Pretty Girl Names List

240 beautiful girl names from all over the world (+ meaning)

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We have 240 beautiful pretty girl names list for you. Short or long, Nordic or Slavic, French or Spanish, Hawaiian or Japanese – it’s all there. In our selection, we paid attention to a nice sound, simple spelling and easy pronunciation. So you are guaranteed to find the right name for your daughter.

Below you will find some girl names that are very popular in Germany. In case you are looking for something special, we have selected girls’ names from all over the world. Melody and sound as well as easy pronunciation and spelling ensure a safe choice of name for your daughter.

Short girl names

Short girl names have many advantages. For example, it doesn’t matter how long the last name is, short first names always go. They are also easy to pronounce and are considered powerful, concise and assertive . Short names do not need a nickname , as the name itself is short enough and its length does not bother anyone when it is pronounced.

We have created a selection of short girl names for you. Following the motto “the shorter the better”, we have chosen names that have a maximum of three sounds . This means that names with silent or double letters are also included. However, the pronunciation is limited to three sounds.

You will already know some of the names, others come from other languages ​​and may not sound as familiar to you. Nevertheless, they all have something in common: They appear assertive to others, are perfect for double names and go with almost every last name.

  1. Ida
  2. Ina
  3. Ila
  4. Iva
  5. Lia
  6. Mia
  7. Pia
  8. Sia
  9. Ria
  10. slide
  11. Nia
  12. Ana / Anna
  13. Ane / Anne
  14. Ada
  15. Ava
  16. Eva
  17. Lea
  18. Lua
  19. Ani / Anni
  20. fairy
  21. Zoe
  22. Eni
  23. Ela / Ella
  24. Jil / Jill
  25. Eli / Elli
  26. Til / Till
  27. Emi / Emmi
  28. Ivy
  29. May
  30. Ann
  31. Sue
  32. Liv
  33. Amy
  34. Noa / Noah
  35. Kim
  36. Tea / Thea
  37. Lynn
  38. Lya
  39. Bea
  40. Isa

Long girl names

Long girl names

The internationally longest registered maiden name is “Rhoshandiatellyneshiaunneveshenk Koyaanisquatsiuth”. Another registered Nigerian given name is “Esenosarumensemwonken”. However, since such exaggeratedly long first names tend to cause difficulties in pronunciation, we have limited ourselves to girls’ names up to a maximum of ten letters , most of which come from the European-speaking area. Anything else would probably cause too many problems for the child in the future.

Still, long girl names make a noble impression. Queens often had long first names and they usually have a long tradition. Due to their length, they exude a certain specialty and elegance.In 1904 little Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus was born in Hamburg with a proud 26 first names. In the meantime, a mother wanted to give her son 12 first names. The offices refused, and after all, a maximum of five first names are allowed in Germany today.

  1. Catherine
  2. Cataleya
  3. Elisabeth
  4. Charlotte
  5. Magdalena
  6. Mathilda
  7. Johanna
  8. Alexandra
  9. Annkathrin
  10. Annabell
  11. Annsophie
  12. Salomea
  13. Marieluise
  14. Antoinette
  15. Elisabelle
  16. Franziska
  17. Jacqueline
  18. Margareta
  19. Persephone
  20. Wilhelmina

Old German girl names

Old German girl names

Many names used to be very long. There are numerous old German names that are reminiscent of bygone times such as the Middle Ages or the post-war period. Back then it was still customary to simply turn classic boy names into girl names by adding an “a” to the end. For example, “Ferdinand” became the maiden name “Ferdinanda”, “Gerhard” became “Gerhardina” and “Phillipp” became “Phillippa”.

Old German girls’ names are slowly coming back into fashion. Even if “Kunigunde” and “Kriemhilde” are rarely to be found, “Christiane” and “Annegret” are already represented quite regularly in Germany. Classic names from our grandmother generation such as “Edeltraud” or “Hannelore” are also no stranger to us. Old German names have a serious and conventional aura , which usually creates a good and intelligent first impression of the name bearer.

  1. Anneliese
  2. Clementina
  3. Lieselotte
  4. Bernadette
  5. Adelgundis
  6. Kriemhilde
  7. Lambertine
  8. Brunhilde
  9. Kunigunde
  10. Christiane
  11. Christella
  12. Constance
  13. Edeltraud
  14. Emmanuela
  15. Ferdinanda
  16. Friederike
  17. Hannelore
  18. Annegret
  19. Hildegard
  20. Irmintraud

The 10 most popular girl names in Germany

The most popular girl names in Germany

Dealing with popular girl names doesn’t just have the advantage of finding nice names. Many parents want to deliberately avoid the trends so that their child is not one of many, but can stand out in their generation with a special name. However, with many popular names in Germany, you can be sure that the name is relatively timeless, that everyone can pronounce it and that many will like it.

The most popular girls’ names in Germany change from year to year. Some names manage to stay in the top 10 for years, others are more like fads that pass as quickly as they came. Current trend names in 2019 are “Olivia”, “Liya”, “Amelia”, “Mila” and “Juna”. We have listed the most popular girl names from 2018 for you, collected by the Society for the German Language .

  1. Marie
  2. Sophie / Sofie
  3. Maria
  4. Sophia / Sofia
  5. Emilia
  6. Emma
  7. Hannah / Hanna
  8. Mia
  9. Anna
  10. Johanna

Rare girls’ names from around the world and their meanings

Girl names from all over the world

In the following chapters you will find beautiful girl names from all over the world. Even if there are many pretty names for girls in Germany, names from other countries and languages sometimes just better suit personal taste. They are also well suited if you are looking for a special name for your child. We have Nordic, Japanese, Hawaiian, French, Spanish and Slavic girl names for you.

We made sure that the names sound nice, that their spelling is not too complicated and that they are not too long. So your daughter can look forward to a nice name that sounds serious but also melodic and with which there are no problems with pronunciation later.

Nordic girl names

Some Nordic names were firmly established in Germany as early as the 1970s. They come from today’s Sweden, Norway, Denmark or Finland and have their origins in old Scandinavian or North Germanic languages. Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish are meant .

As originally Germanic languages, the Nordic languages ​​are even distantly related to German . The North Germanic, however, split off from the West Germanic at some point. The relationship between the languages ​​could be one reason for the popularity of Nordic names in Germany. They sound somehow familiar and traditional, but still special, rare and lively . They are modern and fashionable for us, as they are not one of the well-known old German names, but still have a long history and durability, which is reflected in their sound.

  1. Majvi
    meaning: “the one born in May”
  2. Almina
    meaning: “the mighty”, “the enchanting”
  3. Tilda
    meaning: “mighty fighter”
  4. Elin
    meaning: “the radiant one”
  5. Stine
    meaning: “the Christian”
  6. Lotta
    meaning: “the free”
  7. Linn
    meaning: “the mild”, “the gentle”
  8. Malena
    meaning: “the one from Magdala”, “the sublime”
  9. Tarja
    meaning: “the protector”, “owner of the good”
  10. Jonna
    meaning: “Yahweh is gracious”
  11. Lene
    meaning: “the shining one”, “the shining one”
  12. Malin
    meaning: “the one from Magdala”, “the sublime”
  13. Ronja
    meaning: “the shiny one”
  14. Madita
    meaning: “little pearl”
  15. Alva
    meaning: “elf”, “nature spirit”
  16. Elina
    meaning: “the shining one”, “the shining one”
  17. Sanna
    meaning: “the true one”
  18. Finja
    meaning: “the Finn”, “the white one”
  19. Solveig
    meaning: “way to the sun”, “sun way”
  20. Freya
    meaning: “the mistress”, “the ruler”
  21. Runa
    meaning: “the mysterious”
  22. Torah
    meaning: “the goddess of thunder”
  23. Linnea
    meaning: “the tender one”
  24. Auri
    meaning: “Dawn”
  25. Enna
    meaning: “the terrible”
  26. Nele
    meaning: “coming from the Cornelier family”
  27. Tjorven
    meaning: “Irrwisch / Irrlicht”
  28. Kaja
    meaning: “the pure one”
  29. Lennja
    meaning: “the shining one”, “the shining one”
  30. Taina
    meaning: “the combative”

Japanese girls names

Japanese girls names

In contrast to Nordic, English or French first names, Japanese maiden names are not that common in Germany. So they are something very special and also have a soft, beautiful sound . They are usually short and easy to pronounce, so they are also great for double names.

If the child gets a long last name, short Japanese first names are very suitable. However, you should avoid alliterations and pronounce the full name often to see whether it goes well with the middle name or the surname.

In the case of names from the Asian-speaking area, you should find out about their meaning beforehand. First names from comics or series are not recommended, as they are not given as a name in Japan and usually have no significant meaning. Also pay attention to the spelling. If it’s too unusual, your child will have to spell their name over and over later.

  1. Kaida
    meaning: “Little Dragon”
  2. Yuma
    meaning: different meanings depending on the Kanji characters
  3. Naomi
    meaning: “beautiful”, “honest”, “everywhere”
  4. Amaya
    meaning: “after-rain”, “rainy night”
  5. Kaya
    meaning: Japanese nut slice
  6. Suri
    meaning: “goddess”, “pickpocket”
  7. Yuna
    meaning: “moon”
  8. Kaori
    meaning: “fragrance”, “aroma”, “perfume”
  9. Aiko
    meaning: “child of love”
  10. Akame
    meaning: “red eyes”
  11. Kioko
    meaning: “happy child”
  12. Hanami
    meaning: “beautiful flower”
  13. Harumi
    meaning: “spring beauty”, “sun beauty”
  14. Fuyumi
    meaning: “beautiful winter”
  15. Jayna
    meaning: “goddess of darkness”, “shadow princess”
  16. Inori
    meaning: “prayer”
  17. Keiko
    meaning: “happy child”
  18. Mayumi
    meaning: “Modesty”, “Beauty, purity, wisdom and clarity are with her”
  19. My
    meaning: “the pearl”
  20. Ariza
    meaning: “fish”
  21. Nami
    meaning: “wave”, “blurring”
  22. Namida
    meaning: “tears”, “the one who weeps”
  23. Nao
    meaning: “the upright”, “the honest”, “summer soul”
  24. Sayumi
    meaning: “freedom”, “beauty”, “playfulness”
  25. Suzume
    meaning: “sparrow”, “sparrow”
  26. Umi
    meaning: “sea”, “ocean”
  27. Yaeko
    meaning: “child of Yae”, “child of infinity”, “child of harmony”, “eighth child”
  28. Akina
    meaning: “autumn flower”, “spring flower”
  29. Asami
    meaning: “morning”, “beauty”, “sea”
  30. Hanako
    meaning: “flower child”

Hawaiian girls names

Hawaiian is the native language of the Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands. It is made up of all five vowels known in Germany (A, E, I, O, U) and only seven consonants (H, K, L, M, N, P, W). In total, the language has only 13 phonemes (sounds), which causes a certain consonance of the names and a clear recognizability of the language. Because of this, it sounds particularly melodic to us and is very easy to pronounce . In Hawaiian, almost all names are spoken as they are written.

Many people associate the Hawaiian sound with a certain holiday feeling . The names trigger positive associations and thus have a sympathetic effect on others. Read the names in combination with your last name and find the right sound for your daughter. Almost all Hawaiian names have a beautiful, nature-loving, soulful meaning. So you can’t go wrong with them.

  1. Kalea
    meaning: “happiness”
  2. Aolani
    meaning: “Heavenly Cloud”
  3. Kala
    meaning: “princess”
  4. Keana
    meaning: “cool breeze”
  5. Alani
    meaning: “orange tree”
  6. Kalia
    meaning: “the radiant one”
  7. Nani
    meaning: “beauty”
  8. Iwalani
    meaning: “Heavenly Seagull”
  9. Melika
    meaning: “bee”
  10. Ulani
    meaning: “the happy one”
  11. Lanai
    meaning: name of a Hawaiian island
  12. Anela
    meaning: “angel”
  13. Moana
    meaning: “From the sea”, “the ocean”
  14. Palila
    meaning: “bird”
  15. Olina
    meaning: “the joyful one”
  16. Elanie
    meaning: “the tree”
  17. Halia
    meaning: “memorial”
  18. Leilani
    meaning: “Flowers of Heaven”, “Heavenly Flower”, “Heavenly Child”
  19. Malia
    meaning: “the untamed”
  20. Ohana
    meaning: “family”
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French maiden names

French maiden names

When properly pronounced, French is a very melodic and melodious language . That is why it is particularly popular with girls in Germany. Some names have accents that make your daughter’s name special and yet don’t jeopardize pronunciation.

Since French is not only taught in school, but many German terms are also borrowed from French, most Germans are familiar with the correct pronunciation. Examples are “accessory”, “boulevard”, “charm”, “déjà vu”, “faux pas” or “wallet”.

In the following we have both traditional old French names , which arose up to the 15th century, as well as modifications and modern French maiden names , which are borrowed from other languages ​​such as Hebrew. So that you don’t get a faux pas, we’ve added the name meaning.

  1. Amélie
    meaning: “the able”, “the hardworking”
  2. Chloé
    meaning: “the green one”
  3. Angélique
    meaning: “the angelic”
  4. Élodie
    meaning: “the perfect one”
  5. Fleur
    meaning: “flower”, “blossom”
  6. Isabelle
    meaning: “who worships God”
  7. Louise
    meaning: “famous fighter”
  8. Manon
    meaning: “the stubborn”, “the untamed”
  9. Anouk
    meaning: “the gifted”
  10. Juliette
    meaning: “coming from the Julier family”
  11. Louna
    meaning: “moon”
  12. Aurelie
    meaning: “the golden one”
  13. Camille
    meaning: “the sublime”
  14. Louanne
    meaning: “the shining one”
  15. Madeleine
    meaning: “the one from Magdala”, “the sublime”
  16. Noëlle
    meaning: “the one born on Christmas”
  17. Zoé
    meaning: “life”
  18. Aimée
    meaning: “the beloved woman”, “the lovable one”
  19. Melisende
    meaning: “efficient”, “successful”
  20. Meline
    meaning: “the capable one”
  21. Adalie
    meaning: “the noble one”
  22. Celine
    meaning: “heaven”, “the heavenly”
  23. Avaline
    meaning: “bird”
  24. Adelai’s
    meaning: “of noble nature”, “of noble sex”
  25. Antoinette
    meaning: “the Antonian woman”, “the end of the family of the Antonians”
  26. Denise
    meaning: “the happy”, “the strong”, “the sea”
  27. Alina
    meaning: “the sublime”, “the radiant”, “the noble”, “the beautiful”
  28. Delphine
    meaning: “Frau vo Delphi”, “Dolphin”
  29. Alette
    meaning: “of noble nature”
  30. Diane
    meaning: “little light fairy”, “shining as light”, Roman goddess of the hunt

Spanish girls names

Spanish is a widely spoken language. It is spoken mostly in Spain and Central and South America and its sounds are not unknown in Germany either. Accents are also occasionally used in names, but not as often as in French.

The good thing about Spanish names is that you can usually pronounce them using German wording or the sounds even match. We have put together beautiful girl names for you that you will not find so often in Germany. They are something special, exude a little temperament and sound very nice. In addition, as with the other girls’ names, you will find their meanings here.

  1. Augustina
    Meaning: “the sublime”, “the venerable”
  2. Catalina
    meaning: “the pure”, “the sincere”
  3. Aleli
    meaning: name of a plant / flower
  4. Eliana
    meaning: “the sun”, “the daughter of the sun”
  5. Dominga
    meaning: “Belonging to the Lord”
  6. Alicia
    meaning: “the noble”, “the noble”
  7. Evelia
    meaning: “the living one”
  8. Ahnoa
    meaning: derived from “Ainhoa”, a city in the Basque Country
  9. Fabiana
    meaning: “the bean”
  10. Alondra
    meaning: “protector of men”, “lark”
  11. Fermina
    meaning: “the strong one”
  12. Alvara
    meaning: “guardian”, “guardian”
  13. Cecilia
    meaning: “the blind one”, “heavenly lily”
  14. Arabella
    meaning: “Arab beauty”
  15. Elisa
    meaning: “the one honored by God”
  16. Aureliana
    meaning: “the golden one”
  17. Herlinda
    meaning: “gentle warrior”
  18. Avelina
    meaning: “little bird”
  19. Josefina
    meaning: “God adds”
  20. Carolina
    meaning: “the free”, “the beloved”, “the precious”

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Slavic girl names

Slavic languages ​​are widely spoken in the world. There are 20 Slavic languages ​​spoken by around 300 million people. They include Russian and Ukrainian (East Slavic), Polish and Slovak (West Slavic), as well as Bulgarian , Bosnian , Croatian , Slovenian and Serbian (South Slavic).

Although we come across Slavic maiden names every now and then, they are not too widespread in Germany. Especially typical Slavic names, which are quite normal in Russia and Serbia, are rarely found here. There are some really special and sonorous names among them, often with feminine sound combinations of <i> and <a> . We have selected some of the most beautiful girl names for you and added their meanings.

  1. Alinka
    meaning: “of noble nature”
  2. Analena
    meaning: “the risen one”
  3. Danija
    meaning: “morning star”
  4. Antonina
    meaning: “coming from the family of the Antonians”
  5. Anastasia
    meaning: “the risen one”, “the grace”
  6. Darjana
    meaning: “ holding on to the good”, “holder of the good”
  7. Edisa
    meaning: “star”
  8. Jasmina
    meaning: “flower”, “fragrant beauty”
  9. Josipha
    meaning: “God adds”
  10. Julijana
    meaning: “which is consecrated to Jupiter”
  11. Laive
    meaning: “love”
  12. Lerika
    meaning: “lily”
  13. Lija
    meaning: “fox”
  14. Matea
    meaning: “Gift of God”
  15. Meyra
    meaning: “Shining light”
  16. Milea
    meaning: “the love”, “the dear one”
  17. Nadjana
    meaning: “hope”
  18. Olessa
    meaning: “the men defending themselves ”
  19. Relana
    meaning: “the beautiful”
  20. Tijana
    meaning: “the calm one”, “the shy one”