Baby Names

230 Cutest British Girl Names

Every parent is looking for the right name for their baby. But in doing so, many go for names that aren’t popular for whatever reason. However, this is a costly mistake because you can’t change the name later.

We’ve all heard stories where parents name their child something that the child ends up growing up to hate it. How can you avoid that? Do some research and check out some popular British girl names to get better idea.

Nicola

  • Meaning: “Victory of the people”
  • Origin: “French”
  • Description: Latinised version of the Greek personal name Nikolaos (Νικόλαος), derived from Nikos meaning “victory”, and laos meaning “people”
  • Spelling and Variations: “Nichola” or “Nickola”
  • Famous people with name: Nicholas of Autrecourt. Given name: Nicola.

Ainsley

  • Meaning: “one” or “only”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: theoretically unisex, this surname name has been edging up the girls’ names list, perhaps originally as an Ashley substitute.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Aennsley, Aenslee, Aensle, Aensleigh, Aensley, Aensli, Aenslie, Aenslley, Aensly”
  • Famous people with name: Ainsley Battles American football player.

Palmer

  • Meaning: “Holy Land Pilgrim”
  • Origin: “old English”
  • Description: Early Scottish, a mercenary/pilgrim who traveled to the Holy Land and carried back palm leaves as a sign of proof. Region of origin.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Palmer, Palmar, Parmer, Paumier”
  • Famous people with name: Palmer Cosslett Putnam American consulting engineer and wind-power pioneer.

Greisy

  • Meaning: “very charming, energetic”
  • Origin: “British”
  • Description: Name Greisy is of British origin and is a Girl name.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Greeesee, Greeighseigh, Greiesie, Greisee, Greiseigh, Greisey, Greisi, Greisie”
  • Famous people with name: Greisy Mena in La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas as Actress

Florence

  • Meaning: “blossoming, flourishing”
  • Origin: “Latin”
  • Description: has a lot going for it, both for its floral feel and as a place name connection to the lovely Italian city (after which Florence Nightingale was named—it was her birthplace).
  • Spelling and Variations: “Fiorenza, Flo, Florance, Florencia, Florencita, Florentia, Florrie, Floss, Flossie, Flossy, Flora”
  • Famous people with name: Florence Griffith Joyner. Surname: Griffith-Joyner.

Cressida

  • Meaning: “daughter of Chryses”
  • Origin: “Ancient Greek”
  • Description: The Trojan heroine of that name in the tale told by Boccaccio, then Chaucer, then Shakespeare, didn’t have the greatest reputation — she was faithless to Troilus and broke his heart — the name today sounds fresh, crisp and creative.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Cassia, Celestia, Cordelia”
  • Famous people with name: Cressida Pemberton-Pigott.

Haven

  • Meaning: “safe place”
  • Origin: “Old English”
  • Description: primarily a gender-neutral name of English origin that means Safe Place.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Haeden, Haedyn, Haegen, Haelyn, Haeven, Haevyn”
  • Famous people with name: Haven Denney American pair skater andi 2012 US junior pair champion.

Zara

  • Meaning: “radiance”
  • Origin: “Arabic”
  • Description: Zara has multiple origins, but most notably it is a variation of Zahrah, a name derived from Arabic roots.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Zarah, Zaira, Zahara, Zahra, Zahrah”
  • Famous people with name: Zara Dawson, English actress and television presenter.

Ivy

  • Meaning: “vine”
  • Origin: “English and Latin”
  • Description: derived from the ivy plant, which in Old English was ifig. An ivy wreath was presented to couples as a sign of fidelity in Ancient Greek.
  • Spelling and Variations: “IveeI, veigh, Ivey, Ivi, Ivie, Ivy”
  • Famous people with name: Ivy Compton-Burnett. Surname: Compton.

Waverly

  • Meaning: “meadow of quivering aspens”
  • Origin: “old English”
  • Description: title of Sir Walter Scott’s popular 1814 novel, whose hero is a young English soldier named Edward Waverley (it’s believed that Scott named the novel after the model of pen he used to write it).
  • Spelling and Variations: “Waverly, Waverley, Waverlee, Waverleigh”
  • Famous people with name: Waverly Alford III, stage name King Gordy, a rapper from Detroit, Michigan.

Eliza

  • Meaning: “My God is an oath”
  • Origin: “Hebrew”
  • Description: feminine given name of Hebrew origin meaning “My God is an oath” or “joyful.”
  • Spelling and Variations: “Elisa, Élise, Elizabeth, Elle, Ellie, Lisa, Liza, Elissa, Elza, Aliza”
  • Famous people with name: Eliza Archard Conner, American journalist, lecturer, feminist.

Elodie

  • Meaning: “riches”
  • Origin: “French”
  • Description: originally a French variation of the name Alodia, possibly a Visigothic name.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Ellodee, Ellodeigh, Ellodey, Ellodi, Ellodie, Elodee, Elodei”
  • Famous people with name: Elodie Di Patrizi , Italian singer also known simply as Elodie.

Anwen

  • Meaning: “Very beautiful”
  • Origin: “Welsh”
  • Description: Anwen is a Welsh feminine name.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Arwen, Arianwen, Bronwen, Ceridwen”
  • Famous people with name: Anwen Rees Meyers, Anwen Crawford.

Mercy

  • Meaning: “Compassion”
  • Origin: “Latin”
  • Description: “Maci, Merci, Macy, Murphy”
  • Spelling and Variations: “Mercee, Merceigh, Mercey, Merci, Mercie”
  • Famous people with name: Mercy Williams.

In the past, some parents have named their child after celebrities or fictional characters. Sometimes the parents themselves will choose a name that is not typical. Other times they will choose a name that is not common at all.

Some parents are so overwhelmed with the task of naming their child, they opt for a one-word baby name. And although this has been a popular choice, it’s not always the best decision.

In many cultures around the world, a name is considered an important part of a child’s identity. Besides, it’s a good idea to avoid naming your child the same as their father, which might lead to confusion. So, what should the perfect baby’s name be? Let’s dive into the list of awesome British girl names.

Elizabeth

  • Meaning: “God is my oath”
  • Origin: “Hebrew”
  • Description: borne from the Bible (Luke 1:5-80) as the wife of Zachariah and the mother of John the Baptist.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Elisheba, Elisheva”
  • Famous people with name: Shawna Elizabeth. Given name: Shawna. Initials: SE.

Jolicia

  • Meaning: “love adventure and ecxcitement in their life”
  • Origin: “British”
  • Description: People with name Jolicia are usually Christianity by religion.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Jolicia, Jolisia, Jollicia, Jollisia, Jollycya, Jolycya”
  • Famous people with name: Angelina Jolie DCMG is an American actress and filmmaker.

Hollis

  • Meaning: “dweller at the holly trees”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: primarily a gender-neutral name of English origin that means Near The Holly.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Holly, Harleigh, Mollie, Hailee, Alia, Cali”
  • Famous people with name: Hollis Caswell, American educator, Hollis Cline, American neuroscientist.

Bradley

  • Meaning: “broad wood”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: derived from a place name meaning “broad wood” or “broad meadow” in Old English.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Bradle, Bradlei, Bradleigh, Bradley, Bradli, Bradlie, Bradllee, Bradllei, Bradlleigh”
  • Famous people with name: Bill Bradley. Basketball Player, Bradley Beal. Basketball Player.

Hormat

  • Meaning: “Honour”
  • Origin: “Arabic”
  • Description: that describes the personality traits as well.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Harmat, Hormah, Hurmat, Armat, Bormat, Normat”
  • Famous people with name: Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty).

Thea

  • Meaning: “gift of god”
  • Origin: “Greek”
  • Description: Thea is a diminutive of names ending in -thea, including Dorothea, Althea, and Anthea.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Athena, Aurelia, Astrid”
  • Famous people with name: Thea Andrews, Canadian journalist, Thea Astley, Australian writer.

Maya

  • Meaning: “good mother”
  • Origin: “Greek”
  • Description: believe that Maya was the earth’s mother and goddess of spring. She was named after the month of May.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Maia and Mya”
  • Famous people with name: Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, British rapper and singer.

Jerry

  • Meaning: “May Jehovah exalt”
  • Origin: “Old English”
  • Description: Exalted of the Lord. Jeremiah was a 7th century prophet and the author of the book of Lamentations in the Old Testament. Used commonly in Ireland.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Gerry, Gerrie, Geri, Jery, Jere, Jerrie, or Jeri”
  • Famous people with name: Jerry Brown. United States Governor, Jerry Garcia. Singer.

Stetson

  • Meaning: “nickname for a boxer or fighter”
  • Origin: “Anglo-Saxon”
  • Description: etymology of the name is ambiguous, Stetson most likely stems from the Anglo-Saxon Stytt—a nickname Stot/Stott—a nickname for a cattle dealer or a wild, young person.
  • Spelling and Variations: “stetsen, steksen, stensen”
  • Famous people with name: Stetson Allie American professional baseball pitcher.

Harlee

  • Meaning: “long meadow”
  • Origin:Old English”
  • Description: just the ticket for parents who want a name that’s like the motorcycle company, but less motorcycle-y.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Harlee, Harlei, Harleigh, Harley, Harli, Harlie”
  • Famous people with name: Charleene Closshey in A Thousand Cuts as Actress.

Unique British Girl Names

Bentley

  • Meaning: “Bent-Grass Field”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: Originally a British surname, it was a place name that derives from the Old English beonet.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Benntlee, Benntlei, Benntleigh, Benntley, Benntli, Benntlie, Benntlley, Benntly”
  • Famous people with name: Alondra Bentley (born 1983), Spanish singer-songwriter.

River

  • Meaning: “body of flowing water”
  • Origin: “Latin”
  • Description: derived from the Latin word ripa, meaning “riverbank”.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Rivalin, Rivah, Rive, Rivalen, River, Rivekka”
  • Famous people with name: Austin Rivers American basketball player; son of Doc Rivers.

Emery

  • Meaning: “home strength”
  • Origin: “English and French”
  • Description: traditionally masculine name that’s now often used for any gender.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Emory, Emerie, and Emmarie”
  • Famous people with name: Christopher Emery American government official and author.

Lottie

  • Meaning: “Free”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: nostalgic great-grandma name that conjures up lockets and lace.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Lottee, Lottei, Lotteigh, Lottey, Lotti”
  • Famous people with name: Lottie Pickford. Surname: Pickford. Initials: LP.

Isla

  • Meaning: “island”
  • Origin: “Scottish”
  • Description: name of a Scottish river and and island, which is spelled Islay.
  • Spelling and Variations: Isela, Islay, Aisla”
  • Famous people with name: Australian actress Isla Fisher.

Layne

  • Meaning: “Dweller By The Road”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: primarily a gender-neutral name of English origin.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Laean, Laeen, Laene, Laenne, Laine, Lainne, Layne”
  • Famous people with name: Layne Abeley, character from Lisi Harrison’s The Clique Series.

Haura

  • Meaning: “Extremely Fair”
  • Origin: “Arabic”
  • Description: a Muslim Arabic Girl name with lucky number is –.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Hayi, Hasinah, Hasin”
  • Famous people with name: Brittany Howard.

Maryam

  • Meaning: “rebellious”
  • Origin: “Hebrew”
  • Description: was the name of the mother of Jesus.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Miriam, Miryam, Myriam, Mari”
  • Famous people with name: Maryam Abacha, widow of Sani Abacha, de facto President of Nigeria from.

Reid

  • Meaning: “red”
  • Origin: “Scottish”
  • Description: occasionally for girls but this name is firmly in the boys’ camp.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Read, Reade, Redd, Reed”
  • Famous people with name: George Reid (Australian politician) Given name: George.

Aisha

  • Meaning: “life” or “alive”
  • Origin: “Arabic”
  • Description: Girl. Arabic. Taken from the Arabic meaning “life” or “alive”.
  • Spelling and Variations: “A’aisha, A’isha, Aischa, Aishah, Aicha, Aishat, Aishath, Aisya”
  • Famous people with name: Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein, the sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Rose

  • Meaning: “famous type”
  • Origin: “Latin”
  • Description: derives from the Latin word rosa, meaning “a flower.” It is thought to originally be the Norman form of the Germanic name Hrodohaidis.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Ros, Rosabell, Rosa, Rosabel, Ros, Ros”
  • Famous people with name: Rose of Lima. Sunday, April 20, 1586. Fame Meter.

Beckett

  • Meaning: “Dweller By The Brook”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: handsome name with an attractively brisk sound, and rich in literary associations via major Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, it is especially hot among celebs.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Becket, Beckett, Beckete, Beckette”
  • Famous people with name: William Beckett (singer).

Maxwell

  • Meaning: “Mack’s spring (or stream)”
  • Origin: “Scottish”
  • Description: originally a Scottish surname meaning Mack’s stream, from the name Mack, a short form of the Scandinavian name Magnus.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Mackswel, Mackswell, Makswell, Maxwael, Maxwale, Maxwel”
  • Famous people with name: John Maxwell (British Army officer) Given name: John.

Parker

  • Meaning: “park keeper”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: an Old English occupational surname.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Parke, Parkes, Parkman, Parks”
  • Famous people with name: Parker Cleaveland American geologist and mineralogist.

Ryder

  • Meaning: “mountain warrior”
  • Origin: “Old English”
  • Description: primarily a gender-neutral name of English origin that means Knight, Mounted Warrior.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Rider, Riker, River, Ryker, Rivers”
  • Famous people with name: Alfred Ryder American actor, born Alfred Jacob Corn.

Addison

  • Meaning: “son of Adam”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: also be translated from Hebrew origin, meaning “Earth”.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Avery, Emerson, and Peyton”
  • Famous people with name: Addison Bates, American furniture designer.

Mason

  • Meaning: “tradesman or artisan who works in stone”
  • Origin: “Old French”
  • Description: originated as an English occupational surname used for men who worked with stone or brick.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Mayson, Macen”
  • Famous people with name: Mason Adams, American character actor and voice-over artist.

Paxton

  • Meaning: “peaceful settlement”
  • Origin: “Latin”
  • Description: One well known bearer is the British actor Paxton Whitehead.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Pax, Parker”
  • Famous people with name: James Paxton (baseball), Canadian baseball pitcher.

Raven

  • Meaning: “Dark haired or wise”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: relating to the large, dark bird of the crow family, this name may either remind you of a sassy little girl on The Cosby Show, or a famous Edgar Allen Poe poem.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Ravina, Ravyn, Rayven, Rayvenne, Rayvinn”
  • Famous people with name: Raven Goodwin. Surname: Goodwin. Ravina.

Amelie

  • Meaning: “to work”
  • Origin: “French”
  • Description: French diminutive form of the name Amelia. Amélie became popular after the fun romantic film of the same name debuted in 2001.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Amalia, Amelia, Amalie”
  • Famous people with name: Amélie Cocheteux, former French professional tennis player.

Popular British Girl Names

Jade

  • Meaning: “stone of the colic”
  • Origin: “Spanish”
  • Description: has been rising in popularity since Mick and Bianca Jagger chose it for their daughter in 1971.
  • Spelling and Variations:
  • Famous people with name: Jade Alleyne Scottish Actress, Jade Anderson (born 1980), British singer.

Mae

  • Meaning: “goddess of springtime, warmth, and increase”
  • Origin: “Roman”
  • Description: derived from May, the month name that was chosen for its connection to Maia, the Roman goddess of growth and motherhood.
  • Spelling and Variations: “May, Mei, and Maye”
  • Famous people with name: Mae Martin, Canadian comedian and actor.

Easton

  • Meaning: “habitational name from any of the numerous places so called”
  • Origin: “Scottish and English”
  • Description: its way up for both sexes as part of the new direction baby names are taking, as in North and West.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Eaton, Eatton, Elston, Eston”
  • Famous people with name: Easton Elfman. Son of Jenna Elfman.

Nyla

  • Meaning: “one who achieves”
  • Origin: “Arabic”
  • Description: appears to be most common among African-Americans in the United States.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Nila, Nylah”
  • Famous people with name: Basketball coach Nyla Milleson.

Zoe

  • Meaning: “life”
  • Origin: “Greek”
  • Description: Greek translation of the Bible, Eve became Zoe.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Zoey, Zoí, Zoé, Zoie, Zoë, Zoee”
  • Famous people with name: Zoe Karbonopsina. Surname: Karbonopsina.

Sandra

  • Meaning: “protector of man” or “defender of man”
  • Origin: “Greek”
  • Description: Originally a short form of Alexandra.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Saundra, Shandra, Sondra and Zandra”
  • Famous people with name: Sandra Bernhard, American actress.

Hannah

  • Meaning: “favor”
  • Origin: “Hebrew”
  • Description: biblical name, with Hannah appearing in the Old Testament as the mother of Samuel.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Hana, Hanna, and Chana”
  • Famous people with name: Hannah Primrose, Countess of Rosebery. Surname: Rothschild.

Rylan

  • Meaning: “Island meadow”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: was coined in reaction to the rising popularity of other “Ry-“ sounding masculine names.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Ryan, Ryder, Riley and Ryker”
  • Famous people with name: “Emme Rylan”

Hodia

  • Meaning: “Wonders of God”
  • Origin: “British”
  • Description: Name Hodia is of British origin and is a Girl name.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Haodeo, Hodea, Hodae”
  • Famous people with name: Hoodia gordonii, as Bushman’s hat.

Lilly

  • Meaning: “purity and beauty”
  • Origin: “Greek”
  • Description: used in reference to the popular white, showy flower.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Lillian, Liliana, Lillia, and Lilith”
  • Famous people with name: Lily Ah Toy, Australian pioneer and businesswoman.

Eilaria

  • Meaning: “Cheerful, merry”
  • Origin: “British”
  • Description: one who has a great love for nature. Name Eilaria is of British origin and is a Girl name.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Eilaria, Eilarie”
  • Famous people with name: Monique Candelaria in Banshee Chapter as Actress.

Myla

  • Meaning: “soldier”
  • Origin: “Norman French”
  • Description: considered the feminine version of Milo, which has German roots and means “soldier” or “merciful.”
  • Spelling and Variations: “Milo or Myles”
  • Famous people with name: Myla Rose Federer, daughter of tennis player Roger Federer.

Lynlee

  • Meaning: “affectionate and adoring as well as coming from the castle”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: affectionate and adoring as well as coming from the castle. Origin of the name Lynlee English.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Linlee, Linlei, Linleigh, Linley, Linli, Linlie”
  • Famous people with name: Lynlee Poston (American entrepreneur).

Grayson

  • Meaning: “son of a steward”
  • Origin: “Scottish or Irish”
  • Description: The name has been popular since 1984.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Grayson and Gracen”
  • Famous people with name: Greyson McCuddy. Son of Kara DioGuardi.

Skyla

  • Meaning: “scholar”
  • Origin: “Dutch”
  • Description: originated from the Dutch surname Schuyler. Also of Italian origin, Skyla translates to ‘sky’.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Skylah, Sklah”
  • Famous people with name: Skylar Deleon, American convicted in the murder of Thomas and Jackie Hawks.

Brettlyn

  • Meaning: “very aggressive and independent nature”
  • Origin: “British”
  • Description: People with name Brettlyn are usually Christianity by religion.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Brittlyn”
  • Famous people with name: Meghan Markle (Rachel Meghan Markle).

Harley

  • Meaning: “hare”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: derived from the Old English words hara meaning hare, and leah, meaning wood or clearing and meadow in later development of the language.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Harlee, Harlei, Harleigh, Harle, Harli, Harlie”
  • Famous people with name: Harley Allen, an American country singer and songwriter.

Martha

  • Meaning: “the lady”
  • Origin: “Ancient Greek”
  • Description: Bible, Martha was the sister of Mary and Lazarus, and a friend of Jesus. … Also a brand with her name on it.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Maraya, Marcia, Marena, Mareya”
  • Famous people with name: Martha Nussbaum. Surname: Nussbaum.

Faith

  • Meaning: “complete trust or devotion”
  • Origin: “Latin”
  • Description: English virtue name that was popularized by Puritans in the 17th century.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Faithe, Fay, Faye, Fidelia, Fid”
  • Famous people with name: Faith Prince. Surname: Prince.

Nora

  • Meaning: “light”
  • Origin: “Honora”
  • Description: Hungarians spawned Nora as a short form of Eleonora, a variation of Eleanor.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Nora or Norah”
  • Famous people with name: Nora Ephron, an American journalist, writer, and filmmaker.

What are some of cutest British girl names?

  • Penelope – “weaver”
  • Tracy – “treasach”
  • Goldberga – “gold mountain”
  • Blessing – “Divine Gift”
  • Delisha – “pleasure”
  • Lucy – “light”
  • Unity – “oneness, togetherness”
  • Kate – “pure”
  • Erin – “peace”
  • Adeline – “noble”
  • Georgia – “”farmer, earthworker”
  • Ottilie – “prosperous in battle”
  • Myrtle – “Tree/Victory”
  • Jessica – “God beholds”
  • Hawysia – “battle, wide”
  • Carter – “given to one who transports goods by cart or wagon”
  • Kimber – “fortress”
  • Sofia – “wisdom”
  • Hermenjart – “Stable, Calm”
  • Wyatt – “brave”
Unique British Girl Names

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Tips to Naming Your Babies

There are millions of baby names out there, and while most parents decide on a name and stick with it for the rest of their lives, there are some who wish the best for their future child, but don’t have a clue how to choose a name. These parents may be confused about why they can’t come up with a name for their baby, or they may have tried several times and have given up on the idea.

If you are considering giving your child a name, there are some things you should know:

1.       Pick the name you love, even if it is popular.

It is popular and you love it. Anything else you need to think upon? Nope. Go for it. If you want to give it uniqueness, think of a great middle name.

Here are some popular British girl names out there:

Tyler

  • Meaning: “doorkeeper of an inn”
  • Origin: “Old French”
  • Description: derived from its use in freemasonry as the name of the office of the outer guard.
  • Spelling and Variations: “tyler, tylere”
  • Famous people with name: tyler1, American Twitch streamer and online personality.

Lincoln

  • Meaning: “lake/pool colony”
  • Origin: “Old English”
  • Description: combining the Brythonic word lynn with the Latin word colonia. This translates to town by the pool or settler by the lake.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Lyncoln, Lincon”
  • Famous people with name: Lincoln Almond, American politician and attorney.

Flora

  • Meaning: “flower”
  • Origin: “Latin
  • Description: the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, who enjoyed eternal youth, is one of the gently old-fashioned girls’ flower names we think is due for a comeback–alongside cousins Cora and Dora.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Fiorella, Fleur, Flower”
  • Famous people with name: Flora Bridges, American college professor.

Yasmine

  • Meaning: “jasmine”
  • Origin: “Arabic”
  • Description: primarily a female name of Arabic origin that means Jasmine Flower.
  • Spelling and Variations: Yasaman, Yasman, Yasamin, Yasemin, Yasameen, Yasmina, Yasmine, Yassmin Yasmeena, Yasmīn”
  • Famous people with name: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

Freya

  • Meaning: “a noble woman”
  • Origin: “Old Norse”
  • Description: deity who practiced a form of magical arts and divination that allowed practitioners to see and change the future.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Freyja, Freya or Freja”
  • Famous people with name: Freya Clausen, Danish singer/songwriter known also by the mononym Freya.

Hayley

  • Meaning: “clearing or meadow”
  • Origin: “England”
  • Description: can be used for males, Hayley is most commonly a female given name.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Hailee, Hailey, Haley, Hali, Halie, Hailie, Halley, Haylee, Hayly”
  • Famous people with name: Mary Hayley Bell, English actress, writer, dramatist.

Aisling

  • Meaning: “dream”
  • Origin: “Irish”
  • Description: refers to an aisling, a poetic genre that developed in Irish poetry during the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Ashling, Aislin, Aislinn, Aislene, Ashlyn, and Ashlynn”
  • Famous people with name: Aislin, the pen name of Canadian political cartoonist Terry Mosher.

Vivian

  • Meaning: “alive”
  • Origin: “English and French”
  • Description: borne by a 5th-century bishop of Saintes, France, and was popular among the Normans, by whom it was introduced to England.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Vivian is Vivien”
  • Famous people with name: Vivian Inez Archibald, British Virgin Islander politician.

Maison

  • Meaning: “posting house”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: Mason originated as an English occupational surname used for men who worked with stone or brick.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Maesen, Maesi, Maeso, Maesonn, Maesyn, Maisen, Maisenn”
  • Famous people with name: Vivian Mason.

Madisyn

  • Meaning: “son of the mighty warrior”
  • Origin: England”
  • Description: pet form of Maud. Madison is also used as a given name.
  • Spelling and Variations: Maddison, Madisyn, Matheson, Mathieson, Mathison, Matthew”
  • Famous people with name: Bailee Madison, American actress.

Daisy

  • Meaning: “day’s eye”
  • Origin: “French”
  • Description: comes from the Old English word dægeseage, meaning “day’s eye”. The name Daisy is therefore ultimately derived from this source.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Daeesee, Daeighseigh, Daese, Daeseigh, Daesi, Daesie, Daesy, Daiesie”
  • Famous people with name: Daisy Aitkens, English actress, writer, and director.

Baylee

  • Meaning: “berry clearing”
  • Origin: “French, Scottish”
  • Description: second most popular spelling for girls, and while the -ee ending does make it more feminine, it feels more substantial in the original form.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Bailee, Bayley”
  • Famous people with name: Baylee Self in Beyond the Veil: Alberta’s Story as Actress.

Lexi

  • Meaning: “defender of man”
  • Origin: “Greek”
  • Description: Diminutive Form Of Alexander Or Alexis.
  • Spelling and Variations:  “Lecksi, Lecksy, Leksi, Lexe, Lexeigh, Lexi”
  • Famous people with name: Lexi Ainsworth, American actress, best known for portraying Kristina Davis on General Hospital.

Arabella

  • Meaning: “answered prayer”
  • Origin: “Latin”
  • Description: beginning in the 12th century with the birth of Arabella de Leuchars, granddaughter of William the Lion, King of Scotland. It is derived from the Latin orabilis, from which Arabella gets its meaning.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Arabela, Arabel, Ara, Arabelle, Arabella, Ara, Ara”
  • Famous people with name: Arabella Churchill (charity founder), English charity founder, festival organiser, and fundraiser.

Lettice

  • Meaning: “Joy”
  • Origin: “Latin”
  • Description: Popular medieval British form of the name Letitia.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Letty, lattice”
  • Famous people with name: Hedda Lettuce.

2.       Do not skip lovely British girl names even if they are unique, unusual, and different.

Sometimes, parents will not go for unusual, unique, and different baby names. They consider it weird. Let me tell you that being attractive and thought provoking is the game these days.

How would you like these British girl names:

  • Crystiana – “follower of Christ”
  • Summer – “the warmest season of the year”
  • Gillian – “Youthful”
  • Dayana – “Divine””
  • Jimanekia – “independent, ethical”
  • Lane – “a small roadway or path”
  • Justice – “Doing Right By The Law”
  • Clara – “clear, bright”
  • Hadley – “heather field”
  • Francis – “free man”
  • Emma – “whole”
  • Hadewisa – “Roger of Mortimer’s wife”
  • Francesca – “the Frenchman”

3.       Be confident if you want to go toward personalized spellings for your baby’s name.

SURE. You should be confident when giving personalized spellings to your baby’s name. However, it is important that you do not make it weird. Adding or removing an alphabet would be enough here.

Try changing these baby names spellings into personalized ones:

 Ember

  • Meaning: “Burning low”
  • Origin: “Olde English”
  • Description: primarily a gender-neutral name of English origin that means Spark, Burning Low.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Emberlyn, Emberlynn, Emberie, Emberey, Emberee”
  • Famous people with name: Ember Husak in The Naked Truth as Actress.

Everly

  • Meaning: “from the boar meadow”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: Wild boars represented strength and courage to ancient Germanic peoples, who often took on names with animal meanings. Everly is part Eva, part Emily, and a large part Everly Brothers.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Everlee, Everleigh, Everley, Everli, Everlie”
  • Famous people with name: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan named their first daughter Everly.

Aspen

  • Meaning: “Quaking Tree”
  • Origin: “American”
  • Description: Aspen is a city in Colorado known for its skiing.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Aspen, Aspen, Asphodel, Aspen, Asphodelle, Aspasia”
  • Famous people with name: Aspen Miller.

Autumn

  • Meaning: “fall”
  • Origin: “Latin”
  • Description: use in the United States since at least the late 1960s and has been ranked among the top 100 names for girls there for the past 10 years.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Autumnn, Awtumn, Awtumnn”
  • Famous people with name: Jennifer Blake (wrestler), also known by her ring-name Autumn Frost.

Sophie

  • Meaning: “wisdom”
  • Origin: “Greek”
  • Description: which it is also commonly used as a nickname.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Sofija, Sofiya, Sofya”
  • Famous people with name: Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Queen consort of Denmark-Norway.

Dazi

  • Meaning: “One with great sense of detail”
  • Origin: “British”
  • Description: People with name Dazi are usually Christianity by religion.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Da, Da, Daizi”
  • Famous people with name: Slimane Dazi.

Reed

  • Meaning: “Red Haired”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: refers to ruddy complexion or red hair.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Reade, Reede and Reide”
  • Famous people with name: United States Ann Reed, Butch Reed, Frank Reed (singer).

Pearl

  • Meaning: “Smooth, Round Bead Formed By A Mollusk”
  • Origin: English”
  • Description: primarily a female name of English origin that means Smooth, Round Bead Formed By A Mollusk.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Peabody, Peach, Peada, Peachy, Peace, Peace, Peadair, Peace”
  • Famous people with name: Pearl Primus. Surname: Primus.

Avianna

  • Meaning: “my father (God) answered”
  • Origin: “Latin”
  • Description: primarily a female name of Latin origin that means Birdlike.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Avianna, Avyana, Avyanna”
  • Famous people with name: Amy Adams named her child after the Italian town where she was born: “Aviana.”

Victoria

  • Meaning: “victory”
  • Origin: “Latin”
  • Description: equivalent to the Greek goddess Nike.
  • Spelling and Variations: Vicki, Vickie, Vikki, Tor, Tori, Vika, Vicci, Vicky, Vickey”
  • Famous people with name: Victoria Beckham is certainly one of the most famous Victorias.

Poppy

  • Meaning: “The milk of happiness”
  • Origin: “Old English”
  • Description: feminine given name derived from the name of the flower poppy, itself derived from the Old English popæg and referring to various species of Papaver.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Poppee, Poppeigh, Poppey, Poppi, Poppie”
  • Famous people with name: Poppy, stage name of American entertainer Moriah Pereira.

Teagan

  • Meaning: “wise poet”
  • Origin: “Gaelic”
  • Description: female or male given name that means attractive, beautiful or perfect.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Teagan, Teagan, Teadora, Tea, Teador, Teaghue, Teagan”
  • Famous people with name: Tegan Higginbotham, Australian comedian and actress.

Trace

  • Meaning: “Brave”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: primarily a gender-neutral name of English origin that means From Tracy, France.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Taelee, Taline, Talise, Tallie, Tammie, Tandre”
  • Famous people with name: Trace Armstrong, American former American football defensive end.

Dylan

  • Meaning: “son of the sea”
  • Origin: “Welsh”
  • Description: popularity as a first name is owed greatly to the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.
  • Spelling and Variations:Dillan, Dillon”
  • Famous people with name: Dylan Axelrod, American professional baseball player.

Haideh

  • Meaning: “Repentent”
  • Origin: “Arabic”
  • Description: Haideh is a Muslim Girl Name. Haideh name meaning is In Parsi Meaning Is Repentent.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Headeh, Hiadeh”
  • Famous people with name: Ma’soumeh Dadehbala was an Iranian classical and pop music vocalist.

4.       Crossing your favorite British girl names on the feedback on friends and family members.

Feedback is important. But it does not mean to listen to every other person’s opinion. You will hardly find British girl names that everybody would like. Therefore, get feedback but still know your choice.

Consider getting feedback on these baby names from your friends and family members:

  • Ceagan – “son (or descendant) of Aodhagán”
  • Hassanah – “Most Pious, Beautiful”
  • Godelina – “istunus” or “iustus”
  • Sunny – “cheerful temperament”
  • Edith – “riches or blessed”
  • Sidney – “wide water meadow”
  • Anne – “favour”
  • Nylah – “attainer, achiever”
  • Georgina – “farmer, earthworker”
  • Leah – “weary”

5.       Do a little research and find what is out there.

Research is important step for the first-time parents as well for those who do not know what sort of names people pick. You will be all good once you do a little internet research. You will also be able to find some great British girl names that you might consider now or in the future.

Here are some common baby names examples to help you:

Luella

  • Meaning: “Famous elf”
  • Origin: “french”
  • Description: Luella means “famous female warrior” (from Lou) and “my God is an oath”, “God is my light” or “another” 
  • Spelling and Variations: “Louise and Ella”
  • Famous people with name: “Louella Ballerino, American fashion designer”

Presley

  • Meaning: “priest”
  • Origin: “England”
  • Description: The name Presley is derived from the Old English preost
  • Spelling and Variations: “Priestly, Pressly, Pressley”
  • Famous people with name: “Aeman Presley, American serial killer”

Sarah

  • Meaning:noblewoman or princess”
  • Origin: “Hebrew”
  • Description: Sarah is typically a feminine name. There are no masculine variations of the name Sarah.
  • Spelling and Variations:Sara”
  • Famous people with name: “Sarah Michelle Gellar”

Sara

  • Meaning:princess”
  • Origin: “Hebrew”
  • Description: Sara is typically a feminine name.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Sarah”
  • Famous people with name: “Sara Errani”

Ashley

  • Meaning: “forest glade”
  • Origin: “Old English”
  • Description:  It is derived from the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) words æsc (ash) and lēah and translates to “Dweller near the ash tree meadow
  • Spelling and Variations: “Ashlea, Ashlee, Ashli, Ashlie, and Ashly”
  • Famous people with name: “Ashley Judd”

Leighton

  • Meaning: “The Meadow”
  • Origin:English and Scottish”
  • Description: One of those names that’s suddenly on the map because of a celebrity’s influence, Leighton Meester of the TV show Gossip Girl.
  • Spelling and Variations: “leiah, leia, leianna, leiana”
  • Famous people with name: “Leighton Baines ,English footballer”

Eloise

  • Meaning:Famous Warrior”
  • Origin: “ French”
  • Description: It is the French and English version of Heloise, which is thought to be derived from the German Helewidis, composed of the elements heil 
  • Spelling and Variations: ”Eloise, Elo, Elof”
  • Famous people with name: “Eloise Broady” 

Jomaira

  • Meaning:mild and gentle in their attitude”
  • Origin:British”
  • Description:  They keep on making new friends and always bring joy.. Name Jomaira is of British origin and is a Girl name.
  • Spelling and Variations: Jamaar, Jamari, Jamir, Jamariyah, Jenarae
  • Famous people with name:

Goldcorn

  • Meaning: “The one who has hidden qualities of knowledge”
  • Origin: “British” 
  • Description: often be seen making an effort to hide the inner fear and weakness. Sometimes Goldcorn can be very lazy and idle.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Goldcorn”
  • Famous people with name: obcat Goldthwait in God Bless America as Director

Annabelle

  • Meaning: “favored grace”
  • Origin: “French, English”
  • Description: feminine given name of French origin, a combination of the Latin name Anna, which comes from the Hebrew word for grace, and the French word belle, meaning beauty.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Annabella, Annabella, Amabel, Anna”
  • Famous people with name: Annabel Linquist, American artist, musician, and entrepreneur, known as Bel.

Hereswith

  • Meaning: “Strength of the army”
  • Origin: “dark ages”
  • Description: a Northumbrian saint, whose more famous sister, Hilda, was the Abbess at Whitby and patron of the first English poet, Caedmon.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Hereworth, Hergbajeh, Heriberth, Herkimiah”
  • Famous people with name: Esmeralda Amada.

Ava

  • Meaning: “guarantee”
  • Origin: “Germanic”
  • Description: has separate Persian roots as a name meaning “voice” or “sound.”
  • Spelling and Variations: “Eve, Ava”
  • Famous people with name: Ava Alice Muriel Astor, American socialite and the daughter of John Jacob Astor IV and Ava Lowle Willing.

Marleigh

  • Meaning: “pleasant wood”
  • Origin: “Old English”
  • Description: either that or from the word “mearth” meaning “marten,” which is a type of animal resembling a ferret.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Marley, Marlee, Charlie”
  • Famous people with name: Marleigh Cooper is a character in T*Witches.

Dominique

  • Meaning: “of the Lord”
  • Origin: “Latin”
  • Description: Dominique is a unisex French name of Latin origin that means “of the Lord”.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Domaneke, Domanique, Domenica, Domeniga, Domenique, Domenico, Domonique, Dominike, Domineke, Dominga, Domingo, Domingos”
  • Famous people with name: Dominique Dafney , American football player.

Goneril

  • Meaning: “Tragedy of King Lear’ Daughter to King Lear”
  • Origin: “Shakespearean”
  • Description: Shakespearean Baby Names the meaning of the name Goneril is: Tragedy of King Lear’ Daughter to King Lear.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Goneri, Gonerill, Goneryl, Goneryll, Gonneril, Gonnerill, Gonneryl”
  • Famous people with name: Goneril in the United States.

6.       Consider names of the subsequent children.

Maybe, you are first time parents and figuring out some cool British girl name. It is a good idea to consider the names of subsequent children too.

7.       Avoid names with bad meanings.

Baby names with bad meanings can be a cause of embarrassment for you and your kid. Be sure to know the meaning of the name you are gonna pick and be sure it is encouraging and positive.

Here are some of the cool British girl names with meanings:

  • Matilda – “might and strength”
  • Elsie – “God is my oath”
  • Mila – “miracles”
  • Violet – “purple”
  • Grace – “the grace of God”
  • Charlotte – “free man””
  • Bentlee – “From the meadow”
  • Robyn – “bright famous one”
  • Walker – “a fuller of cloth”
  • Aberdeen – “at the mouth of the Don”
  • Cory – “in a hollow”
  • Addyson – “son of Adam”
  • Barbara – “foreign”
  • Bethany – “house of figs”
  • Averie – “elf counsel”

8.       Pick up good people names from history.

The name of person has effect on his/her personality, it is said. Maybe, that’s the reason why people choose names from history. You can consider this as well. I am sure you have heard about many legends from the past. I bet you’d find some awesome and useable British girl names if you look into it.

We have a small list of British girl names here for you to check out and know if you have heard them before:

Ashton

  • Meaning: “ash tree town”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: Ashton was the 124th most popular name for American boys born in 2007.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Ashten, Ashtenn, Ashtin, Ashtinn, Ashto, Ashtonn”
  • Famous people with name: Ashton Carter, American physicist and United States Secretary of Defense.

Skye

  • Meaning: “sky”
  • Origin: “Scottish”
  • Description: Skye is the largest group of islands native to Scotland.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Skie, Skii, Skky, Sky, Ski, Skya, Skyy”
  • Famous people with name: Skye Celine Baker, Guamanian beauty pageant titleholder.

Hattie

  • Meaning: “Home Ruler”
  • Origin: “American”
  • Description: diminutive for the name Harriet. Hattie McDaniel, actress “Gone With the Wind” and first African-American to win an Academy Award.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Hattee, Hattei, Hatteigh, Hattey, Hatti, Hattie, Hatty”
  • Famous people with name: Hattie Beverly, first African-American schoolteacher in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Winter

  • Meaning: “the coldest season of the year”
  • Origin: “Anglo-Saxon”
  • Description: takes place in the northern hemisphere from December to February and in the southern hemisphere from June to August.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Whynter, Wynn’ter, Wynntor”
  • Famous people with name: Alex Winters (born 1977), Welsh children’s television presenter and actor.

Frideswide

  • Meaning: “Peace Strength”
  • Origin: “Old English”
  • Description: ancient saint’s name (St Frideswide was an 8th-century English princess who founded a convent in Oxford, which later became Christ Church cathedral).
  • Spelling and Variations: “Frithuswith”
  • Famous people with name: Frideswide was an English princess and abbess.

Whitney

  • Meaning: “white island”
  • Origin: “Anglo-Saxon”
  • Description: primarily a gender-neutral name of English origin that means From The White Island.
  • Spelling and Variations:  “Whitnee, Whitnei, Whitneigh, Whitney, Whitni, Whitnie, Whitnnee, Whitnnei”
  • Famous people with name: Whitney Elizabeth Houston Brown.

Gwenhoivar

  • Meaning: “White Phantom”
  • Origin: “British”
  • Description: the Welsh interpretation of the name Guinevere, the wife of King Arthur.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Gwenhwifar, Gwenhwiphar, Gwenhwyfar, Gwenhwyphar, Gwennhwifar”
  • Famous people with name: Jonathan Cheban.

Darcie

  • Meaning: “dark-haired”
  • Origin: “French”
  • Description: Originally a masculine name transferred from the French surname, d’Arcy, meaning “from Arcy”, a town in France.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Darcie, Darcey, Darcy”
  • Famous people with name: Darcie Dohnal (born 1972), American short track speed skater.

Isabelle

  • Meaning: “beautiful”
  • Origin: “French”
  • Description: emerged in the Middle ages as an Occitan form of Elizabeth.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Izzy, Ibby, Isa and Belle”
  • Famous people with name: Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil.

Nancy

  • Meaning: “grace”
  • Origin: “Hebrew”
  • Description: has Hebrew and French roots and was introduced to England in the 1200s as a nickname for Anne or Ancy (the latter itself being a nickname for Annis, a Medieval English version of Agnes).
  • Spelling and Variations: “Nan, Nance, Nanette, and Nannie”
  • Famous people with name: Nancy Reagan. Surname: Reagan.

Hugolina

  • Meaning: “heart”, “mind”, “spirit”
  • Origin: “British”
  • Description: People with name Hugolina are usually Christianity by religion.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Hugomonica, Hugosierra, Hugoslavia, Hugoycarla”
  • Famous people with name: Hugo Münsterberg.

Tara

  • Meaning: “star”
  • Origin: “Sanskrit”
  • Description: originating from Sanskrit, meaning star, and it symbolises the light of the soul.
  • Spelling and Variations: Tarja, Tamara”
  • Famous people with name: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. Surname: Palmer-Tomkinson.

Holly

  • Meaning: “Plant With Red Berries”
  • Origin: “Irish”
  • Description: also used as a nickname for the male name Hollis, from a habitational surname meaning “By the Holly.”
  • Spelling and Variations: “Hollie, Holley”
  • Famous people with name: Holley Rubinsky (1943-2015), Canadian-American fiction writer.

Oakleigh

  • Meaning: “meadow of oak trees”
  • Origin: “English”
  • Description: The Oak Tree Field. Originally an English surname. Annie Oakley, American Old West sharpshooter.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Oaklee, Oaklei, Oakleigh, Oakley, Oakli”
  • Famous people with name: “Helen Oakleigh in Gasoline Blood as Actress”

Hodierna

  • Meaning: “daily”
  • Origin: “English and French”
  • Description: has been conjectured to come from the phrase ‘Deus cuius hodierna die’, in the collects for the Innocents and Epiphany.
  • Spelling and Variations: “Hodierna”
  • Famous people with name: Hodierna of Jerusalem.

9.       Make sure the first and second name fit with each other.

This happens rarely that the first and seconds names do not fit and meet each other well. It is, however, something you would not want.

Check out British girl names and try to make full names that fit each other nicely:

  • Agatha – “good, honorable”
  • Lacey – “belonging to Lacy or Lassy”
  • Odessa – “Long Journey”
  • Willow – “freedom”
  • Esme – “esteemed”
  • Mildred – “gentle strength”
  • Eleanor – “shining light”
  • Bella – “beautiful”
  • Millie – “gentle strength”
  • Kassidy – “curly-headed”
  • Layla – “night”
  • Verona – “truth”
  • Tilly – “mighty in battle”
  • Godelif – “Dear God”
  • Devon – “deep valley dwellers”

10.   Avoid names with too many syllables.

Baby names with too many syllables are complex. They are hard to remember. They should be avoided.

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Sharjeel Sial is passionate about learning new things; technology, automation, and AI. He helps the NamesFrog team in research and writing.

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