form of a German name, meaning ‘peaceful ruler’.
This name is well known for the patron saint of England. George means ‘farmer’.
Gerald is a German name, meaning ‘ruler of the spear’.
Geraldo, the Spanish version of Gerald, meaning ‘ruler with the spear’, is as elegant as the original.
If you wish to pay homage to a relative named John, go for Giovanni, the Italian version of the same name. Giovanni means ‘Jehovah has been gracious’.
Of English origins, Graham is a wonderful name, meaning ‘gravelly homestead’
A name with a long history, Gregory means ‘watchful and alert’.
Griffin is an appealing two syllable name, meaning ‘strong lord’.
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This Teutonic name, meaning ‘staff of the Goths’, is highly popular in Germany and Sweden.
Hanson, meaning ‘son of Hans’, was originally a last name, but is used as a first name for fancy children.
Harris is a twist of Harry, meaning ‘home ruler’.
Henry, with its several worthy and notorious namesakes, means ‘estate ruler’.
Horace is a strong, handsome and classic moniker, meaning ‘timekeeper’.
Hugo is a fancy take on the name Hugh. It means ‘heart or mind’.
Short and sweet Ian is the Scottish version of John and means ‘God is gracious’.
Ignatius, meaning ‘fire’, is both elegant and classic in style.
A classic Biblical and Anglo-Saxon name, James means ‘supplanter’.
John, one of those most popular names of all time, means ‘God is gracious’.
This rising star of a name, meaning ‘youthful or downy’, is a handsome and elegant choice for your baby boy.
If you want a name that’s both elegant, yet contemporary, go for Laurent, a variant of Lawrence, meaning ‘from Laurentum’.
Also spelled as Laurence, Lawrence means ‘from Laurentum’.
Derived from a surname, Lawson is simple, but elegant and refined name. It means ‘son of Lawrence’.
This classic painter name, with a cool nickname, means ‘lion’.
Matteo is the Italian form of Matthew and means ‘gift from God’.
A title with a long history, Maximillian means ‘greatest’.
The number one baby boy name in America for over half a century, Michael means ‘who is like God’
A straightforward name with a polished feel, Miles means ‘gracious’.
Montague is a fancy French name, meaning ‘pointed mountain’.
Derived from a place name, Montgomery means ‘manpower’.
Mungo is a positive Welsh name, meaning ‘gentle’.
The best part of Nathaniel is that it can be shortened to quirky nicknames such as Nate or Nathan.
A name with imperial root, Octavius means ‘eight’.
Oliver is the masculine form of the name Olive, meaning ‘olive tree’.
“Lord of the Ring” heartthrob Orlando Bloom always comes to mind when we hear this name. Orlando means ‘famous land’.
Parents seeking for an unusual yet solid name can pick Orson, meaning ‘bear cub’.
Percival is a French name, meaning ‘one who pierces the valley’.
Philip, the name of one of the five kings of Macedonia, means ‘lover of horse’.
Pierre, meaning ‘rock’, ranks high on the charts in France and deservedly so.
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Quentin, meaning ‘fifth’, would make an ideal pick for the fifth born in your family.
This fabulous name is rare, but will suit your son well. Quincy means ‘estate of the fifth son’.
Randolph is a variant of Randolf and means ‘strong warrior’.
A name with historical cred, Richard means ‘powerful ruler’.
Roderick, meaning ‘famous power’, is ostentatious in the best way possible.
Roland is a dignified name, meaning ‘famous throughout the land’.
Meaning ‘red-haired’, Rufus would be perfect for a ginger baby.
Rupert is the German form of Robert and means ‘bright’.
Sanders may be unusual, but it’s definitely posh sounding. It is a form of Alexander and means ‘defender of mankind’.
Sebastian is a classic name with substantial history. It means ‘person from the ancient city of Sebasta’.
Simon is simple, pure, and appealing Old and New Testament name, meaning ‘the listener’.
With links to a precious metal and Scottish city, Sterling, meaning ‘excellent’, would cover all basics.
Stuart, made famous by the movie “Stuart Little”, is an occupational name, meaning ‘steward’.
If you want to pay tribute to your Norman roots, pick the name Tancred, meaning ‘thought’.
A name with a superior reputation, Tennyson means ‘son of Dennis’.
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Theodore is a neat English name, meaning ‘gift from God’.
Thomas is a commonly used classic name, meaning ‘twin’.
Vincent seems extremely stylish today, along with other ‘V’ names. It means ‘conquering’.
William, one of the most enduring classic names, meaning ‘resolute protection’.
Xavier is a name with Spanish and Basque roots, meaning ‘the new house’.
The names mentioned here are sure to make one feel like a member of the royal lineage or stars on the screen. So which one will you pick for your son or daughter? Tell us by commenting below.
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