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Girl Names News

Girl names are the focus of the news in this category, which covers popularity news, studies and trends related to naming a daughter today. The pieces here look at baby girl names both classic and unique and bring you the everything you need to know to choose the very best name for your little girl right now.

How I Named My Baby: Penny Mae
Wed Jun 29 2022

How I Named My Baby: Penny Mae

Single Mom by Choice Laurie Baker welcomed her daughter Penny Mae in March. While Penny's name was Laurie's decision alone, she enlisted opinions and advice from friends and family — and ultimately gleaned inspiration from them as well.
Rare Girl Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)
Fri Jun 17 2022

Rare Girl Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

Our A to Z collection of 100+ rare girl names you've never heard of — guaranteed to surprise (and hopefully enchant) your friends and family.
How I Named My Baby: Rozella Jayne
Wed Jun 15 2022

How I Named My Baby: Rozella Jayne

Author Georgia Clark and her wife, business advisor Lindsay Ratowsky had the perfect name nailed down before their daughter was even a possibility. Rozella Jayne is a magical combination of family and cultural significance via both of her moms. We talk to Georgia about Rozella's name story and character names in her new novel, Island Time.
Last Names for Girls
Wed Jun 08 2022

Last Names for Girls

The next generation of surname names for girls — goodbye Madison, Riley, and Kennedy, hello Madigan, Ripley, and Kensington!
Rose Alternatives: Fresh Twists on a Classic
Sun Jun 05 2022

Rose Alternatives: Fresh Twists on a Classic

Searching for alternatives to the classic girl name Rose? We've got a wealth of fresh options for you, ripe for the picking!
Ann Alternatives: Updating a Classic
Thu Jun 02 2022

Ann Alternatives: Updating a Classic

Looking for alternatives to Ann or fresh routes to Annie? We take a look all of her variations, from elaborations to combination names to international imports.
Flower Names for Girls: The Ultimate Guide
Wed Jun 01 2022

Flower Names for Girls: The Ultimate Guide

Flower names for girls never go out of style! Here are our picks for the brightest and best floral names for girls right now.
How I Named My Baby: Yani Rose
Wed Jun 01 2022

How I Named My Baby: Yani Rose

Desiree and Eduardo put a modern spin on their mothers' names for their daughter's name, Yani Rose. It's a perfect blend of her Puerto Rican and Mexican heritage — carrying on the stories of her ancestors.
12 Best Beachy Names for Girls
Sat May 14 2022

12 Best Beachy Names for Girls

Looking for a name for a summertime baby girl that goes beyond the obvious choices? Here are 12 examples you probably haven't thought of.
100+ Best Girl Names Below the Top 1000
Thu May 12 2022

100+ Best Girl Names Below the Top 1000

Unique girl names are more sought after than ever by new parents. Long gone are the days when there were five Jennifers or three Ashleys in every class! We take a systematic look at 100+ of the very best options ranking comfortably below the Top 1000, to suit a range of styles and sensibilities.
Mom Names That Might Surprise You
Sun May 08 2022

Mom Names That Might Surprise You

Today's Mom Names are yesterday's Cool Girl Names.
How I Named My Baby: Kinsley Arin
Wed May 04 2022

How I Named My Baby: Kinsley Arin

Jasmine and Kevin combined two family traditions with their daughter's name — Kinsley Arin Wiggins. Her KAW initials are passed down from her father, and Arin is based on a family name from Jasmine's side. We talk to Jasmine and Kevin about Kinsley's name story.
Muslim Baby Names Are Full of Meaning
Mon May 02 2022

Muslim Baby Names Are Full of Meaning

Good meanings are a fundamental principle of all Muslim baby names. Explore some of the most popular Muslim names for boys and girls, as well as some rare Muslim baby names with great meanings.
How I Named My Baby: Salem Tate
Wed Apr 06 2022

How I Named My Baby: Salem Tate

Allison and Jacob honor loved ones through each of their children's names, but their top girl name, Salem, had no family connections. Until a fateful birthday, that is. We spoke to Allison about Salem's name story.
150+ European Baby Girl Names
Sat Mar 26 2022

150+ European Baby Girl Names

These girls' names hail from a wide range of European countries, from Ireland to Russia, Spain to Sweden. What they have in common is a stylish European flavor that will be in good taste anywhere.
Transforming Top to Uncommon Girl Names
Thu Mar 24 2022

Transforming Top to Uncommon Girl Names

If you've always wanted to name your daughter Olivia or Sophia or Charlotte, only to see your favorite name ruined by its rise to the top of the popularity list, we have a solution. Or rather, 100 of them.
How I Named My Baby: Quest Aiko
Wed Mar 23 2022

How I Named My Baby: Quest Aiko

Kris and Noah Romero choose meaningful names for their children that reflect their family's values and love of hip hop. When they found out they were expecting their fifth child, it was clear his or her name would be Quest. We talk to Noah and Kris about their daughter's name story.
Inspirational Names of Forgotten Feminists
Tue Mar 08 2022

Inspirational Names of Forgotten Feminists

Discover 20 of the most intriguing obscure names belonging to some incredible forgotten feminists from around the world.
Feminizations Bring the Girl Power
Fri Mar 04 2022

Feminizations Bring the Girl Power

Feminizations are girl names that build on traditionally male names, or have a male equivalent. They’re a varied group with lots of interesting options that are full of feminine spirit. Some feminized names are pretty straightforward. Add an ending, and Henry becomes Henrietta, Jalil becomes Jalila, Michael becomes Michaela.
Gorgeous Girl Names Starting with E
Wed Mar 02 2022

Gorgeous Girl Names Starting with E

A cornucopia of E names for girls that go way beyond Emily and Emma.
Traditional Girl Names: The Ultimate Guide
Tue Feb 08 2022

Traditional Girl Names: The Ultimate Guide

Traditional girl names range from the timeless classics to the unique vintage gems that feel ripe for revival today. We round up 100+ of the best.
Boy Names for Girls Reach New Heights
Mon Feb 07 2022

Boy Names for Girls Reach New Heights

Ever met a girl named Ezra? It's more common than you might think. Parents are increasingly using boy names for girls — we crunch the latest numbers.
Transforming Top to Uncommon Female Dog Names
Tue Feb 01 2022

Transforming Top to Uncommon Female Dog Names

If you won't use a Top 100 name for your baby, you shouldn't use a Top 100 name for your dog. We offer cool replacements for the most popular female dog names.
How I Named My Baby: Olive Rebecca
Wed Jan 26 2022

How I Named My Baby: Olive Rebecca

For North Dakota couple Anna and Mitchell, naming their second daughter was a breeze. They decided on Olive Rebecca — two family names — before they were even pregnant, and kept it secret from the honorees. But what happened when their older daughter, Mara spilled the beans? We talk to Anna about Olive's name story.
Should I Change My Toddler's Name?
Wed Jan 19 2022

Should I Change My Toddler's Name?

Kelsey's daughter Rylee coincidentally shares a first and last name with a distant cousin, one year older, who happens to live in the same small town. Should she change Rylee's name to Remi, the runner-up? She might prefer Remi anyway... The Name Guru weighs in.