Gone are the days when parents would choose formal and stuffy names for their babies. Now, parents are opting for monikers as sweet, cute, dainty, and quirky as their little princess will be. And fortunately, most of the cutesy names transition well into adulthood. If you are looking for such a name that suits your daughter now and forever, MomJunction has a list of 101 sweet and cute girl names. Trendy, traditional, celebrity favorites — we’ve got them all for you in our list below.
101 Cute Baby Girl Names, With Meanings
This moniker owes its popularity to the television series Grey’s Anatomy, which had a character named Addison. It may mean ‘son of Adam’ but is now well established as a female name.
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You can consider Adelaide if you love vintage names. Meaning ‘noble’, it’s the name of a city in Australia and also a 19th-century British queen.
This name is oh-so-cute and modern. This variation of Hadley made it to the top 1000 in the US Social Security Administration (SSA) list for 2012. Currently, it’s at the 538th spot.
This once-popular saint’s name, meaning ‘pure’, fell off the popularity charts in the 1970s but has now made a comeback. It resurfaced after appearing in the Disney movie Despicable Me.
Allison, the modern take on the classic name Alice, has had a steady presence for over 40 years. This name means ‘noble’ in the Scottish language, a lovely sentiment to bestow on your little one.
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Amara is a beautiful name in several countries and cultures. Meaning ‘eternally lovely’, Amara is currently one of the top 600 names in the SSA list.
This Old German name, meaning ‘exalted or noble’ will never cease to be on the popularity list. The plus point is that your daughter will share her name with Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo.
If you’re a fan of traditional names spelled in a new way, you can pick Amie, which is a variation of Amy. It means ‘beloved’.
Aniyah sounds like other names Aliyah, Amaya, and Anya. You can even consider it as a spin-off to Ann.
This sweet girl’s name was immortalized by Edgar Allen Poe in his poem of the same name. Annabelle means ‘beautiful’.
This Welsh name is exotic, yet easy to pronounce. It means ‘beautiful and fair’. It has a serene feel to it, which makes it even more pleasant.
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You must be thinking that Aubrey is an old-fashioned name and would date sometime soon. But Aubrey is as fashionable now as it was a century ago.
Avery has been popular for both genders, but it sounds more appropriate for girls than boys. It means ‘ruler of the elves.
You must have seen this beautiful flower blooming in your backyard or nearby park. But do you know what it means? It means ‘dry’ in Greek. This name entered the SSA list for the first time in 2012.
This is another adorable gender-neutral name for you. This jaunty surname first appeared as a female name in the television show WKRP in Cincinnati. And it’s a favorite with the stars as well.
Another classic pick that sounds as sweet as it did when it was coined. This name was a favorite with authors like Dante and Shakespeare. It means ‘she who brings happiness.
Betsy is hands down, the cutest short form of Elizabeth. Its association with the Betsy Wetsy doll and Betsy Ross gives a retro feel to this name.
Betty might be a bit old-timey, typical of World War II, but still sounds adorable. It got a boost in popularity after being featured in Mad Men and Ugly Betty.
If you want a cute, bird-inspired name for your daughter, there’s nothing better than Birdie. It means ‘little bird’.
If you find specific floral names too sweet to handle, you can pick Blossom, which means ‘to bloom’. It’s cute, girly and not as common as other floral names.
Here’s another super cute name for girls. It got a huge push by Bonnie of Gone with the Wind. Bonnie means ‘cheerful and beautiful’.
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The name is derived from the Greek name Calisto. Calisto was a huntress and a nymph, with whom Zeus fell in love. American actress Calista Flockhart is the famous namesake.
This is a pretty and attractive name that means ‘beautiful. Its namesake is American actress Calliope “Callie” Thorne.
The Duchess of Cornwall has a moniker that’s the fastest-rising version of the ancient Roman name, Camilla. Camila has been in use in English-speaking countries since the 16th century. It means ‘free-born, ‘noble’ or ‘attendant’.
We love this name, even though you may not hear it as often as you did about a decade ago. It’s usually a short form of Cassandra, but you can use it as an independent given name.
This lovely name is making a comeback. It has a huge number of namesakes like Cecily Cardew of The Importance of Being Earnest and Cecily Parsley, Beatriz Potter’s bunny.
Charlotte is a strong and classic name that rose to popularity after the Princess of Duchess used it for her daughter. It means ‘free woman’.
This moniker is super popular in France. Historically, this name is linked to the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility Demeter.
Both Clara and its variation Claire, sound sweet, cute, and upbeat. This Latin name means ‘famous or brilliant.
Clarissa, the Latin version of the name Clarice has featured in a number of medieval documents. It means ‘famous’.
French actress Clemence Poesy brought this name back from obscurity. It is sweet, elegant, and beautiful. It means ‘mild’.
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It just cannot get sweeter. While most of you may associate it with mandarin oranges, it’s actually a word name, meaning ‘merciful’. Ethan Hawke chose this name for his daughter.
After Faith and Hope, Constance is rising as one of the most popular virtue names. It’s elegant, old-fashioned, and sweet, and means ‘constant’.
This cute moniker was probably invented by James Fennimore in his work Last of the Mohicans. It’s also the pet name of the goddess of the underworld Persephone. The meaning of Cora is ‘maiden’.
After being out-of-vogue for decades, Dahlia reentered the top 500 baby name list in 2014. How do you pronounce this name? Dah-Li-Aah or Day-lee-ah?
Thanks to Downton Abbey and Disney, this name is becoming a favorite with modern parents. It has a pop-culture association in Daisy Miller and Daisy Buchanan.
It may sound unusual but is super adorable. Its origin is in the Greek language, but people view it as a quintessentially British name because of Daphne Moon, a character in Frasier. The name means ‘bay tree’ or ‘laurel tree’.
The quirky Dorothy of Wizard the Oz has given this classic name a long-lasting luster. It did fall off the top 1000 charts for a while but is back on the radar. It means ‘God’s gift’. Scarlett Johansson chose Dorothy as a middle name for her daughter.
This vintage name is back in fashion, thanks to Downton Abbey. We believe the same series inspired Cate Blanchett’s pick for her daughter. The meaning of Edith is ‘prosperous in war’.
Eleanor is a variation of the name Helen and means ‘shining light’ or ‘sun ray’. The 12th-century British monarch gave this name girl-power kind of vibe. You can have Elena as the nickname.
Eliza may have started out as a nickname for Elizabeth, but it has become a popular name in its own right. The meaning is the same, ‘pledged to God’.
Elizabetta is the least typical of all the variations of Elizabeth. It’s tied to the House of Bourbon-Parma, which held the thrones in Spain and Italy.
The trend towards names beginning with ‘el’ has given rise to this super cute one. It entered the SSA List in 2015 at 398th spot. This French name means ‘she’.
Here’s another favorite of MomJunction. It was believed that Elsie would never even make it to the top 1000 list. Look at it now. It’s ranked #233.
Emily may have declined in popularity, but it’s still a well-loved name. It means ‘striving’ or ‘eager’. This moniker has some literary credibility, with famous authors like Emily Bronte and Emily Dickinson.
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This sweet girl’s name, which was super popular in the 1880s, is currently enjoying a rebirth. In fact, it’s one of the most popular names in the US. Emma means ‘universal’.
Evelyn may have Norman origins, but its modern usage comes from the Old English surname. It was a top 20 name in the 20s and 30s but fell by the 80s. It’s climbing the charts slowly but steadily. Evelyn means ‘wished-for child’.
We are hearing this cute baby girl name more often now than before, partly after being chosen by Channing Tatum, the ‘sexiest man in the world’, for his daughter.
Don’t you think Evie is a super adorable name? It’s been trending in the US and UK, along with Alfie, Ollie, Millie, and Freddie. The name means ‘life’, ‘lively’.
Can you recall the American television show from the 90s? This name has been in trend ever since. Felicity means ‘happiness’.
This Scottish moniker has been rising in popularity since it made its appearance in the Shrek series. The meaning of Fiona is ‘white’, ‘fair’.
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We must say that it’s the prettiest of all the names on the list. If you want to make it catchier, you can change it to Gisele. Gisela means ‘pledge’.
Glory is both a patriotic and cute baby name for girls. And it sounds more modern than Gloria.
Harper was not even one of the top 100 names until 2011. But in 2020, it shot up several places to reach the 10th spot. Harper has a straightforward meaning, ‘harp player’.
This nature-inspired moniker scored big after being featured in the book and movie, The Fault in Our Stars. The fact that John Krasinski and Emily Blunt chose the name for their daughter speaks for its popularity.
The popularity of this name has gone down since the 90s, making it ideal for parents who shy away from trends.
Heidi is a diminutive of Adelheid and means ‘of noble birth’. It became popular through the children’s classic book Heidi.
The name Helen has always been synonymous with beauty, thanks to the Trojan War. It’s one of those classic names that parents are returning to. Helen means ‘bright and shining one’.
Short and sweet Ida could be a successor to the super-popular Ada or Ava. In fact, a century ago, Ida was considered a name as sweet as an apple. Its popularity was large because of Tennyson’s poem, “Princess Ida”. This German name means ‘industrious one’.
We think that Ivy would make an excellent middle name for your daughter. This botanical name is at the summit of its popularity right now.
This beautiful and fresh-smelling flower is known for its enchanting fragrance. It is the name of the beautiful Princess Jasmine, from the classic Aladdin.
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Lilac, the name of the beautiful flower in a mix of soft purple and blue color, has many going for it. Actor Stephen Moyer named his daughter Lilac a few years ago. The flower is symbolic of first love, which a child is of every parent.
Lillian may not be as popular as its cousin Lily, but it scores big in the cuteness quotient. It has its namesake in one of the most famous movie actors of our time Lillian Gish.
This beautiful and big flowering plant with striking colors and sturdy petals has a name that many parents love. This century-old floral moniker has a lovely sound and a cool elegance. And it’s a favorite with celebs as well, including Johnny Depp, Kate Beckinsale, and Fred Savage.
Lorene would make an excellent pick for parents who want something cute and classic that’s not too common. It’s another version of Laura and means ‘laurel plant’.
This feminine form of Louis is still as popular as it was in the 1960s. It has intriguing nickname options, like Lulu and a strong meaning ‘warrior’.
Lydia is a cute Greek name, meaning ‘from Lydia’. Lydia is an ancient region in Asia Minor.
How can a name inspired by music not be sweet? In 2020, more than 1,200 baby girls were named Lyric.
This moniker, with a lovely ring and soft, delicate image, comes with a cute nickname option, Maddy. Madeline means ‘woman from Magdala’.
This timeless name comes with a beautiful meaning ‘pearl’. But what we like the most about this name is the long set of adorable nicknames it comes with: Greta, Maisie, and Maggie to name a few.
Mei is a short and cute Chinese name, meaning ‘beautiful’. Not just Chinese, this rhythmic name is familiar in several cultures, including American.
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This appealing Scandinavian short form of Maria is enjoying a meteoric rise up the list. It is currently sitting at the 10th spot and will go up further.
The word Mila is of Greek origin and means ‘pleasant’ or ‘friendly’. It is also a word from the African language Swahili, and means ‘tradition’. A famous Hollywood actress with this name is Mila Kunis.
How can we forget Moaning Myrtle from the Harry Potter series? Myrtle is a Greek botanical name associated with the plant of peace, love, youth, and fertility.
Natalia is a beautiful Russian name meaning ‘born in Christmas’. But that doesn’t mean you can use this name only for a winter baby.
This celestial baby name reemerged in 2011 after being in for 80 years. Nova means ‘new’.
Olive may have been overshadowed by Olivia, but it has a cute appeal of its own. It entered the top 1000 name list in 2007 and has climbed several spots since then.
This name is derived from the Latin word Paidion, meaning ‘young helper’. Paige reached its highest #47 in the year 2003.
There was a time Pearl was one of the top 25 names. But it went on a long slide thereafter, showing no signs of a comeback. The name re-entered the top 1000 name list in 2020.
This classic Greek name was the name of Odysseus’ wife in the epic The Odyssey. Of late, it has found favor with several celebrities, including Anna Chlumsky, Tina Fey, and Kourtney Kardashian.
This cute girl baby name, meaning ‘beautiful rose’, was the name of Shakespeare’s heroine in As you Like It. It hasn’t been very popular in the last few years but is poised for a comeback.
This flower or its name needs no special mention. It also has a religious reference and remains one of the most commonly used names for girls.
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This perennial herb has now become a popular female name. The legend goes that Aphrodite arose from the sea with rosemary draped around her. You can shorten it to either Rose or Mary for the nickname.
Like Betty and Emma, Sadie has begun to regain favor with the parents of this generation. This Hebrew name means ‘princess’.
The gem name has been in vogue even before Pearl and Ruby came into existence. It’s the pseudonym of Romona Lofton, the author of ‘Push’.
Savannah is a cute and sunny name, meaning ‘grassy plain’. Call out this name with slow emphasis on the second syllable to make it sound like a typical southerner name.
This moniker is derived from the Persian word ‘saghrilat’, which is a type of red cloth. It brings to mind a glorious baby who wraps the whole world around her tiny finger.
Selena is smooth, adorable, sensual, and rhythmic. A girl with this moniker is sure to get attention wherever she goes. The meaning of Selena is ‘moon goddess’.
This short and sweet name would strike a perfect chord with the girl of today’s generation. It means ‘fair victory’ in its native language and ‘secret’ in the Swahili language. It’s associated with tech company Apple as well!
Sophia has been one of the top 10 baby names for girls for more than a decade. Meaning ‘wisdom’ in the Greek language, Sophia could make a fine name for your daughter, though not uncommon.
This name shines like a star even after years of usage. Stella means ‘star’.
This name first appeared in the charts of the baby girl name list in 1979 but began booming in popularity in the 90s. It’s an English occupational name, meaning ‘tailor’.
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This one’s truly beautiful. This feminine version of Ulric just rolls off the tongue. It means ‘powerful ruler’ or ‘wealthy’.
This name is popular as both a color and gem name. Its variation Viola sounds equally beautiful and cute.
This moniker brings to mind a girl who looks shy but is strong, powerful, and always in charge deep down inside, just like the willow tree.
This diminutive of Wilhelmina sounds both cute and trendy. Meaning ‘resolute protector’, Wilma is a hottie in Sweden as well. It features in the top 10 list in the country.
This Welsh name, meaning ‘peacemaker’ is associated with the anti-apartheid activist Winnifred Mandela. It has the options of two adorable nicknames, Winnie and Fred.
Jasmine is a cute name, but Yazmin is exotic. It’s tied with British pop singer Yazmin “Yazz” Evans.
This is a lesser-known flower and can be a very unique name for your baby girl. Zinnia is a beautiful, multi-colored small flower that adds vibrancy to any garden, during spring.
This moniker, meaning ‘God gifted’ would make a perfect name for your bundle of joy.
Zuri may sound unusual but has a very beautiful meaning. It means ‘someone who’s good and beautiful. This name cracked into the top 250 list in 2020 and has the potential of climbing further.
All these cute and sweet baby girl names would pair beautifully with most of the middle and last names. So which one would you pick for your daughter? Tell us by commenting below.
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